Saturday, July 2, 2016

July Birthdays

Oma threw a great birthday party for Allison and Opa with corn hole, a pinata, yummy dinner, and everything bundt cakes. Happy birthday to Allison and Opa!

4th of July 2016

For the 4th of July this year our friends were visiting from out of town so we were about to get together and attend the PG BBQ at Caledonia Park. It was so fun! Earlier in the day I took Wyatt to the annual parade downtown and we met up with some of my family to watch the chaos. Love doing holidays with these kids :)

22-24 Weeks - Baby #3


Nearing the end of 24 weeks with baby #3, phew. Happy to say I am six months pregnant and only have three more to go. I am feeling really big these days and, honestly, not loving being pregnant as much this time around. The bigger I get, the harder it is for me to play with the kids and maintain the house. 
Being home all day with the kids we use a lot of dishes, play with a lot of toys, soil lots of laundry, make a lot of messes, etc. - which means I am busy busy busy trying to clean up the aftermath 100x per day. I am exhausted. And I know it isn't going to get any easier :)

On a positive note, the baby likes to move when I am getting ready for bed every night. He is still a quiet guy in there and doesn't seem super busy yet, but I have felt a few big rolls and can feel (and see) he is growing fast. My belly feels more like I felt at 30 weeks pregnant last time and I am kind of scared to see how big it will get by the end of the pregnancy.
Hunter loves to kiss him and curl up with me on the couch or his bed and snuggle the bump. I have a feeling he will be really sweet and caring with the baby once he is here, as he is really gentle with my belly and with his baby doll. I can't wait for all the boys to meet each other. Thinking of them lined up in matching jammies makes me so excited. 

What's new with the baby?
Your baby is growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at about 1 1/3 pounds. Since he's almost a foot long (about the length of an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Father's Day 2016

A beautiful day along the water celebrating the Dad's in our family. Opa has been asking for a corn hole set, so what better way to celebrate than having a picnic and surprising him with a corn hole set? He loved his gift and we all had fun breaking it in - even the kids joined in.
I am so lucky to have my dad as a role model to me and feel like his example set the expectation for who I chose to marry me. 
Robert by far exceeds his role as my husband, which I think makes him such a fantastic father. His dedication to our family and love for us is more than I could ask for and I am very grateful for him. Hunter, Wyatt, and Baby Tres - you kids do not know how lucky you are!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Monday Morning 9am

Some mornings are smooth, others are...not. Monday morning was not. After what felt like a half of a day already, I loaded both kids in the car and had no idea where I was going, but we had to get out of the house. We drove along the coastline and ended up at Lover's Point. At 9am.
We basically had the beach to ourselves, it was silent, the kids were happy, and the sun was out. 
Sometimes a change of scenery is all it takes, and I am thankful the beach is down the street :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Date Weekend

Robert's Father's Day gift
Damaetra's at Carmel Beach
Caramel Chocolate covered apple
Next morning breakfast at First Awakenings
A quiet breakfast, just us two!
Took Robert kayaking for Father's Day!
..and a kid-free trip to Costco
I planned a kid-free 24 hours with Robert last weekend and it was fun! We never do date nights anymore (and to be honest I think we are both too tired to be out late anyway) so I decided to plan a few fun activities for us to catch up and hangout together.
Friday night we got Damaetra's take-out, went to Carmel Beach, walked around downtown and picked up a few treats at the bakery, then came home and watched a movie. 
Saturday morning we enjoyed breakfast at First Awakenings (we actually had a conversation and enjoyed each other!), went kayaking off Monterey Beach and paddled out to the aquarium, then out to Costco (romantic!).
Thank you Amy, Lori, and Peter for watching the kids - appreciate the time alone with Robert :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Trolley Ride

Oma, Harper, Hunter, Wyatt, and I all rode the free trolley around town last week and it was fun! Hunter's favorite cartoon character rides a trolley in the show, so he was super excited to ride around town and hear the bell ding. We stopped at Cannery Row to let the kids run around and then got back on to head back. Thanks for the idea Oma!