Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012

Witch, spider princess and Cleopatra

Kaylah "playing" the part

Before Daddy did her "makeup"


Em being a Ham

 Kaylah "better dealed us" this year and went trick or treating with a friend, but Camden (Iron Man), Curley and Nikki joined us!

The 3 Amigos

Sweet sisters

Pumpkin time

Last night after dinner, we carved pumpkins (better late than never) 

This year because we were so late and we didn't have any stencils, they each drew what they wanted with marker and Adam and I carved them (with a little help) They did all the scooping!!

Alivia's Pumpkin

Emma's...... obviously ;)


and even one for little Miss Lyla (thanks Daddy)

Then we all carried them out front to display them. Just in time for Halloween!

And they came out perfect!!!

Hurricane Sandy

Was lame here in Hanson. I have to admit I was hoping for a little more excitement. On the flip side after watching news coverage after the fact I am thankful,as she really did cause havoc on other parts of the East Coast. As for us she was more of an annoyance. 

That morning I ran my sick Emma to the pediatrician for her cough and fever (bronchitis) I felt like I was rushing around to get home before the storm hit so I could catch up on laundry and clean before we lost power. Which doesnt take much on our street, we always lose power!!!!!

And this time was no different....for about 24 hours we were without, but thankfully we have a generator. This allowed us to plug in our refrigerator, freezer, tv, a lamp, and phone charger!   

Being without, sure makes you thankful for the little things. Like not having to hold a flashlight while getting up to go to the bathroom a million times in the middle of the night ;) Or not having to worry if your phone will die so you can check Facebook!

I made a pasta dinner by candlelight and we all ate in the living room while we watched TV. The kids loved this :) They also loved that school was canceled for 2 days!!!!! I however did not love that part! 

Happy 11th and 3rd Birthday!!!!!

This past weekend we had family over for the girls Birthday dinner. On the menu as requested by the girls ...was Lasagna, pasta and meatballs, salad, garlic bread and Macaroni and cheese!! And of course (selfishly) Guiseppes Bakery cakes. Every time one of their birthdays roll around, I am always amazed at how fast a year goes by, now that I am a mom. I am even more amazed that I have an 11 year old and that I am about to be a mom of 4!!!! 

And more than being amazed I am so very thankful to be a mom, their mom and mom to 3 (almost 4)girls.

Poor Emma spent her party coughing all night....literally :( 

Happy, Happy Birthday to my 2 October babies!

May all your wishes come true!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Why did I send Adam to McDonalds at 10:15pm the other night for a McDouble (no onions) and a small fry?  Because I have no will power these days....NONE!!! 

And for the record did not live up to its expectations :( and I felt guilty after as Lyla was going crazy probably on salt and fat overload ;)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

32 Weeks

How far along? 32 weeks
Total weight gain: 3 pounds in two weeks...Ill take it :0) 31 pounds total I think??
Measuring: 36 weeks!!! expecting another big baby
Maternity clothes? Yes Maternity and long regular shirts
Stretch marks? No new ones....just the same old ones becoming more noticeable with my expanding waist line
Sleep: started sleeping really well this week....feeling more exhausted  
Best moment this week: 
Miss anything? YES! turkey,mustard,lettuce and pickle subs. Also would love a big glass of Sangria :)
Movement: Yes :) 
Food cravings: Everything especially sweets
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of Adams cologne ....and giving the girls a bath....something about the heat and the smell of their shampoo ....blah
Gender: GIRL
Labor signs: Nooooo
Symptoms: Exhaustion, no energy,no patience and moody, constant hunger and lovely pelvic pain.... killer HEARTBURN...hip pain also struck this week. Was so bad I was envisioning myself in a wheelchair ;0)
Belly button in or out? In...getting flat..ish
Wedding rings on or off? Off....but only as I just discovered my diamond is loose :(
Happy or moody most of the time: MOODY...pretty sure everyone in my house hates me!
Looking forward to: Celebrating Kaylah and Emma's birthday's on Sunday:0)

According to BabyCenter Lyla is over 3.75 pounds and 16.7 inches long... I think she is bigger though!!

Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest

And Kaylah won 2nd place!!!!!!! She came home running off the bus to share the news!  This meant Kaylah gets her poster displayed at Mike's House of Pizza, 2 FREE small cheese pizza's and a ride up in the ladder truck along with the 1st and 3rd place winners. She was so happy, because 3 of her friends from Mrs Hall's class also won, best in their classes :) 

Daddy took a half day at work and we headed to Indian Head last week to watch her go up in the ladder!

Here is Emma on the way...She was so excited.

 Getting ready to go up

and......their off!!

Kaylah said you could see Boston at 90 feet up

Emma was trying to get her attention

The three winners and their free pizza certificates

Grammy, Nathan and Ella came to watch too

and they got to sit on the fire truck to pose for some pictures!!!