Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quote of the Day...

So I am 27 weeks pregnant now and am "popping" out. I seem to be getting bigger daily almost!
So yesterday Moses was telling me about a video he watched in school:
"And Mom... in the movie Santa was thinner than you".
Moses made this comment nonchalantly and then turned and went back to playing. I kind of muttered "Mmhmm" distractedly and then moments later it dawned on me what he had just said. He told me I was fatter than Santa! I did not know whether to laugh or cry but decided to have a good laugh at my son who so nicely told me that I was bigger than Santa Claus!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Update on Life..

We have been busy, busy, busy since Thanksgiving! It was officially decided after Thanksgiving that we are moving back to Lancaster, Pennsylvania! We are excited for all that life holds for us back home! It is bittersweet leaving Emerald Isle but we know the next season holds good things for us. We are moving January 1st so needless to say there has been a flurry of activinty in our home as we get ready for Christmas and try to pack up our house (with three little kids and a baby on the way too!) :)

We have managed to enjoy the holiday season though and took a trip to Mike's Christmas Tree Farm where we went on hayride to see the light show, picked out our Christmas tree & drank hot chocolate! Sarah and I also went to see the Nutcracker Ballet together. In addition we had a cookie bake with Naomi, Denise, Hilary and 10 kids where we spent the day baking (and eating) cookies. So we are getting into the Chrismas spirit!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

For Thanksgiving the kids and I made pinecone turkey centerpeices. Here is a taste of our handiwork!

We celebrated Thanksgiving in New Bern. Here we are after stuffing ourselves and before the guys dove into a game of football on the lawn!

The New Bern Settlers

Photo Shoot...

The day before Thanksgiving we hit the beach for a little photo shoot in hopes of getting a picture for this year's Christmas card. This was our second attempt since our first try at a picture turned out disastarous (I don't know who was more cranky at the end...Mom or the kids!) This photo shoot did not turn out too much better but we did get a couple fun shots like the one below (which cracks me up because everyone is doing their own thing!). It is next to impossible it seems to get three toddlers to smile and look at the camera at the same time! Anyways...we had a fun November morning at the beach all the same!

The gang doing their thing!

Sarah actually smiling at the camera!

Silas holding the bribery tool...gum!

Mommy & Silas catching some snuggle time


For Grandma..

Thank you for the flashlight, backpack and sleeping bag that I got in the mail! I loved them! :)