Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I'll be the first to admit it.  I don't do Halloween costumes.  I see these families with themes, and outstanding costumes, and I just tell my kids up front that I don't have that talent.  And you know what?  They love me anyways!

All Sariah wanted to be was Rapunzel.  I know she was Rapunzel last year, but she got a dress as a gift for her birthday and has been hanging on to it since July!  She knew from that moment that this is what she wanted to wear for Halloween.  No special shoes, no flowers in the hair - just the dress.

James is a different story.  There is a house down the street that has a HUGE blow-up cat on the roof.  Every time we left the neighborhood, we always drove by the house to see if the kitty-kat was on and working.  Ever since that cat went up, James wanted to be a cat.  No ears or tail - all he wanted was whiskers!

So I guess it doesn't really matter afterall that I don't have the desire, time, patience, or talent to put together these amazing costumes.  My kids probably wouldn't have worn them anyways!  

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Just Plain Cute

You know how sometimes you come across your children in the perfect situation?  One that describes them to a "T" without any words being said?

This would be that perfect place for James.  All wrapped up, snuggling his water and an animal, rocking in the rocking chair, probably watching a show. Perfect contentness.  Pure adorableness.  And no words needed.

I'm so glad I have my boy.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Franklin Baby #3

Miracles happen.  And I'm growing one of them.  Baby Franklin #3 due around May 31!

This picture was taken the day I found out I was pregnant.  I was thrilled, excited, scared (how am I going to handle 3?!?!), and so many other emotions that can't be put into words.

My only frustration is this - my weight.  Here's the thing - I lost a TON of weight and then put almost all of it back on.  We finally figured out what was going on hormonally so I could lose it again (hormones are a crazy thing).  I had just started losing and bam!  I'm pregnant.  =)  But you know what?  Now that we know what's going on, I can pick back up where I left off after the baby is born.  Am I still exercising?  Yup!  I'm determined to be as healthy as I can possibly be.

But seriously - how can you not be happy about being pregnant?!

And for the record (as I did with James) - I think it's a girl.  We will find out in January!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tough Chicken

Last night at gymnastics, the following conversation occurred between Sariah and her gymnastics teacher:

Sariah: I'm a tough chicken!  But I don't lay eggs because I'm a human.  But I'm still a tough chicken!

Teacher: You are a tough anything you want to be.

Where does she come up with this stuff?