Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trunk or Treat

Okay, okay, I am a little behind, though I keep posting, I just can't seem to keep up. Here is my 3 month shot or my 14 week shot, however you wish to look at it. People at church are really beginning to tell that baby is out there. If you click on this picture and look at it a little bigger you can see baby poking out there!
Saturday was our Trunk or Treat at church. It was a blast for everyone involved. We had an amazing turnout and the costumes just keep getting better. Since my kids were going in the Peter Pan theme for this event, I, with Megan's sweet help, made a Neverland trunk, you can't see all the details, but the clock is in the background, and the pirate ship also had a sack of marbles on it for the lost boy who "lost his marbles".

Here is our Tinker Bell which was amazingly enough finally looking at the camera.

Hook, Hook, where's your hook!
Adria brought the kids with her and here is Connor the little monkey!
The boys, cousins, and best friends!
And then there is Peter Pan.
And the little butterfly, Cambri.
My three, this is as good as it gets when I am trying to take a picture.
After the Trunk or Treat we all went to the Hodges' for a bonfire and hay rides. They had a hay ride for the kids, then they had a haunted hay ride which was amazing!
Here is Richard and Noah about to leave on the hayride.

Jack and Con Con by the fire.
Adria, Cambri, and I.
Megan had come to visit for a long weekend. It was so good to be together and get to have a little catching up time. Thought Friday night and Saturday were crazy busy, we managed to really enjoy our time together. A little over 15 years of friendship, that doesn't happen very often.
Here we are at the bonfire.On the note of friendship, some dear friends of mine over the last 18 years need your prayers. Many of you know my friends, Keith and Barie Ferguson. Keith suffered a seizure yesterday morning and is in the hospital unconscious. They have been married for 8 years and have been together for about 14. They have 4 small children, Kade, who will be 5 on Friday, Kamden 3, Kale 2, and Brynlee 4 months. Please pray for this precious family and that Keith will be completely healed and will wake up soon.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Weekend Vacation

Last weekend we took a mini vacation and went to Oklahoma City. We stayed with our friend Matt on Thursday night and then in a hotel Friday and Saturday night which the kids thought was amazing. The best part about the trip was Richard's parents, Gramma and Gran Gran, drove down to meet us there from Kansas and stayed in the hotel right across the hall! Thursday night Richard and the kids hung out with Matt while I went and held a jewelry show. When we got up on Friday we took the kids to the zoo.

I love this picture of Michal Kate walking with her daddy!
I like this one just as much of Noah with Gran Gran.

After checking into the hotel Friday afternoon we all loaded up and went to a nearby town to a "Pumpkin Patch". I say it that way because it was more of a petting zoo and hay bales than a patch, but the kids loved it just the same.
Here is a picture of Jack looking at the Llama that he wanted to touch so bad but the llama looked like he wanted to eat Jack for lunch so we didn't get to close. Notice the look on Jack's face it was so funny.

You are now seeing the amount of pumpkins they had, but at least I got a couple of cute pictures.

After playing with the animals, and getting to ride their first pony we played in the hay.There was a beautiful old tree that had fallen that made for a cute picture spot.

I think this is the only picture Gramma got in all weekend, not sure what happened there.
Friday night we met Matt and Tracy for dinner at Ted's our favorite mexican food spot and it was sooooo good. Then on Saturday we took the kids swimming in the indoor pool which was so incredibly cold, I could hardly believe it was indoors. Saturday afternoon Richard got the opportunity to go to the Oklahoma vs. Kansas game with Matt and his dad Royce. He had fun and after the weekend before at the Cotton Bowl it was good for him to get to go to a winning game. While he was at the game I had another jewelry show so Gramma and Gran Gran took the kids to McDonald's and back to the hotel for nap time. After the game...very late we went to Olive Garden which ended up being a 2 1/2 hour meal and free after that amount of time! But the time together was fun. Beyond Noah and I getting the cold junk while on the trip it was good and refreshing for all of us to just be together! Sunday we went to church and then to Chili's for lunch. Our kids now think that OKC is a true vacation spot! I guess what they don't know won't hurt them!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Bang Up Job and Baby # 4

For those of you who hadn't heard this week was a whopper for us. Monday we decided last minute to go to Dallas for the day so Dad and Richard could play golf. We got about half way there when it began to down pour rain on us. It worked out and they got to go play about 11:30 or so, but CRAZY IDEAS! I loved it and so did the kids, (and Richard) because we got to see Gram and Papa.
Then Tuesday began a normal week with Michal Kate having school every day, Dance on Tuesdays, Tumbling on Wednesday and Noah's Tumbling on Thursday which was visitors week all week where we get to go in the class and watch the kids. Great, just crazy for everyone. Church on Wednesday night. To add to the craziness, my first doctor's appointment was Thursday afternoon. Friday mornings the boys and I go to a ladies bible class and eat lunch. Well Tuesday went off fine, then came Wednesday...
Adria called Wednesday morning and wanted to see if the boys and I could come out to Idabel, Ok where they live and have a play date. (It is only an hour, and always well worth it for the boys and Adria and I to get to visit) I am within a minute or two of their house when the car in front of me slowed down to turn into a parking lot. Since my street was next, I didn't go around him I just slowed down, almost to a stop, and waited for them to turn. Then, of course, since I slowed down, I checked my rear view mirror. The guy behind me wasn't slowing down at all, in fact he was looking out the passanger side window! I slammed my breaks to prevent my self from hitting the couple in front of me, and BAM! He was going at least the speed limit which is between 50-60 mph somewhere. Never having seen me, I was his break. We are blessed in that we are all okay. The boys were in their seats completely buckled. My prenatal visit checked out the baby and all is well there too. The van, on the other hand, looks horrindous! Here are some pictures!

Thursday was better, in that I went to the doctor for the first time. It is official the due date is April 20, 2009 and only one baby for all of you that have been teasing me with twins. The doctor was able to find a good, fast, strong heartbeat quickly! Music to my ears! Then he suggested we do an ultrasound to get a date on the pregnancy!
This was the first shot. The baby is looking at you with its head in the upper right corner (if you are looking at the screen), its brain looks like a smile, just below the face, the baby is waving with its left hand which is on the right of the picture. It even started sucking its thumb which isn't caught on film.This is a profile view. You can see the head to the right of the picture, two little arm buds in the middle just before the hump of the tummy, then one leg kicking up at the bottem.
Here is another shot of baby looking at you. Facial features are very visible if you know what you are looking for, then both arms and a leg. One hand is pressed against my tummy like a high five, the left hand again (right of the picture) maybe another lefty like Jack!

This is a tummy and knee shot! The tummy is on the left of the picture and the knee is sticking up in the middle of the screen with a foot flush the sack.

Final picture, just the baby looking.Well how is that for a week!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Tutu Girls

Last Friday Adria, Carly, Allison, Mark, along with Shiloh, Cambri, and Deacon, went to Canton for First Monday trade days for the whole day. We had a great time and the weather was gorgeous. I was on a mission to find these tutu's that I had heard about at Dance. The very last Trade Center we went in had them! I was so excited. I got Michal Kate one for now and one for Christmas. This week at Dance was visitors week and Michal Kate wore hers. She got so many compliments and many people trying to figure out either where to get one or how to make one themselves. Here are a couple of pictures of Michal Kate in her ballet and tap classes.
I am a sucker for these behind shots and I don't know why but I think they are too cute.

Posing for mommy!Carly and I also talked Adria into getting one of these precious tutu's for Cambri. She went with the Christmas colors for pictures around the holidays. I took these when we got back Friday night and I love them.