Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Good Visit

We had such a busy week! Nate's parents came to stay for a couple of days along with his sister and her new fiance (congrats Ray!). We mostly hung out at the house on first day that they were here and had a little belated Christmas. The second day, we went downtown and took a tour of Minute Maid Park.... SO COOL! I've never been there when it's empty, it was the weirdest feeling. The tour was great except that it was raining, so we didn't get to walk around the field or go in the dugout. I am planning on going back on a very dry day and taking the tour again :) We had lunch at Chuy's and the whole thing was great! Thanks for coming down guys!


Have a Holly Jolly Christmas :)

Not hard to do when you are surrounded by family :) Micah woke up on Christmas morning in a fantastic mood and we started our day with the Christmas story from his bible ~

Micah's new kitchen! He opened, closed, twisted and pulled on every single thing possible in the first 5 minutes he played with it... it's been a hit ever since :)

Micah's "I LOVE it!" face~

Running back to his kitchen with his new backpack on board~

Stockings for our family of 4 :)

Ben and Amy hauled their three kiddos to Katy and Micah and Evan bonded while coming down the stairs to check out their booty~

Micah's wicked sweet Astros hat... thanks Ben and Amy!

The newest member of our strange family, Asher Martin, looking concerned even in his sleep :P


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

3 years ago today....

And 31 years ago today this guy was born (sans Micah :)

Happy Birthday Nate!! And Happy Anniversary to us!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Best Christmas Present..... EVER!

On Christmas morning, my mom, Amy and I stuffed stockings and then ushered kiddos upstairs so that all the stockings could all be laid out for the start of gifts. My mom brought the stockings out and set them around the room while Ben and I took pictures before half of the stockings were ravaged by toddlers :) When I got to the chair with my family's stockings, I saw Micah's and Nate's and mine and after about 15 seconds of staring, I realized that there was a fourth. That's when I locked eyes with this little beauty~

OH MY GOSH! Ok, here's the deal, my mom made my stocking 26 yrs ago along with my brother's. She has made Amy, Nate, Micah, Elena, Evan, Asher, my dad and finally herself one too. They are awesome and mean so much to me. Well, this year she was making her own stocking, making a new stocking for Elena and altering Laney's old stocking for Asher. ( and these take a LOT of man hours, so she was BUSY) We had discussed it and I didn't expect her to make Lizzie's this year... there was no time and it wasn't necessary since she wasn't going to be here before Christmas.

Well, as I hung up our three stockings this year, I began to really wish that I had one for Elizabeth. We had picked out the kit already and I just couldn't wait until next year when I could add it to the mantle. Anyways, I think you get the point :P So on Christmas morning when my mom surprised with a completed stocking for Elizabeth, I about cried... three times.... and then every time I thought about it afterwards. I can't believe she got it done! Mom, I LOVE it and I know I have told you this several times in the past couple of days, but that was the best gift I can ever remember receiving... thank you!!!


Monday, December 28, 2009

33 Weeks

Only 4 weeks until full term! It's hard to believe we are already there, but it's time to start packing the hospital bag and getting ready to meet little Elizabeth. My mom and I are suspicious that she may come on or close to January 30th which is only a month away! Of course we could be TOTALLY wrong, but we both have a weird feeling about that full moon after Micah came on the full moon. I had never heard of the moon affecting women going into labor, but the L&D nurse we had with Micah told us that the maternity ward is ALWAYS busier at the full moon... crazy.

Anyhoo, Lizzie is currently around 16.5 inches long and weighs between 4.5 and 5 pounds. Not only that, she is roughly the size of a pineapple! What a fantastic fruit to be compared to!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

For those of you who were fans of the Yo Mama post a few days back, I have found something that I believe surpasses the Yo Mama in every way and comes in the same stunning color. That's right folks, your ability to look like a giant smurf doesn't end with your delivery as the Yo Mama would imply.... who can resist the all over blueness of the baby Snuggie?

Yikes. And this is NOT a doctored photo... this is a REAL product called the Peekaru. Wow, I really have nothing more to say :)


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Kids KRAZY Christmas Show!

I love big churches. Seriously. They put on the COOLEST events! The best thing is that I get to go to my little church and still enjoy all of the cool things that the big churches do :) Lindy tipped us off this year to an annual show put on at the Second Baptist West Campus that is basically a Christmas puppet show with Muppet style puppets..... it ROCKS! We went with some families from my play group and the kids absolutely loved it! I've never seen so many children sit still and pay perfect attention to something for an hour straight before... craziness. The pics are blurry, but I couldn't help including a few :)

Micah was engrossed :)

And yes, when we went back tonight for our second time, I sat my pregnant self on the floor so that I could see Micah's reactions (they have chairs behind the floor seating that I utilized the first time). I'm glad I did it and there is NO WAY I would sit down there again... ouch!


Monday, December 21, 2009

32 Weeks

Well, there just isn't much going on with Lizzie right now.. her lungs are the last things that need to develop, so she's working on those :) Not unlike most of America, Elizabeth is spending her holidays storing up plenty of fat... I plan on helping out with that process by eating Christmas cookies, pie and drinking copious amounts of hot chocolate :) According to the tracker, Liz is now the size of...... a head of lettuce!! AGAIN! Not gonna lie, I find the repetition of food comparisons to be a bit monotonous, so I am gonna bump her up to celery status..... because I can :P Now, I admit, the weight comparison is no longer there with celery, but the length is about right :) She is 16 inches long and a little over 4 lbs.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Yo Mama!

I'm pretty sure that this picture requires no commentary~

As Paris Hilton would say... That's Hot


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Elizabeth's Canvas Garden

So, I have had a craft list the past month and a half or so of all the things I needed to get done and all the things I wanted to get done.... the "needed to" crafts took precedent over the "wanted to" crafts and it's been KILLING me! Why? Because I desperately wanted to do this~

Wow pictures do NOT do it justice! We haven't had any sun recently so natural light has been a no-go and flash on this project would wash it out horribly. Anyhoo.... Our nursery is gender neutral with gorgeous light green walls and green, yellow and blue bedding. For Micah I did a bunch of wall art that made it more masculine and now I am replacing all the blue with pink to get it ready for Lizzie! Remember these ? They were the inspiration behind the hanging I made to go above Lizzie's crib. At the last minute, all my cute paper flowers in my head gave way to ribbon flowers.. I LOVE THEM!!

A butterfly~

A shot where you can see the words :)


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Good Night :)

On Saturday night we headed down to the Toyota Center to watch the Aggie b-ball team take on New Mexico! Not only did they come to Houston for us, they played at 5 which is PERFECT since the game was over right around Micah's bedtime. I tried to get a family shot, but Micah was still pretty distracted by the jumbo-tron~

When we walked in 10 minutes til tip-off, the lady who was there to tell us where our seats were asked us if we wanted an upgrade... ummmm, yeah! This is where we ended up~

Micah thought the flip down seats were the coolest things EVER~

The Ags, unfortunately, were playing a really solid team and didn't play as well as they have been. Still, they made it a VERY exciting game for the last ten minutes of game play and we almost pulled off the win... so close! It was a GREAT ending to the game and we had such a good time... oh, and I managed to pull on one of my college t-shirts over my ginormous belly...score!