If I had a nickle for every lapse in blogging these days, eh? I'm pregnant! Wonder of wonders, miracles of miracles! But it makes me sick, and tired and blogging is low on the list. Probably for the best - the prevailing thoughts these days are such: "Morning-sickness-you-bast...jerk," or, "Welcome back boobs, why you hurt so much?" And in between those I'm sleeping like 9 to 11 hours a day, naps included.
Dave is my hero - preparing meals when smells are making me nauseated, and taking the kids out so I can nap. Riley and Joe are excited and tell everyone who will listen that there is a baby in Mommy's tummy. According to Joe there are two - one for Riley and one for him. Joe likes to sit on my lap and fall over and pretend the baby has kicked him off (I told him baby is the size of a blueberry - he didn't care - said it was just strong.)
So by way of updates, we got to go to another sealing, this one for my college roommate Sabine (recently nicknamed "Sabini" by Riley). It was a perfect, beautiful day and I'm so grateful we were able to go.
That was August 12. August 13th was Dave and my 5th anniversary, sentimentally written about in my last post. Now you know what the "surprise" was that I mentioned! It totally was, by the way - Dave is accustomed to me showing him the pee stick the second it turns positive - he never saw it coming. I truly am the worst at gift-giving too, so it was nice to have this special card to play. I told him we should start a photo booth tradition for our anniversaries, and he humored me and held up this sign and then I held up the pregnancy test and his face was delightful! I'm glad it was on camera.
After the surprise we went for a very sweaty long board ride down Provo canyon, followed by dinner and painting at Color-Me-Mine, just to take it back to where this all started on our first date five years and...some months ago.
Thanks to Don and Suzette for babysitting so we could celebrate just the two of us. And thanks to Dave for being my person! You are the peanut butter to my jelly and I love you!
Mira's baby shower:
And that covers the major events. Let's finish with a few shots from day-to-day, for balance!
|Forts. I believe Riley thought she and Joe were going to camp out here indefinitely.|
|Ice cream with Aunty Em, following a fabulous girls day - it is so nice to be with family again!|
|"Helping" in the garden. In their underpants.|
|Burger Supreme happiness. Best burgers/fry sauce in the world! Riley and Joe ate practically none of it. Ha!|
Aaaaand, this afternoon, I snuck in the kitchen when I heard Riley making Joe a lunch.