Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ABC Mall Scavenger Hunt

After reading my friend Brittani's blog last week I saw that she took her kids for an ABC mall scavenger hunt. I loved the idea and had to take Andon and my nephew Cody. I went online for ideas but really couldn't find anything so I made my own list of things from an Apple to Pizza to an X-Large shirt. It was so fun running around looking for each letter and sounding them out together.

Here are some of the fun pictures I took of the boys. This is them standing under an apple. I didn't know how easy it was going to be to find an apple in the mall but as soon as we got there we saw this in the food court.

Here they are on the Escalator.

Looking so cute in these Hats.

My sister Jodie and my niece Kylie also came along. Kylie was so good the whole time, here she is with her sweet little self. :)

And here are the boys going over their lists to make sure they both got everything.

They both really enjoyed our first homeschool "field trip". When we were all done their prize was an icee from the pretzel place. :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Matching Jammies

Just a fun post with pics of Andon, my nephew Cody and niece Kylie. Mostly for my Mom, my sister and her kids live with my parents and she is missing having them around so I told her I will try and keep the blog updated. (I'm not always the best at that :))
Here they are in their matching jammies...

The boys have been having so much fun getting to playing together and do school together. And Kylie is just the most precious thing. I have some really cute pics to post soon of her and her big grin. Too cute! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rainy Week at the Cabin and Other Stuff

I know I have been a terrible blogger lately. I have had quite a bit going on and sometimes it's not always easy to write here. After my sister Jamie didn't come back to Tennessee with me I had a really hard time trying to understand all that happened with her. I am still struggling and heartbroken about it especially now knowing how long she may be in prison.

I am 12 weeks pregnant now... Today was the first day I didn't have to take the Zopran for nausea. I did start to feel sick around dinner time but once we ate I started to feel better. I would love to not have to take it but it is totally safe and since it helps so much I will if I have to. I do have a pooch I guess you could call it. :) I didn't show with Andon until around 20 weeks but this time around it's a little sooner. I don't have to wear maternity clothes or anything but my clothes feel tight. I think I will start taking some pics soon to post here. :)

We spent last week at some of our favorite people's cabin in the mountains in Georgia. It was such a nice relaxing week. It did rain the whole time we were there but that didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves. I did take a few pics of what we were up to. Here are some of Jared and Andon putting together a Lego airplane.

Andon made a small one while Daddy was making the big one.

The finished product.

We spent a lot of our time at the different creeks and rivers nearby. One of the places we stopped had a rope swing that we couldn't get Andon off of. He loved swinging out over the river. I decided to do it also and as soon as I left the land the rope came out from under my foot and I was just hanging on! I had to hold onto this knot while I swung way out over the river and back. Needless to say I didn't do it again! :) Here is my little guy on the swing.

Here is my sweet guy just looking out over the water. :)

Now we're back home and have company once again. My other sister Jodie called us a few weeks ago and asked if she and her kids could come and stay with us for a little while. She is going through some really hard things and we are trying to help her through this. Please pray for her. I do have some fun pics to come of the kids. My sister has a 5 year old boy and a 1 year old little girl. Andon is loving having them here! We got a fun idea from my creative friend Brittani to go on an ABC Mall scavenger hunt. The boys loved it and I took tons of pics to post here soon.

Friday, September 4, 2009

9 Weeks

I still can't believe we are pregnant!! :) Our due date is April 7, 2010. It has been a long road to get to this point. But after 3 and 1/2 years God chose to bless us with another baby. I am truly thankful and absolutely amazed at His perfect timing.

Let me tell you though...

This pregnancy has already been totally different than my last! I think I got sick once while being pregnant with Andon. And with this one, I have been sick for the last 4 weeks!! It has been so hard. Not only dealing with the nausea and vomiting I also got a sinus infection and a chest cold. And then after taking a walk one evening last week I returned home and blood just started pouring out of me (sorry if that makes anyone sick) but it was pretty scary. We headed to the hospital and found out (after waiting for 6 hours) that I had a small tear in the uterus. The baby was totally fine. They said I should be on bed rest for a week or so to let it heal. Needless to say my sweet husband has been doing everything around here. I am SO thankful for him. He cooked, cleaned, grocery shopped, took care of me and Andon and all the while worked.

But the great news is that I have been feeling somewhat better the last 2 days! I even cooked dinner last night which was so nice. I actually miss cooking. weird. I have been taking Zofran and it really helps! I don't really feel normal but I feel like I can start to do things again. I had an appointment with my Dr. yesterday and she said the tear looks good and hopefully will just continue to heal itself.

Now that I am feeling better I plan to update the blog a bit more frequently. Please pray that I stay feeling better. I hope this isn't a little fluke!! :) Either way we are so thrilled.

And thank you all for the sweet comments on Jared's last post. I just loved reading every single one of them. I know so many of you have cried with me and prayed for me over the last few years and I am so thankful for you.

Love, Jen