Monday, November 30, 2009

What a Yummy Thanksgiving!

First off I want to say that I am grateful for my wonderful husband and my two (soon to be 3) healthy/beautiful kiddo in my life! But above all I am grateful for my Mother who all the years past has cooked a Thanksgiving dinner for her family, her six kids, plus their children, significant others and friends. I cooked for the first time this year all by myself for my small family of 4 and it took me 2 long days and I was tired to say the least and my mom would always do it all and I don't think she ever got the credit she deserved. So mom this blog is dedicated to you and all that you have done for us and all the meals you made me!

We couldn't really go anywhere this year for Thanksgiving due to me being so hugely pregnant, so we decided to stay in and make our own turkey for just ourselves... My menu was bigger than my stomach and even 5 days out we still have enough leftovers to feed another family of four! The T-day menu was: Turkey, mac & cheese, rolls, olive salad, mash potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, stuffing/dressing, fruit salad, pumpkin & pecan pie, cranberry bread, cranberry sauce and gravy. All the foods I cooked my self and were homemade except the pie crusts and the French's onions on top of the green beans. It all turned out delicious! Like I said I now have a whole new respect for my mother and all those years she did it!

Reed and I spend our 4 day weekend doing nothing but chasing the girls around and relaxing which is what we needed after all of our travels during the previous weekends! I think we made it out to the park on the corner a few times and to toys r us one day and that's all! Oh, but we did get our tree up last night and the girls have been pulling off ornaments all day long (it's not driving me crazy at all... no... not at all... I swear if they do it one more time.........) So here are some shots from our wonderful weekend together!

Grace is wanting pie insteadKaylee not so sure about what is on her plate

It's not very often you can get the girls to share in their personal space, but when they do they are just plain adorable!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nesting Like a Mad Woman!

Over the past few days/weeks my nesting instinct has gotten stronger and stronger. I think I am nesting this early because I know the longer I wait the harder it is for me to move around and get things done... Like the other night I just couldn't take it any longer so I, by myself, rearranged all the furniture in our room to make room for the baby and the rocker. I probably shouldn't be moving furniture all on my own but I did. I also went to the store and bought everything I needed for the first few months for Mr. Baby! He is all set! Now all I need to do is order my home birthing kit and get my house ready for the birth! Oh, and buy my mom's plane ticket!

On another note I had my 30/31 week appointment this Saturday with my midwife and things are looking great! I am measuring 33 weeks but I think we all know that I am just huge. I will try to get a picture posted with this blog tomorrow... (no promises) I love going to her house for the appointments, I get to sit on a comfy couch and chat and lie on a cozy bed for my exams, and she has a ton of toys for the girls to keep them occupied... no stupid doctors office would have that! I am so excited to have this home birth! It is going to be amazing! Now I just need to brush up on the Bradley Method a little bit! I can't believe we only have 9 more weeks, or 62 more days, or 2 months left... what ever works for you... i am a little nervous but I am ready to meet this little boy of mine!

We are just getting ready for Thanksgiving! We spent all weekend buying groceries and doing a ton of shopping. We are not going anywhere or having anyone over this year it is just going to be Reed, the girls and I. I am totally cool with that because it gives me a chance to cook a full T-day meal and see how it turns out. I have done this twice before with some help but never on my own... less pressure.

Oh, if I hadn't mentioned it before Reed's boss just informed us that we will be moving to San Antonio, Texas at the end of February!!!! We are so excited to be back in Texas again!!! Although the thought of moving a month after Mr. Baby gets here is a little overwhelming but I am always up for a challenge... Anyone wanna pitch in and help?

Because of the move Reed and I have decided to hold off on buying Mr. Baby any furniture or anything other than necessities right now, in order to avoid extra stuff to have to move! But we did decide on a theme for his room, we are going to get all of Reed's old boyscout patches and memorbillia and frame them all aroud the room... We don't want a camping theme but more of a wilderness theme like trees, animals, nature... things along those lines! But all that planning will have to wait until we get to our new place in San Antonio...