Friday, September 30, 2011

Nesting and preparing

Again..sorry for the delay. Why is it you seem to NEVER catch a break. Just when I think we are caught up around our house...there are a zillion other things to do.
This week I have been nesting, this is actually my second dose of nesting. I am getting really really OCD about all this nesting and my husband and son might kick me out of my own home if I dont' settle down. I dont' want dirt on the floor, clothes in the hamper or sheets not clean. I have been cleaning, organized and dont' forget the dreaded switching summer/ winter clothes around. I DREAM of one day having a big enough closet to never crate things up again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I dream

I have also had 2 bladder infections in 5 weeks and not to mention I am anemic. Do I feel tired...NO, there is no time for that!
I have also gotten to catch a movie with a friend and eat and shop :)
So I have to weigh my odds here....bladder infection for a girls night was well worth it :)

Baby girl is growing right along and so is this Mommy. I feel like she is most active at night and in the afternoons. However, she is always active on my bladder, so pretty much my day consist of playing with Tucker and using the bathroom. I am 26 weeks this week and moving right along. NO we dont' have the baby girls room started, but yes she has tons of hair bows that make up for that right??
I have ordered the bedding and things are moving...they are just slower. We know the plan in our heads and I will show you her room as soon as its finished. We DO have a name....99% sure. It took a lot of arguing but I got my way like I usually do :) Remember, I like different and convincing Nate was a task. Tucker talks about the baby often and he knows where she is at, but I don't think he really gets it. I have a belly picture I will update next week (finally).

Thats all for now. This weekend we are making crock pot suppers, getting pumpkins and painting them and adding mums to our decor!!! I LOVE Fall

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cathcing up

Things have been busy here in the Hay. We have celebrated my birthday, visited the town fair, had bonfires and weeny roast, parades, football has started (and is sad), and I have been keeping my crock pot HOT.
Oh and yes my belly is growing growing. So time for a little catch up.

(Warning: if you are bored with my life stop reading now)

I believe I left off with my birthday. As with all my birthday, this one was no less than great. My boys and I watched football, ate wings, went to the county fair (twice), watched a parade and ate Chinese buffet all in 2 days. Yes it takes 2 days to celebrate my birthday....there is too much to do. Oh and lets not forget the cheesecake I ate, the gift cards and cash I received and my husband making my birthday morning with cookies and a Coke Zero. Cookies and a coke are better than flowers ANY day in my books.

Then we have been watching football and yelling at the TV 2 days a week at my house. The season hasn't looked good so far for the Colts, but I smell a turn around.

And me, well I have finally started growing growing. I mean yes I was showing before this, but within the last 3 weeks my belly is out stretching my clothes. Although, all my maternity pants I wore with Tucker are still big (nobody told me I was such a FATA**) and some of my regular shirts are still fitting. My weight  gain is way down from Tucker's weight gain and I would have to gain a lot of weight to catch up with what I gained with him (again nobody told me I was so fat). So I am proud of all that, although I know from here on out I will just be gaining and gaining.  I am really starting to fill little girl kick. I have been feeling it for quite some time but now she is giong to town, from what I can tell she doesn't sleep b/c I always feel her. (great right?). I am pretty sure we have a name. I love it, some people like it, and others look at me like I have grown an alien out of my ears. I wanted different. I have always liked different, and something that she will OWN and not have 10 other people in the class own too. So I will reveal that soon. :)
Other than that I am feeling ok. I am tired all the time but I dont' get time to rest b/c I have a toddler. My back just started hurting this week but I haven't started swelling thank goodness.
I am ordering her bedding tomorrow and the painting and transforming shall start soon as well. I will reveal all of that when its finished.
Oh and the shopping!! I am having so much fun shopping. And so far I have really been a bargain hunter :)

So that life here at in Hay,...preparing for baby, gearing up for Halloween and all things fall and trying to rest when I can. I will leave you with the cutest cowboy I have ever seen.......

We got Tucker's 2 year pictures taken a little early considering we will be busy in November. I have never seen anything more precious. The great Sheri @ Bella Bambino is the creator! We love her :) Ok and just because you begged here is one more

She quotes him as a heart breaker.....I think so :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My everything

I don't think you really need any words for this......

Monday, September 12, 2011

The not so big one

We take birthdays VERY serious in my house. I get this tradition from my mom and grandparents because they NEVER missed a birthday and always through a party. So today as I celebrate my birthday (tooting my horn here) I am going to NOT take life so serious and enjoy the small things. I am not going to care about laundry or dusting or anything minor. I am going to relax at work, maybe shop on line. I am enjoying MY day :)
Since the age of 4, I have always celebrated my birthday at the Fair. It always falls during my birthday, I like to think they throw it just for me.  Its a week long event and has everything you ever wanted...including fried butter!! So yesterday my little family of 3 1/2 spent the day looking at the animals and taking it all in. Today we will spend the afternoon at the fair parade and Wednesday we got back to enjoy all the rides we can till we vomit!!! (kidding) I can't imagine a better way to spend my birthday :)

so here is to ME!!! And learning to count my blessings more and NOT count my laundry pile!
Oh and for a bday present from my husband...he surprised me at work with a coke zero and peanut butter cookies AND I get to pick out a new purse!!! He is the best!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Its the MOST

Wonderful time of the year!!!

The kickoff to NFL Football is no joke at our house. We treat it like a holiday (as it should be) and I kinda wanted to take off work just to prepare for all the excitement!!!
Every year I make loaded nachos. These nachos have everything but cake on them and they are incredible. It just sets the mood. AND we all snuggle on the couch in COLTS blankets and eat our nachos ON the couch ( we never eat ON the couch at our house...always at the table so this is always a BIG deal).
Even though our teams aren't playing we still enjoy all the work up that comes with opening day. The pre-game starts at 6 and we folllow it all night until we crash hard!!!

Now as for Sunday...when these guys play (although he is hurt and wont

we usually open the windows, turn on a pot of chili and everybody is in game day jerseys!!! Lets just hope this baby girl likes football as much as we crazy people do.!!!!

who do you cheer for??

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Only for September

I LOVE me some September!!! It has to be one of my favorite months ever. I just get chills thinking of all the fun things September brings. For starters, I celebrate my birthday and our anniversary!! I love the fairs, parades, cooler weather in the evenings, making chili, making nachos, FOOTBALL, and so much more! Next week marks NFL kick-off and its pretty much a Holiday at our house. We get all excited and blare the tv and make nachos and a fun dessert. This Saturday marks the kick off to College Football. As big of a sports maniac as I am, I have never gotten in to college football and I blame it on the college I went to being to small to "get it". So this year my new agenda is to understand all about college football and get excited about it. I am learning the divisions and polls as we speak!!! But who will I cheer for....well MIZZOU of course! I am from Missouri peeps :)

I ordered all Tuckers new football gear and I am waiting on that to arrive any day..whoop whoop. Oh and don't think baby girl wont have some of the cutest football gear too :) (just with matching bows)

I leave you with a dip I am going to make for our football weekend!!!

Cowboy Caviar:

1 can of black beans

1/2 can of sweet corn (drained)

1/3 a cup of fresh chopped cilantro

1/2 a cup of chopped red onion

1 medium sized jalapeno, finely chopped

1 package of Philadelphia cream cheese

1/2 a cup of sour cream

1/4 a cup of ranch dressing

1/2 a lime


Soften cream cheese and mix with sour cream and ranch dressing. Spread evenly on serving dish. In a separate bowl mix black beans, corn, cilantro, red onion and jalapeno. Squeeze 1/2 of a lime into this mixture. Spread over the cream cheese mixture. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy.