Tuesday, February 26, 2013

california part 2

On Sunday we went to The Getty and the Santa Monica Pier. Jayden enjoyed a bite of sand until he realized it was disgusting so he used his sandy hand to get the sand out of his mouth and just got more sand in his mouth. Poor little guy was a little confused. Alta on the other hand wanted nothing to do with the sand and instead enjoyed stealing Grandma's sucker. The weather and the time with family was glorious. It was a sad day when we had to come back home to the freezing cold and the work week. 

first visit to disneyland

A few years ago we started a new tradition in Greg's family. Instead of getting each other birthday gifts each year we put money in a pot and save up for a trip. Our first trip was to Disneyland! We had a lot of fun. I'll be honest I wasn't looking forward to the trip and was thinking I was going to be miserable, 30 weeks pregnant and two potentially cranky toddlers at disneyland all day.  The first few hours we were in disneyland my fears were coming true. It started pouring down rain and then hailing!! Luckily that only lasted for less than an hour. And we had so much fun. My feet were killing me from walking around so much, but it was so fun creating memories as a family. Which is tons more fun than getting gifts each year. 
Our attempt to get a picture of Alta and Jayden together :)....
The girls minus Valerie :(....

Saturday, February 23, 2013

memorizing the details

This past week I took photos of my college roomies adorable newborn Sam. He is going to be a little heartbreaker when he grows up. To see more of his pictures click the link to my photography site on the sidebar  ----------->

He sure got me excited to welcome our baby girl in a few weeks and made me rush home to capture the details of my two little munchkins before they change. I keep forgetting how fast they grow up. I feel like physically they haven't changed much, but then I go back and look at old pictures and realize a ton has changed. I don't want to forget that wisp of hair, those thighs, those eyes, that cheesy smile, those two little teeth, that little curl on the back of Jayden's neck. I sure think my little boy looks handsome with his new hairstyle, but oh my gosh I already miss that long hair. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

week 32

Nine more weeks to go, at the most. I'm thinking I will make it to my due date if not past. With the twins I was a couple days from 38 weeks and still nothing had really happened. I don't know whether to rejoice that I'm in the single digits or to freak out. Some days I think to myself I can totally handle three kids. Today was not one of them.

The maternity clothes have officially taken over. I try to keep wearing my normal clothes as long as possible. My maternity selection is pretty slim pickings and I always have a hard time justifying buying maternity clothes. I'd rather save my money and go shopping afterwards. It definitely helps being pregnant in the winter though cause as long as I have a couple shirts I can just alternate cardigans, jackets, scarfs and maybe just like in the sixth sense you won't even notice I have worn the same shirt three days in a row. 

One of my absolute favorite things about being pregnant is my hair. Three months after is when I cry cause I think I'm going bald. I'll admit I have considered incapsulating my placenta cause I have heard it helps prevent hair loss. I'm desperate! In pill form you probably can't even taste it right? Maybe it will be better this time around cause there is only one baby. That is what I'm hoping. 

week 31 with Alta & Jayden 

Monday, February 18, 2013

last visit as a grandma of two

A few weeks ago my mom braved the freezing cold to come spoil us all before baby girl comes and steals all the attention. I'm talking shopping, naps, spa day, preparing freezer meals with my Aunt Katherine for us, having company throughout the day. It was glorious. Moms are amazing, especially mine. Some how we managed to make it through the entire week and a half with only four pictures. I guess we are just too busy having so much fun. I dream of the day that we will once live close again.