Sunday, December 23, 2012

Downtown Holiday Parade

A few weeks ago our town held it's annual holiday parade. Unlike the Memorial Day parade, this one consisted of people throwing candy and it didn't take long for Ben to catch one.

Besides the candy, this parade was extra special since my sister, niece, and brother and in law were in it! Ben thought it was so cool that he knew someone in the parade.

My sister and her family.

I can't believe Christmas is 2 days away! The anticipation is killing me!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Baby Number Two & 13 Week Bump Update

A lot of you already know or have guessed by now but just in case you missed it...

Baby Number 2 will be making it's debut June 2013!

8 Week Ultrasound

13 Weeks and already sucking it's thumb! I love this little peanut so much already!

 I didn't really do weekly belly shots with Ben and it's amazing to me how much the stomach can grow. Here are some shots from the past weeks.

8 Weeks
It's crazy how much faster you start to show with the 2nd one!

13 Weeks

13 Week Recap

Size of the baby: 3 inches and the size of a medium shrimp
Total weight gain: 5.5 lbs
Maternity clothes: Pants, but regular tops
Sleep: Pretty good. I'm able to stay up past 9:00pm now which is a plus!
Gender: We know:) But aren't revealing it on social media just yet.
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings/aversions: Craving-peanut butter, pineapple, toffee. Aversions-speghetti, string cheese
What I miss: A fountain Dr. Pepper
Moment of the week: Seeing our sweet baby moving and sucking it's thumb

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Visit With Santa

Santa hasn't always been Ben's favorite person, but this year's pictures with Santa are precious. 

And since I'm nostalgic...

2011. The only way I could get him close to Santa was to have him sit on this stool. At least he wasn't crying.

2010. I think every parent needs at least one crying Santa picture.

2009. First Christmas, still fascinated, and not old enough to be scared.
Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Work Retreat

New job, new co-workers, a new approach to work retreats :)

There was dinner, games, a whole lot of laughing, and even a pretty sweet limo.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Peter Pan Halloween

Halloween started with a party at Ben's preschool. All of his little friends were adorable.

After the school party it was off to J's parent's house. Ben's cousins also came over and it was nothing short of amazing that we were able to capture a picture where everybody was looking.

Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and J's brother. I love my niece's face. She looks slightly frightened that Ben's going to whack her with the sword.

Only in small town do police stop and give out candy.

One last flight of the evening.
Thursday, November 8, 2012


Wondering where I've been? Well here's a little hint...

We had so much fun at Disney and it was magical to see Ben experience it for the first time. 

I'll be back to update more about our trip soon!
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Boo At The Zoo

Every year the St. Louis Zoo transforms into pumpkins and all things Halloween for Boo at the Zoo. If your zoo does something like this, you definitely have to check it out!