Monday, January 18, 2010

Preggo Pics

I wanted to take a few preggo pictures so that J could see what I looked like when he was in my belly! This afternoon, R took a few of me by myself and with Tink, and I thought I would share (mostly for my Mom). Tink wasn't being cooperative (what 21 month old is?), so we didn't get many of the poses that I was hoping for, but I love what we got because they're more her personality than anything I could have posed. Enjoy - hopefully, I won't look like this for long!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Celebrating with family

We were a little worried that the Christmas Blizzard would keep our families away, but they managed to make it here safely! We celebrated Christmas weekend with R's family, and had a great time. Tink LOVES her cousins, and was very excited to have them around to play with! R made another great dinner, complete with turkey for dessert. Our cooking directions were incorrect and the turkey took a little longer than expected, but was definitely worth the wait. :) We were really thankful to have our families here to celebrate with us, and our Christmas wouldn't have been complete without them.

Abby sweater from Grandma
A ball set to help Tink get ready for her brother!
Learning how to use the Sit and Spin

Cute new clothes from Aunt L (check out the shoes!)
We spent New Year's weekend with my family. The girls are starting to get excited about opening presents, and the boys-to-be got a few presents of their own. Can you believe that my sister and I are both having boys??? :)

Happy New Year!
baby blankets made by my uncle

matching Christmas PJs

An Elmo phone that says Tink's name!

Baby Abby Cadabby
Trying out baby cradles made by Papa (do you notice a theme here?)


We had an unusual Christmas this year, but a wonderful one to say the least. We originally planned to be at home instead of in Oklahoma, but didn't imagine that I would be on bed rest and we would have such crazy weather! We hoped to attend Christmas Eve service, but after sliding around the block and almost hitting a parked car, R decided that our evening would be better spent at home! We celebrated Christmas Eve watching the snow, setting out cookies for Santa, and reading the Christmas story. On Christmas morning, R did an amazing job following through with all of my special plans! We were able to spend the entire day in our PJs and let Tink open and play with each of her gifts before moving on to the next. We also had amazing food - baked french toast for brunch and the perfect Christmas dinner - baked ham with pineapple glaze, scalloped potatoes (from scratch!), and an arugula, pear, and pecan salad. So much for making me think that he can't cook! :) While travel and spending time with extended family are always an important part of Christmas for us, this year was made special by the time that we got to spend together as a family of three.

cookies for Santa

eating a cookie of her own and getting ready for the Christmas story
talking about Jesus' birthday (yes, baby Jesus is on top of the stable)
trying out her new baby stroller
getting settled in her tent with some good books (my kind of afternoon, I must say!)
Say cheese!