Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Pumpkins...Oh My

So last night we ventured out to the pumpkin patch with Kaelen and our brown child (Eliana) for what was supposed to be a fun filled outing!!

Halloween is pretty much on of my favorite times of year and with Kaelen being much bigger this year I was really looking forward to the whole process of picking out a pumpkin, taking it home and getting all the gunk out, making a mess together and carving it with Daddy. Kyle had already helped Eliana with her pumpkin and Kaelen was super into it once it was done and the candle was lit so I was super pumped for our turn.

We get to the pumpkin patch after swooping by Grandma’s and stealing her to come with and Kaelen at first glance is excited. She’s not scared by the enormous inflatable slides or the LITTLE petting zoo, she’s her typical 1 ½ year old self eager to get down and explore. Which made me all sorts of happy! Things were going great, we were looking at pumpkins, Daddy found the biggest one, Auntie Holly showed up to help look, AND THEN the CHOO CHOO. If you have spent 10 minutes with Kaelen you know that she loves all things Broom Broom, she even has a pink toy Choo Choo at home that she adores…but this one was NO GOOD!!! It scared the itty bitty crap out of her and after the first time around I couldn’t let go of her. It circled the pumpkins and drove her to hysterics. Kyle and I didn’t so much understand it and had to laugh at our poor scared little baby.

Look at her body curl backwards towards me at the mere thought of me putting her down…so sad and cute!

Overall it wasn’t soo bad, Grandma found us a super cute pumpkin, Mommy got a cute white and green one for décor and we all got out of the house. Now for the fun part….carving! More to come!

Daddy get me, it's coming again!

Monday, October 26, 2009

All too familiar

Here we are at 11 weeks, for the second time, and everything is right on track.

(it varies in size depending on my blatter and my food intake, funny huh)

The icky morning sickness is starting to subside but, lucky me, I am still feeling pretty crappy half the time. I can’t wait to have the first trimester behind me and be past this stage. I am constantly tired and my moods swing so much I can’t keep up, thank heavens for Kaelen and being preoccupied! So far everything has been the same with #2…except the excitement. Now I know that sounds bad but hear me out…

I never understood it when I would see other couples going through it, I thought it rather strange that they could be so blasé about having a baby even if it was their second or third and now I totally get it. It’s not because I will love Kaelen more then the Nugget or she is more special, it’s just that every feeling I will or will not have this time I have already had with Kaelen. I know what to expect even if they say every pregnancy is different. I know the changes that are happening from week to week and what to expect with each month, now that’s not to say I’m not excited, I just see it coming now. I guess when they say, there’s nothing like the first time, it applies to everything…even pregnancy. I almost feel guilty, like I’m not being fair to #2 but I’m sure those are just my crazy pregnant emotions coming into play. I am almost too busy with Kaelen right now to remember half the time that I am even pregnant and for right now I am thankful of that! I can say this though… I am beyond excited for Kaelen to go through this process with me! I cannot wait for her to actually see my tummy grow, or see the Nugget kick and finally understand that there is a baby inside Mommy. She is beyond smart and into everything, she wants to know how and what everything does and I’m sure that my growing baby bump will be no different…at least I hope not! I hope she is as into the changes that are going to happen as much as I am cause there really isn’t anything like growing babies...even if you’ve done it all before!

P.s. She still says “No” when we ask her if she wants a brother or if she wants a sister and I guess we’ll just chalk that up to her not knowing what’s going on. But, Lord, help us if she really wants neither!

P.s.s. It really stinks that I was just about down to where I wanted to be, got the pre mom bod back and now it's going to be shot all over again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Aquarium of the Pacific

So, I don't think anyone would disagree with me when I say, yesterday was one of my favorite days, thus far, as a parent!!! We ( Me, Marisa, Allison, Tiffany & Megan and our offspring) spent the day exploring all there was to see at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific.
This is Jennifer, she is the cutest little greek girl I have ever laid eyes on!! She belongs to Allison's boyfriend and fits right in with our crowd!!! Plus, she adores 'the baby' and Kaelen just want to hug and kiss her right back!
Introducing Michael, Alli's BF. He's great and I'm glad we got to spend the day with him! What a big help with all the little ones running around!

In utter amazement of all the fish and the sharks and the sea lions and the jelly fish. Murdoch will blow your mind with what he knows!! Incredible!

Auntie Bash feeding (getting attacked by) the birdies. Kaelen had a death grip on my arm but couldn't get enough of them!

I swear, this day was perfect!

Kaelen was not afraid of anything. She stuck her hands right in...until they came to the surface of course, then she was crawling up the first Aunt she could find!

All of our kiddos checking out the Sea Puppies...which Murdoch was so quick to correct them on. It's a Sean Lion girls, duh!

Hers so so big!!!

Bash, look!

Checking out the sharks and the sting reys...

You do it first Mommy!

Totally loving it!

Kaelen's Tia and Eliana!

Then End! Yesterday was beyond awesome. I would have loved to be inside any one of our kids heads!!! They loved every minute of the Aquarium...and totally wore all of us out!