Friday, February 26, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Fun-Filled February

What a busy month February has been! I can't believe it's almost over. I also can't believe we're 29 weeks along with baby Brenton and that we'll get to meet him in just 11 weeks! Of course, Noah turned two and I must admit that I was a bit teary-eyed putting him to bed on his birthday. How could two years of his life already passed by? In the hospital, the nurses kept telling us how "alert" he was for a newborn and that they couldn't believe they got a picture of him with his eyes open for the nursery webpage. He certainly hasn't slowed down yet, either! Whether playing with blocks, flying around the house with a cape (aka his blankie) pretending to be Super Grover or asking us to dance (while shaking his fingers in the air), he keeps us busy, but more importantly so in love.

Eric's 29th birthday was relaxing and low-key. Noah and I picked up Fleming's for dinner. Eric's favorites are their Double Thick Apple Pork Chop and Fleming's Potatoes. Earlier in the day, Noah and I made homemade strawberry cupcakes with a strawberry cream cheese icing. I'm the chocolate lover in the relationship, but Eric loves just about anything strawberry. They turned out great, but the best part was seeing Noah get so excited about singing "Happy Birthday" and blowing out his daddy's birthday candle. Earlier that morning, I'd put a candle in Eric's cinnamon roll for breakfast which Noah thought was great, too.

On February 12, Eric and I attended the 2010 Evergreen Ball benefitting the Friends of the Smokies. Since I served on the planning committee, we got to go for free and enjoy a delicious meal, open bar and dancing (well, I enjoyed the ice water from the open bar anyway). We considered this our Valentine's Day date :) On the real V'Day, we went to brunch at one of our favorite spots and picked up dinner at P.F. Chang's (i.e. no cooking was done on our part!)

Noah also got to hang out with our former neighbor Caroline who came over one afternoon to keep him for a few hours and then had dinner with us. He is such a flirt and thinks the world of Caroline. Andrew, Thomas and Lauren came over for the Super Bowl, but we didn't take any pics. We were all rooting for the Colts of course, but at least it was a good game.

Over the weekend, we finally saw some sunshine and warmer temps. We played outside and spent time on our deck. I LOVE this picture of my boys!

Right now, we're in the process of finishing up Noah's "big boy" room. The furniture is arranged, artwork is on the walls and the window panels are hung. Now we just need to transfer his clothes and toys over before making the big switch. We've been talking it up quite a bit and he refers to his room as the "big boy room" or "big boy bed" so hopefully it will be a smooth transition. He handles change pretty well, but I'll be interested to see how he does with more "freedom." We'll post pictures once the room is finished.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Brenton....our shy guy?

The 3D/4D ultrasound was great yesterday. It's amazing how precise the technology in these ultrasound machines is...and we were able to see Brenton snoozing away. He was sucking his thumb, yawning, and moving around a little.

Based on the first 29 weeks of this pregnancy, we both think that Brenton is more laid back than Noah, and that proved true again yesterday. In Noah's 3D ultrasound (click to see pictures), he was a wiggle worm, and seemed to follow the camera around to make sure his face was front and center. This has definitely carried over, as he's still on full-throttle all day every day.

Brenton seems to be a little more reserved and shy to this point. He seemed to want to move away from the sound of the ultrasound and kept nuzzling away. We saw some great profile views, and they look a little bit like Noah's ultrasound pics. (It's amazing to us how much Noah's 3D ultrasound pictures look like him!)

It's going to be fun to see if Brenton's personality carries over into his "out of the womb" life too, as it has with Noah.

Here are two of the better pictures we got...sorry they aren't very clear, I took them on my phone.


sleepy boy!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Playing House

This cracked us up, especially the "THE END" at the end!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2 Years Old!

At Chuck E. Cheese's on his "real" birthday on Sunday

He loved watching the show at Chuck E. Cheese

Caroline and "Super Grover"
He didn't let go of Grover for a long time!

Pausing for a quick picture

Elmo Cake