Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Goo

Carved our pumpkins this afternoon. Jane started out with-ewww, but Mom it's icky. (Then I told her I thought she was better at the scooping out when she was a baby.) And we went to stirring and squeezing the seeds...and eventually to rubbing it on her arms like lotion. Yum. So, we tried to make a pumpkin family--mine was supposed to look pregnant. I think it just looks like it has a really big chin!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Wedding Day!!!

Baird got hitched! Beautiful ceremony at Grandma & Grandpa Carlson's church in Oshtemo. They wrote their own vows, which were very sweet. Off to Verhages's orchard, but it was drizzling and kind of chilly, so we went to Amy's mom's to eat our donuts and cider. Dinner at Sushiya in Kalamazoo...which was great. Awesome sushi and appetizers, Jane loved her miso soup. Spectacular plate presentations for our dinners. Wonderful evening. We're so glad to have Amy join our family. Baird is off to China early next week, but he'll be back for her graduation and the holidays in December. It was a wonderful wedding day with immediate family around to share in the celebration together.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Busy Day...

Started off the day with Mike & Jane working on leaves. Yes, it's that time of year again... Love the trees on our property, but they make a big mess! Off to our Ultrasound appt down in Ann Arbor...and our due date is off a bit, so we'll have to try again next week and let the little one grow a bit more. Onwards to Kalamazoo. Surprise pre-wedding dessert/dinner with Amy. Jane enjoyed stuffing her with more chocolate cake and coke.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Garage Clean-out!

Spent most of today cleaning out the garage. Jane spent the day with Gram D, which was nice for her, and we actually managed to get something accomplished. Took longer than we hoped, and still things need moved to the barn once it's got floor space, but I think we will be able to actually park cars in the garage this winter! scraping.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Spicers Orchard

We basically live at Spicers orchard on weekends in the fall. Pretty hard to resist warm cinnamon donuts. Did I mention they are warm? Yum. My niece Averie came to visit today, and we took her and Debbie up there. She LOVED the roosters. Check out the bouncing and cock-a-doodleing. Pretty fun day playing with the two girls. We played outside, beautiful fall day, after they both took naps (whew!) we did some pudding painting and some sponges with water. I do think that two kids is definitely going to be a huge adjustment when it's for 'real' next spring! At least they sleep a lot at the beginning....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Toddler Storytime

We've been going to Cromaine library in the village here since Jane was about eight months old. We started with babygarden, and she's now in Toddler storytime. It's wonderful having such a great free program that is about 2 minutes from our house! Jane loves going to the library, and it gives her a chance to interact a little bit with other kids. Storytime includes a craft at the end, and this is her starting her 'mouse' painting (we read a book about mice who 'painted' themselves and found how primary colors mix.)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Of course.

So productive and on my feet yesterday...what do I wake up to? Oh yes, more spotting. Seems to have come and gone pretty quickly, so probably just did too much yesterday. Highly frustrating and stressful. I thought I was done with this and I thought just about through this first trimester stuff. Argh.

Took some pics of Jane in her super cute dr. scrubs costume that Mom made for her. I'm going to make her a little ID badge and needed a head shot. We had to go outside for good lighting. It's fall all of a sudden. Mike just mowed the grass this weekend, but all I see now is leaves! I know, I know, everyone is going to think she's a nurse (i'm putting the 'DR' in big letters on her badge), but she wanted the purple fabric (nothing to do with it being my fav color). And yes, she always smiles this cute when she sees a camera (especially when Mommy is banging a little dog against her arm!).

Monday, October 13, 2008


So productive today, weee. Decided that the yellow really needed covered up in the kitchen to give the new orange wall a fair shot. We're still not sure about it--is it nice and modern? Or is it day-glo orange? Lots of painting and cleaning today. Nice to feel a little better. Jane is Daddy's girl right now. Pretty much all I hear is 'I want Daddy' and that pretty much goes on all day long. It's a good thing, but when it starts at 8am... 4:30 can't come soon enough for either of us!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Pumpkin Hunting We Will Go...

Just a beautiful morning. Donuts at Spicers and then off to Dietrich's Pumpkin Farm. We got there right when they opened, so Jane had the run of the place. I think she almost liked the ride-on bunny more than the pumpkins, but did find her a little one. And got a vaguely pregnant looking pumpkin for me and a tall skinny one for Mike. Jane also got a tiny baby pumpkin that she loves. So now we've got the whole pumpkin family. She loves the baby pumpkin so much that she took it and put it on her bedside table for nap; she woke up half way through and asked me for the pumpkin--then she cuddled it, rolled over and went back to sleep. Too cute. Even with napping with her, I was still pretty run down feeling this afternoon and evening. Mike cooked dinner and has been catching up on all the stuff he's got on his list around here. Roof fixing and the lawn, he's doing it all. I keep thinking I'll feel good and productive, but it doesn't seem to be working out yet. Maybe in a few weeks, I hope!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Here Fishy Fishy

Ummm, trout stuffed with lentils. Yum. Wish I could've eaten more of it, back into the getting full really quickly. Hungry again later, but little amounts here and there. And still tired and vaguely nauseated. Nice morning, out to breakfast, and then I went shopping and Mike took Jane to the indoor playground-for like 2+ hours! Way more fun to go with Daddy, and I don't know if I could last that long there anyway!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kitten Love

Had a nice weekend, and then went to Kalamazoo so that Mom could work on Jane's Halloween costume. Jane spent most of Monday with Grandpa Mike-got some new boots that she loves to wear out to the barn (and to dance class today). And she fell in love with the kittens. This one is Jet, who is about the friendliest barn cat ever. And the most patient cat I've ever seen, he let her haul him all over! Just flopped over an arm or hanging halfway on. Pretty cute stuff. Monday was good to hang out with Mom. Tuesday blew. Baird made a huge egg breakfast and even some plain eggs for me and I barely could eat anything. Rest of the day was like that-tired, nauseated, kind of bloated feeling--or maybe just really starting to feel like I've got a pregnant tummy. Just rested for most of today.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Back to Scrapping

Okay, finally got back to a little scrapbooking. Needed to get a layout done for a little sketch challenge I run on the DIY board. Did this quick one yesterday of Jane at Lake Huron this summer. Got to use this rock paper I've had for awhile. Need to work on some Halloween cards for Susan's card sketch a day site now. Little more tired today, but guess that's how it's going to go!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Good Day

Okay, today was a good day. Finally! Yesterday I about lost it--more spotting in the morning. I am SOOOO done with the spotting. I know we just had a really good check up and ultrasound, but to have it start again was about my last straw. So, more PBS for Jane and more resting for me. Just don't know what else to do when that happens, and it's just soo stressful. Anyway, it did stop, and nothing today. More energy and much more positive outlook on life. Got new cell phones last night, so playing around with that today and Jane had ballet this morning as well. And it's cold out. Brrr. Supposed to be worse tonight. Just really not looking forward to the winter stuff!