Friday, October 28, 2011

Daddy to the Rescue!

Well today was Ava Kate's Halloween party at school and fortunately daddy saved the day! I was supposed to help with the party and lead the craft but because I've got an upper respiratory infection and was told by the doctor not to leave the house through the weekend I was not going to be able to make it. Thankfully Ava Kate has an awesome daddy and Justin was able to get someone to cover his last class of the day and he went in my place. I hated to miss it but was glad he was there to join in the fun and get some photos for me. We sure are lucky to have him! Ava Kate gave me the run down on the party when she got home and of course her favorite part was the bucket of candy she brought home!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Final Countdown Checklist

The final countdown is on and this mama spent most of the weekend getting things checked off the final to do list!

Jett's laundry done and put away- check

Baby gear pulled out of the storage building and everything set up- check

Jett's hospital bag packed- check!

Mommy's hospital bag packed- half of a check!

Carseat in car- check!

Mommy's reading done- barely even cracked one of the many books on my list but that is what weekly doctor's appointments are good for!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Costumes, Carnivals & Cousins

We had a busy and fun filled evening Saturday. Ava Kate had her school Halloween Carnival so we got her all dressed up in her Fancy Nancy costume complete with red hair spray which was a big mess! I think her costume turned out pretty darn cute! She loves her Fancy Nancy books and games and we already had the dress and the red sparkly shoes so it was a pretty easy costume to pull together especially when you have naturally curly hair! Unfortunately Saturday was the same day she had gotten her flu shot and I think it had her feeling a little yucky because she was pretty clingy and uninterested at her school carnival. We did do the cake walk together and Ava Kate and daddy won some delicious sugar cookies. She got to see her teachers and some friends although she was being a little shy that night. She loved watching the armadillo races but had no interest in participating and I can't say I blame her.

After we left her carnival we went to the Austin Fall Festival to meet up with her cousins. She was thrilled to see them as always and they had more fun running around chasing each other than doing anything else I think. They did make some sand necklaces together and they all loved holding, feeding and petting the animals from May Farm! But after several hours of fun this mama's feet were glad to be home and kicked up in bed!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Orange Pumpkin Patch

Ava Kate had talked all week about going to the pumpkin patch only she informed me she wanted to go to the Pink pumpkin patch. Unfortunately that wasn't an option so we had to settle for the orange pumpkin patch. I don't think she minded too much though since we got to bring along Lila and Laney! Notice her choice of shoes that morning, I've learned there are some battles just not worth fighting with this fiesty girl! Justin took some good photos of Lila and Laney but someone else didn't want to cooperate, guess that comes with the age.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Only One Thing Missing...

Our sweet baby boy! After two wonderful showers the nursery is now complete!

The chalkboard sign daddy made with his name on it!

The blocks that spell out his name we found in Gruene, the chalkboard sign daddy made and the sweet book filled with our maternity pics from the talented Mrs. Hannah!

One adorable owl playmat!

The fun green coat rack from my sweet shower hostesses!

A drawer full of sweet little boy clothes!

The necessities... burp cloths, pacifiers, pocket nanny, thermometer, etc.

Lots of cute shoes for accessorizing!

And don't forget the little hats to keep those tiny ears warm!

Golf themed pee-pee tee-pees, something that will bring a whole new world to this mommy!

Lots of cozy blankets to keep our sweet boy warm this winter!

We know the importance of having lots of loveys!

Have you noticed a theme yet, yes I love owls!

A closet filled with tiny boy clothes!

A red and purple elephant painted by big sister and Grandma!

It even has his name on it!