Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Big Brother\Big Sister

With Baby #3's arrival looming, I thought it would be fun to do something special with Maddox and Addison.  I know their little worlds are about to get rocked so I decided a trip to Build a Bear to pick out a new stuffed animal would be a lot of fun!  Today after nap, we headed to the mall with Dede and I gave up my control issues and let the kids pick whatever animal and costume they wanted.  They had a blast!!  Maddox chose a rainbow bear and a hockey player uniform and Addison chose a pink sparkly kitty cat and a Sophia princess dress.  I think it was a special treat for them and they really had a great time!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

38 Weeks

38 Weeks

I had my last official prenatal appointment this morning!!  Unfortunately, there was no change from last week but thats ok!  Baby is measuring right on schedule and had a heart rate of 137.   We are scheduled to be induced ONE week from today.  We will go in at 7:30 am and my dr. said she would break my water and see if that gets things going and if not we will proceed from there.  She did tell me she is leaving town tomorrow and will be gone until Sunday evening.  So unless baby comes tonight I guess I'm gonna hope we hold off until at least Sunday night when she gets back in town!

It is a busy weekend so at this point it would be fine with me if the baby waited.  Tomorrow night we are celebrating one of my besties birthdays, Saturday we have maternity pictures scheduled and then of course Sunday is Easter which is somewhat a busy day for my preacher husband ;D.  A lot to look forward to coming up!

Can't wait to meet this little one! Any guesses on boy or girl?


Monday, April 14, 2014


I love spring time!  The kids have been having so much fun being able to finally play outside again!  The only thing about spring in Colorado is that sometimes it looks a bit more like winter than spring.  Last night we got several inches of snow but thankfully the sun usually comes out not long after and clears it all away pretty quickly.

Besides playing outside, one of our favorite things about spring is baseball!  We took the kids to our first game of the season opening weekend and had a blast.  We did have some interesting weather, (snow, rain, and sun) but we had a great time regardless.  Attending lots of games is always something we look forward to every season!  Here's to hoping the Rockies do some winning this season!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Full Term

Yesterday we officially passed the full term point in this pregnancy!  I have so blessed to have 3 smooth and healthy pregnancies and I am so thankful for that.  This morning I had my weekly check up and much to my surprise my Dr. said I was already dilated to 2 cm!  This is the first time I have made any progress on my own outside of the hospital so that pretty exciting!  With both the other kids when I went in to be induced I still hadn't made progress at all!  So, at this point it could be any day or I could stay at a 2 until we go in to be induced 2 weeks from today.  Either way we can't wait to meet Baby #3!!  Here is the belly shot at 37 weeks!!  :D


Monday, April 7, 2014

Mommy/Daughter Date

Last week the boys were gone together so I decided to take Addison on a fun little date.  She loves having her nails painted so I thought a trip to the nail salon would be right up her alley.  She loved sitting in the big pedicure chair while she got her toes painted.  She got some cute little flowers and thought she was big stuff!   I know this will be the first of many trips to get our nails done together :D.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Soccer Videos

Here's a couple of videos from Maddox's first soccer game that I couldn't get to post the other day.



Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Break

Last week was spring break for the kids.  It wasn't a huge deal since Maddox only goes 3 half days and Addison only goes one half day but it was spring break none the less.  We actually had decent weather which was nice and got to do a lot fun things with friends.

Monday, per Maddox's request, we just stayed home all day.  It made the day drag on for me and made it feel like bed time was never going to get here but the kids had fun playing at home and staying in jammies all day.  We don't do that very often and I think they get tired of being on the run all the time so it was good for them.

On Tuesday, we went to a fun little indoor amusement park that I just found out about with our friends Max and Molly.  The kids absolutely LOVED it!  I can't believe I didn't know about it before now.


Wednesday, the weather was beautiful so we got to play outside.  It has been so nice being back in a house and having a driveway and back yard to play in.  The kids love riding their bikes and doing sidewalk chalk.

On Thuesday, we started the morning with donuts with Max and Molly and then headed over to the indoor pool to swim with them and the Rogers.  The kids had a great time and didn't want to leave.  I of course didn't get any pictures of this.  

Friday, we met the Rogers and Gampps again at the Denver Zoo.  Our kids love the zoo so they were super excited!  It was a bit crowded and really windy but they had a great time regardless!  

Collin went out of town Friday afternoon to Saturday night for a conference in Atlanta. So Saturday we just went to Maddox's soccer game, hung out with Max and Molly, and then went to the Roger's house to celebrate Kaylee's 15th b-day!  

 It was a packed but fun week!  Maddox went back to school today and I'll have to say I'm glad to get back into a routine!   I'm thankful for sweet friends that we can hang out with!   It makes like so much more fun!!

Friday, March 28, 2014

35 Weeks

Its hard to believe our induction date is 27 days away!!  The last few months have flown by!!  It's hard to believe it will be less than a month until baby is here!  I am not getting my hopes up that baby will come early on his/her own since neither of the other kids did that.  I
feel like 27 days is manageable though! We can't wait to meet our 3rd little and especially find out if we will be adding another boy or girl!  I am definitely feel uncomfortable at this point and not sleeping very well but I'm trying to enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy since I am planning on this time being the last :D.  The kids are super excited about meeting their new brother or sister too!  Addison will come over and look at my belly and say "The baby hasn't come out yet" :D.  So cute!  Here is the comparison picture of my 3 pregnancies all at around but not exactly 35 week.  They all look pretty similar to me!  So I really have no idea what little blessing we will be getting.  I am just thankful we have finally decided on both a boy and girl name!


Thursday, March 27, 2014


We have officially entered the world of kids sports.  I signed Maddox up for a little 4 week soccer league and he has LOVED every minute of it!  It is a really low key league with just one practice a week and one game a week on Saturday mornings.  He plays on a team with his best buddy, Molly.  Before the first practice, Collin had a chat with him and game him 3 rules, no holding hands with Molly, no kissing, and no talking while the coach is talking.  Before we left that evening for practice he told me "Dad said no kissing or holding hands but maybe if we win our game we can."  So funny!  He is having a blast and is doing great!  He is typically a more shy and reserved kid but on the soccer field he really comes out of his shell!  It is so much fun to watch!  Can't wait to watch him grow up playing sports or doing whatever he decides to participate in!

The only hand holding that has happened.  It was before the first practice started ;D

Cheering on Maddox and Molly at their first game!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014


A few weeks ago we made back to back trips to Dallas and then to Phoenix.  It was a fun but busy 2 weeks.  The kids and I went to Dallas to help host a wedding shower for my sister, Morgan, who is getting married at the end of May.  It was a fun week but unfortunately I didn't take very many pictures.  Here are the couple I got...
Watching movies waiting for our plane.

His best sad face because Aunt Heather and Aunt Mo were there yet.

We always have to get Donut Palace when we are at Kiki's house.

Playing on the turtle that me and my sisters used to play on at my parents office.

A couple of days after we got back to Colorado we re-packed to head out to Phoenix with Collin's family for Spring Training.  This trip has sorta become a tradition for us.  We love baseball in our family and this is a great way to see the players up close and personal.  The weather was amazing and warm and we had a great trip.  We went to 2 baseball games and the guys played golf twice.  We also got to celebrate Collin's big 30th bday!! Other than that we just hung out and swam which was awesome! The kids had a blast hanging out with Dede, PopPop, Clark, Lara and especially Luke!  Hopefully, we get to go back next year!
Ready to head to warmer weather!
They were being so sweet to each other on the bus to the rental car place.

Maddox got a bunch of new autographs on his baseball!

Maddox finally decided he wasn't afraid of Dinger anymore :D

We love to travel as a family!  This was our last big hoorah as a family of 4!  We can't wait to add one more to the mix soon!  Our next trip won't be until the end of May when we head to Texas for my sisters wedding!  Can't wait!