Monday, March 28, 2011

Box Fun

It always amazes me how much fun a box can be for kids.  Oliver had a great time with this one :-)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fridge Lock

After trying 3 different "child-proof" refrigerator locks this is what we have resorted to, bungee cords on the door.  I am really glad that we didn't buy our new fridge yet, I will gladly scratch this one up if it means not worrying that Oliver is taking the mayo, ketchup and eggs out!  He looks so innocent doesn't he?!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Just waiting

I haven't been blogging because I honestly haven't been doing that much!  I am just counting down the days and hoping that this baby decides to come on-time, which is in 11 days.  It seems that with every pregnancy it gets a little harder, my body seems a lot more tired and sore.  I never thought a 2 year old would bring me to tears, but that has happened quite a bit lately too!  So I thought I was slacking off because my main Lenten goal was to remain joyful and have a sacrificial attitude about these final weeks of pregnancy....I think giving up chocolate alone would have been easier.  I have my 39 week checkup on Thursday, hopefully I will have some promising news to share! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Baby's Room

I've never really spent a lot of time or money on the nursery before, but when we found out that this was another boy I really wanted to do something new and different.  I've used the same nursery bedding/theme since Joseph and after 7 years it gets old.  
The theme is obviously monkeys (thanks Mom for helping me with the bedding set.)  I saw this decal a long time ago and loved it but it was definitely a splurge.  I had never used them before either and wasn't sure if I was going to mess it up.  It turned out to be easy to put up and I really like it.  I didn't take any pictures of the rest of the room, but the quilt is on the other wall with monkeys.  I think Oliver is jealous....he really likes monkeys but just got kicked out of this room!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Never done this before...

Because one of my friends is my 36 week picture...YIKES!  I hate posting pictures of myself...especially those in which I have a massive belly and swollen face.  Does it look like a 10 pound baby in there?  I hope not...Oliver was 9# 12 oz. and I don't want to repeat that!
17 days and counting.....but I wouldn't mind if it was less.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lent 2011

Lent 2011 has begun, I have many friends who say that this is their favorite time of year and I have to disagree.  Maybe I just haven't matured enough in my faith but I still don't love Lent.  I still watch as we approach Ash Wednesday with a small sense of dread.  I try to use the time well, but have a hard time with sacrifices and fasting.  
This year I am trying to change things up a bit.  I usually do the normal things like;  giving up sweets, saying the Rosary daily, daily Mass, giving up Facebook, TV etc. but this year it is all about my attitude.  At first this seemed like a cop-out to me, but I realized that I  need to focus on being more grateful and joyful.  I am still giving up sweets (because my kids have decided to do this too) and it's not like I HAVE to eat sweets just because I am pregnant.  
I am going to do this again with the boys too, they really did a great job last year.  
I am hoping that there will be less yelling at the kids, more peace, joy and gratitude in our house.  I really pray that we are successful this Lent.

Monday, March 7, 2011


It's hard to believe that soon there will be a fourth in the bunch!  They love each other so much.