Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Is anyone really surprised?

It says "I M A BOY" if it's too blurry for you.

(I was going to lead up to the big reveal, but I realized you would just skip to find out what I'm having anyway.)

I think the most frequently asked question since I started telling people I was pregnant has been, "Are you going to find out the sex of the baby?" It's a generally common question to ask, but anyone who remembers the fiasco after Max entered the world understands why there are snickers after the question is posed. Neither Joey or I could stand to let it be a surprise (ha!), so we decided we would still find out the sex of baby #2. Now, I know that I will still be a little skeptical until D-day, but I have reasons to think this time it's more accurate. First, we did NOT go to the ghetto imaging place we went to with Max. Second, no one told me last time I had to drink 32 oz before the ultrasound (sooooo happy I didn't pee my pants). Thirdly, his bits were quite obvious and this guy is not shy! Lastly, the technician was much more knowledgeable and friendly. Here are the first naked baby pictures. Joey and I were just happy all the body parts are accounted for and everything looks normal. Max, on the other hand, was very unhappy with the whole process because he wasn't allowed to play with the ultrasound machine.

Monday, March 16, 2009

A few of my favorite things

Yesterday was a good day. Max went to nursery for all of church! Technically, he's not actually 18 months, but the fact that he makes a bee-line for the nursery room in any church building is a sign to us that he's more than ready. Of course since I dropped him off, there were no tears (he only has attachment issues with Joey). I got nervous when the nursery leader poked her head into Sunday School looking knowingly at me, but it was only a really stinky diaper. That might not sound like a big deal, but Max is a bit of a shy pooper (yeah, yeah TMI) so he must have felt pretty darn comfortable in there! Sending Max to nursery for the majority of church is one of my new favorite things!
Another favorite of mine is our growing cupcake business. I made these cute spring chicks for some friends who had birthdays.
These are some monster cupcakes I made today for a preschooler's birthday. I think Jim Henson would be proud. They were super easy too.Lastly, my favorite thing to hope for is our backyard. Joey worked all weekend getting ready to pour our cement patio. I cannot wait for grass and a garden! Max loves going out to play in the dirt, but I would rather be playing on some grass. Hopefully we'll have the majority of the yard done by the end of the summer.

Friday, March 13, 2009

For Sale!

Do you find yourself unable to reach the dark recesses of your cabinets? Are you too frightened to uncover the dust bunnies waiting for you in the nooks and crannies of your cupboards? Are you frustrated when you are missing the lid to your favorite Tupperware container? Have we got the tool for you. He's lightweight, flexible and comes in many shades and smells. We can't guarantee the tool will do what you want, in fact it IS guaranteed he'll do the exact opposite of what you want. But rest assured that if you want to know what lurks in hidden places, this guy will find it. He's also great at climbing to those hard to reach shelves on your bookcases and crawling under your bed. Order now, he's going fast!
*Caution: he will most likely eat whatever he finds and emits foul odors at least twice a day.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Look What I Can Do!

I guess Max thought it was too bright in the living room, so he took it upon himself to fix the blinds. I'm still not sure what to do about him climbing on the couch. I wasn't able to grab the camera in time to capture his backward summersault-faceplant when he slipped off the top of the couch. I wonder what the neighbors think of the boy standing on the couch, yelling and banging on the window.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


So here is our new furniture. I'm still not done with the whole room. I don't care much for the pillows that came with our couches, they seems too southwestern for me. I'm keeping my eyes open for fabric to cover them and match to curtains. I always get nervous when I pick things out at a store and am not positive how they will look in my house. Joey and I were both relieved that they work so well. Our table doesn't have the leaf in it right now because it would take up the whole dining room. I'm also not sure about the lazy susan that came with it, but it sure is fun spinning food toward Joey! The only downer was that the delivery men (they blamed it on someone else) dropped the table top and crunched a corner. We'll get our new, new table in a week or so. Now onto finishing the backyard and tiling the floors!