Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Every morning for the last 2 weeks after a good breakfast we walked over to the park just behind our house for swimming lessons. It was a lot of fun. A great memory for the kids. After our swimming lesson we would then play in the park until it was time for lunch. I have to say I am really going to miss our fun. The kids passed Level 1! So they are both very proud of their hard work. Next year we will have to take level 2. The kids both made friends too. And we conquered Ethan's fear of the water! Mario earned 4 free movie tickets at work so to celebrate we took the kids to see the Pixar movie UP, which was great! Mario and I really enjoyed it too.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Mario and the kids on the 4th. I had bought a small package of sparkles and snakes last year after the 4th on clearance at Target and never used them so we tried the snakes out. The kids loved to watch!
We are really enjoying our swimming lessons this week! We are going every morning until next Friday. We are taking lessons at the pool in the park just behind our house so we just walk over to the pool. I was excited because a mom I had met a few weeks ago at the park that lives in our neighborhood was there with her 3 boys so it worked out really well. We have officially started our 6th month! And we have a name for our baby girl! Elise Claire. Elise means consecrated to God. It comes from a french origin an abbreviation of Elizabeth. So we will keep the "E" trend. Ethan, Emma, and Elise. Our weather has been very cool. I feel sorry for all my friends in the Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona area! I know they are cooking! Have a good week. :) ~Amy
The kids love a reason to visit their friends and birthday parties are always a favorite. Ethan (in the solid blue shirt) and Emma ( yellow dress with pink headband) watching their friend open his presents. And then the boys listening to the instructions of a game. I thought this was a cute picture because the boys all look about the same height! Ethan lost 2 more teeth this weekend! A total of 4, his smile looks so different! He has no front teeth! I thought this seemed a little fast but I found my 1st grade picture and I looked the same all front teeth missing. :)
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Happy 4th of July! We are doing sparklers and going to see some fireworks tonight. We hope everyone enjoys the day with family! :) Our baby girl is doing great, moving all the time. We got to take another sneak peak at her this week and she was opening her mouth as if she was trying to entertain herself. She looks so sweet, in one picture she actually looks like she is smiling. Her legs and feet look long and slender. She kept her legs crossed during most of the ultrasound. These 4-D ultrasounds are amazing. So different from when I had Ethan and Emma. Even Emma was excited because she could see her baby sister so clear and point to all the body parts. Ethan has not brought up the 20% chance it could be a boy in a few weeks. I think he is getting really excited about her. He is asking me what she is doing in my tummy all the time and pats my tummy! Mario was so kind to clean and assemble our crib this week. We bought it from Pottery Barn Kids 6 years ago and it has lasted us going on 3 babies and still looks great. Well worth the investment. I feel like we have so much to do. We also got our garage cleaned and organized! Mario thinks I have started the nesting stage of this pregnancy. I have been re-organizing everything! But I just want to feel ready because I know come Oct. I will be very busy. :) Have a safe weekend. ~Amy
The kids are saying Happy 4th of July to their grandparents in OKC.
Ethan being silly and jumped in this shot of Emma.
They are now riding their "big" bikes (with training wheels) so I snapped this shot of the kids on what they call "baby" bikes together. This might be the last time they ride them! :( This tractor was Ethan's favorite for years.
The kids enjoying some good music in our park behind our house.
Mario and I are enjoying Iowa's beautiful weather. I took a picture of our urns and landscaping. It has come a long way from when we bought our "fixer upper" 3 years ago. But it has given us a better appreciation of what "sweat equity" really means. We still need to paint the sides of our garage. Mario and I laugh because by the time we do completely finish painting we will probably need to start touching up the front of the house which we painted shortly after we bought our home. Our Kentucky Blue grass has come along way from where it started with mostly crab grass. It was a clean canvas for us to create what we wanted which was a lot of fun for us. I planted Rosemary, which I love the smell, in our front urns with ivy and blue pansies. Ethan picked them out. I am not usually a big blue person but I think he did good I think it looks very relaxing.