Friday, November 12, 2010

3D Video ultrasound

So to some of you, these may look a little strange, but I think they're pretty amazing... crazy that in this day-in-age you can actually get a glimpse of what your baby will look like before its born.  Here are some 3D video clips from our ultrasound today of Miss Annabelle Blyss... *note that the blob in front of her for a lot of these is the placenta*

It's a....

It's a GIRL!

We are having another baby girl due April 13th.  Her name is Annabelle Blyss and here are a few of her first pictures.  Charlotte especially is very excited and already talking a lot about her little sister Annabelle.

Monday, November 8, 2010


This is looking to be a loooong week for sure!  Kevin has just worked the past 3 days, his normal 12 hour shifts.  And in addition to that, he will now be gone today, tomorrow and Wednesday all day and all night for training for a special emergency response team he is a part of.  He will obviously be exhausted, but it definitely makes for an extremely long week for an already tired pregnant mom with two energetic toddlers to keep after too.  And to top it all off, we have our ultrasound on Friday!  I'm already about to drive myself crazy just wondering and obsessing over it, knowing that we will get to find out if we should be preparing for another boy or another girl in our home in a few more months.  Can't wait!  Will be sure to post the results and share our news with everyone. 

Saturday, November 6, 2010


They are really starting to enjoy playing with each other at this age...

Laughing kids

This really is a common occurrence during mealtimes around here lately.  Two silly kids entertaining each other...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Silly Charlotte

Always the entertainer...


In sharp contrast to his big sister who would never fall asleep anywhere but in the perfect situation and only in her bed, this little guy can fall asleep anywhere and everywhere...

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Friends and family,
Obviously, we don't need much at all having two little ones already in the house, but here are a few items we registered for that would make life a little easier for us having three so little especially.  Other than these, meals or prayer for our sanity after the baby arrives would be much appreciated!  :)  Thanks!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


These are a couple of the sweetest pictures I have ever caught on camera of either child.  Don't let them fool you though... Charlotte is a lot more crazy and wild daily than she appears here and Beckett is preparing to spit his drink out.  haha!  Yes, my kids are definitely sweet, but to capture it is rare so I will take it when I can get it....

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A cow says...

Charlotte's big girl room... part one

Well, it seems like it wasn't very long ago at all that we were turning Charlotte's room into a nursery and now its being transformed into a "big girl room."  We were planning on switching both kids to bigger beds around Christmastime.  That would make Beckett about the same age as Charlotte was when we moved her to a toddler bed.  But after a great discount on a twin mattress set, we figured now was just as good a time as any to go ahead and get it and make the switch for Charlotte.  She really does like it, a little adjustment to it of course, just because its something new.  But she really seems to enjoy the fact that she can fit a lot more "friends" on her bed with her.  Here are some pictures of her new bed with her "friends" on it and of her room rearranged.  It's a work in progress, with more accessories and we're thinking probably a new paint job, but we're making the move to big girl status...  I guess that's what you are when you are about to have two younger siblings...  Beckett's room we won't change over til a couple more months from now at least.  He likes to stand on beds, or anything for that matter, so it may be longer than we expect.  haha!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Today we went on a family outing for our first ever trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  The kids had a great time.  There was a petting zoo, a tractor to sit on, lots of other fun things to play with and of course, the actual pumpkin patch.  We would've done more, but it was absolutely freezing cold and windy, so we cut things a bit short, but still had a great time.  Here are a few pictures from our time there...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Big boy!

Beckett is our little climber.  He has recently discovered he can climb all by himself into sister's chair and sit down (although he frequently gets in trouble for standing in it too!)  Here are some pictures so you can see his cute faces of concentration and the joy of success, well, maybe its the joy of playing with big sister's stuff too...

1st baby pic!

We had our 1st appointment Friday morning and weren't even expecting to see a doctor, let alone get an early ultrasound for the baby, but somehow we were able to get it and were so happy we had the opportunity!  Here's baby #3...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Only 10 weeks pregnant?!

What a belly!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Charlotte loves to accessorize!

Whether it's Mommy's sunglasses or Mr. Potato Head's, she loves to pretend and dress up in whatever she can get her hands on.  She definitely keeps us entertained!

What a mess!

This is what the toys look like "most" of the time in Charlotte's room... seriously... she is usually very good at keeping them where they belong and doesn't mind cleaning up most days.

This is what I have walked in to find twice this week...

Apparently she couldn't find what she was looking for?  Silly girl!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby belly already

Here is a picture of the baby belly at only 8 weeks pregnant...

Looks like this is going to be a big baby!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Life this week

Well, it FINALLY happened... Beckett got his first tooth!  Over 13 months old, better late than never, though, I guess.  haha!  It was actually pretty uneventful and in the middle of the night too, which is even better.  I'm sure a lot more will be popping in soon, so hopefully it won't be too tough on him.  And maybe now he'll start to be able to really enjoy more food than bananas and other soft things that he can smash in his mouth. 

Charlotte is seeming so grown up these days, and at almost two and a half, she has quite an imagination.  She is telling silly stories and making up songs, and of course has the occasional imaginary friend for the day or tells us that people are coming over to play with her, which I'm guessing they are unaware of.  On top of it all, she is quite the silly and funny girl.  Her days of meltdown dramas are fewer, and she now is just a silly jokester many days.  Always the entertainer!

For us, its just parenting and jobs as usual, although Kevin has been doing double duty at home and helping out a lot with the house and kids since I've been feeling extremely crummy this pregnancy.  Hoping this stage is over sooner than later.  Almost 9 weeks now and at 10 weeks I get to go in finally talk to a nurse.  Looking forward to getting these baby appointments going!  I still can't believe somedays that we're going to have three "babies" around here!  We know it will be challenging at times, but are so happy to have another one on the way and know that the kids will be the best of friends, especially being so close in age.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Beckett's dance moves


The kids love to dress up (especially Charlotte)!  Here they are in their superhero capes playing together.

Kids playing

I'm just sitting here for a quick "Mommy break" listening to my kids giggling and playing together in the next room.  Its so fun that they are these ages and are starting to really be able to have fun with each other!  As crazy as we know it will be at first, we are really looking forward to another little one to join in on the fun!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Morning sickness

Yes, it has arrived!  Morning sickness is pretty much a given with my pregnancies and this appears to be no exception.  This may be interesting with two little ones who tend to follow Mom around just about every moment of every day!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Baby #3

Well, its still very early on, but this baby is starting out to be a stinker for Mommy already.  I'm not even 5 weeks yet and have been getting pretty dizzy for the past few days, so on Friday, I called the doctor and they thought that due to some anemia I had late in my last pregnancy and the fact that it's only been a year since Beckett was born, I may be anemic again.  It seems that it is extremely early for me to be experiencing this, but I'm no pro on being pregnant three times, so I'll just do what the doctor suggests for now.  So anyway, I'm already on a prescription for extra iron pills from now til most likely the baby's born.  Very thankful right now for Walmart's $4 prescriptions.  Other than that, its pregnancy stuff as usual, although much earlier than with either Charlotte or Beckett... nausea, exhaustion, and heartburn, hooray!  My first pre-appointment (with a nurse) isn't scheduled until September 22nd, so we've still got a while to go before we start finding out anything.  Will keep you posted.

Friday, August 13, 2010

We're pregnant!

Yep, in case you haven't heard the news, we are expecting another little addition to our family next April.  We were planning on three and are very excited!  And yes, then we're done!  Will keep you all posted on pregnancy updates as they come.  Its still very early.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Funny Charlotte quotes

Charlotte says some pretty hilarious things around here these days.  Here are a few recent ones that made us chuckle:

*For her bedtime prayer:  "Dear Jesus, thank you for Mommy and Daddy and Mommy and Daddy and A, B, C, D.... (sings the entire ABC's for Jesus)  The end."

*While talking on her pretend phone:  "I'm practicing my e-mails for my bicuter (computer) festival."

and so many more... will try to post these more often.  She is quite a dramatic girl, but also very funny and entertaining.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Beckett's 1st birthday!

We had a fun birthday weekend celebrating our little guy's 1st birthday.  Here are some pictures and video of the fun times we had!  Great family memories! 
Oh, and to top it all off, he got his first tooth in on his birthday!