Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29th 366 challenge


Emilie has been making bread the last two days so I don't have to.  She's getting really good at using the bread machine :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28th 366 challenge


Laying down on my bed for a few minutes this afternoon and Liberty came in after her nap... and tucked herself in in Tom's spot on the bed.

Monday, February 27, 2012

February 27th 366 challenge


Only having one in diapers (trust me, that's a new thing.) has allowed us to stack stock up on diapers and combining sales to get both Liberty's size and the new baby's size.  We didn't get newborns... our babies' sizes don't usually mix with newborn size diapers.  (6 of the last 7 started out over 8 lbs... 3 of them over 8 1/2 lbs).  If baby girl is small, we can go get a pack at a time of newborns...  So here you see our tower of sizes 1 and 2 diapers, ready to last what, a week?  j/k... kind of.  My little guys (namely Christopher) is SO excited to put tiny diapers on the new baby.

February 26th 366 challenge


First baby gifts... flowered blanket from a good friend who happens to be 10, monkey jammies, hat, bib, and fuzzy animal blanket from a kind of aunt :), and a hat from the place that did our first ultrasound back in early November.  Just pulling these out remind me that pretty soon, we're going to be holding another little bundle in pink!

February 25th 366 challenge


Liberty in a not so happy moment.  "You're mocking me, aren't you?" 

February 24th 366 challenge


Off to a Daddy Daughter Dance for Activity Days at the church.  Lots of fun...

February 23rd 366 challenge


Happy Christopher.  He makes such funny faces.  He reminds me a lot of Benjamin at this age.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22nd 366 challenge


I still can't wrap my mind around having 3 daughters.

February 21st 366 challenge


Liberty is learning colors... "Poe-Poe".    She also found the cow, horse, umbrella (lella), and other magnets.  Oh, and my Sobe in the background.  Still can't drink water... ugh.  I really LIKE water.

February 20th 366 challenge


I love it when she's happy.

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 19th 366 challenge


Almost done!  We can easily count down as the temple Open House is right around my due date, and I have a handy little countdown thing on this blog, even.  So exciting!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18th 366 challenge


Year's supply of bandaids!  Of course, that depends on whether we are more or less accident prone than usual... this is 720 bandaids... great deal at the other day.  Maybe it'll last us 2 years...

February 17th 366 challenge


New car seat!  I love the color.  This was on sale at  This is our 4th infant car seat in 16 years... the first two were hand me downs (one for Michael that we used for two kids, then again for Emilie that we used for three kids including Joseph) and then we needed one when Samuel was born, 7 years ago.  That one lasted through 4 babies since we got it NEW from some of my siblings as a baby gift :)  Since that was past the destroy date, here we go again.  Sure, it's blue, but it's a nice bright blue that would be cute for a girl, too!

Liberty knows it's for the baby... but she's starting to act like she's confused as to whether SHE is the baby or not... we're working on that. We have time.

February 16th 366 challenge


Messy hair Liberty... morning time.  LOOK AT DAT, MOM!

February 15th 366 challenge


Nathanael, mid Cub Scout project.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 14th 366 challenge


So Tom ignored our tradition of only buying chocolate AFTER Valentines, when it is all on clearance.  His reasoning?  Well, with my discount it's just as good... then we can go buy competitor's chocolate on clearance.  So he surprised me with this ginormous heart, the biggest Russell Stover makes, we think.  He'd know.  And yes, I held it in front of the big baby belly.  Only one pregnant picture per pregnancy!  And we do that right before baby is born LOL.  And no, I'm not sharing.  This will last me the rest of the pregnancy.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Uncomfortable Blessings

I don't know if it is because of the two miscarriages last year and how it seems longer between babies than my other pregnancies, but this pregnancy I am really aware of each and every day.  This pregnancy, more so than with others, stories have come to my attention about babies dying in the womb, being born still, cord accidents, and near misses.  That kind of thing.  It definitely changes how I view certain discomforts.

For example, the little nudge that feels like it broke my tailbone.  (one of my kids definitely bruised it!)  Or the rollover that took my breath away.  Or the kicks that make my heart skip a beat (literally) or start racing.  Or the push that almost dislocates a rib.  At least she's still making her presence known.  Even the movements that make me race for the bathroom or hurt enough to cause tears to fall are blessings.  This, too, shall pass, and hopefully sometime in April (or March)  this baby will be here in my arms instead of just below my heart.  Sometimes causing it to hurt physically.  Always tied to it emotionally.  Along with my other 9 blessings in disguise.  Forever!

February 13th 366 challenge


First snow this winter!  Here's my all white picture today, except for small spots of black where stuff shows through the snow...

February 12th 366 challenge


The girls' room gets cold.... this is Liberty going down for a nap and saying CODE!  (we put a heater in there.)  I also love that Joseph's bear is her 'baby' and he's all wrapped up in a blankie, too, pink even.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 11th 366 challenge


Someone is tired... even Super Christophers need naps.

February 10th 366 challenge


This girl LOVES butterflies, so when I found another clearance set her size... and Em did the hair with TWO butterfly barrettes. Lib was in heaven!

February 9th 366 challenge


Tom in his Missouri cold weather hat.  It kept him warm Friday night with wind chills below zero!  I can still make fun of it, though.

February 8th 366 challenge


It's a Liberty in a box!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 7th 366 challenge


Matching shirt day for 3 of my middle boys...  they wanted a picture when they noticed.

February 6th 366 challenge


Ice cream!

February 5th 366 challenge


Cousins, all ready for church.  These two are only a few months apart... we had 3 year old BOY collaboration going on in the house last weekend... !!!  :)

February 4th 366 challenge


What?  Sometimes I catch her offguard...

February 3rd 366 challenge


Quick!  Adjust the glasses before Mom takes a picture... too late.  Mom was on a picture taking rampage.

February 2nd 366 challenge


It's faces like this that remind me I have a 5 year old boy.  Again.  (I've done this 4 times before!!!!)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 1st 366 challenge


This is a nazar boncu─ču from Turkey.  Our brother in law Cameron brought it back with him for us.  It is supposed to ward off the evil eye.  It's also sparkly :)  Here is a link to more about it from Wikipedia.