Tuesday, October 28, 2008

snow flurries?? in October??

Yep. Yesterday, Sarah and I left the house to head to Greeneville for Kindermusik. I was expecting a normal cool fall morning. We were both wearing long sleeves, so I figured (like most normal fall mornings), we would be fine without jackets. Silly me.

We didn't need jackets--we needed coats! It was cold!!!

Furthermore, when I stopped to put gas in my car, I realized that it was also snowing! Okay, so they were just flurries, but still. It's October! What are snow flurries doing showing up in October?!

Sarah was excited. She kept saying, "Snow more! Snow more!" Why? Well, my little fashionista had a reason. "I want to wear my snow boots!"

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

she cracks me up

Nelson will frequently crack his knuckles or his neck or back or whatever. I can crack my wrist or fingers pretty much at will. Occasionally I can crack my neck or something as well. Sarah has noticed all this and has started trying to crack various parts of her body as well. This led to an amusing conversation last night that I thought I would share. :)

Sarah was sitting and felt the need to crack her ankle or something (I don't really remember what; it isn't important). She said, "I need to crack my body. But I don't want to crack it open. I better crack it while it's closed to stay safe!"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

postscript on doctor visit

I can't believe I forgot to relate this conversation in the previous post on the doctor visit. It was such a funny conversation, but it just totally slipped my mind until I was telling Nelson about later. I blame pregnancy brain. ;)

Anyway, Sarah was of course with me at the doctor's office today. When Dr. B came in to conduct the appointment, he greeted Sarah and asked her name. She responded, "My name is Sarah." (Truth be told, it's amazing that she gave her correct name. She often changes it to whichever character happens to be her favorite that day.)

"What?" Dr. B teased. "Cinderella?"

"No, Sarah!" she insisted. (Again, I'm somewhat surprised by this response since she's such a Cinderella fan.)

"Oh," Dr. B said. "Something about you just reminds me of Cinderella. Do you know who Cinderella is?"

And here is where Sarah's response is just priceless. She did this hilarious little hair flip and announced, "Yes, she's a princess like me!"

mark your calendars!

I have a date for you! Assuming Baby cooperates (which may not be a safe assumption, of course), we should know gender in about 3 weeks. The ultrasound is scheduled for Nov. 11 at 9:00 a.m. So here's hoping that they get a clear shot, and that I will actually have news to share on that day. :) Maybe Uncle Nick's Veteran's Day present will be knowing whether he's having a niece or a nephew! :)

We did get to hear the heartbeat today, and so far everything seems fine. I even managed to find a parking space at the hospital, so that was definitely a plus! :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

back at home

We returned from vacation yesterday. Sarah cried when it was time to leave our lovely mountain cabin (who could blame her? It's much nicer than our house!). Plus, her Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Nick and Aunt Tara weren't coming home with us, so there was another big bummer. But when we got home, a large box was waiting at the house. It was a toy box (pink, with Disney princesses) that I had ordered with a gift card from her Uncle Dave. Sarah was sooooo excited about that toy box. In fact, when we headed to Wal-Mart later that evening to pick up a few groceries, she tried to tell everyone in the store about it! She kept saying, "Excuse me? I have a new princess box!" Unfortunately, no one was paying attention to her, and no one cared about her wonderful new acquisition (what's wrong with the people at Wal-Mart, anyway?). :( So we came home and phoned her Mike and Mumsy, so she could share her exciting news about the toy box with them. That made her feel better. :)

If you're wondering where the blog posts about our vacation are, don't worry; they're coming. I just have to sort through all the pictures first! That may take a few days, so stay tuned and be patient with me! :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

blogging break

Tomorrow we are heading to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge for a week-long vacation. I will be away from the computer all week, so no updates will be posted. However, I'm sure I'll have lots to post when we return! :) I hope everyone is doing well! See you soon!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

conversation in car

Sarah and I traveled to Bible study this morning. I now have a name for Sarah's "boyfriend" from a couple of weeks ago--Ethan. :) So now at least I know what to call my future son-in-law! ;)

The study takes place at Celebration Church. Sarah refers to it as "the party church." :) This really tickles my funny bone!

As we were driving home after the study this morning, we drove past a local barbecue restaurant. As we drove past, Sarah said, "Mommy, we need to eat there! Everyone's waiting for us!"

Confused I asked, "Who is waiting for us?"

"Everyone at the restaurant!" Sarah insisted. "They want us to eat there!"

We went back and forth for a few minutes on the whole eating-at-the-restaurant idea. I told her that we couldn't eat there today. "But I wanted to!" she wailed.

"I know. I'm sorry," I replied in an attempt to be sympathetic.

But Sarah is not one for sympathy. "No, you're not! I don't want sorry! I want to eat there!"

Seeing the words in type make them sound very sassy and disrespectful, I know. But they really weren't in tone. She was simply bewailing the fact that we couldn't do this thing that she wanted to do. And I found it hilarious that she "didn't want sorry." She wanted a yes! :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sarah's 4th birthday

Today Little Miss Sarah turned 4. She has had a big day and "partied hearty." She requested a pizza party with her "friends and classmates." So we sent invites to said friends and classmates, and we met at the park for pizza, cupcakes, and playtime. There are several advantages to having the party at the park: I don't have to clean house, I don't have to worry about how to fit everyone in my house, and I don't have to plan party games or activities. There's a whole playground there! :)

Anyway, here is the picnic table, decorated for the big event:

This is the pizza we bought. I'm not entirely sure the picture does it justice. It is HUGE. But it's perfect for parties, because you don't have to tote around several pizzas. One is enough. (More than enough actually--we have leftovers).

Just a swingin'...

Sarah and her guests having fun with party favors...

Sarah in the car on the way home. She had a great time!

Sarah modeling the makeup, hair clips, and jewelry she got as one of her gifts.

I realize as I look at the pictures now that there were several pictures that I didn't get. I don't have a photo of the chocolate cupcakes we had for our birthday treat. I don't have a photo of Sarah opening her gifts or blowing out her Strawberry Shortcake candle. :( I'm kind of bummed about that, but things were hectic and I was so busy playing hostess that sometimes the role of photographer got put on the back burner. I will say that she got several LOVELY presents, and she has been happily playing with them all afternoon. She received the aforementioned makeup set, a Polly Pocket doll, Color Wonder markers and paper, and a Disney princess tea set. She has had a blast trying it all out!

She had a party with my parents last night, and I will post those as soon as Dad emails me the pictures (hint, hint!). ;)

Happy birthday, Sarah! We love you!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Just to let you know, Sarah and I are sick today. I don't know if it's viral or food poisoning, but I can tell you it is NO fun. :-p Hopefully we will recover soon. We've been up most of the night, and we are definitely ready for a reprieve.

I was reading the blog of a friend of mine, and I noticed she did "special" posts for her 100th blog post and her 200th blog post. I confess, my 100th blog post passed by without me even being aware of it! You can check it out here if you like, but it's just a normal post. But I'll try to pay closer attention when 200 rolls around, okay? ;)