Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day 2015

Happy Father's Day to Zac. I couldn't have found a better papa of my kiddos.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Moving... again.

Over the past few months, my parents have been looking for a new house closer to where Zac and I are in our apartment. Meanwhile, Zac has been getting fewer hours at his job, so Mom offered to have us stay with them for a little while to help take care of Dad. I'm feeling overwhelmed about it as I'm going to have a baby soon and the last time we had a newborn while living with them was not something I can look back on fondly. Zac thinks it'll be good for us so we can save money and the kids can have a yard to play in, so I'm trying to stay positive. Mom said she'll buy the kids a swing set for their birthday this year, so that's something to look forward to, as well as a grill for Zac. I'm looking forward to smelling steak outside while the kids play and I can sip on a temporary virgin beverage.

My littlest pumpkin is healthy as can be, upside down, and so cute. His eyes were open for the scan. I can see Zac's nose, my lips, and chubby little cheeks. His hand was dramatically placed across his forehead.

Monday, June 8, 2015

What Do Your Kids Know About You?

I saw this questionnaire from a few people on Facebook and decided to post it here.

WITHOUT ANY prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It is a great way to find out what they really think. When you re-post put your Child's age.

JAMES, AGE 9
  1. What is something Mom always says to you?
    "Don't pick on Leah."
  2. What makes Mom happy?
    "Listening to her and not getting on games in the morning right when I get up."
  3. What makes Mom sad?
    "Whenever I get fussed at too much it makes her upset."
  4. How does your mom make you laugh?
    "By tickling me."
  5. What was your mom like as a child?
    "Playing with Emily, nicely."
  6. How tall is your mom?
    "Two yards, I think?"
  7. What is her favorite thing to do?
    "Play WOW with Dad."
  8. What does Mom do when you're not around?
    "Watch movies with Dad."
  9. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
    "Crocheting the biggest blanket."
  10. What is your mom really good at?
    "Crocheting."
  11. What is your mom not very good at?
    "Playing Minecraft."
  12. What does your mom do for a job?
    "Homeschool."
  13. What is your mom's favorite food?
    "Spinach-artichoke pizza?"
  14. What makes you proud of your mom?
    "That you're my mom and you're the sweetest person in the world (aside from Dad and Leah)."
  15. If your mom were a character, who would she be?
    "Rosalina."
  16. What do you and your mom do together?
    "Go to the park."
  17. How are you and your mom the same?
    "Our feet, skin, and eye-shape."
  18. How are you and your mom different?
    "Our noses, mouths, and hands."
  19. How do you know your mom loves you?
    "She does things that I like."
  20. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
    "Bath & Body Works."
  21. How old was your mom when you were born?
    "25."
"Mom, come take our picture!" "We're superheroes!" "I'm an angry woman with boobs!" "And I'm a guy who farts silently, but it kills."

LEAH, AGE 6
  1. What is something Mom always says to you?
    "That you love me."
  2. What makes Mom happy?
    "Giving her sushi."
  3. What makes Mom sad?
    "Punching her in the face."
  4. How does your mom make you laugh?
    "By tickling me."
  5. What was your mom like as a child?
    "She liked to play with dolls."
  6. How tall is your mom?
    "I don't know."
  7. What is her favorite thing to do?
    "Go out and get ice cream."
  8. What does your mom do when you're not around?
    "Watch movies with Dad."
  9. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
    "Making cookies."
  10. What is your mom really good at?
    "Building stuff on the Sims."
  11. What is your mom not very good at?
    "Playing soccer."
  12. What does your mom do for a job?
    "Making cookies."
  13. What is your mom's favorite food?
    "Sushi."
  14. What makes you proud of your mom?
    "She makes cookies at home."
  15. If your mom were a character, who would she be?
    "Elsa, because Elsa's the prettiest person in the world, but you're more prettier."
  16. What do you and your mom do together?
    "Go to the park, sometimes."
  17. How are you and your mom the same?
    "By liking sushi."
  18. How are you and your mom different?
    "Because of our toes. You don't have Emily's toes, only I do."
  19. How do you know your mom loves you?
    "Because she always says it."
  20. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
    "To hibachi or get sushi."
  21. How old was your mom when you were born?
    "I'll say 25."

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Swimming

We spent some time at the pool yesterday afternoon. The kids have been begging to go swimming for about a week, but I've been putting it off because I can't find a maternity swim suit, nor can I fit in Zac's larger swim trunks. I decided to go anyway, drop my feet in the water, and take pictures of the kids while Zac swam around with them.

James has become more confident with floating around. Leah took some time, but eventually let go of the pool wall and floated from shallow end to deep and back. This summer, Mom offered to pay for swimming lessons, so hopefully we get that started soon.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Summer-y Stuff

My dad is amusing in a way that really isn't amusing... My doctor's appointment was for 9:50am. I told Dad I had to be there for 9:45am (which also tricks me into leaving earlier than usual, just in case). I told him to be at the apartment to watch the kids sometime around 9-9:15 and we would be up to let him in.

It's 8:32am: 
Dad: Im here. You awake?

Me: Just now... (I nudge Zac to wake up so he can let him in because just rolling to my side to get out of bed takes a good five minutes AND because my pumpkin of a belly is starting to resemble Cinderella's carriage). It's open.

Dad: Coming up.

It's nice of my dad to sit with my kids. He doesn't have to, but I think he enjoys getting out of the house. Plus, he really loves Zac's coffee. However, it would be nicer if he wouldn't rush over as soon as Mom gets home from work to leave him the car.

My appointment went well. Elias has a strong heartbeat and my blood pressure is still normal. I learned that I'm carrying extremely low because this is my third term-baby, which is also causing incredible hip pain, lower back pain, and rib pain. All normal, according to Dr. W. All I can do is lean back to take some of the edge off, but I'm just going to get heavier and achier until delivery.

*****

Zac and I brought the kids to get snowballs from Bop's Frozen Custard, then went to the local playground. Leah taught herself how to swing (finally!) on the big kid swing and was overjoyed with herself. "This is the best day ever! It's even better than ice cream!" James even conquered the tall tunnel slide.


I think tomorrow, we will conquer the swimming pool.