Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rolling down the hill (kinda)

Last night we went to the Aquasocks game (local minor league baseball team) and we sat up on the hill so that James could run around and enjoy himself while we watched the game. Let me tell you I have no idea what the score was when we left because that kid is so entertaining. He has never seen anyone roll down a grassy hill and he never did figure it out, but the entire concept was very new and exciting to him. James mostly just pushed himself up the hill and then would run up the hill and jump down it. There was a little girl there that was probably 4, but he was putting on the moves! He did his old man proud!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Life Preservers!

We just got back from the Kincaid family reunion and it is always so nice to get together with family especially since one of Curtis' sisters got married Saturday! We had the reunion in Moses Lake, about 3 hours from our house, and the weather was perfect for all we had planned which was great for all the kids that went swimming. James never really got comfortable enough to get all the way in but he sure enjoyed the ladder! I really like the preserver I got for him too. I got it from Target and it has an inflatable core. The sides unzip to reveal little things you blow up, zip it back up and he floats great. Another added detail is that it is so compact when your not using it! Genius!

Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate ice cream in the hands of a 2 year old makes a huge mess and I am spreading the news! After taking family pictures, at the Kincaid Family Reunion, Curtis' eldest brother bought us some ice cream and his kids all did really well, didn't get a drop on them and he's got a 3 & a 5 year old. James makes everything that could be a mess, a mess...not ever to be out done!

What you can't see is that his lap is completely covered in ice cream and that the cone was thrown on the floor! How do kids know exactly how long your wingspan is? There was ice cream on everything! Long live car trips and 2 year olds!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Another appointment

I had my 33 week check up on Monday and I am closer to being on track. I measured 34 cm and I gained no weight!!!! Yeehaw! I feel great! I am sure I will be singing a different tune tonight after all this hard work, but even after carpet cleaning and cleaning I feel great! I must say though I am really excited for September to roll around, won't complain much when that comes either!

With the Grandparents

James loves spending the day with Mama & Papa and I can't even express how nice it is to get some deep cleaning done around the house while he is gone. So today while I was scrapbooking, cleaning my carpets and scrubbing my kitchen floor this is what James was up to...
James started out the day picking raspberries with Mama, I am sure they weren't all ripe, but the kid loves his berries and I am sure Mama appreciated the extra help!
Lunch time with Papa and Kayla, Papa's new dog, in the bed of the truck. When I checked in at 1:30 he was outside with Papa, no shoes on, playing in the wood pile and shoveling the wood chips and saw dust. What a happy boy! I am so blessed to have family so close to me that are always willing to help! Thanks mom & dad! Love you.

Monday, July 21, 2008

12 hours of continuous SLEEP!

Ever since we got back from Puerto Rico James has not slept through the night and putting him down for bed has been terrible, but we may have figured it out. A few months ago we decided no more pacifier, but gave up after over a week of multiple hours of crying before falling asleep on the floor in front of the door. Then we figured it just isn't dark enough, so I put foil over his windows so he would know it was night time and not wake up at 5:00 in the morning. After that we tried a little night light with 2 pacifiers, but still he would fall asleep in front of the door and cry himself to sleep. We may have figured him out (knock on wood), so he has 2 pacifiers and I leave a lamp on. No tears and he falls asleep in his own bed. I talk about this like it has been going on for weeks, but last night we put him down about 9:00 (we had company over) and it is 9:08 and I just heard his little war cry! That is 12 hours of continuous sleep for James! I wish I could say the same for me, but I don't 12 hours in on my schedule for the next couple years!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


They say this is a baby at 32 weeks...I am 33, but this picture was way better then the example they showed for 33! My friend Jenny says that after 30 weeks they are all cute, but before then too much hasn't developed and they tend to still look alienish! (She's an RN in a NICU.)

How many?

I have an appointment coming up, but does anyone know how many contractions your allowed to have before you have to go in and worry about it? Was it 5 or 6 contractions per hour? Been 4 to 5, but I haven't actually laid down, but sitting watching Extreme Home Makeover isn't power lifting.

4th of July fun!

It was so much fun to have my entire family here for a couple of weeks. We stayed up late together and had lots of fun dinners at the beach! James really loved having a few extra playmates around and we got great sleep because of it! All the grand kids got along so well...mostly but when you range kids from 10 to 2-2 year olds you can't expect good times all the time!

Peter (9), Claire (4), James (2), Amy (2), Stuart (7) & Kristin (10)

I am sure Amy & James has digested more sand then most kids.
It was sad to see everyone leave, but now that everyone lives in Utah it will make visits to see everyone that much easier. We will be back together again when Nancy gets married this winter in Salt Lake and those will be some good times. Hopefully I am back to being me by that point and not so much Logan and me!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Backyard swimming pools!

This past 2 weeks we have been blessed to have all my family together. It was especially fun for James, who is usually an only child. He will have a hard next couple of days being a single child again. His little buddy, Ben, will enjoy James being home again, so that will help a lot.This is James with Emily's 4 year old daughter Claire with 2 year daughter Amy dancing in the background. Emily's family had come by to pick raspberries and blueberries before heading south early the next day and the little ones enjoyed the berries, but while no one was watching they all ended up wet! Made for 3 happy kids!
Claire being silly
Claire and Amy dancing....James isn't a dancer.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Baby Business

I had my 31 week appointment on the 7th and I have been feeling great, but my doctor seems to think that things are getting a little large and in charge up front and that the chances of being induced are pretty high. Here's the deal, I am 31 weeks pregnant and I am measuring as if I was 34 weeks pregnant and I lost weight for this weigh in, so its baby growing and not me. My next appointment is in 2 weeks and if Logan keeps growing so much I am going to have to have ultrasounds at all of my appointments to monitor his weight! Crazy kid. I keep praying that he will be healthy and strong, I didn't realize that I was so faithful! I delivered James at 42 weeks but I only measured 34 and he was 9.1 pounds. I hate to think of what this kid will come up with! Life is exciting and full of surprises!