Thursday, August 24, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Tonight was the 1st night that we discussed the possibility of 3 children. Until tonight we were perfectly happy with 2 girls. But tonight I asked your father what he thought about another kid, and his response was "well we have 2 amazing care takers asleep in there". I knew then that he was in for trying for another child 😭😁. That makes me so emotional and so amazingly ecstatic all at the same time!
I am currently 11.5 weeks pregnant! I couldn't be more excited. We told Reese and Ella that we were pregnant on Father's Day weekend. The excitement level in those 2 is more fun than I even imagined. They are going to be the absolute best big sisters! On Thursday I have a doctors appointment that will confirm that it is only one baby (we are always anxious about the possibility of multiples since we have so much of it in our family). More to come on all of this!!
These are the announcements that he girls made for Neal's family.
These are the journal entries I wrote to tell the girls.
Friday, May 12, 2017
This Houston trip was one of my favorites. The activities we did were just a lot of fun (Imax movie premier of Beauty and the Beast, 1st American Girl store trip and 1st American Girl doll purchase, birthday celebrations with Grizzy even though it wasn't really either of their birthday yet, lots of good time with family, the zoo and a trip to Aunt Mau's house that is always a highlight).
We did a lot of lounging around.
We love her doctor. We use a male doctor and in the coming years I know there will be some awkward conversations and visits for a girl to have with a male doctor. So sadly in the next few years I think we will have to make a switch. Dr. Swindle let Ella use his ear examiner (no idea what those things are called) and pretend that she was the doctor. She looked in Reese's ears and reported there was a bird and looked down her throat.
Last weekend in baseball Reese got hit by the ball while batting (they use a really inconsistent pitching machine). This is the second time this season that she's been hit. This time Neal encouraged her to scoot up closer to the plate to hit and she said no. Then one of the other coaches also told her to scoot up just a bit. She is so intimidated to scoot close or swing hard since she got hit the first time. She reluctantly scooted up and sure enough the ball hit her finger, smooshing it into the bat. She yelled "I told you I would get hit" and ran off the field sobbing. I missed all of this because I was at soccer practive with Ella. Poor girl!
While at the doctor she dramatically told the doctor about her finger injury. I did want him to take a look at it but I wasn't expecting to leave there with a potential fracture and a finger splint for a week. He said we could x-ray but the course of action if we were to confirm a fracture would be to splint it. So we just went ahead and did that and if it got any worse he wanted us to come back in.
This sweet girl doesn't need to get hit anymore this season (or ever again would be good) as I'm not sure that we will be able to get her to hit again as it is.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Who is your favorite friend? Mattea
What is your favorite snack? pringles & cheez its
What is your favorite thing to do with Ella? "play family"
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? chicken noodles soup
What is your favorite drink? lemonade
What is your favorite thing to do outside? trampoline
What is your favorite sport? basketball & gymnastics
What do you want to be when you grow up? a baby doctor
What is your favorite animal? a lamb
What is your favorite book? Barbie Baby Doctor
What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy? dance
What is your favorite thing to do with Mommy? go on dates
What is your favorite song? fight song
What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner? tacos
What do you like to have with you at bed? Lyla and brown blankie
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
What makes you happy? playing with nice friends, joy
What makes you sad? when people are not nice to me
What do you think about before you go to sleep? Ella
What is your favorite thing to do as a family? go to the beach
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Ella and her friend Emory taking a selfie in between cheering,
The champions after the final game!