Just thoughts and updates on our little family!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tomorrow I will be 36 weeks. These pictures were taken on Sunday and for some reason I couldn't get a picture of me smiling normal!

My parents will be coming down next week to take Bens and I up to Canada. I can't believe it is already about that time! Daniel will be staying down here for about 2 weeks finishing up the term and then he will come up and make it (hopefully) for the birth of our little girl!

Little side story, yesterday we had a picnic with a bunch of Daniel's classmates and their families. One of his classmates asked me when I was due and with a straight face I told him I wasn't. It got awkward for a second until he caught on to my joke. I told him I had a month left and we had a good laugh. I have been waiting to do that somebody for some time now and it was definately worth while!

This week has been pretty good. The weather has been nice and warm so we have been able to be outside playing at parks.

This weekend we were busy having bbq's and playing at the park with our friends. Plus playing games any chance we got. Bens had a lot of fun being able to roam around outside and just be a kid. Daniel didn't have school yesterday because of Memorial Day so we were spoiled having more time together.

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Here is a video of Benson just before bed one night. He loves to dance!

Bens has been talking a lot more this past week. He has really started to mimick us. On Saturday Bens was standing infront of Daniel whinning so Daniel followed him to see what he wanted. They went into the kitchen and Daniel asked me if I had gotten the big jar of pickles out. I hadn't so Bens had gone into the fridge gotten them out and was asking for some. He heard us say pickle so he started chanting pickle.

I think that is all for now! Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Friday, May 15, 2009

One of Thooooose days!

So Wednesday was one of those days for me!

Bens has been excited to go potty on the toilet, so much so that I spend my mornings sitting on the floor in the bathroom. Wednesday was the complete opposite and Bens screamed when he saw the toilet... I don't know what happened!

Well later on we were going to have lunch with Daniel and the morning got worse! I started our van with our remote and then threw the keys on my seat. As soon as I shut the door after buckling Bens in I heard the van lock. I knew there was some reason I was leaving 45 minutes early to go see Daniel! Luckily it all worked out. Bethany, thank you!, got a hold of her husband and he found Daniel who sent his keys home with Julie, thank you!! So 20 minutes later we were on our way to see Daniel!

Yesterday was much better! The sun was shining and Bens had a fun time playing with his mega blocks. The pieces in the picture were all connected and he was walking with them around his leg!

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We got some movies from the library and one of them was Pixar short movies. Bens loves the one called Geri's Game with the old man playing chess with himself. This is kind f a long video but you can see his fake laugh he would do. Enjoy. I'm going to take the boy outside now so he will calm down!

Monday, May 4, 2009

32 weeks and 5 days...

Not that I am counting or anything!

I seriously feel like I am as big as I was at the end of my last pregnancy. Daniel disagrees but says I am definitely bigger than I was at this point last time.

Close up of the belly.

We got Bens ready for bed early and decided to let him come downstairs to play for a bit. This is what he did! He has started to let us know when he is ready for bed by getting his milk and curling up on the couch with a blanket.

We started potty training today... this is going to be an adventure! We had to take Daniel his lunch today so I had just put a diaper on Bens so we could go out and this is what he did. (He was watching Cars.)

So our adventure of potty training thus far. I just let Bens run around naked this morning and tried to encourage him to use his big boy potty. He likes to sit on it and will come and get me and say "potty". Then he goes and sits on it then will run away. He likes to take the insert part and wear it as a hat. I think I am going to have to break him of that one quite quickly! We have only had two accidents on the floor so far but my cleaning supplies are quick at hand! Hopefully this will go well! Wish me luck!

PS May the 4th be with you! I know I am a little nerdy but May 4th always reminds me of an old co-worker. May you all enjoy some Star Wars today!