Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nearly 25 weeks pregnant

There are several new posts below, so keep scrolling to see them all.
Wearing a regular, medium sized shirt, at 24 weeks 5 days. (with baby Leah)24 weeks with Sarah.
25 weeks with Sarah. Man, I miss that shirt!!25 weeks with Bekah. Also wearing a normal shirt. Bad angle cause Bobby was really low taking the picture of me. We were in a cabin in Charleston, NC.

The Storm, before it dropped a lot more snow

You can barely see the road in front of the house. It still hasn't been plowed, and the snow stopped over an hour ago. The mailman is stuck a few houses down because the road is horrible!
Imagine several more inches of snow on top of my van and filling the street. This is what it looks like right now. I did take the kiddos outside and attempted to shovel some of the snow. Yes, I know I'm almost 6 months pregnant.


Crafts Part 3

Early this morning we got an inch of ice on top of the 3-4 inches of snow the day before, and then it proceeded to snow 6 more inches. Because of this, we had a snow day. This means we didn't have to go over to my sister's house. We stayed at my parents' house. We did another craft that started with P to keep us occupied for a bit. We made Paper Bag Puppets. The girls had a lot of fun decorated their bags and taped the arms on. A fun and easy craft. Most of my crafty stuff is over at my sisters' house, but I think we did a nice job with what we had here.

Crafts Part 2

This week is a study of the letter P in our preschool activities. For a craft on Monday we made paper plate crowns. The kiddos had a a lot of fun coloring the plates and then wearing them around for a while after I cut them out for them.

Crafts Part 1

A couple weeks ago, I think, Bekah and I make these great crayons out of broken crayon pieces. It was a lot of fun! We sent them to my friend Amy's baby Grace who turned 1 last month along with a coloring book. The only thing I would do differently next time is use muffin papers and tear them off after. I had to buy my mom new muffin tins because I was too lazy to clean the ones we used thorough. :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fun Meme

Courtesy of Deven, I tried this today.

Here's the idea: Google your name + needs and share what you come up with.

Here were my top hits.

Poor Paula needs to put her children first.

Well, currently I always put my children first. Sometimes I don't eat lunch until 1:30 because I'm feeding them, etc. This is really hard for a pregnant woman.

Paula needs serious help now.

Well, my whole family needs help. Bobby needs to get a full-time job in the next month or so so we can focus on getting a house before Leah comes. Anyone want to give us 30K??

Paula needs
a man in her it you??????

I already have a man, a wonderful one, and I don't need another.

Paula needs more butter!

This is in reference to something with Paula Dean. I am craving sweets and salt right now, so I definitely don't need more butter!

Paula needs a reason to smile.

I have reason to smile every day, and their names are Rebekah and Sarah, and also Dylan and Ethan (nephews), but I would love to have the reason to smile that includes a house of my own!

Paula needs
to enter herself in rehab or something.

Don't drink, never have, but I may need rehab to cure my addiction to sugar. :~)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow, snow, snow!!

The playset this morning.

My parents' deck last night.

We got a lot of snow during the day yesterday. It took Bobby 2 hours to travel the 21 miles home last night. The school district my brother-in-law works for let out 1 hour early, so I was able to get home by 2 pm and shovel the driveway. This same school district did not even have a delay this morning when everywhere around was delayed or closed. (I am only home for a bit longer because my sister decided not to go to work this morning.)
The county we live in is also under a Level 1 snow emergency and wind chill advisory. My parents' thermometer says that it is -2.4 degrees outside. We ended up getting about 7 inches.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Praise, but still needs Prayer

Bobby found out today that they will be "pushing his packet through by the end of the week." This is in reference to all the "stuff" that has to be filled out/done before he can obtain a full-time job at UPS. We are ecstatic! We were starting to worry that the "timeline" was breaking down, but God once again has showed us that His timing and only His timing is perfect!
Continue to pray that a job opens up full-time and everything happens for us to buy a house and get in before Miss Leah decides to make her arrival.

Thank you!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

So excited!!

So excited to announced that Bekah has decided she likes the name Leah. We are very happy! We always liked the name Leah better, but she always threw a fit about it. We were having trouble deciding on the spelling of Anah, so it is now going to be Leah Pauline.

Friday, January 02, 2009

What we've been doing .........Since Christmas

My attempt to post about everything that has happened since Christmas.

This morning at 21 weeks, before we left for the ultrasound.

My attempt at taking pictures of Bekah's new hair cut. She looks so cute!!

Playing outside on a "warmer" day this week. (I think it was Monday)

Bekah with Grandpa looking at the trains at the zoo lights.
Sarah with Grandma looking at the trains at the zoo lights.
Posing for Mom after watching the light show at the zoo lights.
Some of the zoo lights.
Bekah loves to color, and my attenpt at showing you her hair before it got cut.
Sarah "watching" my tiles for me.
Playing dominoes instead of going to the zoo lights because it was thunder storming.

Baby Girl

I was wrong. It's another girl!

Her name is Anah Pauline. I know, not traditional, but I really wanted AH at the end to keep up the pattern, and this is a Hebrew form of Ana. I will post ultrasound pictures when I get a chance.

(PS, I only gained 1 pound in the last 4 weeks, and I hadn't been swimming for the last 2 because of my hip/holiday scheduling, etc. Yah!!!)