Monday, April 27, 2009

Elyse's First Haircut!

Elyse had her first haircut today!! She did great. She cried little when she first sat in the chair but was happy as a clam once they turned Elmo on. Here are some pictures. I wish I got a better one of the final results. She looks like such a big girl!

Friday, April 24, 2009

It's A Boy!!!

Yesterday was my first Dr.'s appointment and we were SO suprised to find out that we are having a boy!

The midwife did an ultrasound and asked, "If I can tell what it is do you want to know?"
So of course we said "YES!"

As soon as she put the ultrasound wand up to my stomach, she could tell right away that it is a boy. We are really excited.
There are two pictures of the baby above. I know they aren't the best...we'll get the big "real" ultrasound in a few weeks. In both pictures, his head is down. In the first you can see his little body and a little bit of arms and legs.
We think he's adorable!!!! We have a lot to be thankful for.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fat Free Chocolate Cake

I made this cake for Dennis's birthday and it is our favorite cake to make! It is really easy, comes out super moist and even has some beta-carotene to make it healthy!

1 Chocolate Cake Mix
1 C Water
1 C Canned Pumpkin (plain...not with the pumpkin pie spices)

Combine above ingredients and cook according to box directions. Top with Cool Whip.

I like to add chocolate chips to the batter. I guess that keeps it from being fat free but it tastes great!

Here are some pictures of Elyse and Dennis enjoying some leftover cake.

And my new favorite picture:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Dennis!

Today is Dennis's 29th bday! His last year before the big 3-0!!

We celebrated with a trip to Texas Roadhouse. They made him sit on this saddle thing (as you can see, he was thrilled!)

and then started yelling to to the whole restaurant about his birthday. It freaked Elyse out and as you can see in the next picture, she wasn't too thrilled about trying the saddle.

Happy Birthday, Baby! I love you and can't wait to spend many more birthdays together.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thankful Friday

1. We took a trip to the petting zoo today. Elyse loved it. I was a little fearful of a giant turkey but we made it out unharmed.

2. My cold is 90% gone!

3. How can I not be thankful for this?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I haven't posted a video in awhile so here is one for your viewing enjoyment!

Elyse is starting to sing songs and I love it! Here is her version of a clapping song from Elmo. As you can see, she was not willing to perform any other songs from her repertoire!

And here is the translation:

Down down, Baby
Elmo Shake His Body!

Down down, Baby
Elmo Shake His Body!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

My mom's group had an Easter Egg hunt today and we had a GREAT time! Here are a few pictures one of the other moms took.

Thankful Friday

1. Elyse loves her veggies. She would much rather eat this big hunk of broccoli than a french fry.

2. I have a cold. I'm not thankful for that but I am thankful for the way one nostril clears out when I lay down to go to sleep so I can actually breathe. I think our bodies are pretty amazing.

3. We passed inspection and are on the road to have our house sold. There were a few fixes but our agent is going to take care of them. When does that ever happen?!

4. The beautiful weather today!!

Have great weekend!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Another example of why my husband rocks!

I've been trying to take a nap in the afternoon when Elyse naps. Being pregnant just sucks the energy out of me. But, I also have to find some time to get some work done. So lately, I've been working for about an hour after she goes down and then taking a nap.

Today, only five minutes after I laid down, Elyse starting crying. I decided to wait a few minutes and see if she would go back asleep. It didn't work.

But then...just as I was getting up, I heard Dennis come in the door, home from work early. He heard her crying, knew I was trying to get a nap and sweeped in to rescue our sweet girl. Then, he ordered me to go back to bed. About an hour later, I woke up to an empty house. Turns out they went out to run some errands, including taking the recycling out (we have to take it to the dump), buying me a new CD and filling up my car with gas. Not only did I get a nap but some quiet time alone in the house.

I am one lucky girl. Thanks, baby!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Trying to relate...

Here's Dennis trying to understand what it is like to carry a baby around on his front. Not sure if Elyse knew what to think!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thankful Friday

1. The weather is beautiful, windows open, cool breeze. Spring, we are so glad you are here.

2. Maternity pants. Spandex is certainly a gift from God. Why can't I wear pants with this stretch all the time??

3. Chocolate chunk cookies.

And....(Drum roll please)....

WE HAVE A CONTRACT ON OUR HOUSE! Yipee!! We just have to pass the inspection and we will be all set!

The best thing about this offer is that we don't have to move until July. The buyer has a lease that is not up until August so we'll close on the house in April and rent it from her until July. And, the rent will be about $400 less than what we are paying for the mortgage! It is a relief. Thank you God!

Have great weekend!!!