Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Patch 2012

A few weeks ago we took the kids to visit the pumpkin patch for our fun Saturday activity. The kids had a blast picking out pumpkins, riding ponies, playing with old tractors, and throwing hay. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves :).

Before we left :)

Jefferson wasn't in the grandest mood.

Jewell loved the pony rides!!!

She took it very seriously.

Jefferson LOVED his pumpkin.

She begged to ride the other pony :).

Playing with a tractor is much better than riding a pony apparently.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall Painting...Fail

On Friday I had this idea that we should do some type of pretty fall activity with paint. My kids are obsessed with painting. So I looked up some things I had saved on Pinterest and decided we were going to finger paint a tree. The idea was to press your hand and arm down once with brown paint, let it dry, and then use your finger prints for the leaves. First of all, I should explain that I am not a creative artsy person, at all. It's just not me. I try, but really, I'm not the crafty type. I definitely learned that asking a 3 year old and 1 year old to try and do an organized looking activity with paint was just um, dumb. We never actually got the tree on paper, but the kids certainly had a ton of fun! Especially when I turned around once and noticed that my sweet children put the paint all over their heads :). I'm so thankful for bath tubs! The kids had fun, that's all that matters. They have the rest of their lives to do organized activities. :) For now, we'll just do what works for us!

I gave up on his tree right away!

Yep, I turned my head for 1 minute... :)

Mom, I'm painting the back of my head!!!

So much for my fun fall tree! :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Big Girl Accomplishments

Dear Jewell,

After many months of practice, you have finally learned to dress yourself. Or at least the bottom half of you! Yesterday you decided you were going to put your socks and jeans on all by yourself. You were so excited you accomplished it. You couldn't wait tell your Daddy what you did. I'm so proud of you sweet girl :). You are becoming such a sweet little helper. I hope you never give up when something is difficult. Just keep trying, and you can do it!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Little Update

Guess what! We got a computer just for me :). My husband earned a little bonus this last month so he decided it was time to buy a laptop for our home. Let's just say, I'm beyond thrilled. Now I can actually relax while I blog! Often times I can't even use the Mac anyways because well, it's being used for much more practical things, such as encoding etc. So hopefully you will be seeing me post more often. Yay!!! Oh, and the kids were really excited about the new computer...okay, maybe the box was more fun!

This post is just a brief update on this last week. I will have more pictures of the trips later :). I'm afraid all of the pictures today are from my phone. 

Today I went to the doctor for my 21 week check up. I am currently measuring at 22 cm. I have gained 9 lbs so far, and I'm pretty pleased with that. My weight gain goal is 18 lbs this pregnancy. We'll see if that happens! My doctor warned me that I'm going to start feeling much more uncomfortable here soon since this is my 3rd baby. When I told him of a few things that were already bothering me he said, "I'm glad I'm a boy." Nice :) I'm so grateful that I found the right doctor for me though. I have complete peace after every visit. 

21 weeks. Sorry about the messy bathroom, it's my laundry scrubbing room.

This past week my parents were here visiting. We took them to Crater Lake, the Redwoods, and Brookings (the coast). Here are just a few pictures from my phone from their visit. Sorry, they are mainly the kids again...

Jefferson was in heaven with all the rocks at the coast.
Daddy and Jeffers admiring the waves. Either that or they were throwing more rocks into the ocean.

This was when we turned to leave Crater Lake. I had to take this picture just because I'm always amazed when I see the mountains go on for what seems like forever. It reminds me how great of a God we have.

Mom did Jewell's hair :)
We had fun with my parents while they were here. I will definitely have many more pictures and much better ones on here soon.

And now for the last picture. This is for my mother in law. I bought this adorable turkey hat for her because she um, well, just loves funny hats! However, I realized it fit Jefferson. Oops! 

What a cute turkey!
We've been busy here in Southern Oregon. Hopefully I will catch up on the blog soon. The kids are doing well, they adjusted to sharing a room while my parents were here so well. I'm no longer nervous about putting them together once baby #3 arrives :). And Jewell now tells me she wants to be with me and the baby when she sits next to me to read. How fun!