Thursday, November 17, 2011

Prego in Pics

I was looking through my prego pics and found it amusing. Maybe because I long to be "that" size again. Maybe because I'm so done being pregnant that I have to remind my self that we're almost done. Maybe it's because I'm so tired that everything is funny to me at this point.
Anyway, here it is, My pregnancy in pictures.
6 weeks

12 weeks

15 weeks

20 week ultra sound

Then there was a HUGE gap in pics
6 months

39 weeks!

The Super soft, Super cute blanket our neighbor made for us.

So there you have it. It's Thursday November 17th and I'm due on the 20th.
You will be updated when the time is right!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Night of Nights

First of all I gots to send a shout out to my mom!
Happy Birthday to the bestest Mom and Nana in the whole world!!!!

We lucked out in the costume department this year in that we didn't have to buy any! As I was pulling out the Halloween decorations the boys got all excited when they saw their costumes! So since they still fit (they were pretty big last year)  we went with it!
A Gronckle, dragon, Gruffalo (depending on who you ask or talk to) and Buzz Lightyear

We went around our neighborhood and then due to lack of participation, went next door to the bigger neighborhood. We did not freeze and I survived all the walking! The boys did an AMAZING job staying safe in the dark among the bazillion kids. They had glow sticks around their necks and flashlights to see where they were going! They had a blast! Greg stayed home so that there would be someone to pass out candy at our house.

Only 20 days left!!!

So then we have the million dollar question. How do you distribute all that candy your wee ones have collected?!
Do you let them stay up all night and go to town?!  Our kids would be puking all night long if we did that.
Do you give them one every time they ask for it? Our kids would be puking all day and night for the next 2 days if we did that.
Do you divide it in half and "tax" your kids?! We had quite a bit left over.
Do you let them eat a few pieces every day?! That sounds like a good option.
Which is when Greg came up with a genius idea!!!
Our kids love to help out. They put their own clothes away. They pick up their dirty clothes. They will help fold the laundry ..... if we ask them to.
So he devised the "Good Job Jar" 
I found these cute little jars at the dollar store a couple weeks ago.
So last night after we inspected the candy, (would you believe that someone was handing out chocolate covered coffee beans?! And Rum flavored candy?!) they got to fill their jars with their favorite candy, and whatever didn't fit went into the candy bowl for everyone to share.
So now if they do something to help out without being asked they get to pick a piece of candy out of their good job jar!
So far this morning, Gary picked up the play room and Isaac put all the laundry away!
They picked up the shoes by the door and got all the dirty clothes in the right hampers!
They are loving the Good Job Jars and I am loving all the help!

We hope you had a fun and safe Halloween just like we did!!