Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday was a day I had been looking forward to for a long time - Wendy threw me a baby shower for local family and friends. What a treat to see everyone, and the way she organized it was so sweet and fun. Of course there were delicious snacks and so many thoughtful (and practical!) gifts, including favorite children's books from everyone (Wendy had included that suggestion in the invitations). I'm planning to add more photos to my flickr when I have time this week.
After the shower, mom and Bethany and I hung around to help feed the baby kitties. Wendy rescued these 5 abandoned sweeties from the playground at her school. She and Jeremy are giving them pretty much constant love and affection (how could you not love those little faces!). They even made one of my favorite blogs today - IBKC.
Saturday afternoon I hung out with mom and sis. We did some shopping - visited Home Ec Workshop to drop off some WeMiKiWi earrings that they are including for sale in the shop. And just hung out...
Then they headed home to Des Moines and Bill and I headed up to C.R. for a hockey game. No good photos, but lots of fun. It is one of our favorite things to do together, even though neither of us is a die-hard fan. Maybe our last big pre-baby date?
Yesterday I got some work in on my quilt - now that the back is done, I can work on pinning the layers together and basting it to prepare for the handquilting! We also did some more preparations like putting the carseat base in the car, setting up the bassinet in our bedroom and getting those last minute details ready! This afternoon I picked up my new mommy-mobile from the dealership (traded in my little hatchback). Now I think we are physically prepared, but I'm not sure either of us are mentally prepared for him to arrive yet!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
* photo courtesy of Bethany, who somehow managed to capture this great photo of Alice on Easter.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Operation #10: Got Talent?#11 - Habit
#12 - Luck
The backsides with journaling are on flickr.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
In other baby-related news (that's about the only news we have around here these days), Bill and I watched The Business of Being Born this past Sunday. If you haven't heard about it, Ricki Lake recruited a filmaker and friend to make a documentary after deciding to have a home birth. Here's a description from their website:
"The film interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights and shocking statistics about the current maternity care system. When director Epstein discovers she is pregnant during the making of the film, the journey becomes even more personal."
You might imagine that it is geared towards those interested in "alternative" birth methods, which is true, but it is also incredibly informative and compelling. I highly recommend it. Both Bill and I found it to be very reaffirming for the choices we have made for our birth plan, and it was great to see some ecstatic birth experiences. So anyway, yeah, if you're pregnant or thinking about it - see the movie!
Friday, March 14, 2008
You crow girl
Originally uploaded by Kirsten W
Friday has arrived, and with it, spring break vacation! Unfortunately, I'm not en route to warmer places, but I am looking forward to a week - for relaxation, knocking some items off the to-do list and catching up with friends.
This evening I suddenly got the "nesting" urge while I was waiting for Bill to get home from work, so I was hustling around cleaning out my car, putting away things that have been piled up around the house, and washing dishes & laudry. Now I am really tired! But it is nice to get some things done - 35 weeks pregnant today, so I only have 5 weeks until my due date. Time to really get ready and start the countdown.
The photo above is from a card class I took at Reminisce with Lindsey last night. I *love* the clever card designs & greetings she comes up with, so I was excited to be able to take one of her classes. Now I have some very fun bird themed cards to send to friends and family!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
We had the "spring ahead" time change this past weekend and it's throwing me off a little - but it is nice to have more daylight in the evening. This pair of photos is from this morning when I got up, and tonight after dinner.
Still keeping up with my photo everyday this year - 70 in a row today!
You can see the sets here if you're interested: January,February, March
1.You must share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
2.You then tag 7 people (if you can) and at the end of the post you provide links to their blogs.
3.Lastly, let them know they are being tagged.
1. I dislike trying something new unless I am sure I can do it successfully the first time.
2. I have been watching the soap opera “All My Children” pretty much my whole life (my mom started watching when she was pregnant with me) and now I’ve sucked my husband into watching it with me!
3. Sometimes I think my hobby is trying out new hobbies (especially crafty ones).
4. I love watching cooking shows and reading cooking magazines, but I am a completely incompetent cook!
5. I haven’t had any really weird cravings during my pregnancy, but I have eaten an absurd amount of Kraft mac & cheese and Honey Nut Cheerios.
6. Once I worked as an “elf” in one of those Santa/Christmas spots in the middle of the mall.
7. I’m obsessed with all things Macintosh (ok, if you know me you probably already know this one). I adore my MacBook, my iPhone, iTunes and my iPods (yes, I have more than one – even more embarrassing!)
I tag: Wendy, Diane, Dona, Zhenia, Amy, and Kristi & Josh.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
I cropped at Reminisce on Friday with some of my favorite ladies who I used to work with at Prairie and had a great time. I worked on my pregnancy album a little more, and made a couple pages about my great baby showers. This afternoon I couldn't resist making a layout with photos I took yesterday while we were visiting our nephew.Also getting caught up with my Paper Adventure pages and looking forward to tomorrow's prompt!
Saturday, March 01, 2008
I just recently found and starting posting to the flickr group called: "Six One Way"
Here's their group description -
"A group for parents who enjoy and are inspired by Six One Way . This is your chance to post your own triptych photo each week. Your post should tell the story of your family's week in three photos."
I decided to play along with pregnancy photos, since I'm getting ready to have a little boy. If you want a reminder of how sweet and wonderful childhood can be - head over to the pool and check out some of the triptychs.
Today is the first Saturday in a long time I haven't had work or travel obligations, so I better stop putzing it away on the computer and go make something! (Although I did get some good advice from a mom at one of my showers who said "Spend as much time on the couch as you can now before you have kids")