Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Fun

We have had a really fun October and there's still a lot going on the rest of the month.  We went to the Oktoberfest on base last weekend.   Presley was very skeptical at first and really did not like the guys walking on stilts. She warmed up after we started throwing the beanbags and eating, naturally. Then, she got to pick a pumpkin out of the pumpkin patch, get a balloon animal and we couldn't get her out of the bounce houses.  Later that day, Cameron carved our Halloween pumpkin. Presley loves going out at night with him to light it.

We went trick-or-treating at the Library on Wed for storytime. I was so proud of Presley cause she acted like such a big girl. She's starting to become shy like I was, but she was not shy about saying "Trick or Treat" and "Thank you" after she got her candy.
This morning, she had her Fall party at school. They all got to wear their costumes to school, enjoy a class breakfast, then trick-or-treat while playing festival games. I decided her dinosaur fleece costume was too hot since it's getting up to 80 today! I thought she'd love to wear her Minnie Mouse costume from last year, but it's too scratchy for her! She kept saying, "Mama, it hurts me" when she had the dress on. So, we finally settled on an Auburn cheerleader. She wasn't thrilled about this either, but I guess the scratchiness of the polyester finally wore off when she saw everyone else's costumes. It was so nice that I could stay with her today and watch her at school. I am so proud of how well she listens to her teachers and participates in class. Here she is at playtime before the party started.

Eating breakfast with all her friends. Who wouldn't want Chick-fil-A chicken minis and some purple koolaid to start their morning.

 Saying the blessing before she eats. I don't know if there is anything sweeter than watching your child fold their hands and close their eyes to pray... it was precious!

 I think Circle Time is her favorite part of school. She sang all the songs with her teacher (days of the week, weather song, etc.) and even guessed the letter of the day.

 Saying the morning prayer.

 Lining up to go to the festival. 
 Bean Bag toss
 Ring Toss, then getting her candy prize out of the bucket

 Fishing...this was her favorite game by FAR!

Digging for candy
Class picture
We are so excited that Mallie and Dallie are coming to town tomorrow! Hoping Baby David makes an early arrival before Dallie has to leave, but we'll see. Otherwise, Presley will head to Alex and Tippy's wedding in Nashville with Mallie next week. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Cameron and I are going to make it since the baby will be really young or I could possibly still be pregnant. I am really not happy to miss my brother's wedding, but I don't think there's really any way around it at this point.... who would have thought the timing would work out like this.  I am glad Presley will be there to get to see all the family and be their flower girl.

I go back to the dr early next week. So far, Baby David seems to be pretty content where he is. I'm hoping I'll be somewhat dilated by next week. Thankfully, we have lots going on to keep us busy and get my mind off being pregnant. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Presley and I met our friends Jenny, Logan and Ethan at the pumpkin patch today. While there were not as many pumpkins as we were expecting, they had tons of playground equipment and houses made of hay for the kids to play on. We even got to have a picnic lunch.  Presley was worn out when we left 3 hours later! 

 I was so surprised, but Presley was trying to touch one of the goats!

Baby David

I had another ultrasound yesterday and Baby David is looking great!! He is BIG... measuring 7lbs, 3oz!! Keep in mind, Presley was 7lbs, 6oz at birth and I still have 3 weeks to go. Not sure how I feel about a possible 9-10lb baby, but we'll just hope for the best!

He is moving like crazy, every doctor I see comments about his constant kicking and pushing. He's definitely getting pretty cramped in there. Right now, he is still head down and basically folded in half, bless his heart.  My heartburn seems to be getting worse and I am just really not sleeping at night. Turns out, he has a full head of hair! You could see it moving in the ultrasound.  Can't wait to see what it looks like in person.  I am getting very anxious to meet him!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Kristin's Wedding

This weekend, we got to go to Atlanta to celebrate one of my best friends's wedding, Kristin! I am so excited for Dave and Kristin and their new life.  Thankfully, Lea and David were able to keep Presley for the weekend so Cameron and I could enjoy one last getaway and I could hang out with all my friends. It was a lot of fun!! It was a little tough being 36 weeks pregnant, but I'm so glad I was able to make it and that it was close to the house.
Here's all our husbands at the Rehearsal Dinner
 Kristin had a trolley for the bridesmaids to take us to the church for pictures and the ceremony. 
It was really fun!!
 Kristin and her awesome mom, Sheila, arranged breakfast for us at the salon the morning of the wedding. It was nice to get to spend so much time with all my best friends... We don't get to see each other as much as we would like between our 9 kids!! My legs are starting to swell pretty bad these days so I was taking a break to prop them up at the salon.
Presley had a fun weekend! She spent Friday with Grandmom, Charelette and Caden at the science center in Birmingham. She touched a spider and a few other reptiles. I was shocked that she actually touched the animals, but she loved it. Here are her and Caden playing hide and seek under the dining room table at Lea and David's house.
Since I am now 36 weeks, we are definitely putting the final touches on baby David's room and getting everything ready. I am starting to slow down when I walk and breathing heavier than normal. It's all starting to catch up with me I think, but I am so excited to see him soon!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Presley learned "God Our Father" at school. It's so precious to me to hear her sing!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Presley's Big Girl Bed

Last Friday, we moved Presley to a big girl bed!! We have been talking about this transition pretty much all summer. It took a while to decide what size bed we wanted to move her to and whether or not we were going to switch her room. We moved her to our old guest room and kept the crib in her old room for Baby David to inherit.

I got all her clothes moved into the new closet and dresser earlier that week. Then, when Cameron got back from South Carolina Friday, he set up her bed, moved the other furniture and hung all her pictures and shelves. It looks really cute and I'm so proud of what a big girl she has become.

I was so worried about her getting out of the bed to play or wandering through the house at night, but she has done so well! She hasn't gotten out once!! I caught her reaching from the bed to her dresser one time, but that has been it. She looks so tiny in this big bed!

*On a sidenote, we have started braiding her hair daily because her clips kept falling out at school. Presley calls them her "parades." It cracks me up and something I will always remember her saying... it's so sweet and innocent.
Here is her big girl bedroom!

Since we moved her, I've been working on Baby David's room. I just love his bedding and colors!

I'll be 36 weeks on Friday. This child is already so much more active than Presley ever was! We were sitting in church yesterday and you can just watch his movements through my belly. It's so funny to think he already seems to have such personality! I've been having lots of trouble sleeping - mostly due to his constant movements and the heartburn that has returned. I'm so anxious to meet him, though!! Not too much longer!