Sunday, January 22, 2012

Finally - some snow!!!

I should have known that this year, we would barely get snow. 


because I bought the kid all new gear - snowbibs, boots, gloves, hat. 

And those who know me know - I rarely buy NEW. 

I hoped his coat from last year would still work - it sorta did, especially considering we've barely had a drop of snow. The sleeves are slightly short but hey, it'll do!

So since i was ready for winter, it's decided not to come. 

But this morning, we actually got a few little inches - 3 maybe? 

I was bundling the kid up and pushing him out the door before he'd hardly rolled out of bed. 

had to get to the snow before it was gone! 

Sledding with Dad - 

Trying to get Daddy with a snowball!

He loves his tube Santa brought last year! 

I apologize for the foggy bad photos. Two reasons they aren't good. 1 - i have a terrible beat up point and shoot camera i use. 2 - I was the person making the pictures. 

What can I say - I'm no photographer. 

The kid had a tough time walking in all his gear - but he was warm! 

And while he loved sledding, he was intent on "SNOWBALL FIGHT" - as he kept yelling. 

Apparently he's watched some wintry TV shows that involve snowball fights possibly?? 

Not sure but that was #1 on his priority list, thats for sure! 

I ran inside to whip up some homemade hot cocoa while the boys wrapped things up outdoors... 

He ran into the dining room yelling "I really really want Marshmallows in it!!!"

 Luckily, we had some - and it was tasty good and toasty warm!

A great snow day at home with my boys. I hope there are many more to come this winter!

Friday, January 20, 2012

It's A ....

Here we are breaking the baby news to the kid.

Husband and I went to the ultrasound that afternoon and waited to tell him the news until we were home so we could record his reaction:) so glad we did!

He's been holding out for a brother - BIG TIME. 

I kept reminding him - it might be a girl. 

"I know I know Mommy. God decides... but its prolly gonna be a boy..." 

Ohhh K Mister.

Another day he added - "it has to be a boy... cause cause - i don't know any girl names!"

Because he's naming the baby right? Oh my. 

Can you tell he loves grapefruit? lol... 

And here's a few pictures of our #2 in the womb - amazing huh? 

While the kid is pumped to be a brother - he was still slightly paranoid there was a girl in there too - somewhere ha. 

We've assured him NOPE. Just a little bro! 

I went for a checkup and Abram had to tag along. 

I explained they were going to check on the baby... 

He was good as gold at the appt. I took the ipad for reassurance that he would be entertained.

The doctor entered (same one that delivered Abram!) and he told her there was a baby in my tummy:) 

He went back to his game, the doctor did her thing - measurements, listened to the heartbeat, etc, then said her goodbyes... 

"Okay kid, lets go!" 

He looked up from his game. "What? What happened? Where's the Dr?" 

"She left. She's done. She checked the baby and we're done." 

"But - i didn't see her take it out!" he sputtered, clearing frustrated. 

"oh honey... no no, she checks it through mommy's tummy!"

"OH." he said,  gaving a little eye roll before sliding off the chair, as if to say - why was i excited for this? haha - poor little fella...  

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Snack Time

The kid used to eat most anything.

Veggies. Fruits. Nuts. Grains. Any Color. Any Shape. Any Anything!

Then somewhere along the way - he decided that wasn't gonna be anymore -

and I've been struggling to keep him eating variety ever since.

So in this new year, I'm trying to get creative.

This is his newest snack tray (yep, an ice cube tray with a new purpose!)... 

Cheese Puffs, Whole Wheat Pretzels, Bear Grahams, Almond Butter for dipping, string cheese, corn, peas, edamame, raw carrots, vanilla yogurt for dipping, strawberries, clementine, strawberries, blackberries and mango!

He ate most all of it up! Good Snack Mommy!  he raved... 

he least favorite was the corn. Next time i'll add some nuts because he loves them and they're packed with good fats. And probably do more raw veggies which he likes better - then add a dip for those like ranch. 

Side note - Abram is very into when the baby will come. and what we will call it. 

He's coming up with some names all on his own! 

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