making peppermint hand soap to give out as Christmas gifts to family friends neighbors teachers etc. I am finally done with it and even already gave them out to our neighbors. Turned out great!
planning Jack's birthday party -- he decided on The Young Chef's Academy for the venue. Can't believe he is turning 6! He is such a neat kid and we had fun figuring out his guest list and deciding on the menu options for his party. He cracks me up!
taking lots of pictures of other people's lovely families and kiddos. I am so blessed to have a hobby that brings in a little extra money!
working on the school newsletter. It is such a relief each month when it is done. I have to keep reminding myself that the number one reason I decided to stay home with my kids is to be super involved with their school and have a strong presence there. I do love it...most of the time!
coping as best as I can with the chaos that goes with home improvement...but man you should see my dining room! Wainscoting, ceiling feature, new paint...looking sharp! Real pics to come soon, I promise, but here is a little iPhone preview.
glossing over the fact that I am now 32 years old. I had a great birthday and got some nice gifts.
eating Thanksgiving leftovers and thinking next year just might be the year that I finally host!
frequenting the downtown children's museum with Nolan as much as possible.
Finally got him to wear the safety glasses while playing in the bubbles. This kid is the type that has to learn lessons the hard way so far.
Loves to be a fireman!
loving the fact that there is never a dull moment with this kid. He loves speed stacking and is participating in the science fair at school, doing his project on his Newton's cradle.
enjoying my energy returning as I leave my LAST first trimester ever in the dust!
Speaking of the little bambino (whom the u/s tech thought was most likely a GIRL at our 13 week ultrasound!), Gummy Bear is doing great! Here are a couple pictures:
Sweet little profile. Baby had heart rate of 160 bpm and appeared to be sleeping, but would move arms every now and then.
See? Now hand by the face...awww!
Can you believe we find out the gender for sure in only 2 weeks?! So excited to know. We have a new boy name since we just couldn't agree on Roman or Dash...Everett Lucas. Whew! I think we are officially done with the name game. It is hard coming up with a fourth boy name we both love!
Anyhow, I am already head over heels in love with this baby. And I truly don't care about the gender. Just so excited to have our family complete and hold another little baby!