Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Baby Day is almost here.
It is really odd to know the exact date/time that our baby girl will be born.
Riker surprised us by showing up almost 3 weeks early…
but it seems like baby girl is sticking to our plan.
Of course, she still has another day to show up on her own terms!

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TJ installed the car seat over the weekend.
Now, every time we get in the car Riker will look at it and announce
“baby sister come home soon!”
I don’t know if he fully understands what that means,
but it sure does make me happy every time I hear it!

Friday, November 25, 2011

turkey day 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 was perfect.
Completely low-key and stress-free.
I’m all sorts of pregnant these days, and I did not want to deal with the stress of orchestrating a large turkey day feast like I did
last year.
Fortunately, our fantastic friends stepped in and took care of every thing.
I made rolls (from a can) and stuffing (from a box)…so I totally contributed!
We literally ate until we thought we’d never be able to eat another bite again…
then went back for more a couple hours later!

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\There is no way I can write a complete list of everything that I am thankful for, so I’ll just state the obvious.

my husband
my son
my soon-to-be-here baby girl
my family
my friends
my Church

an incompletele list…but definitely the things that matter most.

(oh, and I’m having a baby in 6 days…no biggie)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Foto Flashback

Last night after bath time, I wrapped Riker up in his puppy dog towel.
He looked super duper cute, so I snapped a picture.

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Of course, seeing that picture made me remember the first time Riker used his puppy dog towel:thug life 011

Goodness…he used to be so itty bitty!
Riker has been looking so big to me lately.
I love watching him grow
but I’m excited for baby girl to get here so I can have something teeny tiny to hold again!
(just 3 more weeks!)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hooray For Fall!

Here in Ohio, there is a lovely season called fall…or autumn…whichever you prefer.

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It is during this season that the leaves on the trees change from green to orange…or red…or yellow.

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These colorful leaves eventually fall to the ground, where energetic toddlers make sure to stomp and jump and kick every single crunchy leaf.

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And, if said energetic toddler is lucky enough to find a stick
the crunchy, colorful leaves will also be poked.

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The giant tree outside our front door is almost completely bare
and the grassy area where we love to play is covered with crunchy, colorful leaves.

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Riker asks, multiple times a day, to play in the leaves outside.
he will drag his feet through the piles and stomp with all his might to make sure he smashes every one.
We sure do love fall…

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It’s Mo-vember