Monday, October 31, 2011

Carving Time

We finally carved a pumpkin for Brady yesterday. Andy did something simple as we both knew Brady would lose interest pretty quickly...which he did. He didn't want to touch the 'guts' of the pumpkin and of course wanted to use the knife the whole time which made for some interesting moments. Anyway, I think he had fun and the pumpkin turned out pretty good.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Family Fun Day

I forgot to blog about last Sunday. We headed back to my parents for a yummy lunch and go to see my parents, Chris, JoAnna and Cadence and also my cousin Josh and meet his girlfriend Jess for the first time. It was great seeing everyone and the cousins played so well together. Brady was really tuckered out from playing so hard, he fell asleep in the car soon after we left!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Brady's off to Trick or Treat!

Last night we took Brady to Grand View for the Safe Night Out Trick-or-Treating. What they do is that the students hand out candy in their dorm rooms (and suites and apartments) and most of them dress up too! Brady had SO much fun! He had no problem knocking on their doors and saying Trip-a-Treat' (his version of Trick-or-Treat). They even had pumpkin painting for the kids to do. We will definitely do it again next year...even more reason I love working for this university!
Brady is Wilson from Chuggington (a train show he likes). He picked his costume out himself...gone are the days of dressing him up as some cute animal...sigh...

This is where he said 'Follow me guys' like he knew his way around campus!

Some of the girls took pictures of him...too cute!

He was very proud of his painted pumpkin!

15 Weeks

It's hard to believe I'm already 15 weeks. In just a few weeks we'll be half-way through which is very exciting! I'm starting to feel a little better, which is nice but still have my days where I'm not doing too hot but I'm sure it will all pass very soon! I'm already in nesting mode which will spell out a lot of fun for us in the upcoming weekends...can you say Organization time? Ha ha!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Unfortunate News...

Guess which (annoying) show is back in our house with a vengeance...yes, Caillou...Aghh! Now it's all he wants to watch. He took a little break from it and was in to Mickey Mouse, Special Agent Oso and Chuggington but he's circled right back to Caillou... He will even cry in the middle of the night that he wants to watch Caillou.
Here's to hoping he finds a different 'favorite' show very soon!

I'll hopefully be able to update the blog with our happenings today or's been a crazy week!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

So Long 1st Trimester!

Woo Hoo! Today I am officially in my 2nd's to hoping I start to feel better soon. :-) Luckily I don't have 'all-day' sickness like I did with Brady. It hits more around 4:00 p.m. each day. Oh well, we're excited so I try not to think too much about feeling sick. Here are baby bump shots of week 14. Of course Brady had to get in on the fun too!

It's so crazy how much faster I'm showing with Baby C #2...holy smokes! :-) Oh well, it makes it feel more 'real' I guess!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Orchard fun with Nana

On Saturday Kris came down so we could go to the Orchard. She wanted to see Brady in action and the fun he has at the Orchard. He had lots of fun showing Nana around, going down the Super Slide, Jumping Pillow, Corn Pool and the ducky races. I'm sure we'll be going back again this's become a regular weekend thing and he just loves it!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Such a good helper!

Brady loves helping Daddy outside with different they are changing out flowers for Fall. I know Daddy sure appreciates all of Brady's help!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sunday Funday

On Sunday we went back to the Center Grove Orchard (buying their season pass was the best idea ever!). Brady had so much fun and even went down the 'Super Slide' all by's all he's been talking about...we love going out there and will do so again very soon!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wedding Palooza Comes to an End

Our Spring/Summer/Fall of weddings has come to an end. We had our 8th wedding to go to on Saturday for our friends Ben and Tina. They had a beautiful day for their outside ceremony at the perfect place, TCI in Polk City. The decorations were beautiful, everyone looked great and we had fun. Brady was a little restless so we couldn't stay too long but we were glad we were able to see their special day.

Brady liked looking out on the golf course

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Exciting News!

Brady has some exciting news to share...he is going to be a BIG BROTHER!!! We are beyond excited to be adding to our family. Baby C #2 is due April 19th. I will be having another c-section, which will be nice for planning purposes. Our doctor said I could try a v-back but knowing that Brady was 9+ lbs, was sideways and I have a tilted pelvis, she thought it would probably end in a c-section anyway. And I did get to experience 12 hours of labor (with my epidural NOT working), so I think I'm good on the whole 'experience' of labor. I will most likely go a week early as they don't want you to go too far past 39 weeks if you've already had a c-section. We won't be finding out what Baby C #2 is...we love the surprise that comes with it and since we know this will be our last, we want one last big surprise! We think Brady is excited (as much as he understands) and if we ask him if he wants a baby brother or baby sister, he ALWAYS says 'baby sister' and if anyone tries to say 'no, baby brother'...he will correct them and say NO! Baby sister! It's amazing how much faster you show with baby #2...with Brady I didn't show for almost 20 weeks and I'm barely 13 and already have a little pouch...yikes!

Here are my 12 week photos. (right now I'm more like 13 weeks but I'll update those photos later this week!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Anniversay Get-a-way

Our big 5 year Wedding Anniversary was on September 30th. Andy and I took off work on that day and headed east to Galena, IL. We made a pit stop in Williamsburg for a little shopping, then made our way to Dubuque, checked in to our hotel and then went to Galena for a little shopping, etc. What a cute little town! Lots of cute shops, scenic walk-ways, neat architecture and fun eating spots. On Friday night we ate a yummy dinner after a long day and just relaxed. Then on Saturday we had a full day of more shopping, sight-seeing and a great dinner at L.May in Dubuque...highly recommended!! Then Andy had a surprise for me and we rode this cable car-type thing up this super steep hill...I'm not too fond of heights but it was pretty neat and had excellent views at the top. All in all it was a great trip away, we had so much fun and it was much needed. Brady spent the weekend with Nana and Papa and got to go to the zoo in Omaha...he had a blast!

Some fun shops in downtown Galena

This is what we rode up...yikes!

There was a chili cook-off going on in downtown Dubuque which was fun to see

Overlooking the river from the top of the hill

At the top of the cable-car ride

Friday, October 7, 2011

Catching Up

So I know I've been a bad blogger this week. We've had lots of things going on that I definitely will post more in length about later. Last Friday was our 5 year Wedding Anniversary and Andy and I took a trip to Galena, IL. We had a great time and Brady had fun with Nana and Papa. He even got to go to the zoo in Omaha. Then this week I was gone for 2 1/2 days for a conference in Omaha and am just now getting caught back up. So I will post about all this fun very soon! Today Andy is off with Bryce and Jon to head down to southern Iowa for a 'guys night' at Bryce's family's land. They always have a good time and I'm sure this time will be no exception. Brady and I are going to hang out and do a little date night just the two of us. Then tomorrow ends our spring/summer/fall wedding extravaganza! Wedding #8 will be here and we're looking forward to that. So here's to a fun, busy weekend...stay tuned for some exciting announcements in the upcoming days too! :-)