weekend UPdate

...NO BABY...
contractions... check
back pain... check-check
nerve pain... check
swollen legs, feet, and fingers... checkity-check
not sleeping... check
pressure, pain, pulling (and other yucky stuff)... check, check, check
To pass the time, I'm enjoying all the PINK that's coming my way. I love it! My visiting teachers threw me a great baby shower, even inviting my family. My mom made the drive to come to it, bringing clothes from Narji and gifts from my Grandma and Aunt Kim too. How lucky am I?!
I loved the shower and appreciate all the people that came and sent things. I really feel blessed to have such great family and friends.
The girls that threw the shower went all out - from pink m&m's to pink cupcakes (individually boxed) and baby clothes wrapped up like candy. It was really nice and made me feel so special - princess for a day.

Cameron's office put a big gift package together for us too. So much pink! Since his office has so much staff and I wasn't sure who gave us what I brought in a cake with a thank you card for the whole office.

In {OTHER} News...
The weather's been pretty nice (high 40's - better than last month at -4!). So Austin and Zac and I have been going on walks lately. Austin's new favorite place to walk - the field a few streets down - so he can collect BB's. (He's especially happy if he brings his basketball to dribble while we walk. I don't always let him because then Zac wants to bring one too and I end up chasing Isaac's ball all over the place)Cameron and I finally made it out on a date. We got a baby sitter and took off for Boise. This ENTIRE pregnancy, I've been able to count on at least one thing - Olive Garden Pasta Figoli and salad ALWAYS sounds good to me. So, that's where we ended up. We stopped at Costco after. Cameron saw the steaks and wanted to get some. I told him I wouldn't buy them because we don't have a grill (what's the point of cooking steak if you can't grill it?!). So we went to Lowe's and bought one. (We got it at the right time - they're clearancing last year's models to make room for this years, so if you're in the market you might get a great deal.) Anyway, it's been awesome having a grill again.... and the alone time with Cameron was GREAT too!
Land-O just finished reading the Indian in the Cupboard TRILOGY. 600 pages all together. He read it in 3 weeks. I can't believe how much this kid loves to read. We went to the library yesterday, checked out two books, and had to go back today because he finished them last night.

Landon's been playing basketball too. He's had practice the last three weeks and games start next Saturday. He really likes it. He's never even dribbled a basketball before now and he's doing really well. The kids and Cameron have been outside practicing every chance they can.

Austin is still not loving preschool. His class is a mix of 3-5 year olds and he feels like he's with "babies". It doesn't help that he can read and the focus of school is learning the alphabet and the letter sounds. Oh well - Kindergarten can't come fast enough! But he did have a great field trip the other day and I didn't have to fight him to go to school because he was excited for that. It was a post office tour and lunch at Smokey Mountain Pizza - they got to make their own pizzas and use a frisbee for their plate.

Austin's other favorite new past time is building forts. He found a corner in my closet and claimed it for his hide-out spot. He collects all the pillows from the bedrooms and sets up camp. Isaac loves it too. They fill up my entire closet with pillows, blankets, and stuffed animals and have a party.

Zac has become the KING of independence lately. He wants to do EVERYTHING by himself. When he can't do something he screams like a banchi with frustration. Not a fun stage he's going through. That's why I actually took him out like this the other day. I really wasn't up for the fight - and we ARE in Mountain Home, who really cares what he's wearing?! Looks like I didn't do Austin's hair either - I must have been tired that day!


shaina said...

During pregnancy, I always wanted Olive Garden's alfredo and zuppa tuscana soup. I made Heath promise me he'd get it for me the night I had the baby. Well, it was a bit chaotic that night, so we had it a few weeks later. Tasted fantastic!

runningfan said...

I'm glad your friends up there are taking care of you! Good luck as you survive the last little while!

Andrea said...

Look at all that pink! And, is it just me, or do your boys look so much older in these pictures? Hope baby arrives soon so you don't have to be in pain much longer!

Maynards said...

Sounds like your date was awesome! You can never go wrong with Olive Garden. Your boys are growing up fast, truly. They are so cute though.

Colleen said...

Such a cute shower! In the photo of you can Cameron you don't even look pregnant. Your face is so skinny! You look great and so do the kids. I am glad there are things to pass the time waiting for baby.

my4suns2 said...

I'm so glad you got to go out! We rarely do that and we have family around! The boys are getting so big and it made me laugh when I saw Isaac's outfit! Garrett was planning a party of his own the other day saying he wished he could have Austin, Josh, Kate, Mary, and Tyler all over for a party. Yikes, makes me feel so bad!