Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Father's Day weekend we got to spend the entire weekend with my family at The Four Season's hotel in Dallas.  It was really nice weather and perfect for swimming!  This time was the first time Levi really knew what was going on and where he was.  He loved the pool!  We pretty much were in or around the water the entire weekend :)  He are some highlights!

Here are some video highlights of Levi swimming!

Levi and Nile seriously just can't get enough of each other.  I think that I could get Levi to do anything I wanted, as long as Nile was doing it too :).  They definitely are two peas in a pod!

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Old Stomping Grounds

Earlier in June we got to fly up to Crystal Lake to visit Brandon's side of the family (minus Chel since she was traveling Europe.  Poor Chel :)).  We had a very fun filled, and completely packed trip.  I did not get pics of everything that we did, but here are some from what I did get to capture.  

We rode the train to visit Grandpa at work and eat lunch.  This was BEFORE he actually saw the train or heard it coming, we were still waiting.

For those of you who don't know, Levi has always been very sensitive to loud noises.  So the train coming  and honking was quite frightening for him.  Despite of his loves for trains.  It ended up fine once we were actually on the train, but once he sees it coming, he get very upset.  Even now, when he hears a train horn, he gets a little nervous.  Hopefully that won't stay around too long. :)  Here is a video of once we were on the train.

This is when we actually got to Grandpa's work.  
Levi, Wes, and Grandpa!

Walking around the tracks waiting to go home.

The whole fam at lunch! :)

Levi and Wes getting a bedtime story read to them by Grandpa.

He loves his cousin Wes!  I can't wait to see him love on his little brother! :)

We also went swimming at the lake and down to St. Charles where we used to live to reminise.  Those were some of the things that no pictures were taken, at least by me.  We had a great time and Levi loved being there.  He got to play and play and play and he just can't get enough of his Grandpa. :)  We all really enjoy our family!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

31 Weeks!

I just can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going.  I mean, I kind of can, but I'm just sayin'. :)  Things are a lot busier while you are trying to keep a two-year-old occupied.  I have been spending most of my time playing with Levi, running errands, and eating.  Ha! Nothing really too exciting to report with the pregnancy, which is a good thing.  I would rather not have "eventful" things happen until the "big event".  We are taking a Hypnobirthing class coming up in July and we are looking forward to it.  Hoping to gain some knowledge on how to relax during labor. :)  I did get an ultrasound last week and here are some shots from that!   I think that they are pretty hard to tell what they are, but the tech labeled them for you. :) So this is baby at 30 weeks.


How far along: 31 Weeks, 2 days

How big is baby: Last week at the ultra sound he weigh 3 lbs, 9 oz.  That was one week ahead of average which the dr. said didn't mean he was going to come early, just big! Ha!

Sleep: Waking up frequently to turn over and get comfortable

Best moment of the week: Seeing the baby again on the sonogram.

Food cravings : Still just sweets!

Food aversions: non really

Symptoms: none!

Movement: This dude is right on top so I literally feel EVERY LITTLE MOVEMENT.  It's nice to know he is doing good, but sometimes it is just plain uncomfortable :)

Gender: BOY!

What I’m looking forward to:  Decorating his room!

What I miss: Nothing.

Next appt: June 28th

Here is a picture of me and baby at 31 weeks (and Levi makes the picture a lot cuter!):

Levi is trying to show you the baby :)


Well, I always knew that I wasn't very awesome at keeping the blog updated, but I am really feeling it this week.  There are so many fun things about Levi and the fam that I just feel overwhelmed to be able to share them all.  I will just try to tackle it a little bit at a time.

Levi is in such a fun stage!  He has become VERY verbal and communicating very well.  He really is very articulate and wants to tell you everything that he thinks about.  He will keep saying the sentence over and over until you repeat it to him correctly.  I mean who doesn't like to know that they are understood? :)  My favorite phrase that he says all the time is "All daboard!" when playing with trains.  Brandon's favorite is "Daddy, where ahh yoooouu??" when playing a game with him.  They are both very cute! :)

He is also a very good eater lately and been eating pretty much anything.  Veggies, meat, rice, "noodies" or noodles.  He is really growing and getting so big.  So big that in fact this pregnant mama is having a hard time carrying him around a bunch. :)

Levi is still VERY affectionate and loving.  We just really can't get enough of his hugs and kisses and "I love you's".  This two-year-old is just my favorite two-year-old around!  I love you Levi!