Friday, July 31, 2009

Imaginarium Fun

As if it's not hot enough here in the Summer to make your skin melt off, finding things to do to entertain two toddlers is even more difficult. So when I heard about the Imaginarium to take the boys to I was all over it and when I heard it was inside and air conditioned I nearly jumped for joy. You know cause being 7 months pregnant and carting around two boys is a feat in and of itself, but add the heat and I risk a turning into a blubbering mess.
So off to the imaginarium we were with the help of our good friend Morgan (who has been watching the both boys since they were born. Ahem...why oh' why does she have to go back to college and further her education...sigh...)
We started off with the sting rays. The boys were in awe, but Austin was careful to remind his brother "NO TOUCH-E the craps!" Or, don't touch the crabs as we know it. (We aren't sure why they both put the E on the end of words like "touch-e" or "uh-oh-e, but it is so darn cute that we don't correct it) There were horseshoe crabs in with the sting rays and although Austin was extremely fascinated by them, he knew better than to touch.

We saw "BIG" lizards that eat berries for breakfast just like the boys do

And gators that had no affect on Mason what so ever. I mean if I was a little guy like him (well... little is a relative term here =) I would be slightly tentative at the size of that gator...

Then my marvelous, saving grace this summer "Morgans" (in this case they, add an s to the end of Morgans names instead of an e, but it too, is so cute I don't correct it and have started calling her that myself) was kind enough to play with the ball thingys with them, lord knows I can't lift and hold them up like she did right now.

We saw and touched "clouds" and Austin squealed with delight.

All in all, the Imaginarium was a total success and I was so glad we took the boys there. I love when we find something new and exciting for them. Most of all, I love when they are plum tuckered out from a day full of fun.
Thanks Morgan for all of your help this summer. We will miss you!

As we wind down to the last three weeks of summer, I cherish this time with the boys while its just the three of us. It's hard to believe that in two months we will be adding another one to the mix. I soak them in as much as I can right now. The tantrums, the snuggles, the constant ebb and flow (mostly flow) of "Ma Ma" screeches and "Ma Ma help" that rings through out my day. I love their ages and would not trade it for anything in the whole wide world.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009


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Friday, July 24, 2009

Gods Plan

I have many things weighing heavy on my heart tonight.

For starters, loss has hit close to home and my heart aches for someone our family holds very dear. There is never an easy way to say good bye, this I know.

I am also constantly being reminded that my plans are not Gods plans. That all of the (mostly) organic, chemical free ways our family lives are not the be all end all. He is! Gods plans for our family were laid out long, long ago and while I may beg of them to change, it is his decision. When I lost Tadem and laid on the table screaming for my baby back, he knew that was to come and he also knew I would be ok. I am ok and I know that whatever lies ahead for us, for my children and for my family, however easy or hard he chooses to make it, we will be ok. I must learn to let go a little, to hand over the reigns and trust in that. We are not perfect, no one is perfect and we have all had to go through trials and tribulations in life that we would rather not have to endure, but ultimately that makes us who we are. So while I have had a rough day or two, I must see through the tears to the clarity that is my life RIGHT NOW and not worry today away thinking to far ahead. I am blessed in this life. I am blessed with my unvelieveably perfect boys in bed in the next room, their laughter and smiles remind me of that every day. I am blessed to feel this baby kicking in my belly as I write this tonight. I have a husband who will lay with me when I am most unloveable and love me anyway. There is food on the table and a roof over our heads. What more is there...
I have been promising a belly picture for some time now and since I am taking a moment tonight to reflect on my blessings in spite of my heavy heart, I thought I would share how much I have grown. I am 27 weeks, nearly 7 months pregnant! I cannot even believe it! I am beginning to prepare. To dream of when I meet him or her. To envision life with another little one and I love it. My belly button has popped, I can barely see my feet anymore, I cannot stop eating and I have the most active, feisty baby in my belly to date. I am convinced it's a girl. A high strung girl just like her Ma Ma. She moves and kicks about non stop and I am so grateful for that. I feel it is Gods way of letting me know that the baby is ok so that I can continue on with life while s/he grows, instead of fretting the days away with worry. Yet another blessing. Both boys were due in October as is this baby, but both boys came in September so I plan on being all ready by September. I have a lot to do yet, as I have procrastinated out of fear that something might happen again, but I think that it is time to get the ball rolling. I must get things in order for this baby by the end of August and then the boys birthday party beginning of September. After that, it's let the chaos begin!!!! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for a healthy baby and safe delivery.

(p.s. I do wash my clothes, the crap on the side of pants is water because I had just finished dishes. There's a shocker =)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Family Beach Week 2009

While things started out a little rocky with boys having temperatures in the 101's and 103's the day before our departure, we made it to Family beach week. The boys had so much fun swimming in the mornings, taking long luxurious naps (woo hoo for Mommy) and running the beach in the evenings.

It was such a relaxing time for all of us (except Daddy who was sick nearly the whole time and proceeded to pass it on to every other member of the family, except my pregnant self. Thank goodness) The boys enjoyed all of the attention and literally fell into bed each night. It was a Mothers dream.

And just for fun, check out the differences from last year....blows my mind.

Where does the time go...

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Fourth




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