Thursday, February 28, 2008

Lots going on!

We have had A LOT going on lately! For starters, last weekend I went to a women's retreat with my mother-in-law and her church at this gorgeous house below! We had a good time and it was very relaxing to get away for a night.

However, I returned to find Elijah's eyes were very swollen and "weeping". Never knew exactly what was wrong, but the antibiotic drops cleared it up. So, we fought off the mysterious eye infection, whatever that was! I felt so sorry for him though...

I have really been working on the baby's room a lot this week as well as helping my mom with an estate sale so I have been collapsing at night! I am really starting to lose energy faster the bigger I get. Hopefully we will be almost done with the baby's room next week and I will post before and after pictures. My baby shower is also this weekend, so I'll have pictures of it next week as well. It's getting closer and closer to this baby's arrival - I can't believe it and I am so not ready! I guess I better kick it into high gear...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Go out and Vote!

Did you guys know that Texas actually counts this year in the Presidential primaries??? Jason and I have really been educating ourselves this year on the candidates, and are excited that our vote is going to count on March 4th! We went to Dallas yesterday to hear Barack Obama speak. Now, before you go and start calling us Democrats....we're not...but we're not Republicans either. I guess you could call us Independents - we vote for who is the best candidate, and since we both tend to agree with parts of what the Republicans stand for and parts of what the Democrats stand for, then we can't really be one or the other. I know, that's lukewarm in Bible theory, but not politically I don't think.

I don't consider myself very politically inclined, so this was my first rally to attend. It was unbelievable!! The crowd when we arrived was ENORMOUS and we ended up in a line that went all the way up to the 4th floor of a parking garage!!! I didn't think we would make it in, but we barely squeezed in before they closed the doors and sat on almost the top row of Reunion Arena. It was a very educational experience and I really enjoyed it. I think Elijah did too, because he clapped every time the crowd clapped. Who knows, this may just springboard him right into politics one day....he'll say "I remember when I was 3 years old and my parents took me to my first political rally...that's what started it for me!" :-) Here are a few pictures, including one of Elijah clapping...

Make a difference this year and go vote in the Presidential primaries! Early voting has already started and the official voting day is March 4th! Since John McCain is pretty well a shoe-in for the Republican nominee, I encourage you to go and vote on the Democratic side since it is so close. And since this is my blog, in my for Barack Obama!!! He needs Texas and one other state to almost for sure shut out Clinton! (Sorry to all of you Clinton supporters out there...I'm just not a fan! Please no hateful comments. :-)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

My little Valentines:

At 30 weeks, this one weighs about 3 lbs...

and this one came home from school with about 3 lbs of candy!

After we picked the kids up from school today, Abbie and I took Ellie & Elijah to the park and flew a kite. It was a beautiful day and Elijah's first time to fly a kite!

Jason & Elijah have started a garden project over the past few weeks. It has been a major undertaking but I think will be worth it this spring when we have lots of fruits and vegetables to eat! Here are some pictures of the progress...

Progress is also being made on the room where the baby's crib will be. He'll actually be in our guest room, but we are changing things up and making it more cozy for a baby. We started painting this week and are hoping to finish that this weekend. I'll post pictures of the progress soon, and of the beautiful baby quilt my mom and her friend are making for his crib. It's hard to believe that he'll be here in less than 10 weeks!!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Computer nerd

He walks, he talks, he doesn't use a pacifier anymore, and now he plays PBS Kids games on the computer! My little boy is growing up way too fast...good thing I'll have another teeny tiny baby to hold in a couple of months. And yes, we do think that he's going to be left-handed - computers are not the only thing that he uses his left hand for. I have no clue how to teach a lefty to do you teachers out there have any suggestions??

Blog posts coming soon: 1. Gardening, 2. Baby's nursery