Monday, June 27, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Well, thanks for asking.  It is doing pretty good.  There is lots of green and still some bare spots which mean either the seeds did not take or they take while I am really not sure at all.

What I have: 2 tomato plants, lots of cucumber plants, maybe 1 lettuce(it's being smothered), 1 carrot, in the top left cilantro, and in the bottom left peppers.  I also have a cherry tomato plant that is in a pot. 
Should I try and plant something in the spots where nothing is coming up?
Should I spread out the cucumber?
Or will moving them kill them?  Will it hurt that they are crowded?
Any thoughts would help......

Monday, June 20, 2011

Our Cincy Vacation

We spent a long week in Cincinnati.  I have lots of pictures, too many to share in a bunch of posts so I will just share a few from each major event and then you can see the rest on FaceBook.

The biggest event and the reason we were there was to celebrate my brother's Alex & Taylor graduating from high school.  It was actually a little emotional to see them graduate and be done.  I still have this pictures in my head that they are still 3 or even 12 but it is weird to think they are 18, have graduated and now going off to college.  I am excited for them and I am praying that they make good decisions in college.
The second big even for me was to see my nephew Aiden.  Sadly this was actually the first time I have seen him in person.  My brother had to op out of our last family even because of the cost of flying.  Even though we have done a lot of iChat's it was still fun to hold him and kiss on his cute cheeks.  We had a great little personality and loves to giggle.
We had a great day at the Splash Park.
Celebrating Aiden's 1st birthday & 
Stephen's with an army themed birthday.
Another exciting event of the week was meeting Taylor's girlfriend 
Katherine she is adorable.  Also Gracie showed the first signs of 
having a crush, she was smitten by Taylor and she loved getting 
to sit by Katherine.  Gracie like to sit by her and just watch 
her, she thought Katherine was pretty cool.
We went to the horse stables and Gracie got to watch 
some riding lessons and then pet a few of the horses.
And of course some great time with the family...
Taylor hanging out with the kids.
Alex & Gracie
Kassi & Me
Aiden and Grandma
Gracie & Grandpa
Gracie & Stephen

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Quick Update

This will be a short update on BabySchenk.  BabyCenter like to compare the baby size to some sort of food the whole length of the pregnancy.  So right now my baby is the size of this pepper. 

I finally went for my 16 week appointment in my 18 week.  Everything is fine except that I need to eat more protein.  I have added that to my list of things to eat, I will just add a spoonful of peanut butter, yum.  Our little BabySchenk would not hold still for us to hear the heart beat, there was even a ninja kick to the fetal monitor.  BabySchenk finally held still for us to list to the heartbeat and even turn to face us so the heart beat got very load.  Nothing new to report everything is the same from my 16 week post.  Only thing that is officicial is we will know the sex of the baby the first weekend in July, then we will start looking at names.  I think at this point that is going to be the topic of our conversations because we have not thought of one and we are starting from scratch.  Actually for those who are willing I would love baby name ideas.  I may have to post seperate on this, I think this time around we may go different on everything.  I really want Gracie to have a name she can call the baby so when the baby comes out she feels a connection.  I have a friend who did this with her daughter and she loved it.  I am most excited to take Gracie with us to the ultra sound, I am not sure how she will do but it will be neat to show her the baby.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Driving Miss Gracie

Here are a couple cute pictures of my Nephew Sawyer and Gracie playing together and sharing, I was pleased.
both in the coupe & S making a call to Mema
trying for a smile of the 2 of them
G talking to Mema

I was making homemade salsa and G loves sucking on
the lime. G & S sat under the table sharing the lime.
Pretty cute.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ready for College

We just celebrated my twin brother's Alex & Taylor graduation from High School.  With that comes graduation parties and gifts.  A while back I started making a list and collecting items that would be the basic essentials for College.  Although the picture below does not look like much it felt like it to me, 2 of everything is a lot.  I think I did an ok job, I will just have to see when they open it.

Monday, June 6, 2011

16+ Weeks

This pregnancy I have not been very good at taking pictures at all so I thought at the 16 week mark I would get one in but then I missed that day as well.  So I have 16 almost 17 week(wed) picture of my belly.  Not much to update or that has changed since my 14 week update.  But I will give a quick over view because I feel like I have already gypped baby #2.

Cravings: salads, fruit, veggies, and sometimes baked potato's. No aversions to report:)

Sleep Cycle: on my side and sometimes I wake up on my stomach.  I do get up about 3 times a night for the bathroom. 

Movement: Although I do not feel movement most of the time, I have noticed what is called "quickening", just little flutters.

Excited For: the 20 week visit and finding out what we are having, then we can think about names

What to Expect:  In the next few weeks, the baby will double hers/his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, she's/he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.  This is all from the babycenter website, I resigned up so that with my schedule I could at least be updated on our new baby's development.  I am really trying not to miss the important stuff :)
New Moment: I recently had the house to myself for 2 nights in a row.  No Troy and no Gracie for 2 days.  This is the first time I have been truly alone since before Gracie was born, the house all to myself.  Don't worry I enjoyed every minute:)
16 Weeks & 5 Days
took a quick picture with the computer before work

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Holiday Rewind

Lets go back to my holiday posts that I have had waiting and I have just not had the time.

This week I attended the Mother's and Other's Tea at our church and it was a blast.  I love all the ladies in my life.  And all the moms seem to be constantly encouraging and loving on my family, we are so blessed.  I just wanted to share a cute pictures of a couple of the girls
rena, kim, me, rachel

Yes this is really late but I thought I would share a picture of Gracie and my matching outfit that I made or Easter.  I got a little to ambitious and I am not sure I will do that again but here it is.
gracie & me
I made these matchy/cheesy outfits for Gracie and I. 
Dress a little dress and a maternity skirt for myself.
Not perfect but it was cute.  Weirdly enough I had a
cardigan that matched the perfect purple weird. 
I know my mom is proud of our little outfit:)
ready for the egg hunt
she seem to just what to do
a serious bunny
first abbie's turn
then cabbie