Friday, August 15, 2014

Omaha Road Trip - Day 1

We got ready to take our first (of two) long road trips in July. We headed to Omaha for the 4th.  These two were ready:


So thankful they are such great travelers!


This is one of the greatest pins of all time!  My kids know they get this at the beginning of the trip and when it is gone, it is gone.  


My kids don't nap in the car (later in this post, I eat my words) but they pretend well!

The kids were actually happier than they appear. This was our lunch stop in Guthrie, OK:


This was Harper pretending to nap when Trent told her to take a nap:


Then she actually did fall asleep....for two hours!!!




Dinner stop - a Runza, of course!


Trent got out all of his old Star Wars toys for Hud...Hud was thrilled:


These two were pumped to have a sleepover!



Wrapping up June

At the end of June, I went on a fun road trip with my college girlfriends (#seeyouin5years):

Meanwhile, these two had a great time with Daddy:




This is Harper's "don't mess with me face":


Just hanging out:



Harper's recital video came and she was thrilled!  What a little superstar:






Saturday, August 9, 2014

It's A...

A lot has changed since I had Harper, one of those changes is that there is now a blood test that can be done in very early pregnancy.  It detects possible issues with the baby and it can tell you the gender.  At 10 weeks!  At first I turned it down, but after discussing with my doctor I decided to have it done.  So, I ended up finding out at 13ish weeks instead of 10.  Since it seemed a little impersonal to be told over the phone (rather than seeing it at the ultrasound), I had the nurse tell my mom.  My mom found out in front of me, manage to maintain a poker face and kept it secret all day.  I had her fill a box with balloons with the color matching the gender. :)  Then we had each of the kids pick the color balloon matching what THEY thought the baby was:



















It's a girl. :)  Everyone is thrilled and most importantly she is healthy!  So happy, relieved and blessed. Can't wait to meet this little blessing in December.

Wrapping up June

It was a labor of love and took a year, but I finally finished my ABC wall for the playroom:

We had another fro-yo date:


Took the kids to see How to Train your Dragon 2, Hud loved it, Harper...not so much:


Lemonade Stand!

Hudson was dying to have a lemonade stand. So, on a {muggy} Saturday in June, we had one!  He made the sign himself:


He had one sweet little helper:


Our sweet neighbor was his first customer:


Daddy helped refill the lemonade and the cookies:


Nana and Pop stopped by:


We had LOTS of sweet friends come by, I wish I had gotten pictures of all of them:



At the end of the day, he wanted to use his lemonade proceeds to buy his first pet...a fish.  And so now, Goldie is a part of our lives. And we have one happy little boy:


Third week of June

Well, the 3rd week of June certainly did not start out like I had hoped.in what appears to be a Father's Day tradition with me while I am pregnant, I ended up in the ER again.  I have been VERY, VERY lucky so far this pregnancy, but this weekend (and the week following) was a bad one. I became very dehydrated Saturday and it just spiraled from there.  I must have looked pretty bad by the time we got to the hospital because they brought out a wheelchair and took me right back (that was a first) and had me hooked up to an IV pretty quickly.  It was one of my faster ER trips, thank goodness.  And for the most part, it stopped the vicious cycle:


The next day I took the kids to open gym (because ER visit or not I still have two other kids to take care of:)):

We did a little painting:


Harper and I had a fro-yo date while the boys golfed:


And then we made cookies in preparation for a big event:


She makes me giggle:


I absolutely love Concert in the Gardens and have looked forward to taking the kids for a long time. We bought the tickets well before my horrible week and I prayed all week that I would feel better.  Thankfully, the Lord heard me and by Friday I felt pretty good. And it was remarkably mild which was another answered prayer. 
Sweet kids:



We surprised the kids with the fact that it was Star Wars night. Hud was in heaven!!! Of course, he wanted to meet everyone (Harper beelined out of there as fast as she could). 








My two love bugs:







It was the perfect night. The music was fun, the laser show was awesome and the fireworks were fantastic.
Always a sign of a successful night: