Friday, November 9, 2012

What's Been Going On As Of Late

I feel like there's so much going on right now that I need to take the time and go back to document through this blog. One of the most note-worthy can be found below.

You read that right ... Ellie is going to be a big sister, and she's so excited! She thinks she is having a baby brother AND a baby sister. Mommy has the sister in her tummy and Ellie is carrying the brother in her tummy. Anytime I talk about the baby making me feel sick or tired, she pats her stomach and says, "Baby brother make me feel sick." 

Currently, I'm 10 weeks along. My first doctor's appointment was about a week and half ago. Due to the issues I had when pregnant with Ellie, my doctor ordered a one-hour glucose test already and a 24-hour urinalysis. I'm praying I don't have the issues with my blood sugar or blood pressure this time around, but I know I'm in God's hands. I'm having those tests ran next week and should know something by the end of the month. We're taking Ellie to the next appointment so she can hear the heartbeat.

I've been sick, but it hasn't been awful. I'm tired, but it's manageable and Dan is huge help. I'm looking forward to my second trimester though. Not gonna lie!

Friday, October 26, 2012

I'm Back

It's been such a long time since I've blogged! I've been meaning to get back to it, but life is so busy and <insert other valid excuse.> Looking back over my old posts I remembered why I started blogging in the first place and vowed to make it a priority again. Those pictures, those stories...those would almost be forgotten had I not hit the publish button. Life is so hectic and full to the brim with duty and obligation. Don't get me wrong; as a mom, I carve out plenty of time to enjoy my family and not worry about the mounds of laundry or stinky dishes growing who-knows-what in the sink. But by neglecting this blog, I've lost memories of my family that I want to share with them as the time passes.

So, without further ado, I'd like to tell you that I'm back. And, I'm hoping to kick my shoes off and stay a while.  Look for a new post about my family soon, and hopefully an updated blog look! Look at me, already feeling a little ambitious. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mappy Valentime's Day

Dan and I watched a 30 Rock episode a few years ago with Rachel Dratch as a guest star and her character says, "Happy Valentime's" and somehow that morphed into "Mappy Valentime's" and it stuck. We have several sayings/phases that have started out as a joke and now permanently reside in our vocabulary.

Dan and I are super low key, so the day of love has never been a big deal to us. But, gosh, when you have a child, it's so much more fun and special. I took off work early to head to Ellie's party at daycare.

The kids in her class exchanged valentines, and her awesome teachers, Miss Stormi and Miss Allison, helped her make a box for her goodies. They even got roses for the moms. Isn't that sweet?

Ellie brought Smarties and Cuties to her classmates with this note attached.

I always find it interesting to watch all the kids eat. Some go straight for the sweets, others nibble on the cheese, while some pick out the salty and dive in. Out of a cookie, cupcake, grapes, cool whip, bananas, string cheese and Cheetos, Ellie went straight for the cupcake then cookie. 

In the picture above, some of the kids were clanging their juice boxes and Ellie got tickled. It's fun to see her interact with kids her age.

When we got home, we played outside in what little snow we had left. Our neighbors weren't outside...when they are, Ellie makes a beeline over to their house to play with the older girls and their toys.

Of course Ellie got goodies from her Grammy/Papaw and her Great-Grandmas. Daddy got her an Elmo balloon and Mommy and Daddy got her a little monkey purse with a book, candy, fruit snacks, bubbles and a puppy dog.

Mappy Valentime's from the Myers family!