Monday, August 25, 2008

grocery sick list

So, I was not feeling too hot today so brandon got my grocery sick list, a list you give your husband/wife when you aren't feeling well.
Do you have one? Comment me!

Here was mine today:
  • Red cherry cough drops
  • chicken pot pies--i wish someone would make mine
  • sprite
  • Whole fruit juice popsicles

More pictures from our vacation

Our little night owl was up on our 13-hour trip down to N.C. at 1 a.m. Needless to say, we don't know if we want to repeat the night trip.

My belly is as big as yours! Ava loves to show her belly. We were at the sand dunes, and I sat for a minute and Ava was showing us her belly. My belly needs a tan!

Brandon just dominated his seafood. He loved the fresh crab legs and was my crab leg butler. He would pull out the meat for me. what a gentleman!

Ahh, the good life. Ava and I were looking at crabs in the sound as the sun was setting.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sand dunes, fun in the sun and lots of ice cream

Here are more photos of our trip to the Outer Banks, NC. We had a really great time. I loved taking pictures there because the light was really amazing.

Outer Banks vaca pics

So, since our vacation was in the end of july, we thought we would wait until the end of august to post pics. He. he.
Enjoy! We had a great time and loved, loved it there. If you ever get a chance, visit Awful Arthur's (sign in at 5:30 because the wait is 2 hours long), go to the Bodie Island Lighthouse and def. check out the amazing sand dunes! And eat the yum ice cream at the Snow Bird, which has 24 soft serve flavors. Ava loved the ice cream!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Baby Adam is here

It's official! Baby Adam arrived last friday at 7:58 a.m. He was a little punt kicker weighing in at 5 lbs and 17 inches. Baby is in the NICU right now and getting lots of tlc from mommy and daddy.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Musings on life

So, here's some random things that are going on in our life/my life right now (Cliff note version):

  • Ava is wearing a size 4 in shoes -- impossible to find at Once Upon a Child
  • I have already started Christmas shopping as Dec. 15 is our due date. I love Christmas!
  • I love veggies right now, meat is um, ok.
  • Love potatoes too -- french fries, tator tots, anything...are veggies potatoes?
  • Love Jeni's ice cream. It really makes life better. Favorites include, backyard mint and strawberry
  • Saving for things really is hard! Is anyone else saving for something, and you feel like you will never get there?
  • Baby G is now baby Sophia ^&*^&* Shmidt (don't know middle name)
  • I have been trying to get up at 7:15 or so in the morning as Ava wakes up around 8 a.m.
  • Brandon just made me a candlelight sweet
  • July and August are murders' row for birthdays! We have almost 10 birthdays in these two months.
  • Brandon has been going on 20-30 plus mile bike rides and loves it. He wants to enter a race.
  • Ava loves our little neighbors. Today, Emi said she could hear Ava screaming at her from inside her house.
  • Ava had five time outs today ranging from hitting mommy to throwing books, toast, shoes over the porch. Last week, she did a somersault over the porch so we have to really watch her.
  • Ava, 18 months, is a little mommy's girl. She loves to cuddle in the morning. Also, she loves to say cheers when we are having our ice cream cone breaks in the afternoon.
  • I have gained 9 lbs so far---20 more to go. Ouch. that's going to hurt. Literally. Last time, my knees were cracking everytime I went up the steps.
  • Brandon and I are getting Ava a twin bed for her when the baby comes.
  • I love peanut butter and jelly on toast in the mornings for breakfast. Yum.
  • Jessie is having her baby this week! Congratulations guys! Helloooooo, Adam!
  • Mom is going out to Colorado to help out Jessie and Nick. Nick just had his appendics removed so he can't lift anything for 4 weeks. Get better Nick!
  • Nick's sister, Rachel, is getting married at the end of August.
  • Rachel, Cadence and Livvy went back to Arizona. Boo. I need the sisters here!
  • Becca is still celebrating Beccapolooza, and Ava loves to say, "Becca!"
  • Luke and Kelly are having a baby September 29. (probably sooner)
  • Cousin Shaun is in Alaska. He just was in Boston. I can't keep track of you!

Random thoughts from this week:

  • Why does the time schedule for the mail lady differ so much from day to day?
  • Why do people mow at 10 p.m. (or 7 a.m. on weekends)
  • Who honks at a pregnant woman in a SUV with a baby when she is not turning fast enough?
  • How does everyone else keep their house clean? Post-baby it seems like I am living "Groundhog's Day." Clean, clean, clean. Wake up, clean. I know, some day Ava will be living on her own, and I will cherish the cleaning. But, I am really tired right now!
  • I wonder if peaches are still in season. I am craving them.


So ava's name is so easy to say, or she has sipped love potion no. 9, because every little boy that meets her can't stop saying "ABA!" Ha. But, really little cousin ethan loves to say "ABA" so much that Kelly was like, "Erin, he won't stop saying her name!" And she saw her little friend, Jack, at the mall, and he loved saying, "ABA!"

Ethan and Ava are so cute when they are around each other. Ava and E-man rush to each other, hug and say, "Baby!" (so cute that they call each other baby!) And when Ava was crying the other night Ethan put his arm around Ava and hugged her. He's so cute.

Anyways, life is good. Weather is getting more tolerable (think 80s). I simply can't wait for fall!