Sunday, February 20, 2011

Old news....

I am waaaay behind on blogging....

so some of this is old news.

I've been taking "coma naps"

and have been out of it.

coma naps: pregnant naps that knock you out and nothing can wake you up! (not even a screaming kid or two)

This baby is taking everything from me!

Don't worry the kids are all alive and the house is still standing....

Last week (wait..2 weeks ago) coma naps mess me up...was full of Valentines fun.

We enjoyed a Valentines play day.

Austin and Faith are such big helpers.

Lots of little ones....

We celebrated Berlyn's 1st birthday...all the cousins!

I think we're gonna need a bigger couch!
Cousins help Berlyn eat her cake!

Again, what would we do without Austin and Faith...they are so good with babies:)

My sweethearts!

We enjoyed a Valentines fondue party with some homeschool friends...

Austin made these, but I did find one that said, "I got my eye on you."

When I asked him who that was for he just smiled...

(I knew it was his crush he's had since 1st grade.)

silly boy...

I tried to keep myself under control at the fondue party...

Have you ever seen a pregnant lady at a fondue party? Exciting!

We had all kinds of goodies to dip in the fountain..I had to try everything.

Landen was in heaven too!

My friend asked Landen what he wanted to drink. She said, "we have water, juice, ice tea....."

Landen grabbed a cup and stuck it under the fountain and said, "no thank you, I'm fine with chocolate!"

I "think" he was joking???

Then again..

probably not!

Finley was in heaven too!

Full of giggles and chocolate smiles....

On Valentines I attempted to make a romantic dinner for Justin. The food turned out great.(I am getting better at this cooking) We had crab, lobster and fancy sides.
We had the table decorated with candles and the lights turned down....

nothing romantic about having 5 kids trying to dig meat out of their crabs.

It was fun anyway.

A night to remember.

Nothing romantic about me slipping into a coma right after dinner either.

My husband did surprise me with a house cleaner!
Best gift ever!

I think he's getting tired of picking up the slack around here:)

Farrah started "Ballerina school" a couple weeks ago...

I think I love dressing her for dance class just as much as she likes dance class itself:)...

She is taking tap and ballet...

I love watching her shake her little booty around and concentrate so much on each position...

I have to bring all the kids with me.

The older ones do their work and Landen usually is playing blocks....

aka: making guns with blocks and shooting the dancers.

Finley watches with me and can't wait until it's her turn....

Everyday Farrah wakes up and asks me, "do I have ballerina school today?"

I have to tell her over and over, "Friday is dance class!"

She loves Fridays!

and we are working on learning the days of the week!

Both boys started baseball too! Mondays and Wednesdays Austin has practice. Tuesdays and Thursdays Landen has practice. Of course, Friday is dance and Saturday is games. Then Faith has theatre on Thursdays and Sundays...Oh and I have Zumba (stop laughing) on Mon and Wed. I think my cabin fever is cured! *sigh*

Not to mention church, MOPS, field-trips, school etc....yes, were busy again!
I like to be busy though...
I still try and fit in coma naps in between:)

She loves ballerina school!

Can you tell?

and she loves.........

the new baby!

So, I still haven't seen a doc....yet
Getting in this week.
It's been hard to find one I trust!
I think I finally found one.
I think it's time to be seen...look how big I am!!!!

Helllllllllooooooooo belly....goodbye feet!

I know it looks like I was due last week, but I'm not due till Aug!


#6 isn't messin' around!

I'm hoping to get an ultrasound this coming week...

ok, I'm off to celebrate our dog Maggie Mae's 2nd bday. Faith just reminded me it was her birthday today. How dare I forget!

I better get to making that cake because I'm cool like thatbecause mama wants cake!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The cure to cabin fever.....

not that I know what "real" cabin fever is.... I live in So Cal.
Thank you so much for you comments on my last post. I just love all you ladies and the encouragement I get here.
Am I a complainer when I'm pregnant or what?
I'm starting to feel a little better, thank God!
A little spark of energy and I wanted to do something, go somewhere....
I'm having road trip withdraws!
So, last minute we planned a quick trip to Brian Head, Utah.
Just 7 hours away...
That's a mini road trip to us now. ha!
We dropped the two little girls at Great Grandmas and took the older 3 with us.
I forgot to pack Landen his thermals, so he wore my tights as part of his layers....
He thought it was so funny and danced around the hotel in them.

This was the first time we took the kids skiing...well out of my belly anyway!

They were so excited...

Here they are all ready to hit the slopes!

Justin and I started snowboarding together when we first started dating. It was something we enjoyed doing together and still do....

We love that our kids want to learn how now too.

We have a timeshare in Brian Head, so we are making it a family tradition to take a ski vacation together every year.

Daddy teaching Faith....

I saw Austin get off the lift in front of me and before I knew it he was flying down the mountain....first time!

With his little brother not far behind....

Landen didn't know how to stop so he would just throw himself sideways and eat it pretty hard.

He loved crashing. He said it was, "Aweeeeeeeesome!"

The ski lifts didn't have any bars so it made me nervous to sit next to Landen as he wiggled around on it. He did fall off once, thank God we weren't that high up...

We couldn't keep up with Austin. He was having a blast, so he pretty much was on his own....

Only my son would flex at me while he's flying down the hill....yelling, "rock on!"

I should of had a leash on him!

Faith my cautious one....She likes to take her time going down and take in the beauty of the scenery around her.

She did race her brothers a few times.

We just couldn't believe how well Austin was doing.....

I didn't snowboard this time because of being pregnant. I just took it easy on the skis.

Brian Head ski resort , Navajo Lodge is so kid friendly!

We plan on bringing the whole family next time...even the baby.

They have a state licensed day care center. (which I'm not one to just leave my kids anywhere, with anyone) I checked this one out and I would be at perfect ease with leaving the little ones in there while I enjoyed some time on the slopes. Of course checking in on them every couple runs!

They do fun things for them and take great care. It's not crowded and it's very clean!

Next time we go we plan on taking Farrah out on the slopes too. She will be 4 and seeing how the Navajo is one of the nations best learning-to-ski resorts, it will be a great place to start her out.

We saw 3 year olds flying down the hill...

It was a perfect weekend to go..right after the storm. Lots of powder and the sun was shining!
We had a great time!

Enjoying some hot coco.......

Landen said it was the best day of his entire life!
I was beat after a long day of skiing...

We went back to our room where they had two fireplaces on for us.

ahhhhh....I enjoyed relaxing by the fire!

(It's on really, just doesn't look like it in the picture.)

It was our first time checking out our timeshare and we weren't disappointed....It was really nice and walking distant to the lifts.
The kids were mad I didn't pack their swim suits...opps!

They had a nice warm indoor pool!

We enjoyed dinner at Double Black Diamond Steak House ....

It felt good to getaway....
and don't worry I was safe and kept the little bun safe too!

Look how big I am already!
I haven't had an ultrasound of seen a doctor yet....
I've had a really hard time finding a doctor or midwife that I can trust.
I finally go on Feb 28.....everyone that has seen me swears I'm having twins...I just think it's a combination of me eating too many fried wantons and being that it's baby #6.
We should find out the sex then too!