Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm back, again!! Here's a recap of the last 6 months. I'd say a lot has happened and here's the biggest event:

He's here!!
Drake was born August 2nd at 11:43pm. It was drama for the week leading up to him. I was hoping to be induced at 38 weeks like I was with Mayce but an ultrasound showed him to be about 6 lbs at the 38 wk mark. So we decided to induce at 40 weeks. The morning I was supposed to be induced I called the hospital to double check and they didn't know anything about it. Since I was in tears the nurse said she'd call my doctor and get back to me. He called about an hour later and said to go in. Thank goodness, I was ready to have my baby!! We started poticin at about 9am and I had him 14 hours later. (It took 29 hours with Fallyn, but only 11 with Mayce.) I didn't have to push too long, so Drake ranks #2 in the best deliveries. (But so far he's #1 in the baby behavior department) Since we didn't know he was going to be a he, we were not prepared. He's currently sleeping in a hot pink room with flowers and girly insects on the walls. Another project! So - he was 9 lbs. 8 oz. I think the ultrasound was a little off. That put him at #3 in the heaviest dept. But all that seems like forever ago because I'll tell you what - 4 kids is a lot to handle! We are managing. Luckily we have so much family around and they can rescue me at a moments notice. So, here are some photos, and more to come!

Halloween 2010

Halloween has been pretty much the only time I pull out my sewing machine these days. Each year after their costumes I remember how much I love to sew and vow to do more. This year is the same. I have a huge list that I hope to complete by the year's end. Ask me about it and maybe I'll be guilted into actually getting some things done. (Sorry there's no pictures of Drake, he was a skeleton courtesy of Old Navy.)
(not to be confused with Ga-linda)

Dillion's Beach
October 2010
Payton and Fallyn played hooky from school for a day and we made a quick trip to the coast. We camped in the motor home. The convenience was nice but all the kids wanted to do was watch movies inside. We did allow a church DVD that had "Johnny Lingo" on it, among others. It was fun watching that again. The girls had so many questions, they just had a hard time accepting the premise. Dave and I enjoyed explaining it to them.

In October Payton received one of the awards for the character of the month. We are so proud of her, she is a very dedicated student and a great friend.

Our neighbor had an "Alice in Wonderland" themed birthday party and my girls went as the singing flowers. Fallyn really wanted to be the bread that was a butterfly but it was a month after Drake was born so I needed to keep it simple. I appreciate that my girls are happy with whatever. I'm very lucky!

Just because!

Swim lessons:
S'mores with the cousins:
Mayce finished her first year of preschool. She loved every minute of it!
Softball banquet