Thursday, March 27, 2008

Start of the Baseball Season = Minimal Blog Updates

We have been very busy with the start of the baseball season less than two weeks away, so we haven't been able to update this blog as often as we would like.  This weekend we will update with pictures from our Amarillo trip and our completed bedroom and we will also squeeze in some news about the third member of our family.  Until then, here is a funny song for something new to look at.  I put it up here b/c it has the same name as my wife (though spelled incorrectly) and because I think it is funny.  It is a little quirky, so it may not be for everyone...

Anyways, thanks for all of your comments we love to hear from everyone...

Jenny - Flight of the Conchords

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Elliott Takes Over the Blog!

Hey Everyone! My name is Elliott and I can't wait to meet all of you! I have been following along and reading this blog along with everyone else and it is driving me crazy that my parents don't update this blog very often. I mean, how many times can you watch a baby bite his brother's finger? Alright, we get it, it's cute, now can we get an update about ME please! Well, I guess if you want some thing done, you have to do it yourself!

Well, this has been a very busy weekend. I can't tell you how many times I have heard this conversation between my Mommy and Daddy:
Mommy: "I really want to get Elliott's room cleaned out, it is stressing me out!"
Daddy: "OK."
Mommy: "I really want to get the wall in our room painted, it is stressing me out!"
Daddy: "Let's plan a time to do it."

Daddy, can't you see that you are stressing Mommy out? It is really messing with the mellow vibe I've got going on in here. Just get everything done already. They can't hear me, so I try to get my point across with kicks to Mommy's belly!

This weekend it finally happened! Mommy and Daddy got in gear and got a lot of stuff done. First, on Friday night, they cleaned out my room. My room was being used as a storage/catch all room. But now, it just has my stuff in it!

With that out of the way, it was time for some rest. They were going to need it, as Saturday was very busy. We got up early Saturday and started running errands. We picked up my crib, but the box would not fit in Mommy's car. So, Mommy had a good idea to take everything out of the big box and stack it in separately. It worked, and we were off to run the rest of our errands.

When we got home, the first thing that Mommy and Daddy did was get their room ready to paint the wall behind their bed. Mommy was really wanting to get this done. She was saying something about not being able to do stuff for themselves once I get here. I'm not sure what she was talking about. Mommy and Daddy worked really hard painting and it looks really pretty. Here are a couple of pictures!

While the paint was drying Daddy headed off to put my crib together!  Here are some pictures of him working hard!

He found the directions!

I think my parents may be OCD!

Almost done!

My Crib is finished!  Good job Daddy!
After getting the crib done is was time to get ready to visit Sam and Mandy to celebrate Sam's Birthday!  Before we went Daddy took a picture of me and Mommy!

Let's go eat Kabobs!

As you can see, it was a very busy (but productive) day!  We were very tired, especially since me and Mommy had to get up at 5:30 to go to work!  While Daddy slept in until 11!  Oh well, that will end soon enough, right around June or July.  Get your rest now Daddy!  

Can't wait to meet everyone!



Monday, March 10, 2008

Youtube Video of the Week

This week's video comes courtesy of Elliott's Aunt Ashlan.  She found it on youtube and sent it to us.  Not only will Elliott be reciting Star Wars, she will now be speaking with a British accent!

"Char-ley, that really hurt!"

Have a good week! Peace!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Elliott's Room and other interesting stuff

We had another doctor's appointment today.  Everything looks good!  We are 22 weeks which is more that half way!  So with that in mind it is time to start thinking about getting Elliott's room ready.  We have been cleaning out her bedroom and this weekend we bought her a crib and a dresser/changing table.  It should be here next week.  We have also been looking at paint colors and fabrics.  Below are the fabric swatches and paint that we are going with.  It will be very cheery!  
This weekend, Jennie's friend and co-worker had her baby and Jennie got to help with the delivery!  Her name is Mia and she was 5 lbs and 10 oz.  Here is a picture of her...
And like I said, we are 22 weeks and here is an updated picture of Jennie's belly!

Finally, please pray for our friend's Sam and Mandy and their family.  Mandy's brother Richard and his wife Jennifer tragically lost their four month old daughter Lilly on Monday.  Please pray for God's peace and comfort for their family in this very difficult time.