Friday, October 29, 2010


I thought it would be cute for the boys to be Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Halloween, so we were growing their hair out for the costume. Tyler had other ideas though, he had his heart set on being Batman. I decided it wasn't worth trying to convince him my costume would be 'cool' too, so he won and is going as Batman this year. Since we changed costume ideas the boys no longer needed long hair, and the other night they both got a trim. I made Matt promise not to shave their heads this time!
Before: Showing off the tattoos they got from the air show.
After: I think Riley looks so much older now!

This is what you get when you ask Riley to say cheese!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

He speaks!

What a difference a couple of months makes! When Riley turned two he literally only said five words. Tyler started school at the end of August and since then Riley's vocabulary has exploded! I started keeping a list of the words he was saying, but after 30 I lost track of which where new! Sometimes his pronunciation isn't perfect and I (or Tyler) have to 'translate' for him, but most of his words come out really clear. There are times when I wish he wasn't so chatty though. It turns out Riley is the worst back seat driver ever! If we are stopped at a red light, or we're waiting to turn all I hear from the back seat is "Go go (short pause) go go! Go go, (even shorter pause and louder this time) go go!" He also likes to tell me to stop whenever he feels like it, especially when it's a completely inappropriate time to stop. His three favorite phrases are: "Oh right" (I love this one! It's his response to being told almost anything.) "Come on" (Said while either pulling your hand, or motioning with his hand.) "All done" (Said when he's eating something and sees something he thinks looks better.) He has the cutest little voice! I need to video tape him talking so I don't forget how he sounds now!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A pregnancy post.

This pregnancy has gone by pretty fast. We decided not to tell people until we knew the sex, and it seems like people are still just finding out I'm pregnant! I guess it doesn't help that I show late. It's been an uneventful pregnancy until recently. I had a regular check-up when I was 27 weeks and my doctor commented on how small I looked. Then he measured my uterus and found out I didn't just look small, I measured small. He explained that at 20 weeks they expect the top of the uterus to be at the belly button, which was where mine was at. The following week I went in for an ultrasound to make sure everything was ok. We got nothing but good news, the baby measured average for her gestational age, everything looked normal and my amniotic fluid wasn't low. After the tech finished getting all the measurements she needed she switched to 3D. It was really cool to see the baby in more detail and we got some great pictures. We didn't find out why I'm measuring so small, but we found out nothing is wrong. One reason I'm small could be because my little girl is literally folded in half. On the ultrasound you could see her arm wrapped around her legs, with her feet above her head! Since then I have gotten a little bigger and at my last appointment I only measured 2 weeks behind. My doctor is being cautious and I'm going in for another ultrasound at 34 weeks to check on the size of the baby. I feel great though! Tyler thinks I'm huge and every other week he will look at me and exclaim, "Look my baby sister is getting bigger!" I doubt Riley really gets the whole pregnancy thing, but if you ask him where the baby is he will point to my stomach. He even gives his sister kisses! Hopefully the next 9 weeks go by as fast as the first 31 have!

Here I am at 30 weeks.

Friday, October 8, 2010

All caught up!

I finished all the posts for September so I'm finally caught up. It feels good! Now I just have to work on blogging more regularly so I don't have to do a bunch of posts at once again!