Sunday, February 21, 2016

Maternity Photo Shoot - Baby #2

Thanks to a brand new camera, a husband photographer, and Grandma Jan and Grandpa Steve's photography and location to take some pictures, we have some maternity pictures for Baby #2.

Pregnancy is going well besides the typical ailments of backaches and now restless sleeping. We are now just under 2 months to go until the due date! You can make guesses anytime on the gender and the birth date. Eric is convinced it's a boy and Kate has no feeling one way or another this time around. We aren't sharing names but we have narrowed it down to a few favorites for a girl and a boy! We can't wait to meet a healthy baby at the end of all of this!

Oh and the theme for Maeve's classroom last week was 'family' so here is a thumbprint drawing of her family. She's starting to pick up on the fact that things are changing soon. She now says 'baby in mommy's tummy coming soon.' She will be a great big sister!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from our little Valentine, Maeve! This was the first year that she handed out Valentine's cards to her friends at school. She brought Minnie Mouse cards, of course, and some stickers for the 12 other kids in her classroom. She really loved making the cards last weekend and spelling out her name. She received some cute cards, stickers, candy, bubbles, and even sunglasses from her friends at school. Most of the cards had tattoos with them too (but we threw those away for this year). I guess we'll have to step up our game next year!

We enjoyed a party at her school on Friday afternoon where she decorated a sugar cookie with frosting. Guess who didn't even eat a bite? Maeve (and Mom, too - guess we know where she gets her dislike for cupcakes and sugar cookies :) )

We hope everyone has a wonderful day celebrating with loved ones!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Grandma Brigid's visit

In preparation for Baby #2 and because Eric was on a ski trip, Grandma Brigid came to town. We had a great time entertaining Maeve at the Zoo, at the Ice Castle and at gymnastics. We also went out to eat with Uncle Scott, Aunt Laura and Grandma Jan and Maeve got a compliment because she was so good (and they told me she could make loud noises since she was squealing with delight because the food was delicious!) The new Eric Carle exhibit was fantastic and a big hit with Maeve and Grandma Brigid and Grandma Jan.

Maeve is talking so much, she has the memory of her father (ie remembers everything!), and is now counting. Check out this video from 2 weeks ago at Grandma Jan and Grandpa Steve's house.

We did do some prep work to get prepared for Baby #2. We washed and organized bottles and we cleaned the "gender neutral" clothes and organized them in the nursery. Only major thing left to do is get the car seat back in the car and set up the pack 'n play and we still have (hopefully) 2 months to go!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras!

Even though we don't have parades and it's 15 degrees outside, we are still practicing our bead throwing and catching. Maeve hasn't mastered the catching part yet but hopefully we'll get to go down there in a few years and she'll be a pro!

We're taking the day off from work and school to spend time with Grandma Brigid before she leaves tonight (and Eric comes home from his ski trip tomorrow). I never had to go to work or school while living in New Orleans so seemed like the perfect day to take off and enjoy the last few pieces of King Cake.