Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Crafts

We have been trying to stay busy around here waiting for Baby Sister to make her appearance.  
I'm really impatient right now and the fact that she has dropped so low makes moving around a bit uncomfortable.
I also had back contractions on Friday and we went to the clinic to be monitored.  Baby's heartbeat was all over the place so they sent me to the hospital for more monitoring.  Thankfully, after being monitored in the hospital for a couple of hours, Baby's heartbeat settled down.  We also had another sonogram at the hospital which confirmed that she definitely is a girl.  She was showing off her lady parts for all of us to see:) 

Anyway, Mady and I have tried to stay busy doing things around the house.  Here's a few examples.
1. Coffee Filter Painting  (One of the easiest crafts since we always have everything we need to do it!)

 2. Sponge/Car Painting  (Mady really enjoyed driving her cars through the paint.)
3. Shaving Cream Bathtub painting

4. Halloween Window Stickers (these have been awesome!  I found these in the dollar section of Target.  Mady loves them and I have bought several packages of them!)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

When Grandma and Grandpa visit...

We were so excited when my grandparents called and wanted to come up to see Mady and us in Cheyenne.  Since they heard Mady was making progress walking, they wanted to see it for themselves.  
So the first weekend in October, they flew to Denver, drove the 2 hours to Cheyenne and spent a few days with us.
The first day they were here, we got our very first snow of the season.  These next 2 pictures are of Mady and Grandpa checking out the snow.  These are some priceless pictures I'll always cherish.

 We braved the weather in the afternoon and ventured outside.  Mady wasn't a fan of the snow or the mittens. . She'll have to get use to it soon!

We had to get some nice pictures before church on Sunday.  Mady didn't quite cooperate very well...

Thanks for coming to see us Grandma and Grandpa! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

It's been awhile...

since I've blogged.  But it's been for a few reasons. 
 1. I'm in the third trimester of pregnancy and I have been really tired
2. Mady has been perfecting her walking skills.  Yes I said WALKING skills!  I wouldn't consider her a full time walker yet but we're very close!  I will post a video as soon as I can get one.  Usually when I pull out the camera, it causes a fit and she refuses to show off her walking skills.

In the meantime I'll try to get caught up on a few things we've been up to the last month.  
Yesterday, we went to the pumpkin patch.  We had so much fun as a family!
We drove down to Wellington, Colorado to a place called Harvest Farm.  Check out the website here.  It's a great rehabilitation farm for men who have substance abuse problems.  
We first checked out the bunnies and the pigs.

We then went to the petting zoo.

And no tears this time!  YAY! 
Then our brave girl went on the barrel train with Daddy.  The barrel was a little small for Jeremy though:-)

After that we went through the corn maze.  Mady wasn't that excited about it...maybe next year.

And proof that I was indeed's our family photo.
Mady's favorite thing was the corn bin!  We had to make her get out of it to pick out a pumpkin.  She kept signing and saying "more!  more!"

We ended our time picking out pumpkins for Mady and Baby sister.  

Mady and I were pretty tired by the time we left.  It was a great family day together!