Friday, December 2, 2011

A Belly Story

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This video makes me melt. I love that Isaiah is just so sweet, and i am so excited to see how he handles becoming an older brother. I know there will be difficult times where i will feel torn between our newborn needing me and Isaiah, but i'll just take one day at a time. A part of me is sad that my days with giving Isaiah my full attention will come to an end, but i am also so curious to watch how he will grow in the time after the baby is born. He is such a big helper and is learning so quickly that i am confident that if he regresses at all, that it wont be for very long.
On another note, Isaiah has been a champ at potty training! He not only has been cloth diaper free during the day since he turned 2, but has been staying dry at night for about a month now. Thanksgiving weekend i decided it was about time to go without cloth diapers at night. He has been dry ever since! It is going to be so nice to have a little diaper break for the next couple months.

I am Thankful

All my siblings but 1
Thanksgiving weekend.... it was SO enjoyable, but went by so quickly! My brother Matt from Hawaii, surprised us all with a visit. My sister and and Niece were also able to make it for the weekend. My Grandparents and Uncle and Aunt and cousins were there as well.
Matt and my mom made a 'Turduckin'..... which is a chicken stuffed into a duck which was stuffed into a Turkey. Hard work, but i highly recommend it, it was delicious!

I made Green Bean Casserole, Pumpkin Rolls and Pilgrim Hats. They were so good that they were eaten up before i could get my camera out to take a picture.... a little bummed about that. I have a tradition that i started 2 years ago of making some kind of unique dessert or treat for each holiday, its just so much fun!

I also spent the week before hand working on a Thankful Tree for my moms centerpiece. It turned out so gorgeous, the picture just doesn't do it justice.
Friday we spent some time with my dads side of the family, which was long overdue.

A few things that i am thankful for:
* Dan- he has been working SO hard for us since he transitioned into his new job a few months ago. 14 hour days are becoming pretty normal around here for him. I really miss him though, and wish that we had more time to spend as husband and wife. At the same time i am not taking for granted the fact that God has really blessed us with this opportunity for a bit more income during this season.

*Isaiah- He keeps me inspired and laughing throughout the day. The faces that he makes just crack me up, he has quite the unique and goofy personality. Through him, i have learned patience, peace and so much about myself.

*Baby #2- i think its obvious how thankful i am for another gift of life.

*Our car- Dan recently had a few things fixed on it and i was just thrilled. I don't take it for granted at all that we have nice transportation.

Many, many more things, but i could go on forever. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to revel in how much God has blessed you as well. If you have more than you could ever hold in your arms, than you have something to be thankful for.

I am now off to decorate my house for Christmas time. I am officially a day late! We just need more snow now!!