Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday! One more week!!!

We only have to wait one more week until we get to find out the gender of our sweet baby #3! I am soo excited! I am equally just as excited to see the baby and watch her/him move around on the big screen. These are some of the best days of my life and most cherished! I love being pregnant when I get to live these beautiful moments in life. 
This week has been pretty low key. We haven't done too much because the weather hasn't been that great until today. It was in the 70's this morning and it already is starting to feel like fall in August, but I can't complain because it does feel pretty darn nice out. We ran a few errands this morning, went to the park then grabbed lunch. I have been trying to potty train Vivi but she is having a pretty hard time. I might stop and then try again in a month. I'm not sure if she is completely ready yet because when she does go in the potty I feel like she doesn't really know what just happened. Bella was potty trained a few weeks before her 2nd birthday and it took me one week straight. I am preparing Vivi for the same experience so hopefully we will be okay come October :)

Making puffy paint tee shirts

Best time ever at the grocery store

Lunch outside today since it was lovely out
Final product from the artist!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Long weekend and rough Monday morning

We did a whole lot of driving this weekend. We went all the way to Oneonta, NY which is about a six hour drive for one of my best friend's wedding. Erica and I were roommates in college. She was such a sweetie and we got along so quickly and became best friends. It was a fun night hanging out with her family and friends on Friday night. Saturday morning we all woke up early, showered, ate breakfast and started getting ready around ten o'clock which quickly came. We got our hair done and our make up, it was such a relaxing day. Then things started getting crazy at 3:00 an hour before the ceremony but everything went smoothly and Erica looked beautiful. She was definitely a little wound up though which is probably pretty normal seein as how she had to plan the wedding herself along with her sister and her mom. After pictures were taken and she had a few drinks she finally calmed down and had a great time. 
Curt and I were really torn about what to do because we needed to be home by Sunday morning.  We decided it would probably be best if we left the wedding after dinner so we could drive to his parents house spend the night and then wake up early on Sunday to make it home in time. That is what we ended up doing. As much as I wanted to stay for the whole wedding it just didn't make sense for us. I was also pretty tired and couldn't drink or stay up late so it just made sense to leave early. 

We drove home at 5:45am on Sunday and made it home by 9:00. We were exhausted! Luckily I was able to nap during their nap time then take a shower. We wanted to do something fun with the kids since we had not seen them for two days so we took them to the mall to get Bella new shoes for the school year and then we went to the Rio in Gaithersburg. We walked around, fed the ducks and fish, had dinner at Rio Grande then got some ice cream and candy! 
Today I am beat! The girls have runny noses so we are staying in on this hot code orange day to make chicken noodle soup and play inside. Maybe tomorrow we will all be feeling better and ready to go to the park or the pool.
Here are some shots from this weekend. 

Sunday afternoon back in Md.

Anniversary and Birthday weekend!

It felt like a long weekend! Thursday we had our 5th Anniversary. Curt came home from work a little early so he took the kids to the park while I finished up his gift. I got him a beautiful frame with a picture of us from our wedding day and next to it was our invitation. I also blew up a big family portrait of us that I have been meaning to do for about a year! Afterwards we took the kids out for pizza since it felt like a Friday, came home opened gifts and had some ice-cream. Curt is a sweetie, he got me a journal. I first thought does he actually think I have time to write? Then I opened it up and there was a note from him that said he has been meaning to get me this for awhile but kept forgetting. When we first started dating he would come over to my house and wait until I fell asleep then he would wrote me a note in a small note pad I had on my desk and I would wake up to a special surprise every morning. I always thought it was so sweet and romantic. So now he got me a new book that he can start writing me notes in on the mornings he leaves early to go to work and I don't see him till dinner. 
Isn't that all girls want? Sweet and romantic gifts. We don't need lavish things to make us truly happy. 

On Friday for my 32nd birthday I came down with a little cold so we stayed in and got some Chinese food for dinner and relaxed then had some cake and ice-cream :)

On Saturday I was feeling a little better thank goodness bc we had tickets that Curt got us for a cruise along the Potomac. We had dinner on the cruise and we had lots of fun together. 

On Sunday I made a huge breakfast for my parents and we spent the day at the pool then had a big dinner there. 

Overall we had a great anniversary weekend and I had a great birthday spending it with my family :)

The smallest apple pie I have ever seen. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Drive to New York

My best friend from college is getting married tomorrow and I am finding myself writing at 11:30 at night before bed. I am usually in bed at 9:00 or 10:00 at the latest but hey it's a wedding! I was just thinking about my day with my husband. We drove for six hours in the car together and it was so pleasant to have time alone with him to talk about things we needed to talk about but never really have time because the kids are cutting us off or just because we don't have time in general. Today we sat in the car, we laughed, we were self deprecating and we had fun with each other. I really miss my husband sometimes. I miss that we don't have the time we used to have together just one on one. I love him with all my heart and soul and I feel so lucky to have him as my husband and the father of my two beautiful children. I love our conversations and I wouldn't want to be with anyone else in the world for six hours straight. We didn't argue once, we didn't get annoyed or frustrated even when we were sitting in bumper to bumper traffic and were almost late to the rehearsal. I honestly think we were just happy to have some alone time on the road with out any worries or any children to look after. 
I miss my girls already but sometimes it is really nice to have time away to recharge our batteries and reconnect. 
That's all. Goodnight