Monthly Archives: October 2011

A bunch of random October

I wonder if it’s because I’m expecting a baby NEXT month.. but I’m really finding that October may be one of my new favorite months. This is big coming from the gal who seriously LOVES summer. But I’ve really enjoyed this October and looking back I guess I’ve enjoyed the last few.

I keep trying to write organized posts about the different things going on, but really, if I do that it will never get done! And I’m on a time limit here! ๐Ÿ™‚ So this will be a bit random, i think!

We’ve been doing a lot around the house (or, erm, paying people to do stuff), and I can’t remember how much I posted on here, so here’s some updates… We paved the driveway, painted the exterior, and repaired/restained our deck. We LOVE all the recent changes. Here’s a pic of my “fall stair decor” – you can see my homemade wreath and our new paint color in the background!

C and I went to the OBX again this year with my Dad, step-mom, Bro & Sister in law, niece and nephew.

enjoying the beautiful mornings ๐Ÿ™‚

B missed out on all the fun this time around. C thoroughly enjoyed her time with her cousins and they are all pretty darn cute together! ๐Ÿ™‚ She amazed me that she remembered where we went mini golfing (in June when we were there for Shani’s Wedding). It was fun to see her enjoy it with my Dad and step mom!

"I Dih it!"

We had A LOT of delays and annoying travel issues. Just what I needed when it was just C and I traveling alone. With a carryon and a stroller. LOL. But actually, she LOVES flying so much she made it easy on me to deal with the annoyances ! and we got to fly first class on one flight – a first for both she and me :).

not super reassuring to be handed this when you check into a hotel you have to stay in thanks to flight delays...

Thanks to all the delays and stuff, I was cutting it very close to making it back for my “sprinkle!” I am so glad to say that I did. Shani and Scott came up to visit us and weย  had so much fun all together. I sadly only have this picture on my computer (Aly! I need the disc still… and whomever else took pictures!!) from the sprinkle for baby boy. But I am so thankful for all my friends who were able to attend, we had a great time and the place was super nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

We went to Boston Common with Shani and Scott, (missing the swan boats yet again this year… next year we need to pay more attention to their schedule lol). I love them! I can’t wait for their next visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

Make Way For Ducklings!

C uses my belly as an armrest a lot lately:

lots of tower building!

Just a few of my 36 week Maternity Shots that B took on Sunday. I’ll share more favorites later! ๐Ÿ™‚ (and yes, apparently purple is the only color I think I look good in lately, I have 3 different shirts all this same purple color!)


Randomness done for tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚ I should be going to bed, but we are caught up watching the world series! Gnite! ๐Ÿ™‚

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{More} 32 Week Maternity Pics

More of my 32 Week Maternity Shotsย  that I wanted to share…

All Image Credits: Smith Family Images

{26.5 months} aka She’s Really Two Now…

for the first time ever, i had to count up how many “months” C is. She’s two, that’s all that matters!ย  And boy, is she ever two!! She’s been testing me a lot lately, which I know is normal, but between her and my lack of sleep… I’m at my wit’s end by the time B comes home each day. He’s so awesome because he really takes on all the duties of the evening that we usually split. He cooks, he cleans, he puts C to bed…sorry ladies, he’s taken!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

She’s recently been into leading us places by hand- which is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ She’s often leading us around to something that needs to be fixed. “fix ick, dahee”. We have no idea why “it” becomes “ick”!

She’s also been a bit more “attached” lately. I don’t know if she’s anticipating the baby’s arrival or what, but things that previously didn’t phase her (like nursery drop off) have suddenly been more difficult. This is unfortunate timing since she’s just started to take dance classes where i can’t be in the room. She loves it while we are there (and I’m in the room these past weeks) but she always has a lot of fear over getting ready and going there. Currently I’m bribing her with lollipop… but i’m not sure how long we are going to keep it up. If she REALLY hated it while weย  were there, I would totally pull her from the activity. But she seems to enjoy it when she’s able to get over her “leaving mama fears”.ย  So we will keep trying through October at least…her adorableness is what keeps me trying to keep her going… from these pics, you’d think she actually loves it ๐Ÿ˜‰

We had a family fun day today though! We went to our town’s FREE petting zoo which was having a “autumn festival” thing.. It was so much fun! C thoroughly enjoyed her “tracker ride” (tractor ride) and seeing the animals in the petting zoo. ๐Ÿ™‚

C and her craft project ๐Ÿ™‚

There are more pictures… but i’ll have to put them up another day! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m tired, and it’s time for bed!!! ๐Ÿ™‚