Monday, February 16, 2015

Announcement

On Monday we had the boys sit down and hold some signs. It took forever to get a decent shot whee you could both see the boys' faces AND read the signs. Ashton kept chewing on his.
So in case you don't get it, we're having another baby! It will be due October 2nd. We are excited and know that this will be our last baby assuming everything goes well.

I've known for quite awhile that I was pregnant. In early January I was having some weird symptoms. I was convinced I was pregnant so I took a pregnancy test, but it came back negative. Hmmmm... Then two weeks later I was feeling nauseous and had some other symptoms. I just wasn't convinced that I was not pregnant so I took another test. This one turned out positive. I think Sean was a bit shocked. It's a little weird because I'm still nursing Ashton since he still has some feeding issues.

I was ready to be done having kids at three, but we both felt that there was one more. We wanted to wait to tell people until I was able to tell people a due date. I went in for an ultrasound about a week and a half ago, but all they could see was the embryonic sac so they couldn't take the measurements they needed to tell me the due date. I went in for another ultrasound on Monday and they were able to see the baby. I could see its little heartbeat and they told me my due date.

So sometime this autumn our family will grow by one more!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Rock Climbing

A few weeks ago we decided that it would be nice for Sean to get Terryn into rock climbing. So we bought Terryn some rock climbing shoes.
 We thought it would be a fun activity for Terryn and Sean to do together. Terryn is kind of sensitive and we think that having Sean spend some more one on one time with him might help boost his self esteem.
 Terryn is really active too and is really good at climbing.
Sean and Terryn went to the rock climbing gym together and then I showed up about an hour and a half later and took some pictures.
 I was really impressed. He did such a good job.
 Terryn told us they have a small rock climbing wall in his school gym.
 Sean kept remarking how Terryn's technique was pretty good.
 He was really good at using his legs instead of trying to muscle his way up with his arms.
I think Jayce was a little sad that he didn't get to climb, but I let him take pictures with my phone and he was pretty ecstatic about that.
 Here's some of the pictures Jayce took. Of course it starts with a picture of his foot. Ha!
 Then a picture of Sean climbing. Jayce kept messing with the filters on the phone so the color looks all weird.
 He got a decent picture of Sean helping Terryn with the rope.
 Then he took a picture of me watching people climb. Hahahaha... Can you tell it was cold? I kept my hat on.
Then this is probably one of my favorite pictures Jayce took.
Now back to my pictures... San commented that Terryn climbs really well until he hits a certain height. After that his climbing style changes. You can tell he gets scared.
Then Sean and Terryn decided to try bouldering for a little while.
Jayce had fun photobombing.
He kept asking me to take pictures of him.
I think when Jayce turns 5 and can climb here, he'll be super excited to do it.
Sean tried to help Terryn do the incline, but he had some trouble.
It was getting to be time for us to leave, so Terryn did one final climb. I was so proud of my guy. Since it's been so freezing outside, we've been pretty home bound. I think it was good for Terryn to get out of the house and do something active.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pinewood Derby

Since Terryn is now in Cub Scouts, that means he gets to participate in the Pinewood Derby. Sean asked Terryn what he wanted his car to look like. He Googled a bunch of pictures and showed them to Terryn. 
He decided he wanted his car to look like Perry the Platypus.
Sean cut and sanded down the car and I painted it since Terryn didn't really care. I didn't want to buy any paint so I had to mix the colors to get the right teal color and orangey-yellow. I think it turned out pretty good. We had some problems with the wheels because Terryn talked Sean into putting the wheels on at the pre-weigh in and so he just put them in by hand. When he took them out, it totally chipped the car. One side was so bad that we had to figure out a different way to attach the front wheels. We were down to the wire with attaching the wheels and I'm afraid they were totally not aligned. One wheel didn't even contact. Yikes! So we were too hopefully about it being the fastest. Oh well... learning experience for next year.
I was asked to take pictures of the event, so I took a lot of pictures, like over 100 and sent them to the Troop leader. Here's a picture of the cars in Terryn's Den. I think Terryn's car looks pretty good.
They had a bunch of trophies to hand out. a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophy for each den, then one for the fastest overall. Then there were several trophies that people got to vote on for things like, "Best Paint Job", "Funniest Car", "Most Creative", etc.
Our whole family came to watch. Jayce had a fun time, mainly because there were snacks. He also got to run around with some of the other younger kids.
 Terryn had fun hanging out with his friends.
I'm not sure Terryn understood what was happening at first.
All the boys liked watching the races. Each car raced on each track just to make sure there wasn't a fastest lane.
Sean was a good sport while I was taking pictures. Ashton was kind of needy and wanted to be held or allowed to walk around. It made it kind of a pain to keep an eye on Terryn, Jayce and Ashton simultaneously.
Luckily, for the most part, Jayce stayed near his chair.
Terryn's car was super cute, but it was NOT super fast. In fact, I don't even think it made it to the end of the track. Hahaha... I don't think Terryn was too upset about it though.
Here's Jayce taking a break from munching crackers.
If you look closely you can see Jayce's chocolate moustache.
What's up Terryn?
Here's Ashton clapping for the results of one of the races.
Terryn really had fun hanging out with his friends.
 For awhile Jayce ran around and had a blast. All the racing took quite awhile. I think the boys were pretty worn out, but it was finally over and time to award the trophies.
Despite Perry the Derby Car's poor racing performance, Terryn was a trophy for the "Funniest Car."
He got to go up in front of everyone and get his trophy. He was a bit shy about being in front of everyone, but he was really excited.
For days after the race he was hauling his trophy around the house. He even tried to bring it to school. Hahahaha... What a happy kid.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Magical Moonlit Night

So... uh.... yeah. We are totally THAT family this year. You know the ones that don't take down their Christmas lights until like March? Yep. That's us. It wasn't my intention, but I didn't take them down in the few days after Christmas where there was a slight warm spell. Then it just got so cold that I kept putting it off. Now I have to wait until the icicles melt off the house because they have encased the lights. Hahahaha... I guess that's what I get for waiting too long.
 I took a couple pictures of our colorful icicles.
 I think it actually looks pretty cool.
This last week it snowed a few days and dumped about a foot of snow on us. This is over the 5 inches we got last last week. So we have quite a bit of snow suddenly in our yard. Last night the sky finally cleared up and the moon was very bright. I was talking on the phone with my mom when I looked out in the backyard and saw how pretty the moon-shadowed trees looked out back.
I decided I should take a picture. The above picture is completely unedited.
Here's the edited picture. I think it looked so pretty and peaceful.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Artist

Terryn's usually not too keen on painting, but I brought the easel upstairs and we encouraged him to try.
I think he had fun doing it and he painted a picture for his friend Derek.
I think it's cute.