Monday, August 31, 2009

One more day!!

Great news! My doc is going out of town for the holiday, so they are going to move my c-section up by 1 day!! Which means that I only have one more day to be stuck pregnant! Woo Hoo!!!! Could the news get any better? So, baby's birthday will be Sept. 2, which still doesn't make the Sept. 1 school deadline, but is still 1 day before the original Sept. 3 date! And anyone who's ever been pregnant knows that every day counts in the last week of pregnancy!

We'll probably be in the hospital for 3 days, I'm hoping no longer. We should have internet access, so hopefully I'll find time to post some pics here, or to facebook. If not, I'll get to it when we get home!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

$2 buys a lot of fun!

Today, we had the pleasure of going to the Children's Discovery Garden at Thanksgiving Point for their $2 Tuesday promotion. We went with Jon's Mom, Sarah, and all the kiddos! I was expecting a small little garden where the kids could jump around, and boy was I surprised! I was thoroughly impressed with the place, and even at the regular admission price of $6 per adult, and $4 per child, it's a STEAL for family entertainment. At $2, however, it's just AMAZING!

The first thing we saw when we walked in was this HUGE ark/fountain/water park area. Landon had a BALL, and just jumped right in! I was wishing we had brought his swimsuit, and a towel, but I decided to just let him go ahead and get soaked. I figured the sun would dry him off, and it did!

He and Brooklyn held hands ALL day long, it was adorable!

Doing the "my pants AND underwear are soaked" waddle:

And, since it was a garden, after all, there were some GORGEOUS flowers! And since Jon's Mom (our Master Gardener) was there, I actually learned the names of some of the flowers I like, which will come in handy if I ever get that flower bed planted!

There was also a really neat Koi pond as well, where the kids could feed the fish. Jon's Mom was nice enough to give Landon a boost, since my belly's pretty in the way these days.

But, by far the most impressive sight (besides my ADORABLE little man, of course) were the waterfalls! They were absolutely gorgeous! I managed to snap a few pics of Landon in front, and in the last picture, you can see just what he thought of all the NOISE!

All in all, it was a REALLY great time! There was SO MUCH to see. I'm quite sure we didn't see it all, even though we managed to get lost in the regular gardens (who knew they were connected?), and found a secret way out! So, any of you looking for something to do this summer (particularly on a Tuesday in August) should head out there, ASAP! It was really a ball!

Next week, we're going to hit the Dinosaur Museum, which is also a $2 Tuesday inclusion (which saves us like $22 for our family of 3!!!!). I swear I have no ties to Thanksgiving Point, in fact last week with Camille was my first visit ever, I've just been thoroughly impressed with what they have to offer! A fair warning, though, be prepared for LONG LINES, and LOTS of traffic if you hit up $2 Tuesday. I'm willing to bet they MORE than make up for the difference in admission cost by the sheer number of kiddos and parents who show up!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The latest goings on!

Okay, I know, it's been WAY too long since I posted a blog update...Figured I'd better get on here before it deleted itself or something! We have been SO busy the past little while, the time has just FLOWN by!

In baby news, I'm happily still baking the little girl, and my c-section is scheduled for exactly 4 weeks from today! It's so hard to believe it's almost time to meet her! We've been working on the nursery, and on switching Landon into his new big boy room, which has been a lot of fun! Jon and I also gained a new, grown-up master bedroom (we switched rooms with Landon), complete with brand new mattress that doesn't have any huge craters in it!

This is Landon's new big boy room:

And Ashlyn's nursery:

Our new room:

I've also been learning to sew. Here are some of the projects that have been keeping me busy:

Blanket and Burp Cloth:

Nursing Cover:

Crayon Roll for Landon:

More Burp Cloths:

And, lest you think we haven't been having any fun, yesterday our friend Camille and her adorable little girl, Brylie, invited us to $2 Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point. It was really great, and Landon and Brylie had a great time seeing (and touching) some really cute animals, including a baby horse, and baby cow!