Wednesday, May 28, 2008

12 and 32

Well- I have finally reached the 12th week of pregnance! 196 days to go!! I am still having some rough bouts of nausea/vomiting at times throughout some days, but than other days go great!! I am really praying that this will slowly ease away in this next week! We shall see! Tallon seems to be adjusting to the "talk" of a new baby. He says he wants a "baby sista" the majority of the time. He loves to come take the baby from my belly and hold it and than will say "Baby Go Night Night and put it back to my belly". too funny- hope he doesn't think baby will come and go this easy when he or she arrives in person! The other weekend- we were on the boat and talking about Daddy going skiing and Tallon said "mommy ski" and I said No- Mommy can't ski because of the baby. Well- Tal evidently wanted me to ski because he came up to my belly- held his hands out and said - "I hold baby- now mommy ski" and placed the baby up to his belly!!

I am soo thankful for each opportunity we get to check out "baby" in the womb. I think it is soo cool to see the changes and growth over just a few weeks. Here are some pics of Baby #2 at 12 weeks.
side profile

front profile with both arms in front of face
Front profile without arms in the way

I can not wait to meet this little one!!

on a fun note- i sleep with my Right arm up over my head. In 1 of our ultrasounds with Tal- his Right arm is up and once he was born, we could never swaddle him bc he slept with his arms up over his head and still does to this day! Evidently this baby is not going to be "swaddleable" either bc he/she is already keeping their arms up!! =)

Speaking of Tallon- my 32 month old boy!
Tallon has developed quite an imagination lately. There are constant choo-choo and "all aboard" and snake sounds going throughout my house. He loves to attach something to the back of his trike and tell me that is his boat and he will back up the trike putting the boat in water, etc. We had the kitchen chairs in a row of 3 the other day while we vacuumed under the table and Tallon did not want us to put the chairs back because this was his train. He spent a good bit of time yelling out "all aboard" and making the train sounds as the train headed to his destination!
We have found several snakes in the backyard lately (YIKES!!!) and so he loves to put on his rain boots, hat, grab a stick and head out into the yard - "I'm looking for snakes mommy!!" Oh BOY oh BOY- that is JUST what mommy wants him to find!!
Speaking of sticks.... there are currently 4 sitting outside our front door- Tal and I had a LONG talk this morning about why he can NOT bring sticks into the house!! so now they sit outside the door and he happily grabs 1 or 2 or more as he heads outside to play!

Tal loves to sing and now proudly sings the whole version of "Jesus loves me" as well as ABC song, Happy Birthday. EIEO and The wheels on the bus still rank in his top song list request!! He is currently learning Twinkle Twinkle Little Star it is hilarious to hear him attempt to sing this song!
He is quite my little eater- still picky when it comes to fruit but LOVES most everything else- especially COOKIES AND CAKE! Tal's last day of MMO was this morning and I am looking forward to spending lots of time with him swimming and playing this summer- I am a little bit sad to think this is my last summer with him- just "us" you know!

Memorial Day

Tal woke up Sunday morning ASKING to go to lake! We were packed, just told him we had to wait until after church!! so as soon as church was out- we were on the road and Tallon was sooo excited! He LOVES the boat, water, swimming and playing at the lake!! This kid is definitely my little outdoor boy! We spent Sunday afternoon putting the boat and jet skiis in the water and both mom and I managed to grab a nice nap in the hammocks while Tal napped inside!!
Monday morning- several of our friends came down to hang out for the day!! We had a blast and it was fun watching the kids play together! Thanks for coming everyone!

Ready to GO!

Daddy and Tal getting ready to go on the first ride of this summer!

Tal and "his Pop"!!

The kids table at lunch!

Collin and Makgill
The dads loved taking their kids on the jet skis!
Brandon and Parson

Lilah LOVES Aron!

hanging out on the boat!

Steve- our "pro" waterskier of the day!

Aiden LOVED the water!

Elliot was quite content with his bucket- such a cutie!


Someone gave us several free tickets for "May Fly" this past weekend, so we headed out to the airport with the Elder family Saturday after lunch. We knew that we could not stay long ( Reeves had to perform a wedding that afternoon). We managed to check out the old cars on display and see several old helicopters before the rain started. So we never got to see the airplanes actually fly.... maybe next year. Ben with Elliot and Reeves with Tal

Ben, Wendy, Aiden and Elliot

Tallon LOVED "flying" the helicopter!

It goes up high in the sky daddy!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my favorite little niece- CLARA BETH!!
I can not believe you are 2 yrs old!!

(click on link above to see a special message from Tal to the birthday girl!)

Friday, May 02, 2008


We have been keeping a PRECIOUS little girl- Leah- 2 days a week while her mom finishes out the school year. She was born this past Decemeber so I keep looking at her and thinking... this is about what our baby will be doing this time next year! WOW!
Tallon adores Leah and is very helpful- he can make her laugh and it is soo cute! He also enjoys all the baby toys we have brought out for Leah- especially the bouncy seat!