Monday, June 23, 2008

Prego pics

Well for all the people that have been wanting to see my growing belly this is for you. Mostly for you Jess. We decided to do a totally impromptu shoot and I wasn't planning on getting my picture taken so that is why I am looking so crappy. Josh took these pictures and I cleaned them up a little. We were out on a walk and Arlie fell asleep so here is a pic of her sleeping. I think she still looks so precious.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

It's a Boy!!!

Josh and I went in for the ultrasound yesterday and we are excited to announce that we are having a boy! Both of us are totally thrilled. Now I can finally go shopping! I can't wait. Next week I leave for Idaho and will be there until the fifth of July. So all you people coming to Idaho for the fourth, give me a call.
Anyway, I just wanted to share the good news with all of you.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy belated birthday Arlie!

Ok so I know I am totally terrible at keeping up with this blog. But I still wanted to share with you all some pictures and highlights of Arlie's birthday. Since Arlie is only 2 we ended up just having a lot of friends over for a BBQ to celebrate. It was a wild and crazy party. I don't know what we were thinking having 30 people in our house. But it was still fun to have everyone there. After we ate we sang happy birthday and had some cake. Just as I was serving cake up for everyone and before Arlie had even tried her cake, she threw up all over the place. We had to put her straight in the bath tub. Right before the party I noticed she wasn't feeling well. She developed a cough and had a little fever. But I had already gotten everything ready for the party so I didn't want to cancel. So sorry to everyone that came. I hope you and your kids didn't get sick or anything. Then we tried to have her open her presents. A combination of not feeling well, being tired, and being 2 all made this very difficult. She opened her first present and she got coloring books and crayons. She wanted to go straight to coloring. She didn't even want to open another present. She refused. We finally got her to open a couple more but that was it. She got a bubble gun and would not let go of it. And it was all over after that. So we decided to save the rest of her presents for later. We ended the party with a pinata for the kids. Arlie was pretty fussy the majority of the time so that made it difficult. And I swear, as soon as she turned 2 I have been wondering what happened to my sweet little baby. The terrible twos have arrived and it is in full swing!
Thanks to everyone who came and endured such an event.
Here are some pictures from the party.
The cake!

Thinking about it.

It's coming up! Arlie about to hurl.

Opening presents. Thanks Jen for the Tea Set.

She won't let go of that bubble gun!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A Fun Day

Today has been one of those really fun days that don't come around too often. Josh had the day off today since he just got back this past weekend. We decided to take Arlie to the Baltimore Aquarium. We headed to Baltimore and ate lunch at California Pizza Kitchen. Love that place! And then we went to the Aquarium. It has been a few months since we last went so it was all like new again for Arlie. She loved it. Especially going up the escalators all by herself. She thought that was pretty cool. We came home and Arlie took a short nap. After that we decided to go to the pool to relax and enjoy the nice weather. It was so much fun. Arlie loves the pool and could stay all day if we let her. Then we came home, cleaned up and had a nice dinner of shrimp and baked potatos and corn. And then we spent the rest of the evening outside playing with the neighbors until 9:00 pm. What a day. I am pooped. Anyway here are some pictures of our day. Once again these were taken with my little camera so the quality is not that great. It is just so much easier to take that one places.
Oh and by the way, I am finding out on June 18th what I am having. I think it is going to be another girl. This pregnancy so far has been exactly the same as when I was pregnant with Arlie. And I think I am even carrying the same. I guess we will see. Who knows. I have had a few dreams that it is a boy and for some reason imagine painting the room blue but maybe that is all hopeful thinking. Either way I will be happy.

Trying to blow bubbles

Playing in the water

Hanging out with Aunt Alyssa

Sitting poolside by daddy

Taking a break and relaxing

A quick family pic in the rain forest area

Arlie and Me looking at the big turtle

Arlie and Daddy looking at fish