Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Enjoying what's left of summer!!

We spent last weekend enjoying the lake...and the last of summer! Although it is in the 90's here today, I hear that it is supposed to be down to 69 this weekend!! I am ready for fall...but we will miss these fun days of swimming at the lake. Blake is such a water baby and just loves to be swimming and jumping in the lake!

These are some pictures I snapped of he and Ryan swimming on Sunday!
Blake will count one, two, three...and then want Ryan to toss him in the air!
He laughs so hard each time he comes down. It is music to my ears!
Here he is counting again already for another toss!!
This seems so high....but Blake just really cant get enough of it! He is such a baby daredevil!
My boys :)
Ryan would swim out and then swim under and pop up in front of Blake and he would just get the biggest kick out of it!
Like I said, I am ready for the cooler weather...but we do love the summer sun!!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Oh what a difference....

a year makes!!

I was trying to upload some pictures to my August 2010 folder, so I glanced into my August 2009 folder...and it just blows me away what a difference a year has made for little Blake. He has come a LONG way in the past 12 months! Here is just a sample of the pictures that I found!

Blake and Ryan at my dad's race
Blake at the park watching a volleyball game!
Just starting to crawl!! Now we cant get him to stop RUNNING all over the house! Oh a year ago we just couldn't WAIT for him to start moving!!
At a baseball game!
Cruising around in a walker....
I cant wait to see how much he changes in the next 12 months...although I do think that he is pretty perfect right now and wish that I could keep him this way forever!


Friday, August 27, 2010

11 month wedding anniversary!!

As of yesterday Ryan and I have been married for 11 months!! Hard to believe that in just 1 months we will be celebrating out 1 year anniversary!! This has been such a FAST 10 months!!After our wedding I decided that I would devote my post on the 26th of each month (our anniversary) to my hubs.…My plan is to write about one of the things that I LOVE about Ryan!
I LOVE that Ryan is such a good friend....to everybody! He has SO many "best friends"....but I know why, he just treats everyone with so much respect. I love that about him!! He has a ton of friends that he has had since grade school and lots from college as well. He stays connected to all of them!
These pictures are from a wedding that Ryan was in just a couple of weeks ago...being such a good friend means that he is in a LOT of weddings :)

Not only is he such a good friend...he is FUN to be with on top of it :)

Ryan with his daddy....
And both of his parents!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pregnancy: Week 23

DATE: August 26, 2010

How far along: 23 weeks

Total Weight Gained: 14 pounds
How big is baby: a whopping 1.1 pound (or almost at least!). That is quite an accomplishment for someone that used to weigh less than one ounce. Your baby at 23 weeks is the size of a small baby doll you might purchase for a little girl. Your little one is now about 11 inches long!

Maternity Clothes: still in normal clothing….but not for long! I am having to wear longer shirts to cover the growing bump.

Sleep: pretty good….but Blake hasn’t slept great this week, so that is putting a damper on things. Poor kid is suffering from his allergies!

Best Moment of the Week: Feeling LOTS of movement and we think that we saw some movement from the outside when we were laying in bed the other night.

Movement: yes…more and more. She is QUITE the mover…always flipping around.

Food Craving: nothing in particular this week, but have been eating plenty!
Food Aversions: none

Morning Sickness: I felt really sick on Sunday and Monday, but I am better now. I think that it was a combination of nausea and heartburn. GREAT…heartburn already?!

Gender: It’s a GIRL!!...and the more that it sinks in, the more excited I get!

Symptoms: the heartburn from earlier this week, but that has been better now.

What I miss: buttoning my pants…ha

What I'm looking forward to: doctor’s appt. next week! Crazy how much we look forward to going to the doctors while we are pregnant, when normally we DREAD it!!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What a Mess!!

Who would think that these little bitty tiny cookies could make such a giant mess?!?
Surely not I!
But if someone can make a giant mess...it's this little guy!!
And these cookies are his FAVORITE new treat. He hasn't really had much chocolate in his life, up until this point....but I think that he is addicted now!!
hehehe.....these are SO good!!
more please, mama!!
Oh no!! We may have created a monster!!

p.s. Ryan DID take him to get his hair cut yesterday, and he did GREAT! He looks so old now, just like I knew that he would! I will post pictures of the new doo when I can!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bye-Bye sweet curls!!

This isn't even the first time, but it still seems just as hard as it did then!! It's time for Blake to get another hair cut!! His hair grows like a weed!! We got it all chopped off back in May for the first time...and he is long overdue to have it cut again. I just hate to see those sweet blond curls go! I have to remember that they will grow back!!
He is becoming quite the poser with the camera....here we were counting 1, 2, 3...and he would pose....or this time throw his hands up in the air!!
He looks so much older after a hair cut....and I hate to see my baby get too old too fast....but it must happen! We can't keep this poor kid looking like such a rag-a-muffin :)....I will post after pictures later!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fun with friends!!

Last Sunday Blake and I met my old roomie Heather and her daughter Gwenyth at the mall for some play time!! The kids are so stinking cute and it was fun to catch up with Heather! Gwen is just under 4 months younger than Blake...even thought she is WAY smaller...

Heather and I are both preggers now for number 2. She is about 2 months behind me this time. It is fun to be going through things at the same time as one of your friends!! We live about an hour away from each other...but don't see each other enough!!

We have been meeting in the middle at the mall lately, and that works out perfect. We are going to try to meet just once a month for now..it's always so much fun...but we just get so darn busy!!

I only got these two pictures of the kids...and none of us....didn't do too good with the camera!! OH well....next time!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pregnancy: Week 22

DATE: August 19, 2010

How far along: 22 weeks

Total Weight Gained: 13 pounds (same as last week)

How big is baby: Baby's now the size of a papaya….10.5-11.5 inches and close to a pound!

From thebump.com: baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies
show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.

Maternity Clothes: I am wearing regular clothes this week. I am starting to wear some of my “bigger” clothes, and some clothes that my mom gave me from before she lost weight….but still not maternity clothing!!

Sleep: good! Having some crazy dreams…but overall resting well!
Best Moment of the Week: hmmmm….pretty uneventful week pregnancy-wise…but overall it has been a good week! I am feeling good.

Movement: yes…more and more. She is a tumbler!

Food Craving: oh just everything……esp. chili cheese fries…sick, huh? I have had them twice this week!!

Food Aversions: not really anything particular.

Morning Sickness: nope!

Gender: It’s a GIRL!!

Symptoms: cramps still…not sure if they are growing pains or what, but I get cramps in the sides of my belly.

What I miss: nothing really….just enjoying being pregnant!

What I'm looking forward to: having Ryan be able to feel the movement more. He can every once in awhile…but nowhere near what I can feel!!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Spray Park!

On Saturday evening Ryan and I took Blake down to the Spray Park downtown. I thought that he would love it, because he LOVES swimming and running through the sprinkler.

When we first got there he was a little apprehensive.
He would just stick his fingers in and look around...
Little by little he became more brave about getting wet!
He checked out all of the different sprayers...and tested the water!
and THEN...he was ready to play!! After he got the lay of the land he really got into it!!
And by the time we left....he was soaked!!
All in all he had a great time, and next time we go I don't think that it will take him as long to get used to the whole thing!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summer Snacking

One of Blake's favorite treats this summer has been Popsicles! My mom found him some of the slow melting mini pops and he really loves to have them!!

Cousin Addy was over the other weekend, and had one for the first time...they really enjoyed their treats!!
Blake and Addy taking a break from swimming and having a snack!!
2 little cuties!!
Blake at 19.5 months and Addy at 15.5 months!
Making a mess...but luckily the got right back in the lake and washed the sticky off!!