Archive for April, 2008

So, the addition …

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Okay, so I mentioned an addition.  Some of you might know that we’re adding on to the house. Well, this is the plan. Below is the house as it is now.

This is what it will look like with the addition:

Cool, eh?!  We can’t wait.  We so need that extra room.  That will become our office and free up the other bedroom for our other new addition.

I’ve been taking pictures of the construction progress. I’ll add those in a later post.

Drumroll please….

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

It’s a GIRL!  Today we were so excited to find out we’re expecting a girl.  The ultrasound was amazing and the little one looked perfect.  She waved and somersaulted for us.  There is still no better sound in the world than your baby’s beating heart!  I hope to get the ultrasound photos up soon but couldn’t wait to share the news!

We’ve also chosen a name for her, one we’ve had picked out since before we knew that Noah would be a boy.  Her full name will be Katherine Claire (named for our mothers) but we plan to call her Kate.  I can’t wait to meet her and see what she looks like (will she look like Noah?) but that’s not for 5 more months.  It’s going to be a long summer!


“Noah! Stop! Aaaagghhhhhhhhh!”

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

So we’re having an addition put on our house in the backyard.  Each evening, I go in the back yard and take a picture of the progress. Noah usually follows and then wants to blow bubbles. Today was the same. They just poured our slab (how exciting!) so I went out back and took some pictures and Noah followed … yelling ‘smile … smile’ the whole time. I take some pictures, put the camera back inside and then start blowing bubbles with Noah. 

A little later, Dawn comes out and I ask her, “So now that the slab is poured, does it look bigger?”  She says, “No” (she’s a little spacially challenged).  As we’re both standing there looking at the slab, we hear Noah struggling with something and catch a glimpse of him dragging something out of the living room unto the patio.  We both look at each other and say “What is that?”

And then we see what he’s dragging out. It’s my CAMERA!!! We both start shouting, “Noah! Stop!” Aaaaggghhhhh! He finally froze and looked up at us, kinda shocked. Poor guy, I felt kinda bad. But it was my camera! He saw us checking out the slab and thought we might want to take more pictures of it. I would have never thought that he would make that connection, but YIKES!

My poor camera. Its a little scratched up, but seems okay.  Whew! 

That kid!

We miss you too!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I know, we’ve been MIA for awhile.  You’ll never guess why.  Noah borrowed the adapter for my memory card (read: we haven’t seen it since) and all the great things he does were trapped on my camera.  Well Walter came to the rescue and found a second one we had stashed away.  Trust me when I tell you it was worth the wait…

We went to Stir Crazy for lunch last week and while we were waiting for food I put the chopstick helper clamp on a pair of chopsticks.  I played with Noah, pinching him and poking him to keep him entertained while we waited.  After the food arrived I ignored my plate that was between Noah and I and on the other side started cutting up his food.  When I turned I couldn’t believe my eyes.  Noah was eating the rice off my plate with chopsticks!  We never tried to show him how to use them or even encouraged him.  Our big boy figured it out all by himself.  He was so proud too, he ate every bite of his lunch.  Check out the video below!  I wish I took a photo of all the curious waiters that stopped to watch.  It was pretty impressive!


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The Cat’s Out of the Bag!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

We’re pregnant!  I know many of our close friends and family are thinking, of course you are, you’ve been pregnant since late December but we’ve finally stopped hiding it from others.  Walter wanted to wait until we were far enough along to be comfortable telling work (unfortunately he works with a few dear friends so it meant not telling them either).  Now that they know we can shout it from the rooftops.  I can’t say I blame Walter for wanting to wait but it was a lot harder this time around for me to keep quiet.  It was also hard avoiding all of his coworkers or people who knew them because I got fat fast this time.  I could have never hidden this bump like I did with Noah, there’s no denying it or claiming a bad diet.

So the facts are that I’m 13 weeks pregnant, due on October 7th, but measuring a week ahead (just like with Noah who came exactly a week early).  The ultrasounds show a little baby shaped jumping bean who has a 50/50 shot of being a brother or a sister.  Hopefully we’ll find out more in a few weeks at our next ultrasound. 

So thank you all for your well wishes, your “I knew it”-s and your “I told you”-s.  We’re so happy to finally be able to share and to have such amazing friends and family to celebrate with.