Monday, April 27, 2009

Some fun with Jayden

Jayden playing outside with his 4-wheeler.

I walked into my bedroom one morning and Jayden had dumped out all of my clean laundry that was in the hamper, had gotten out my box of nail polish from under the bed, and was sitting in the basket playing with the bottles. It was so funny and cute!

Another picture of Jayden outside in our yard.

Dad trying to take away Jaydens ball and Jayden defending himself. I love this picture!

So Jayden has learned about dipping foods. Now our only problem is not letting him dip his fingers in the dip and then rubbing them on his head. He looks like he is bleeding but it is just ketchup!
The weather has been so awesome the last few days. We have been in the high 80's and so we have been living in the back yard and at the parks. He loves being outside and he sleeps really good after playing so hard. He will roll down the hill, play with his 4-Wheeler or throw his ball. I can't do much so I sit on a blanket and cheer but he doesn't seem to mind. The neighbor was mowing their lawn the other day and that entertained him for a good 20 min.!
So I don't know what it is about cars, but we tend to not have much luck with ours lately. We thought our Impala was falling apart. The left turn blinker has a hard time turning off, everytime it rained our back seat floor was flooding and then our radio quit working. This happened all within a week. We didn't know what to do and then remembered in October we had changed our windsheild so we set up an appointment with them to see what is wrong. Come to find out there is a seal, not linked with the window, but by it that drags the water to drain by your tires. It was just "floating" there. The guy said that without it set up to seal, it was putting the water into our filter and causing it to drain in the car. What he wouldn't admit was that it was likely that he was the one that left it "floating" after he changed out our window. With that fixed we came home and started to wet/dry vac out the water. The next time we started the car, we heard a pop and then our radio started working again. I guess the water was doing something with our radio, or Heavenly Father knew we couldn't afford a radio right now and knows I can't live without one in the car! Tender mercies :)
So, our blinker is still not working but the car saved itself from being traded or sold or kicked or scrapped.....! Uugh! Colby is the man for being patient and figuring things out!

Baby Shower

Melanie, Katie, Liz, Amy, Lynette and half of Jen.

Lynette, Jen, Jessica and Kim.

Katie (my shower buddy), Abby, Mary and Amber.

Sheila and Darcia.

Mary, Amber and Me.

Katie and me. I am embarassed to say that my skirt didn't fit around or under my belly. Go figure! The theme of the shower was tropical, it was a lot of fun!

I went home in the outfit. Colby laughed!

I want to thank everyone in the Morgantown 2nd ward for an awesome baby shower. It was a blast and I loved sharing it with Katie. Every Sunday I check to see if she is there and it has been fun to compare and relate. It was a Hawaii theme and with the costumes, decor and food it was great. I got a lot of great gifts and want to thank Amber for heading up the design and making of a beautiful quilt! I know I missed some people in my pictures, I am sorry! If anyone got other pics taken, please forward to me. Thanks gals!

One week to go!

Taken April 14, 2009. I am bigger now and have an outty!

So, I crave sweets so bad this time around. When I was pregnant with Jayden I couldn't handle any sweets. My favorite right now is Dr. Pepper, Cheetos and Chewy Chips Ahoy. Jayden loves my cravings and Colby took a picture of me sharing my cookies with Jayden. Two crazy people!

The pregnancy is going good. I have my last appointment tomorrow and then a stress test on Thursday. I guess I am still measuring a little small so they just want to make sure everything is going good. My parents fly into Pittsburgh on Thursday and they will be staying till May 11th. I am so excited, I can't wait! They are coming early so that Colby can commute to Philippi and spend all the time he needs for finals that are, of course, the few days before my due date :)

Jayden can tell that something is changing. When I start doing things to get ready for the baby, it seems that he either acts up or wants me to hold him. When I ask him about baby he pats my tummy but I don't think he understands very well yet. The funniest thing is that right now Jayden has found out about belly buttons. He doesn't understand why mine is so different from Daddy but it is funny to see his face as he tries to figure it out!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Colby has been pinned!

Colby with some of his classmates. Tori and Dave (good friends) are the two to his left.

Scenic Philippi. The wind is blowng my dress, I am not that big!

This is Jayden and his bud Sam. I thought this was tender and cute.

Can you see the pin? It is on his right lapel, look hard because it cost us a lot of money :)

Family picture after the ceremony.

Yeah! Colby did it! We are so proud of him and were so excited to reach this stage. On Saturday, April 4th, Colby was pinned. This is like in nursing where it allows him to work with patients. He still has his rotations to complete, they start in May, but he has passed his classes and can now officially work under a doc to help treat. What a path to get here, but Colby loves it and has done so good!

The time is getting close. Our little girl will be here in about 4 weeks. We still don't have a name but promise she won't be without one by the time we leave the hospital! We are excited and nervous. OK, I am more nervous. I was not blessed to be one of those women who "forgot" everything from last time, but... I do understand the rewards better and know it will be well. Jayden will finally pat my tummy when I ask him where baby is so I hope he is starting to understand. He gets more of a personality all of the time. He says, Here you go, thank you, hot, apple, stinky, Daddy and of course No. He won't call me Mom but calls me Shell. The other day he got in the toilet and I said, Jayden! and he looked at me and said, "Shell"! Not a boring moment!