November 24, 2010

#3 @ 16 Weeks...

I've taken pictures during my other two pregnancies so I thought I'd do the same for #3. I'm almost 17 weeks and slowly but surely the nauseousness and sickness have been going away.  I'll admit I am very envious of all women who do not get sick while pregnant, but I am also very grateful that I have never had any major pregnancy complications and my labor and deliveries have been quite easy... seems like a fair trade.  Keeping busy with Garrett and Jenna has made time fly despite not feeling great.  I think with the holidays coming time will only continue to fly!  At my previous two appointments the Dr. picked up the sounds of baby K kicking before he picked up a strong heartbeat.  I've also been feeling the baby kick and if I lay on my back Dave can also feel it already....I think my stomach and ribs are in trouble!  We haven't talked about names yet and since they were hard to come up with for Garrett I don't think it will be any easier for this little babe.  My sister is due three weeks before me and they know they are having a baby boy, we will not be finding out....just love the surprise way too much!

November 10, 2010

If the shoe fits...

A little heavy on Garrett happenings lately but this little guy is just growing so fast and makes us laugh every day with the things he comes up with.  In the last few weeks he's had an infatuation with shoes, really any shoes that sit by the back door and if he wants to go outside he'll come to you with a pair of shoes. Sunday after church he thought daddy's shoes were quite intriguing so he carried them into the kitchen and tried them on. (And yes, I know the shirt is getting a little small, he was wearing a sweater over it so you couldn't tell)

Hmmmm, these look a little big but I think I could get used to them....
Yep, I like 'em and I know you think I'm funny so go ahead and laugh... 
Since I know you won't stop taking pictures until I give you my cute smile here it is, take the picture mom... 
On Wednesday night Dave wanted to wash the van and of course Rett HAD to be outside so he got to wear the boots given to him by Kolter Rotman.  I hear that Kolter loved these boots so much that he wore them to bed.  Well, there must be something special about the boots?!?  After Dave took off his pants that had become wet while "helping" Garrett followed him around with the boots until he put them back on.  Thanks for the laughs little buddy! 

Oh Garrett!

Jenna enjoys jumping in her bean bag and trying to do all sorts of flips and tricks.  Well Rett has been watching and those eyes take in everything.  It didn't take long before he was joining in the crazy fun!

After a running start from the kitchen he jumped in... 
Of course what little boy can pass up the change to play on the footstool.  Garrett finds it hilarious to climb, or should I say, flip, off the stool.  You can see the smile on his face so you can imagine how hard he is laughing when he does this.   
"I saw nenna (a.k.a. Jenna) jump off the stool so I can too mom".  Oh child, your grandma said you were going to be a stinker with that naughty twinkle in your eye and that mischievous laugh...I think she knew what she was talking about! 
Sweet Jenna, how can something so sweet looking possibly be teaching your little brother naughty things??? 

Scary Sharks and Beautiful Butterflies!

Garrett was our scary shark this year, although with a smile like that he's hardly scary.  When asked what a shark says he made more of a lion growl but it was cute nonetheless.  He had fun going to visit family and a few of the neighbors, especially the little girls of the neighborhood that adore him.  I think his favorite was having kids knock on our door.  Whenever he heard the knock he RAN to the door and would laugh at the kids standing there.  On second thought, he got the taste of his first sucker and it was a big hit, amazingly he wasn't even messy with it!
After MUCH indecision, Jenna settled on being a butterfly.  A trip to Wal-Mart allowed us to find some inexpensive wings, a matching skirt and the items needed to make some quick antenna.  Bonus with a costume like this is that the items made there way to the dress up box so they'll be used again and again.  We took Jenna home from her soccer game in the morning and were able to visit some family in the afternoon.  Later in the day she went back to her dad's and did some trick-or-treating with her cousins. 

I think the sweetest moment came when she chose to give all but a couple pieces of her candy to her teacher at school.  Mrs. Kamps will be sending to her son serving in the Army overseas, all the candy that kids chose to bring in.  Jenna was excited when she learned that they hand the candy out to little kids their and she couldn't believe that those children rarely get candy!  I love the giving spirit that she is developing, it's just so sweet.
Daddy with the kiddos.