Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Good, Bad & Ugly

A quick update...

The Good
Warm, summer-like days. Living 30 minutes from the beach. AK loving the ocean this year instead of screaming with terror. Nausea-free for three weeks and counting. Only three more months of pregnancy to go. An improving potty-trainee. Outdoor fun with family and friends. A visit from Grandma and Grandpa Wallace.

The Bad
A speeding ticket for 15 over. Resulting fine and court date. Food poisoning. A snake spotted near our house [shivering with disgust]. Mike's upcoming 4-week det to Yuma.

The Ugly
Sunburned arms, legs and feet!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easter Fun with Family

We were grateful to have Mimi, Brian, Carrie & William to visit Easter weekend. (We missed you, Dad! Wish you would have been able to make it, too.) Brian flew everyone over on Saturday and we got to enjoy their company until Monday. We crammed as much fun as we could into the three short days and had a great time. The beautiful weather was a plus, too! William and Abby Kate had loads of fun together - jumping on the bed, chasing birds at the park, blowing bubbles, painting and hunting for Easter eggs, eating candy, going to Sunday School together, making sand castles on the beach and just plain horsing around. It went by way too fast and we miss you already! Thanks so much for coming to visit us!

The hunt.

AK finds her Easter basket early in the a.m.

Did no one tell them about the monkeys?!

A wagon ride from Mimi!

Saying good-bye. :(

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Five Months

So here's how we're looking at five months pregnant. I feel like I'm showing a lot faster this time, but, strangely, I haven't gained any more weight at this stage than I did with AK. I guess my abdominal muscles are weaker this time around and can't hold her in! Avery is much more active than AK was. She is all over the place day and night. So we may have our hands full with this one! :) As I near my 22nd week of pregnancy, I've found myself with more energy and less nausea. I'm feeling pretty good and lately the weeks feel like they're flying by. I'm over halfway there with only four more months to go!

We have made more and more progress on Abby Kate's room and have started on Avery's room now that we know it'll be another girl. I'm excited to get them done so I can post some pictures here.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Ahhh, the 80's.

Hmmm, what were we thinking back then? Which is probably what we're going to say about the current decade in 20 years. But that makes it all the more fun to dress up and relive them. (If you're old enough, that is! Our babysitter was born in the 90's, so that was kind of depressing to learn. haha)

Mike's squadron hosted an 80's Prom Night last Friday night, and it was too much fun! When we first arrived with our friends, the Newbolds and the Donlins - rocking our 80's apparel - we hopped out of the car to see other people from the squadron had arrived in present day clothing and the panic ensued! Was the joke on us?! Should we jump right back into the car and leave?! Uh, by all means, yes. But then we noticed they were the only party-poopers when a few other cars pulled in carrying crazy 80's folk like us.

So in we went to find the place decorated perfectly with streamers, homemade banners and cassette tapes strung from the ceiling. Everyone had awesome costumes. I searched high and low for a prom dress online, but I couldn't find one that didn't have a fitted waist, so had to settle for more stretchy things I found in my closet since I am 'hour-glass challenged' these days. :)

Everyone danced and ate and had a fabulous time, including Mike, who impressed me with his dance moves all night! I could barely keep up in my four-inch, hot pink stilletos but I had a great time watching everyone else and enjoying the company of Mike and our good friends.

Colin, Mike and Mike

Lexie and me

Gotta love the Carlton shirt and fanny pack! Mike Donlin found it was actually quite economical, holding cash, a camera and the wife's lip gloss and such. So he's decided to bring it back. :)

80's moves?! Not sure.