Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fall Fotos

Today we decided that the weather was nice enough, so we went up to take pictures at the capitol campus with the fall leaves. We try to do this every year, but missed last year because we couldn't find a good weekend with no rain! This year we learned our lesson, and the first day that wasn't raining where the leaves had already fallen enough, we took the opportunity to take the pictures.

Here are a few of my favorites from today.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Field Trip!

Lacy went on her first field trip with her kindergarten class on Friday. I was able to volunteer and attend the field trip with Lacy. I'm really happy that I was able to go- I met some of Lacy's friends, including friends from the other kindergarten class whom she plays with at recess. I was also able to spend a fun morning with her. I won't be able to volunteer in her kindergarten class much after January, so I'm taking advantage of the time I have now!

With the giant 638 pound pumpkin on display in front of the cider mill (where the pumpkin patch was located)

A taste of delicious fresh cider- their specialty! They also got apple cider donuts. The best part of it was, I got cider and donuts, too! Yippee!

The pumpkin patch

Lacy and her buddy with their pumpkins!

Feeding the goats was a highlight of the trip! Lacy's buddy's bag got eaten whole by a greedy goat who took it right out of her hands!

This goat pulls the bucket of food up the pulley with her mouth! Cleaver!

They have a wooden maze set up in the back. The kids got a kick out of running through it and finding their way out!

It was a really fun trip and I'm glad I was able to go, though I was soooo tired at the end of the day! I actually had to have a few hours of kid-free time this afternoon to recover and take a nap! I was exhausted! I'm volunteering for the class again this week as the parent helper. I'm very excited to observe a day at school to see what they do! I'm also going to help out at their harvest festival later this month, assuming I can find a babysitter. I'll have helped out in Lacy's class three weeks in a row this month!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A little pregnancy update

I'm almost 24 weeks! Yippee! I had a midwife appointment today. Everything's looking really good! Baby's head down, at least he was today, though it's so early that he could easily change positions and flip flop all over the place. Eventually he'll (probably) settle down into a good vertex position.

The good news- I've only gained 12 pounds thus far! True, 5 pounds have been in the past week, but with both the girls, I had gained about 20 at this point. I'm really happy since I started out heavier this pregnancy, and I really didn't want to have to lose a ton of weight to get to my pre-pre-pregnancy weight! Also, the birthing center should be finished in December or January, so I'll likely be one of the first to deliver there! I'm so excited! The midwife said that now that there's going to be a birth center, they are having about 50% of their clients signing up for birth center births, whereas it used to be maybe one or two a month. They're also turning clients away because of increased interest in their services now that they have a birthing center going in.

I've decided to go ahead and get the gestational diabetes test done. I'll be between 26 and 28 weeks when it's done. It's my third pregnancy and I've declined it every time before now, but I'm at a slightly increased risk for gestational diabetes based on my history. I really doubt I've ever had it, or that I have it now, but the midwives strongly recommended it this time.

Monday, October 05, 2009

New Niece!

Dave's brother Tim's wife Julie had a baby tonight! Little baby Hailee was born around 5 or 5:30 and weighed in at 7 1/2 pounds. She is gorgeous with a full head of dark brown hair (the old wives' tale proved true this time- Julie had near constant heartburn the whole time). I am happy to report that everyone is healthy as well, and I've heard that baby is nursing like a champ. Yea!

Tonight we went to my niece Allison's birthday party and got the news that Hailee had arrived once we got there. We had lots of fun seeing family and friends, and at dusk when the park closed, we all headed off to Chris and Kelly's house (Allison's parents) and met Big Dave there, who had pictures of the new little beauty.

Dave's grandpa is having some health problems and can't live alone anymore, and Chris and Kelly were gracious enough to invite him to live with them. He was able to see the pictures of his newest great granddaughter when she was only a couple of hours old. I was really happy that he was able to see her pictures so soon after her birth. It was nice that we were all able to say hello to him, too.

Kelly was such a sweetheart and printed out a picture for Lacy to take to school tomorrow. This is "H" week at school, and Lacy's sharing day is tomorrow, so she is taking in a picture of baby Hailee to share with her class! She is so excited to share about her newest cousin!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Family Project

In Lacy's kindergarten class each month, she is assigned a special family project that she is supposed to do with all of her family. Last month, she did a "getting to know you" apple, with a picture of her on the apple. She put lots of things about her on the apple and colored it herself. I did all the writing on the apple.

She was very excited to get going on it this month! They gave them a blank pumpkin, and told them they could decorate it any way they wanted, using whatever they chose. During general conference this morning, we decided to get going on Lacy's pumpkin. All four of us helped out with making pumpkin. Here is what we came up with.

A little elaborate? Maybe. Can you even tell that it is a pumpkin?

Well, we had fun with it at least! She gets to share it in her class on Monday.