Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oh boy! Oh boy!

Baby Alexander number two is all boy!!! 

We can't wait to meet the newest addition to our little family this March and celebrated in style with a mini cake reveal this weekend with our family and a little balloon party!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Pumpkin Patchin' 2017

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We sure enjoyed ours as it was our annual trip to Greenbluff to pick out pumpkins and then back to the house for the big carving competition.

While, the carving portion of the evening sort of fizzled out early, we definitely enjoyed picking out pumpkins, eating more than our fair share of pumpkin donuts, and enjoying each other's company during one of my most favorite holiday traditions!

Below are photos from the day up at Greenbluff as well as carving back home.

And if you're interested, past pumpkin patch trips are here here, here and here!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

18 Week Baby Bump (Baby #2)

Is it possible for time to feel like it's both flying by and slowly creeping along. I mean how is it already October (the best month!) but at the same time I'm only 18 weeks...because really I feel like I've been pregnant for forever now. And I'm really missing wine.

Up top...18 weeks with baby #2 //  down below...19 weeks with Lincoln!

We went into week 16 completely unprepared for the sickness that was soon to consume me, but now that I'm starting week 18 things seem to be looking up! Overall I'm not feeling sick anymore (knock on wood) and my energy is finally back (yah!) and I've come to affectionately refer to the little pea in my pod as the devil (really, truly I say that with love), because oh boy has this pregnancy been much rougher than Lincoln's.

So some stats!

Total Weight Gain: It's been a few days, but I'm still holding steady at 4lbs. Can we just stay there forever? 

Symptoms: Around 16.5 weeks I got really sick. So sick I ended up in the ER where they had to give me fluids via IV and zofran to stop the nauseousness....but since then, it's been fairly smooth sailing (#knockonwood). I'm also finally starting to feel those baby flutters! 

Gender: We find out next Thursday, October 12th!

 Just a bit...I'm still feeling like my house is never clean enough (because a 3 year old and a dog live there). We also bought a dresser this past weekend so the first piece of new baby furniture should be arriving next week. 

Lincoln's  Thoughts: I don't think he quite understands that this baby is actually going to make an appearance in real life in a few months. Right now he's happy to say "hi baby" and "love you baby" to my stomach when prompted. 

Are We Ready? Not even close! This babe can take its' sweet time cooking for a while but also, so ready (already) to be done being pregnant. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Wild Kratt's Live!

This past weekend was a busy one! In addition to Touch a Truck on Saturday, we took Lincoln to Wild Kratt's Live at the INB Center on Sunday afternoon....to say it was a hit is an understatement! Pictures below are a bit blurry...because iPhone + dark setting, but you'll get the idea.

I was a little leary about whether or not we'd make it through the whole show. Last year I took him to Daniel Tiger Live and we only made it about 45 minutes before he was over it. That was not the case this year and he joined in the fun, screaming with the crowd when the Kratt brother's asked questions, jumping up and down, and when the lights came up for intermission he exclaimed, "What happened?!"

After convincing him that it was only a small break (and taking him out to buy some Wild Kratt's swag), he happily settled back in to the second half and watched intently all the way to the end.

It was a great show and they really knew how to engage the audience, especially the little ones. I'm so looking forward to more live shows with my little partner in crime!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Touch a Truck 2017

This past weekend, we headed out to Touch a Truck for Lincoln. This is literally toddler heaven. If your little one has any interest in fire trucks, police cars, helicopters, buses, ambulances, and any other type of transport vehicle, this is the event of the year! And when it only costs $5 per person to get in, it's kind of a steal.

The highlights were definitely the FedEx truck, firetruck and helicopter!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Spokane Interstate Fair!

We crossed our first official fall bucket list item of the list this weekend with a trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair. This year was a big year, because Lincoln was FINALLY tall enough to ride something other than the carousel...although I'd be lying if I didn't tell you that the carousel was still one of the highlights for our little dude.

We headed out Friday evening, hoping to avoid the crazy Saturday daytime crowds and it worked! The kiddie section of the fair rides wasn't very busy at all and we were able to get on most of the rides without waiting in any kind of a line. Lincoln was cautious about riding without us, so there were a few rides that he missed out on since Kevin and I were too big to ride, but he did enjoy the choo choo train, spinning cups and carousel more than a few times each!

In addition to the rides, the games were a big hit since they involved getting to pick out a new toy! He even won a real fish! Here's to hoping we can keep the little guy alive.

A trip to the fair is not complete without fair food! The highlight was definitely the cinnamon roll funnel cake that we shared. And even with three of us, we were only able to eat about half before giving up. Lincoln ate the whip cream on top like it was his job.

Needless to say, this year's trip was a good one. Can't wait till next year!

Friday, September 15, 2017

15 Week Bump (Baby #2)

Happy Friday! We've got a busy weekend ahead, but I thought I'd pop in and give a little bump update. I haven't been nearly as good about writing about this pregnancy as I was with Lincoln (#secondkidstatus) but I still want to write things down as I remember them. So without further ado...a little 15 week bump update, with baby #2!

Total Weight Gain: 4 lbs. Really trying to keep the weight gain under control this time around. I blew up like an elephant last time and am working on avoiding that like the plague! 

Symptoms: Puke. Puke and more puke. I thought this was supposed to pass in the second trimester! All of the the sickness has me convinced this baby is a girl...I was not sick at all with Lincoln so this pregnancy has been much rougher on me than the last so far. 

Gender: We find out October 12th!

All of a sudden this morning, I had the urge to clean. All. The. Things. I stopped short of going through each and every one of Lincoln's toys and organizing them/throwing out the junk, but that is most definitely on my list to do soon. 

Lincoln's  Thoughts: I don't think he quite understands that this baby is actually going to make an appearance in real life in a few months. Right now he's happy to say "hi baby" and "love you baby" to my stomach when prompted. 

Are We Ready? Not even close! This babe can take its' sweet time cooking for a while.