20 July 2011

Blah Blah Bloggin

It's almost the end of July! School starts in exactly 5 weeks from today and I'll have a 2nd grader! That's just crazy. I know there are still 5 weeks of summer left, but it just seems like it's flown by. Last summer I was so worried about Big Sister having enough to do without driving me crazy that I bought her a 1st grade workbook. She did that thing every day and boy was I glad I bought it. I think it kept me sane. This year she brought home a bunch of uncompleted workbooks from her class and so I didn't need to buy one for her. She has maybe worked on them 10 times this summer. We've been busy--with what I don't really know. She's finally old enough to go play outside with the other neighbor kids without me always having to watch her so she's been doing that a lot. She loved to play with kids so it's been perfect for her. On our apartment floor there are two other girls and one boy within a few years of each other and she plays with all of them. I love it. 

Speaking of summer we have our mini-vacation coming up next week. BS could not be more excited. Every day she asks how many days until we go to the lake! I hope it lives up to her expectations. I'm really looking forward to it too. It's possible we might have to extend our trip as well and head up north. My grandpa fell last week and broke a vertebra in his back. They were able to do surgery and there wasn't any nerve damage, thank goodness, but he developed pneumonia and is not doing very well. I am so glad we took the time in January to go visit him and my grandma. It was strange because a few months before I told T-Bone that I really felt like we needed to go visit them. I wanted them to see my kids and I wanted to be able to spend some time with them when they were healthy. My grandma has the early stages of dementia too, so the sooner we got up there the better. We had a great visit with them that I will treasure always. Big Sister is old enough too where she should be able to remember them at least a little bit.

I'm 15 weeks pregnant today. I'm pretty sure I've been feeling the baby move for a couple days. I know they say you aren't supposed to feel movement for a few more weeks yet, but it's in the right place and feels like kicks, so I'm taking it. Word is finally getting around amongst my friends, but I'm not quite showing yet. I can tell and my family can tell, but to most every one else I just look a little chubby.  I think this will be the pregnancy where I will gain my least weight. My big ultrasound is in three weeks and yes we will be finding out what the sex is. For a minute I thought about not finding out, but I don't think I can. I like knowing.

Well I think I'm through babbling. Have a lovely day!

04 July 2011

Happy Independence Day!

O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust;”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!