Thursday, September 27, 2007

Craft Time

So this past weekend I went up to Park City to stay with my sister while Trevor went "camping" (I'll talk about that more in an upcoming blog). We decided to be crafty and tried our skills out at making headbands for baby sister. I'm learning that all of these girl accessories are quite spendy...headbands can be $8.00-$9.00 a piece (are you kidding? I don't spend that kind of money on myself). Anyway, I heard that a lot of headbands they make for little girls are just made of women's knee highs and flowers. They are super cute, but sometimes the flowers they put on are so big, you can't see the baby! So with some knee highs, silk flowers and other scrap-booking accessories, and a lot of hot glue, here are the results. Impressive, eh? We got a little carried away, and now I have 28 headbands. (Tara reminds me that now she can wear a different headband every day in February!) They're a lot of fun to make though...and I realized that I am capable of being crafty. (With a little help from my sister.)

A New Love!

Jace absolutely loves going to the park. As soon as the park comes into view he is giggling, squirming, and flapping his arms. He gets so excited!! He loves to climb up the slide and climb all over the playground.
The swing has to be his favorite. I think we could leave him on it all day and he would be happy. He loves Grandpa and Grandma Barnes' swing. This boy loves to play all day long.
A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Technology at it's Finest.

So here's some more pictures of baby girl....I know I just posted some a couple of weeks ago but these turned out SO good! As you can see, her arm/hand is in her face in the bottom picture, but the doctor poked and jiggled her around a bit and she eventually moved her arm. What a sweet face, huh :o)?! She looks a lot like Jace, and it will be interesting to see how close she looks to these pictures when she arrives. I'm 38 weeks, but my doctor said he'll induce me a week early if I want. He says my body has a tendency to hold on to my babies, and if I leave it to my body, I'll probably go a couple weeks over. No thanks! I guess we'll see. The doctor said she looks great and estimates her to be about 6 lbs 12 oz. I'm excited to finally meet this little girl, although I must admit I'm really scared as well. What an exciting journey we're about to start!

Thursday, September 20, 2007


So last night the neighborhood girls threw me baby shower. At first I kind of felt dumb (especially since I had just had a shower last summer for Jace) but they insisted since I was having a girl. My goodness I got SO spoiled! I got so many fun and girly things! I also had a shower a couple of weeks ago with Julie's side of the family (they get together for lunch every time one of the girls has a baby or gets married) and they all spoiled me too! (This picture doesn't include all of the things my sisters have already given me too.) I am constantly reminded of how giving and generous people are. I am so lucky to have my family, friends, and neighbors! This little girl is already so loved and so spoiled. I can't wait to meet her and have her join our family.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wake Up, You Sleepy Head!

Although I think it's a sin to wake a sleeping baby, there are times when it becomes necessary (IE at 12:45 before church on Sunday, or if he decides to sleep past 6:00 in the evening). Anyway, whenever the opportunity comes to wake him, Trev and I always want to be the one who gets to do it, and I usually have to bring the camera along. He's so fun to wake disoriented...can't decide if he's happy or sad. Usually it turns into happy, but he's usually not thrilled to have a camera in his face after sleeping so peacefully. I also have to laugh, because every time we wake him up he's lying in a big puddle of drool. What a funny guy!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Baby Girl

Here's the latest sonogram pictures for baby girl. We went to the doctor's yesterday, and she somewhat cooperated for the photo shoot. Her face is kind of squished in there, but you can definitely tell she's got some luscious lips like Jace and some chubby cheeks. She usually has both hands draped across her face so we can't get a good shot. My MD says everything looks great and that she's growing really well (the ultrasound predicted her to be about 6 lbs 2 oz!). Of course I haven't really dilated at all yet and I'm only 50% effaced. I think it's too warm and cozy in there, my babes just don't want to come out!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lovin' (or hatin??) the Lemons

I absolutely love these pictures of Jace. He had the whole restaurant laughing with the funny faces he was making!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

One Step Closer To Walking!