Egg Coloring

Last year we were in Yakima and colored eggs with cousins. The kids were really disappointed that we couldn’t make it there this year… sigh, sometimes making the unpopular decision just isn’t any fun.
We went to Virginia City this morning for a community egg hunt. Fun, but a little chilly, the views from the top of the mountain though were amazing.
This evening we colored eggs. Alyssa was a terror, pulling eggs out and splashing a new egg in as fast as she could, she had fun though. I think she colored a full dozen in the amount of time it took the other kids to do just a couple of eggs. We finally pulled her away from egg coloring and into a bath and off to bed. She didn’t get much of a nap today and really needed to go to sleep. She didn’t even argue.

Soccer Season

Soccer Season began last Saturday. Aubrey, Tanner and Emma are all playing on different teams this year and on different fields so we are running around like crazy people.
Emma’s game was at 7:30 this morning, and it was a whopping 27 degrees out there. I don’t have a coat that is fitting at the moment so I froze my, well it was cold! The kids would kick the ball and scream in pain from their cold toes. They warmed up eventually but I didn’t, I was ready for that game to end.

Aubrey played at 9:00am. Danny took her to the game, and she rocked! That kid has no fear, and scored three goals. It was actually two, one bounced out, but try convincing her that it didn’t count. I was happy to catch the last few minutes of her game. Watching 4 year olds play is my favorite.

Tanner’s game was at the same time as Aubrey’s just on the field next to Aubrey’s. So we went over to watch his game next. Tanner often plays goalie, and I must admit it gives me a lot of anxiety, especially if the game is tied and it’s the last quarter which is what happened today. He managed to keep every ball out of the net, I almost couldn’t watch every time the ball went that way, but he was great!

It's been a while

I have been slacking on my blog lately. There have been many things to blog about, I’ve just been lacking the motivation to blog.
We’ve had a lot of ultrasounds lately. It’s been weird because we’ve had only one this pregnancy, but in the last few weeks we’ve had 3 really long ultrasounds. The baby has been sideways with its head under my ribs on the left and its butt under my ribs on the right. Its little legs have been tightly closed and it has refused to reveal its gender. Not that at this point it really matters, I’ve been OK not knowing what this baby is, I just wanted it to turn head down.
I went in for another ultrasound today, and the baby has turned. I could have told them that, I felt it turn last week at 3 in the am, there was no mistaking it, but now that it has turned, we were able to learn the gender.

It’s a girl!

We couldn’t be happier! Another girl, three teenage girls at the same time, more tights, hair things and mary jane shoes. But also more sweet kisses and loves, and all the joy little girls bring.

For those of you worried about Tanner, he seems to be taking the news well. The blow was softened a little by going to a friends house this afternoon. He did ask if we could build him a room over the garage. We’ll start a fund for that 🙂

Anyway, all is well in the our home, and we’re looking forward to the arrival of our little girl. Now for a name. We had a name picked out for a boy, Gavin Justus, but that isn’t going to work for a little girl, so back to the name books and lists. We are open to suggestions.

Well there you have it! 7 weeks and counting.