Sunday, April 26, 2009

a week in review in pictures...

last Saturday daddy left for his last trip before the furlough. I had to grab my camera and take a few last shots of daddy in his uniform (looking oh so handsome) with his boy. The boy who can’t get enough of airplanes and superman these days. Guess the two kinda go hand in hand, huh?
Jim has had a few interviews that have gone extremely well. Right now we are just in the waiting (and trusting) stage. We are so thankful and feel extremely blessed for our family and friends during this time. Losing your job 14 weeks before the birth of baby #2 wasn’t quite in our plans. However we rest in knowing that this was always God’s plan A for us.
He has never had a plan B.
He wasn’t shocked by the “April 22nd” furlough date.
and…. He won’t be surprised when another job is granted.
This has been his plan from the beginning.
This has been his plan A all along, and for that we thank him. We thank him for the chance to grow and learn and to strengthen us through this time. I am still anxious as we are traveling down this road, but at peace too.

Before Jim had to fly, we took Greyson to our local zoo. They were having an earth day celebration. Tons of fun was spent jumping in the bounce house, visiting our favorite animal there….hello mr. alligator
and getting our face painted like a lion:
Friday morning we got an amazing 4D view of our baby girl!
I hope this video clip works. If I finally got it right, about 22 seconds in you will see the sleepy girl give us a big yawn! About 38 seconds in, we got a really good view of her face. She looks so much like Greyson did at birth, but where do those lips come from? :) we love 'em!!
And already love her SO much- I can't wait to hold her in my arms. To smell her sweet skin and whisper into her ear how much she is wanted and loved.
(for some reason the video seems to be loading at the bottom of this post-just press play)

Saturday we enjoyed the hot weather at the Salisbury Festival with Nana & Daddy.
and a few rides:
Saturday night Greyson got to spend the night with Nana, he was very excited. Mommy & Daddy were excited too, especially to have an evening out together which included sushi. Spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, and crazy rolls We stuffed ourselves silly!!

Today after Jim & I went to church we headed to the beach to meet Greyson & Nana.
So awesome to have the temps in the 90’s and to spend the afternoon relaxing at the ocean.

26 weeks pregnant belly:


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Friday, April 17, 2009

25 weeks & warm weekend ahead!

Hi guys! It has been sooo long since a belly update...
Today I am 25 weeks pregnant and had another monthly check-up. Everybody is looking great!
Current weight gained: 10 pounds
fundal height is measuring: 24 cm
Even better news today, she is back to moving around a lot and letting her mama know she is a healthy strong girl! Yesterday I hardly felt her move at all, until late last night.
She is already trying to stress me out. :)
Also wanted to include some snapshots from coloring Easter eggs that I promised last week....

the vinegar smells yucky!
plop go the eggs!
ta-da!!
the finished product.....
grover takes part....
asher could care less....
Hope everyone has a wonderful spring weekend!! Looking forward to the warm sunshine here!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

the bunny knew....

to stop at our house a week early! Daddy will be flying a trip next weekend over Easter, so the Easter bunny kindly made his stop a week early. Greyson was SO excited this morning. He found lots of hidden eggs, several surprises, and even a golden egg in his basket.



The bunny couldn’t resist leaving some surprises for Luciana too:




Greyson had such a fun, full weekend! We colored eggs Friday night (I will share those pics tomorrow), had two egg hunts, and even visited the bunny.
I kept thinking how special these moments will be next year with two, but for now we are treasuring the time as our family of three. Happy Easter a week early!