Monday, October 29, 2012

Jana Alayra concert at HCC

On Friday October 26th John, LeAnne and I drove over to Renton to attend the Jana Alayra concert at Highlands Community Church.  It was great to be back inside our old church and saw two very special ladies I use to work with in Children's ministry. The concert was AMAZING!  LeAnne was up front, right  next to the stage, most of the concert.  She had so much fun singing, dancing and doing the motions to the songs she's been listening to since she was days old.  LeAnne got to perform up on stage with a group of 5 year old kids.  They performed Absolutely Nothin. John was one brave daddy when he got up on stage with all the dad's to perform Jana Alayra's song Change. So proud of my guy! I wasn't brave enough to get up on stage with the mom's.  After the concert we met Jana Alayra, she signed LeAnne's shirt and took a picture with her.  Jana is such an amazing lady! It was a great night of praising God!  We must find a home church.  Now is the time for LeAnne to start learning and I miss church so much!

LeAnne & Jana Alayra

See LeAnne down front                 

John on stage/in back

LeAnne on stage performing

Friday, October 26, 2012

Carving Pumpkins

Despite being all of us being sick with a doozy of a cold Daddy & LeAnne enjoyed carving pumpkins! We have one happy, one silly and on spooky pumpkin. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

How is it possible she's 5?

Its so hard to believe that on October 11th LeAnne turned 5 years old ! Her birthday fell on a Thursday and John had to work so he got up early and she opened her gifts from us before school. I also made her homemade blueberry muffins.  I had attempted to make cupcakes in ice cream cones for her class but ended up burning some of the cones so it was a trip to the store to grab cookies the morning of her birthday. Life happens!!

Then we had her birthday party on October 13th at Jumpin Jellybeans. The kids had a blast jumping on the multiple inflatables, eating pizza, snacks and cupcakes! LeAnne was very spoiled with gifts once again. It was a Lalaloopsy birthday! She got multiple new mini lalaloopsy's, and many things for the lalaloopsy's to play on. As well as some very nice clothes and art supplies!

LeAnne is such a beautiful little girl full of personality!  She started Kindergartener this year and is doing very well. She is learning to read, write and do beginning mathematics. She loves her mornings with Mrs. Pickle, buddy reading, and music best!  She continues to be one very busy little girl! She is very artistic. She loves to draw, color, paint and this fall started beading necklaces and bracelets.  She loves to dance and listen to music.  Daddy thinks she might be musical like him. :-)  She is very kind, loving and is always full of hugs!  Her and I tend to butt heads a lot more than her and dad do. Daddy walks on water according to her! I am thankful her and John have such a close relationship and I pray that relationship stays strong.  She is strong willed for sure and we will have to keep her headed in the right direction as she gets older. She loves clothes and comes up some very creative outfits. Daddy and I had to say no to the flora top and plaid skirt. LOL!!  I feel so blessed to have such a healthy and beautiful little girl!  I always pray God will help me be the best mama I can to her and raise her in a way that would glorify Him.

Good Bye First Trimester!!

My first trimester has been rough to say the least!  I've been exhausted and morning sickness has been terrible. My food aversions are unpredictable so I NEVER know what I will be able to eat.  Sometimes food even sounds good but once I smell or taste it I find out its a no go. This is particularly true with meat.  I crave a spicy steak but ALL meat is a no go! The only meat I've been able to stomach much of is turkey and that is because it was disguised on a sandwich  with cream cheese and cranberries.  It seems that the stronger the taste the more I like the food. I have been so much more sick with this pregnancy! I detest being hungry but not knowing what to eat.  I drink lots of water and eat small meals when I can figure out what might stay down. I get full really fast. I am also a lot more nervous this pregnancy that something is going to go wrong with me or the baby.  Before my 2nd doctor apt on October 15th I was really nervous.   I left that appointment feeling so much better.  Not surprising I had lost weight. My blood pressure was great! Dr. V was able to pick up the baby's heart beat right away and it sounds super at 162 beats per minute. I look forward to my next appointment on November 12th and then I believe the next appointment is when we will find out who is joining our family.  Will it be Hailey Josephine or Christian Thomas? I look forward to being able to start planning the nursery! :-)

LeAnne is very excited for her new brother or sister! She is constantly coming up with names for our baby. The funniest name that she likes Cougar for a boy or a girl because daddy is a WSU cougar. She also keeps saying she wants our baby to be bald.  I told her its highly unlikely because both her and her sister had a lot of hair when they were born.

I am very happy to be entering my second trimester this week! I hope my food aversions subside at least some and my energy begins to return. I look forward to my baby bump, seeing our baby at the week 20 ultrasound and feeling the baby move. I also can't wait to start planning the nursery. I want to wait to find out what we are having so that I can have a gender specific nursery.   We probably won't put the room together until February since it will entail moving LeAnne to her new room down stairs.  For a while we considered having the baby upstairs next to our room but that will not work when John is working nights and the idea of walking up and down the stairs many times a day does not sound pleasant.  It will be a big step moving LeAnne downstairs but we plan to fix it up really nice for her and recently installed a wireless alarm system. It's so exciting to be adding another member to our family! :-)