Sunday, May 31, 2009
1. I am 31 weeks pregnant today. Only 8 weeks left unless I go into labor earlier. My doctor said she'll do a c-section at week 39 otherwise. At this point in my pregnancy my feet are starting to look swollen by the end of the day and I'm having a hard time getting my wedding ring off. It's probably time to just take it off until after the baby comes. I feel naked without it though. And my baby boy is moving around like crazy. I was balancing a plate of food on my stomach the other night and his kick actually moved the plate. Yes, we eat in front of the tv sometimes. I admit it.
2. Speaking of wedding rings in #1....this coming Thursday, June 4th, is our ten year wedding anniversary. Ten years have flown by and they have been such a fun adventure. I'll blog more about this on Thursday.
3. In other news, my mom has an amazing talent for folding fitted sheets. I struggle to fold those things and end up wading them up in frustration. Does anyone else not enjoy folding fitted sheets? I swear, my mom folds them and you can't tell the difference between the fitted sheet and the flat sheet. I'm sort of in awe of this.
4. Hannah and Leah are playing so well together right now. They will go off to their room and play for hours. They set up little "houses" using whatever they find and make up all kinds of scenarios. The other day they were running a "hotel for lions". I love it when they use their imagination like that!
5. I dreamed last night that a giant toad was sitting on our front porch looking in our glass door. It was the size of a large pig and was actually grunting and pawing to get in. In my dream, I was both grossed out by the toad and kind of fascinated as well. Weird.
I guess that's it for now! What did you do this weekend?
Saturday, May 30, 2009
If it sounds like something up your alley, you can also check out these other books by Ted Dekker. He's written a ton of books, but these are the other ones that I've read (in order of my favorite to least favorite).
Thursday, May 28, 2009
After a leisurely breakfast Sunday morning, we drove back to Oklahoma City. It may not have been Disney World, but it was a fabulous little vacation.
The Drive-in theater. The first movie I saw here was Flight of the Navigator.
Hannah ready to bowl!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Well after the girls' recital weekend, we had a busy week of "the last ofs"--- the last day of school, the last day of ballet, the last day of my Bible study, etc. Then Memorial Weekend was upon us, and we took off on a little get-a-way for our family. Mike and I decided that we needed to go somewhere just the four of us on a little mini-vacation before our baby boy comes in July. So, keeping in mind a small budget and short time frame, we decided to take the girls camping for a night. We picked a lake near Lawton, Oklahoma which is about a 2 hour drive from our home. Several years ago, in our pre-kid days, we went camping with about four other couples at the same lake, and had a great time. Lake Lawtonka is situated in the Wichita Mountain range (yes, Oklahoma has mountains-- just small ones). And because it is a small lake, it is not extremely crowded on holiday weekends.
Ahhhh....sunset over water. So nice.
Leah by the campfire anxiously waiting for s'mores.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Part One: May 16th, Ballet recital
Curlers in. Girls ready to go to bed.
Voila! Hannah's hair the next morning. Leah's looked just as pretty and curly, but I'll spare you a repeditive picture.
Next came make-up. I don't wear a whole lot of make-up and am no expert at applying it. But I could manage blush, a dusting of shimmery eye shadow, and some lipstick.
One thing I did learn is that I could never be a pagent mom. Not that I want to be. Moving on....
Backstage and ready to go!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
1. Bike riding
2. Ice Cream
3. Finding "Critters" (like frogs, turtles, etc)
5. Firing up the Grill for Dinner
Amazingly, all five of those things occured last night here and it was just about perfect. When Mike got home we grilled hot dogs for dinner, then quickly got our shoes on and headed outside to enjoy the girls' new favorite activity: Bike riding!! They had outgrown their tricycles, so on Monday night we took them to buy "big girl bikes" complete with training wheels, pink sparkles, and a bell. The girls rode their bikes as Mike and I brought some folding chairs out to the driveway to sit and relax and talk. A storm moved in creating some amazing clouds and distant lightning. Mike grabbed his camera and got some awesome pictures. Eventually an ice cream truck drove down our street with it's cheerful (yet annoying) tune blasting from a top speaker. I ran in, grabbed some cash, and we all enjoyed a little ice cream for dessert.
Later we discovered a sweet little turtle, who was obviously lost, crawling around on our front porch. It is just about the size of a half-dollar coin and so cute. The girls instantly declared her our new pet and christened her "Susan the Turtle." Susan has been given a good temporary home, but we plan on taking her to the nature center to drop her off later this afternoon.
So that was our evening....laughing, sitting in the warm night air, watching a storm roll in, listening to the sweet voices of our little girls, seeing their faces marvel over one of God's small creatures, just being a family. It was a little taste of summer during the spring.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
My homemade Mother's Day cards: Leah's is on the left, Hannah's is on the right.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
So I'm 27 weeks pregnant now and craving two things still: fruit and chocolate. Both of which are high in sugar. I had my basic one hour glucose tolerance test at my doctor's office two weeks ago, and I was informed that my results were "slightly elevated". So Monday I went to a local hospital lab to do the dreaded three hour glucose tolerance test. It went a little like this: no eating after midnight (check), show up at 8:00 with an empty stomach (check), have blood drawn right away (ouch, but check), drink a bottle of super-sweet orange flavored drink (gross, but check), then wait until 11:00 having blood drawn every hour on the hour (double ouch, but check). By the end of the ordeal I had sore arms from being poked four times, but more than anything I was HUNGRY! Don't they know that depriving a pregnant lady of food is like depriving a mama bear of her cubs! Ok, it's not that bad, but my stomach was sure rumbling loudly in protest. Thankfully my mom and I went out to lunch afterwards and I filled it back up quickly.
I came prepared with things to do while I waited for three hours: my book, paper for grocery list making, and my Bible study to work on.
Me around 9:30. I'm giving the thumbs up sign (though my thumb got cut off in the picture) showing that I'm hanging in there. It really wasn't as bad as I remembered it to be.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Other than the aforementioned party, our weekend was pretty uneventful and mostly spent inside due to more rain! I'm glad our grass is growing like crazy, but it needs to stop raining so we can dry out and mow. Mike and his friend got advanced screening tickets to see the new Star Trek movie, so he got out Saturday afternoon for that. He said it was one of the best movies he's ever seen. I have a hard time believing a Star Trek movie could be that high up there, so I'll have to see it for myself eventually. =) Also, we moved one of the girls' cribs down from the attic as well as a changing table, curtains, bumper, quilt, etc. Everything is still in good condition, which makes me so glad I don't have to buy all new stuff. Even though we knew we were having twin girls last time, we purposefully purchased gender neutral stuff so we could reuse it. I'll take a picture of the room once it's all put together. Don't expect that for several weeks (months) yet though!
What did you do this weekend?