Best way to start off a day: a handwritten letter on a really funny card. Thanks, Beefdog.
I was blogging (as I am now) and realized I had meant to take a photo of our newly installed back door for one day and never did. So I went outside, shut the door, and took the photo to use. I tried to go back inside and the the door was locked. And so was the front door. And Andy was at work. And I was in my little nightie, with a little bit of a pregnant belly, and my bed hair down and flowing in the breeze like a crazy lady. Luckily I used my phone to take the picture so I called my sister and she rescued me.
This is the only semblance of a nursery preview I have to offer. The bobbies finished octopus buddy on a crib sheet. I'm pretty pleased with the finished product.
I guess this could count also. It's the rocking chair we found on Craigslist. But we are going to re-cover the seat. (It's travelled around the world and been a nursing rocker for two generations already. Hoping for good mojo to be passed along.)
Andy helped Bekah with some plumbing stuff and before he got cleaned up I made him let me take a picture of his mud-speckled face.
Dinner and a movie night. Not shown: oysters (ga-ross) and crackers to put all this good stuff on.
Just playing with watermelon beaks in our construction zone.
Trying to nest and all I can come up with is cutting butternut squash to get it out of the veggie bowl.
A delicious dinner out, pony High Life and all.
A 26 1/2 week check in. Steadily growing I'd say.
The first booty I've ever knitted. I can't believe there's someone inside me that's going to fill this with a tiny foot.
Stopped by the Amtrak. It felt so old-fashioned to wait at the tracks. A grandpa and grandson took the opportunity to park and watch.
Trying to pack for Arkansas, but Z won't let me. And I didn't dare disturb. She can get a little feisty if you interrupt her napping.
Skies over Chicago
En route to Midway Airport. I love seeing the patterns and colors from the sky.
Greers Ferry Lake
A night game of Scrabble with Dad and Andy. I won. Maybe because my thinking was fueled by water not wine.
Sugar Loaf Mountain
We hiked up the mountain in the middle of the lake! An incredible view and a very accessible cool off afterward.
Baby showering with these best pals from high school and tons of lady aunts, cousins, and friends. That's one lucky bobby to be spoiled by so many people before they've even met him (or her).
Cousins pizza party. We are so cool.
Two Rivers Park
Andy and I took exercise in the sweltering Arkansas heat and walked past this swamp of green on green on green. We rewarded ourselves with the first, and probably only, snow cone of the season.
One last pool go before we catch our flight back. Andy made me clean it out for him. No rest for the pregnants.
A loooong day of work following a loooong day of travel equals a lot of pillows and a crucial need for sleep.
Yard sale jackpot! I might've gotten enough newborn diapers to last us. And for only ten bucks! Unless we have a giant baby...
Z came to say goodnight and do that funny milking thing with her paws.
I can't resist a tall sunflower. We saw these when we were walking home from a party.
I think my belly looks way bigger when I'm looking down. Or I just have tiny feet. And I don't; they're average.
Taking Adah for a wagon ride. Snacks, sunglasses, froggie. Check, check, and check.
This guy wore his neon yellow fleece vest to match his neon yellow 3D glasses.
Rough days call for early bedtimes. (And not real pictures.)
Some OCPs. I made the mistake of eating only one before I brought them to the fire station. Gone in sixty seconds.
It's been awhile since we've had a house project check. Here's an outlet we installed. Electrical work is not that exciting.
I went for a long walk around the Fan to change up scenery and I finally came across the mural my friend Abby painted! So cool!