Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Heavenly Sunshine!

(My niece Isabelle who will turn 1 on Saturday! Wow, time flies!)
This morning Maria, Ani and Bbelle came over to play with Kai and the weather was decent (although cold!) enough to go to the park. Poor Kai hasn't been to the park in weeks, I'll blame it on the rain on not my lack of fun-ness.
(Kai and Ani just ran round and round the park climbing the `mountains' (hills))

We had care group at our house last night which is easy because we don't have to find a sitter etc. I just find that it takes me so long to unwind afterwards and I woke up soooooo tired this morning. I only have 6 days of work and 1 pro-D day left. It may not sound like a lot, but its still 3 weeks. I am leaving 2 weeks earlier than I originally planned to give me a whole month off. I love teaching, I wish I didn't have to move at all to do it well. My plan is to return part time next Dec/January but I'll take it one day at a time and see how it goes. People have been commenting on how small I am. How do I feel about this? Hmmmm. I recognize that I am not very large but its really all baby. There's no extra stuff. I don't know how people over eat in pregnancy because where is the room for the food? My stomach is getting so squished. The acid reflux is def. in full force although i think all the chocolate milk (bad for reflux) has helped keep the leg cramps at bay, none so far!!!
(Who knew the sit and stand held 3 kids quite comfortably?)

Kai has been making a lot of references to Diego and Dora lately. Examples: `I hope Swiper doesn't swipe our Pad thai!' `I wonder where my Bubbi went, I should ask the map!'. In regards to the baby, he def. understands what will be happening but is quite indifferent. I think he will be helpful but I think he will also be jealous and not the most gentle with the baby:) Gary and him have so much fun together. The other day they raked all the leaves outside and put them in the compost. Gary takes him shopping and lets him help with the cooking whenever he is making dinner. I love it. Kai loves it. Gary loves it.

Our `check engine' light is on in our new van. I guess we'll have to run a diagnostic test to see what it is, I'm so not in the mood for paying money for that. It seems to be running totally fine so I hope its nothing serious aka expensive:) So far it has been soooooo fun having 2 vehicles. Besides, gas is slightly more affordable these days. Yay!


  1. Sounds like a fun morning! I think Kai will be great with the new baby because he has so much fun with his cousins. I was so afraid that Shaylah would be jealous with the new babies because she cried anytime another child was in my arms. When they were "her" babies though, she was totally fine. No jealousy at all. Kai is the perfect age for a new brother or sister to enter the family. It will be so much fun for all of you. Can't wait to hear what he/she turns out to be!

  2. P.S. My vote was for a boy! :)

  3. Anonymous6:18 PM

    wow does issabelle look like a spitting image of ani in that first pic, or is it just me? you can def. tell they are sisters!!
    ps - i also voted for a boy... b/c thats what im hoping for! no pressure though
    also, i think im suppose to say this, " way to be, gary! "
    i think that was from a few posts ago

  4. I highly recommend Gaviscon tabs for the reflux/heartburn. My fave is the extra strength fruit kind. It's so many hundred times better than Tums.

  5. I agree with Nutball; Isabelle looks IDENTICAL to Annie...so cute! Lookin 'forward to her bday party! Giddee up!

  6. Hey guys
    Our check the engine light came on for our Odyssey and it was no big deal - Todd knows how to fix it - you can ask him if you want.