Sunday, March 28, 2010

Who needs Merry Maids?

Who needs Merry Maids when you've got this?


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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Outdoor fun, here we come!

EC's new picnic table has been sitting in the garage boxed up for months now, and with the weather giving us a taste of what's to come we decided to put it together. The 3 of us are looking forward to warm summer days to use it, along with his swimming pool, basketball hoop and some other outdoor toys we have!

Like most boys, EC thoroughly enjoys playing outside as opposed to anywhere else. He isn't much into dirt and mud, but more into sticks, jumping, swinging, and playing along side other kids. I know he could spend the entire day outdoors and be the happiest kid on the block.

Here is a short video: (FYI-our cat, Molly, threw up outside and EC kept calling it "poop" so just a fair warning that the word poop is said a few times!)

In other news, I had my regular checkup yesterday for the little bundle of joy in my belly. The result? All is good. Our doc even said this guy is on track to hit about 8 pounds by his due date. I know it's all estimated and we won't know until the day he's born, but I'm pretty excited. EC was so small (5lbs 6oz) and fragile so I feel good knowing this little guy might have a couple extra pounds of good ol' chub on him. As for me, I'm feeling pretty good. Definitely getting bigger each day, so no pictures of me anytime soon. :)

EC is catching on that there is a baby in mama's belly. If you ask him where his baby brother is, he'll point to my stomach and say "baby" or "brother". This morning, without being prompted, he came up to me, lifted up my shirt, kissed my belly and said "bruh-er". My heart melted into a big puddle.
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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Posing at the Park and Elmo

Let the sun shine! EC and I had a nice afternoon at the park earlier this week, we even had the entire playground to ourselves. He was such a brave little guy, he went down the big slide all by himself for the first time. What a proud Mama I was, even though I was a bit scared he'd fly right off the end of the slide with no one to catch him!

He even started posing for me as I took a few pictures. The trade-off was that I had to show him each picture after I'd taken it, then he'd run over to another spot on the playground and pose again then come running over to check out my mad photography skills.

We recently discovered shadows, he doesn't like to move his own shadow but he makes me wave at mine all the time.

Any other good mom would insert several fantastic pictures of the Sesame Street Live with Elmo concert we attended today right here in this spot. However, I forgot to charge the camera battery and by the time I remembered, we were at the show sitting front and center with Elmo staring us in the face. Regardless, EC enjoyed the show especially since he LOVES Elmo! We'll go when they are in town again, and I'll be sure to fully charge my memory taker that time.

EC's vocabulary has been blowing up lately, we're pretty excited around here. For the most part, he'll repeat anything you ask him too (which isn't always a good idea!) but also has a plethora of words he uses daily. A few new ones are "pine cone", "cop car", "trash truck" and "crayon". I'm truly floored by how many words he does use, it seems like he picks up a few each day. We still have trouble understanding several and frustration on his part has begun, so Nick and I are trying really hard to listen closely.

Only 3 more months until we're a family of FOUR! Ohmygosh. It hardly seems real but with every kick, flutter and punch I feel in my tummy, I'm reminded that, in fact, it is very real. EC will be a big brother and Nick and I will have two sons, who'da thought? The world will change for all three (four, if you count the new guy!) of us, but one day we'll wonder what we did before we had two little boys screaming and running around the house. Oh never mind, that would be easy....we SLEPT!

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