Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Alex!!

Today Alex turns 4--it is hard to believe! We are very lucky to be able to spend so much time with him and know that he will be a great cousin to our baby! We have so many pictures of him from this year, but here are a few of my favorite from his year of being 3!

Happy Birthday, Alex! We love you very much!

Uncle Ricky and Auntie Katie

Christmas Pictures (at least a couple)

Jackie and Cindy took most of the pictures on Christmas Eve so I don't have too many (I will be getting them this weekend!). However, here are a few pictures from the evening!

Dinner time around our new table.

The other end of the table!

Alex really loved opening presents again this year and got so excited about everything that he opened! It was really enjoyable to watch him!

Here is Rick with a few of his gifts from me on Christmas morning! Here is his annual calendar!

I got Rick Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympics for the Wii! It has been really fun to play so far! Rick loves the winter Olympics, especially curling so we have enjoyed playing!

Week 29

We took these pictures last night and then I realized that I was wearing the same shirt as last week--oh well! Not too many changes since last week, I have just been enjoying my time off of work. I go back to work on Monday for 10 more weeks before the baby arrives!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas with the Volbrecht's!

This past weekend we went up to Milwaukee to visit with the Volbrecht's! We had a great time relaxing and hanging out with Adam, Taryn, and Khalil! We were also able to spoil Khalil with Christmas presents, although, he was more of a fan of the wrapping paper than the presents!

We are so excited that our baby and Khalil will be so close in age and be able to play together! It is hard to believe that one day they will be the same size!

He is just so cute!

We got Khalil a hat that will cover his neck as well as his head. We weren't sure how he would like it so we had the camera ready in case it was short lived.

But he didn't seem to mind at all!

Taryn and Khalil!

Everything goes in his mouth...he really wanted to get Uncle Ricky's face and nose!

So Happy!

Back to the face again...

Khalil and Me!

Week 28

Here are the pictures for this week! I am off school until January 4th. I went to the doctor yesterday for my monthly check-up. He said everything was good, but the baby had a growth spurt this month. We are having an ultrasound in two weeks to check the size.

I also had my glucose test yesterday while I was at the hospital. I don't anticipate any issues so I probably won't hear anything about the results!

Being home has been relaxing so far and I am looking forward to rest of break. It is hard to believe that next Christmas we will have another member of our family!

Our Toilet Works!

The grout was put over the tile yesterday! It looks fabulous! And even better the toilet works now also!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

We have a tile floor!

I don't think the pictures really do it justice, but the tile is down in the bathroom! Rick and I are really happy with the way it looks and so far it matches the paint color well!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Week 27

I am now into the 3rd trimester. The baby is kicking a lot more. I am still feeling pretty good, other than sleeping (which I have pretty much given up on). We also got a gift in the mail this week from Matt and Jenna. The last picture in this post is the mobile they sent us for the crib! It really matches the room well!

Bathroom Remodel--Paint and a new floor

Yesterday we got the new paint (the orange is gone) put up in the bathroom and today a new sub-floor went in! It is nice to be seeing some progress. It is kind of hard to remember what our house was like with two bathrooms! Hopefully it won't be long until this one is up and working again!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Week 26

These pictures are late getting posted, but were taken on Monday. This is the last week of my 2nd trimester. It is getting harder to move and sleep! Overall, I am still feeling really good and can't complain!

Last Weekend with Alex!

We spent most of last weekend with Alex. We have a lot of good pictures to remember the weekend!

These are the Christmas hats that my student council was selling. I brought home one of each for Alex. Rick and Alex tried them one! Too cute! (If anyone wants a hat, they are $3....we still have plenty!)

It is hard to see what Alex is sitting on, but these are the hippos at the Bolingbrook Promenade. We visited them a couple years ago with him. He called them the "Po's" then.

Then we went to Bass Pro Shop to have his picture taken with Santa! He was trying to feed the reindeer that were on display while we waited in line.

And posing with the reindeer!

Alex and Santa!

Later that evening we went to Brookfield Zoo. This is the train Alex had been talking about riding and the first thing we did. Unfortunately, every picture I took was only of part of his face.

Alex with Santa again and Mrs. Claus. He did ask why the Santa's looked different, but luckily he started talking about something else before he wanted an answer!

On our way out, we saw the life size animals. Alex loved these guys again this year!

He especially liked the penguin who pretended to steal things from people. He thought this was hilarious (as long as it wasn't anything from him).

Then Sunday morning Alex and I baked some cookies!

Very appropriate that Alex is in his Cookie Monster pajamas!

Then Rick and Alex wrote a letter to Santa! It was very sweet!