Wednesday, September 16, 2009

desperate attempt

This afternoon, while baking chocolate chip cookies, I found my tot literally making out with my oven door to get another taste of the delciousness. She was going all out - kissing, licking, noises and all. She had already sampled a small cookie from the previous batch, but apparently one wasn't enough to satisfy the cravings. But really, who can blame her? When it comes to freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, when is one ever enough??

Saturday, September 12, 2009

growth spurt

The not-so-big news around our household is that we're going to have another baby! I've known for months and have neglected to blog about it until now. So much for the "suspense" factor...

Despite not announcing it on my blog right away, we are still thrilled about the idea of welcoming another baby into our family and are even more thrilled by the fact that we're having a BOY this time around!

I've never been one to take pictures and "document" my pregnancy, because quite frankly, I didn't really like seeing proof that I was getting bigger. I know that sounds vain, and I'd tell any other pregnant woman out there to cherish their beautiful growing belly, because it is just that: beautiful. I adore the baby growing inside of me, but can't say I "adore" anything else happening to my body.

But knowing it's my last pregnancy and perhaps because I've done this three times before, I find myself less stressed out this time around about my body changes and I actually don't even care that the scale continues to creep up every time I step on it. I decided that I do want pictures of my growing bump this time around, because no matter how I feel about it now, it will be fun to look at in the future, and I'm sure my children will get a kick out of seeing how huge I get.

So, without further ado, I want to share my growing bump with you. It just so happens that I took pictures of myself almost exactly 1 month apart without even trying, so why not continue the trend in the months ahead?

8/9/09 - 20 weeks

9/11/09 - 24 weeks

Well, there's a definite growth spurt, which of course is expected, but funny how you don't notice it much while it's happening. I'm a little embarrassed by how messy my bedroom is in the 2nd picture, and how disheveled my little Chloe looks. Not to mention how exhausted I look in the 2nd picture...I am tired these days, and it is definitely impacting the amount of time and energy I exert into cleaning my house and keeping my girls (or myself) put together. I honestly don't care, and I have a feeling that it'll only get worse over the next few months.

O'well. I have an excuse...I'm pregnant!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

britten's big day

A day after saying goodbye to Ella and sending her off to her first big day of kindergarten, we said our same goodbyes to Britten - except she was heading to her very first day of preschool!

Below, Chloe (not exactly dressed for the occasion) and our neighbor boy, Edward (AKA Chloe's boyfriend) decided they needed in on the action. I think they felt left out!
Ella and Britten wait patiently as we continue to take pictures before heading off to school.
Chloe attempting to be "just like her sister!" A common occurance in our home! :)
Chloe and Britten are best buddies and Britten takes such wonderful care of her little sister. I guarantee that there will be a void in Chloe's day when Britten is gone at school.
Britten, you are such a big girl and we are so proud of you! We love you and are so glad you enjoyed your first day of preschool!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

a good excuse to blog...

My baby heading to her first day of kindergarten!! (sniff-sniff)