that's bad

So the other night Joe came home from work and told the girls that they needed to pick up the playroom (aka the front room) because "it is bad." (Which to be honest, it always is.)

Marryn then replied very matter of factly,

"It's not bad Dad, it's messy.  Bad would be like, (and said in a high pitched voice) 'Look out!  There's a terrible storm coming!' or (and again said in that same high voice) 'Oh no!  The lightbulb broke!'  That would be bad."

We had a hard time keeping ourselves together over that one. 
Actually, we didn't. 
We completely busted up.  


 Practicing for my photography class I've been taking. 
LOVE it!

[all unedited-some need a little tweeking still...]

[front lighting]

Which way looks better?  I think I tilted the camera just a tad too much;)



You'd think Marryn would be a great subject to practice on.  Nope.  She likes to pose.  And not in a good way. 
And her smile.  She's got an adorable playful smile, but really hard to get her to come out and do it naturally. 
But she did enjoy blowdrying her hair with my new Christmas present (that and a straight iron).


28 weeks

Guess I shocked (mostly) everyone with that last post.  And then I go like 2 weeks without a peep.  Nice.  Anyhow.  Yes, we waited until we actually saw all the grandparents first (which oddly enough was each of the holidays-Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas) before announcing.  And yes, there were some who already knew-I didn't want people around here to think I was just getting fat;)  So here's the scoop. 

He was a surprise. 

Well, we knew we wanted "him" (we preferred a him-for poor little Christian;), but would have gladly taken on another her).

So, let me rephrase.

The timing was a surprise.

But we are excited and thrilled to be having another little one in just a couple months.  (YIKES-is it really going to be that soon?!?!)

Here's a peek at our little guy at 28 weeks (this is my 3rd ultrasound and it's been pretty clear with each that it's a boy;).  He's about 2-3 lbs.  I'd like to think closer to that upper limit-makes the already 30+lbs I've put on (mostly with Oreos and Dr. Pepper) feel a little better;)  Because we all know 10 lbs for mom equals like a pound of baby, right? 

The girls thought he looked like a cross between an alien and, well, a clown. 
Actually, it was more like this:

Marryn-"He looks like an alien."
Reganne-"Yeah, he looks like an alien."
Marryn-"Now he looks like a clown."
Reganne-"Yeah, he looks like a clown."

Oh, he and Christian will be about 21 months apart.  Reganne and Christian are just 20 months apart. 
This should be cake, right? 


ready or not

here he comes.

currently 26 weeks
due 4.9.10