Monday, March 28, 2011


Of course all of my pictures are out of order, but, here is the last month in a quick show of pictures! This weekend we had the pleasure of my nephews company- along with the inlaws!! Zach raced in the Badger Mountain Challenge. A 15K trek up and over and down the Badger Mountain!! He did amazing and we had the family here cheering him on. For some reason they started the challengers off in waves but didnt reset the clock, so I dont believe there was an accurate time for anyone!! Luckily Zach had his watch on!

Here we are waiting in the freeeezzzzing weather for the race to start! Last week Zoe had rainbow day at school
And of course St. Patricks day, we made rainbow cupcakes and had green milk

And last but never least, thanks to my bestie for throwing an amazing baby gathering!! Didnt call it a shower because the point wasnt for gifts but was to celebrate the new baby coming!! We had everyone bring an appetizer and we played a couple games and visited!! It was wonderful

What a busy and exciting month!! The countdown is on!! My induction date is set for the 13th of April...but I am dialated to a 2......on that note this might be the last post before we have another beautiful baby girl on our hands!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I am so proud of myself! I set out to ACCOMPLISH something and was rewarded well with my finished project.
I usually dont gloat about my finished products but I was so proud! I think its okay once in a while to tell everyone you know about your accomplishment, it could be running your first race, finishing (or starting) that pile of laundry that has been on your floor for days, cleaning out the pantry, sewing your first blanket, or taking a dance class. Whatever is on your list of things to accomplish I think they are all worthy of a little gloating once in a while!!
Now a few of these projects listed above are on my list to accomplish but the one I am sharing today is my first TUTU. My friends little girl will turn 4 on Easter and I thought I would set my sights high and make a tutu. I am so happy with the outcome that I will definently be making more!
STEP 1: pick the colors, 2 yards of each-hot pink, white, purple and green

STEP 2: take your elastic and sew together (after measuring the waste of course)
STEP 3: cut material into 4-6 inch long strips
STEP 4: cut in various lengths and tie to the elastic
STEP 5: have your beautiful daughter try on the tutu and model!

now you may not understand the shirt but our friends The Andersons love the Beatles. So this shirt happen to be the inspiration for the colors of the TUTU!


Monday, March 7, 2011

go with the flow

I am starting to worry a bit....
As you all know Miss Hannah was a whopping 8.5 pounds! This time around I was certain that I was due for another oversized baby. Apparently as you keep having these little creations they get bigger and bigger! Here I am swearing up and down that I am carrying a 25 pounder, I need to be enduced soon because she is going to get stuck, and I can gaurentee there are different body parts circulating my entire middle half all at the same time causing me to look like an alien-
Well, what do you know.....I was wrong.
I went in for an ultra sound last week and it turns out this little peanut is in the 20th percentile. She's a little small.
I dont believe it.

As most of you know I am a planner, I need to know whats happening, when its happening, how it might happen etc. etc. Its something I dont love about myself but it is a pretty hard thing to change....going with the flow..are you kidding me!!

So here I am planning the delivery of number 3, ( Miss Colbi Rae), the day it might happen due to the fact I will be enduced since I was with the last two and considering the size of Hannah, who will be here, when I can get off of work, and preparing how things will happen as well as can be prepared.
Then I get the news that she is a little tiny, what that tells me is FULL TERM.
Ive never gone full term, never had my water break without the drs. help, always being at the hospital in the gown ready to go, its never been unexpected, Ive never been unprepared, Ive never not KNOWN.
I know women do it everyday, but Im not another women.
I am a planner who needs to know.
Maybe Im worried because its a new venture that Ive never been through, maybe Im scared because on one of the weeks thats around my due date my husband will be a little too far away for comfort, maybe I need to know who is going to take my kids at 3 am when I wake up and Im soaked.......maybe Im just worried.
I have a lot to think about, or maybe not think about.
I know I have plenty of people right around me who are ready and willing to come over any time day or night to help with the little beauty queens who are very excited to meet their little sister! At some point I suppose I need to go with the flow... but that seems like a lot to ask from someone who has always planned what nature had intended to be unexpected!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The fam

I thought I should share at least one picture of the ever growing belly! I think these last few days it has finally popped, I had four people at work ask if I was preggo and they see me everytime I work! Here are the girlies heading off to preschool
And well, here is Miley watching the girls take a bath!

We were playing the playroom the other day and dad was trying the old, Ill use my hands as your hands trick!! I just wish that I couldve gotten this smile out of Zoe without Zachs hands because too me this is a gorgeous picture!! It really captures her happy side!

And the girl who will never pose, you get the shot or you dont! She does not take after her sister who will pose when she hears the word camera. Hannah is all or nothing!

When it pores:)

So here I am visiting the great town of wenatchee- great friends good family and two children! A two year old and a 6 week old. Never have I traveled this far ( 2 1/2 hours) by myself with them and the trip there- fantastic!! Well on the way home I was stopped by a road crew blowing up rocks- 20 minute delay- okay, so we wait the twenty minutes. We pass the flagger and of course it has been 2 hours since I fed the newborn so its time to eat she screams- we make it to the rest stop and POW its closed, so we pull over! Then in the middle of feeding my two year old yells POTTY MOMMY, POTTY MOMMY- great- I say. So I give her the option to go outside- NO WAY so I say " lets put on your sisters diaper and just this one time you can go in a diaper" NO WAY aaaaaaaaaaaa- what do I do...well, there is a fruit stand up the road! So we hop in the car, get to the fruit stand and I plead my case- YES they say, you can use the toilet!!!
okay, I think we are good to go...but of course we get behind three truckers!!!
So long story short our 2 1/2 hour trip ends up taking us almost four and we make it home to a loving husband and father and a batch of peanut butter cookies from the neighbor!
I guess there is always a rainbow at the end of a rainstorm- HUH?