Friday, April 1, 2011

February- March Catch-up

Alright, time to finally catch this blog up! After all, it is supposed to be a journal for our family. I'd like for it to be a more complete story. Instead of a story with entire months missing. So here goes a catch up of epic proportions.

My last post was before I had a 7 year old daughter! We did it up big this year, or at least big for us. We began the day with donuts at a local donut shop! (I asked her what she wanted for breakfast if she could have anything, thinking it would be something I would cook. Wrong! What can I say, my girl likes to eat out.)

 It wasn't so bad though. It is within sight of her school, so it didn't take a lot of extra time. I dropped her off  and then went to make cupcakes to take to school later that afternoon.

Then that night I cooked her favorite for her birthday supper..."pink macaroni and cheese". Which is actually called Five Cheese Penne, but she's called it Pink Macaroni and Cheese since she was about 3, so why correct her now? We opened presents and then had ice cream cake.

Then two days later we had the big birthday bash at Bounce U!

This time they let us use one jump room for 45 minutes and then go to another room we'd never been in before for the other 45 minutes.

It was great! Jack even got in on the fun.

Two years ago, she and a friend with the exact same birthday had a joint birthday party there and he was terrified! Someone had to hold him the entire time! I guess it was the sound of the air compressors that keep everything blown up.

 Some kids got so tired that they had to stop and take a break!
We had a Hello Kitty theme for this party.

I should have done pizza as well as cake, since it ended up being during lunch, but I was trying to be thrifty and honestly didn't think about it till it was too late.
She got a lot of crafty type of gifts which is just what she likes.

 We swung by Qdoba (our favorite) on the way home and then Mama went home and crashed!

I forgot to mention that we had soccer and gymnastics that morning and of course this same day was picture day and we had to be there 30 minutes early.

So this made for a long day and very tired kids that night. The kids had a great time, which is what is important.

In other big news,  we will be having one more! It is due September 18. I wanted one born in the summer so that I wouldn't have to drag it out to take bigger people to school and expose it to numerous germs, but oh well. I am excited. I would love another girl to dress up in all Mady's sweet little things, but I have a feeling it is a boy. I wasn't sick with M, I was until the 4 month mark with J, and I have been sick this time. So, I am still hopeful, but based on prior experience, not so sure I'll get my wish. I have the sweetest little smocked Christmas dress and another little Halloween outfit that I would love for a little one to get to wear. If it's not a she, some lucky person will be the recipient of those gifts!
I have been to the doctor twice. I was very nauseous every day till about a month ago. I didn't have morning sickness so much as all day nausea and major nausea from 4-8 pm. We have been to Wednesday night church so few times that I am totally ashamed! What makes it worse is I teach preschool with a lady that has been Jack's Wednesday night teacher this past quarter. She sees me on Tuesdays, but never on Wednesday nights! I know she thinks I am a total slacker. This is just one of the times it would be great to have a spouse who attended church or at least a church that was close enough to drop the kids off and then come back and pick them up. Not that that is even a good idea in this day and age!
Anyway, the nausea kept me from gaining a ton of weight and looking majorly pregnant with my third. I even lost 3 pounds between my 1st and 2nd visit. Alas, food isn't so disgusting to me anymore. Now I just have occasional days of nausea, instead of every day.

Madalynn also had her first slumber party! (The kids call them sleepovers, but I like slumber party better. Having attended several in my life, I know there is much more partying going on than sleeping!) She had a great time!

Both kids have been sick since my last post. Madalynn with just a fever and general yuckiness. Jack with full blown strep throat. He missed almost a week of school and we both missed a day of Building Blocks preschool.

Now we all seem to be on the mend, if we could just get rid of this cold weather. As I was uploading pictures, I heard sleet hitting the windows! We have spring break next week and we are ready for Spring Break weather!

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