Friday, April 30, 2010

Enjoying a little sunshine

Slowly but surely I am knocking things off my to do before the baby comes list....this morning we did haircuts.  Both girls did great and we spent the afternoon outside in the sun.

Tonight Ryan and I are headed for what is probably our last dinner out before our new arrival.  This weekend it is supposed to be 90 here - the weather has been crazy!!!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Getting ready for the Preschool Prom

Yep that is right.  This morning when I dropped Aly off, there was an invitation to the Preschool Prom.  Of course given the fact that our oldest still pretty much refuses to wear pants, I am sure the Prom is going to be a hit.  So in May, we will be hitting the Play and Learn complete with a DJ for a Friday night prom.  I will keep you updated as to the progress of our "dress" search.

I am surely not mentioning this to Aly as there would be endless questions as to when the event is going to occur.  I can show you, what she changed into after school today, as her play clothes.  Of course you need a tutu to ride a bike!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Our Basement Finds

While I was busy in the basement getting things like this.....

Aly and Brianna were on their own treasure hunt getting all dolled up..... 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Busy Bees

A little break since we have been busy.  We have had visitors since Saturday!!  Busy making princess castles, reading loads of books, doing puzzles and enjoying our Nonna and Bumpa.

We started swimming lessons again, and we decided to do one more round of gymnastics and dance.  The weather has been terrible here but we did manage to get some plants from a nursery this weekend and hopefully we will get them in the ground this week some time.

On the baby front - no news yet.  Still hanging in there.  Everything looks good, so we will wait and see....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

38 Weeks

Tomorrow I will be 38 weeks.  I went in on Monday and my blood pressure was a little high, I was also measuring about a week ahead.  I thought maybe they might schedule an induction.  Nope - I went back today and my blood pressure is fine - it has never been high, so I was surprised on Monday.

All in all things are good.  I am not as anxious to get the baby out yet - this weekend we plan on moving the girls seats to the back of the van and getting some of the baby stuff out.  My parents are coming down to visit during their April vacation, so it will be nice to see them.

Wednesdays are great because we don't have to be anywhere in the morning.  This morning we stuck around the house - cleaned and did laundry.  It was nice not to have to rush out the door. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Alys Dance Show

Aly finished her first dance session in PA this afternoon.  They put on a show for the parents, it was cute.  They danced to a bunch of songs, and then performed with the ribbons.   Here are a couple of pics...

This is how Brianna sat through the entire 45 min show.....I was so impressed

In other news, I am still working on sewing some dresses.  I finished the first one for Brianna tonight - we will see how it fits tomorrow.  Here is the finished product.

Monday, April 19, 2010

RIP Dodge Intrepid

So this past weekend I was supposed to have a relaxing weekend without kids and in CT.  It has been a LONG time since I have spent the night away from the girls and having several consecutive meals without children was looking rather appealing.

Ryan insisted I take the Intrepid to CT, even though it is entirely unreliable and it meant that I had no access to a GPS.  Hmmm 9 months pregnant, 3 hour drive, with an unreliable car......I disagreed but took it anyway.

Long story short - it died.  The transmission is gone - well it does drive 30 mph but no faster.  For a short moment I considered driving it all the way back to PA and making Ryan drive it everyday to the train station.  It would surely ensure no speeding tickets, and serve him right for making me take it.

I was able to still see my friends and rent some apts, so it did not damper my weekend  that much.  I drove a rental home and we will be donating the intrepid.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

All things girl

Instead of completing the absolutely necessary things prior to having Miller #3 arrive....things like putting in the car seat, packing a hospital bag, you know the necessary evils.  I spent the afternoon feeding into Aly's love of dresses and making her a summer dress.

She picked out the fabric.  Of course, purple with sparkles.  She did comment that it needed a little more "jewels".   Anyways, here is the finished product.  The girl is in love.  I did veto her sleeping in it tonight since it needs a little tweaking.

Maybe tomorrow I will attempt the stuff that needs to get done.....or I will sew Brianna's dress.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Simple pleasures

When we came home from school today, Brianna and Aly found a butterfly in the yard.  Brianna loves animals like Aly loves being a princess.  She could sit all day and watch anything from a worm to a horse.

After the butterfly had enough, both girls went running in to put on their wings and try to fly around.  Needless to say, they did not get very far.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A little bit of Spring

Most of us were feeling a little better today, so we had a quiet day to catch up at home.  We also took advantage of the weather and did a little spring planting.  The girls got pumpkin seeds and Aly got some Spring flowers so we went ahead and planted them.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Our four days with Resolve, Fantastic, and 409

It started Wednesday night.  Aly got sick with some sort of bug, a 24 hour or so thing......We was up most of the night and stayed home from school on Thursday.  Ryan was great he stayed home Thursday too, so I could keep my dentist appointment and get some sleep.

Somehow we thought we might have escaped it..however, Ryan got sick yesterday around 2 and I followed about 7 last night.  It was no fun in our house last night.  We alternated reading stories to the girls and running to the bathroom.

I was a little worried since we were supposed to take the girls to Disney on Ice - the Princesses today.  It is a 1.5 hour drive.  However, everyone seemed to be okay or functional this morning.  Ryan and I were tired but the girls seemed to be okay. 

So we decided to go for it - I knew that Aly would LOVE the show.  Everything was good until about 10 minutes before we arrive and Brianna gets sick in the car.  Uh we go again..  Thankfully we had a suite - there was plenty of room.  She was a trooper.  I knew she did not feel well but she did get to watch some of the show.

The laundry pile continues to grow, and I swear I won't mind if I never see 409 or Fantastic again.

Here are some pics from this afternoon....

Aly loved the show, here she is with her souveniers.

This was how Brianna spent some of the show...poor bug!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It was a little warm today

Can you tell we should have gotten a bigger water was close to 90

So off came the clothes.....

A little sunshine with our friends

We even like to pose in our underwear

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Recap

The five Jackson grandkids......only to be 7 in a couple more months.  Everyone got to participate in the egg hunt.

We asked Aly and Connor to make sure the little kids got eggs.....don't worry Callum held his own

Notice his eggs.....his parents might want to enroll him in a class about discrimination....

Checking out the loot

Then we played with bubbles, drove the tractor, and flew kites.  I am not sure who took more naps that afternoon the parents, or the kids

Oh what fun!