Friday, May 30, 2008

Baby Brooklyn

I had a really great experience with my last doctor's appointment. I got to see Brooklyn in 3-D. It was so neat. You can tell that she is going to have the same little round nose that both of her brothers have. I just fell in love with her all the more. As I watched the screen you could see her move, rub her nose, try to suck her hand, and suck on her bottom lip. At one point I even got to see her yawn. It was so fun. I get these weekly emails telling me what is going on with the baby and here is what this week says, "How your baby's growing: By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world." I am 28 weeks. I am now going every 2 weeks to the doctor. I can't believe this pregnancy has gone by so quickly already. Hopefully it continues that way.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

So we had the most wonderful memorial day, for the most part. We started off by going to our ward's annual memorial day breakfast at 7am. They had yummy fruit, eggs, grits, bacon, biscuits & gravy, pancakes, and orange juice. My favorite part was the orange juice. It wasn't watered down this year...YAY! After we ate we played Frisbee and everyone just played on the play ground and had a great time. Then we all gathered at the baseball field and had a good softball game. Both of the boys got to take turns going in the outfield with Daddy and playing. Both Braden and Lincoln wanted to bat, but they are still a little young. I sat in the bleachers and talked with the other sisters in our ward and watched the game. After the game was over we went and got Slurpee's at the nearby gas station. So yummy! We went home only to find that our air conditioning was not working. Of course no one is open to come and fix it on memorial day so we just had to suffer through the 87 degree weather. Barry went to go play golf with his dad and his brother Jeff while the boys and I tried to take naps in the hot house. Lincoln slept very soundly, Braden and I did not! Oh well. After naps we went to my in laws and had a BBQ. I love food, I love BBQ, and I am pregnant, so I ate a TON! We ended the day trying to cool dow by taking cold showers and settled in for a pretty cool night. We were lucky that the heat subsided.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


The boys love for me to tie their blankets around their necks so that they can be superman. Then they run around the room and "save people". It just cracks me up every time.
Today we were reading a book about animals and we came across a panda and I told Braden that giant panda bears live in China. He said, "We go to eat there right?" I said, "Yes we go to eat Chinese food at a Chinese food restaurant, but the real Chinese food is in China." So he said, "One day I want to go to China and eat Chinese food." Don't we all Braden, don't we all.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Thomas the train

So, when it comes to building the train tracks for our boys' Thomas set, Barry is usually better at it than me. But lately, I have been getting pretty good at it. It is actually pretty fun to come up with new ways to build your tracks and watch the boys enjoy them. Barry used to call it his Therapy after work, and now I know what he means. If any of you have a train set, you should definitely just get down and play!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Barry

So I know that it is Mother's Day, but it is also Barry's 30th Birthday! We had a nice day. Last night we were arguing about who would make breakfast in bed for who, because it is a mother's day tradition for him to make breakfast in bed for me. It is also a birthday tradition to make breakfast in bed though. So I decided that I would make my favorite breakfast- breakfast burritos- and serve it to both Barry and me in Bed. It was really yummy. The rest of the day was normal. The boys were pretty crabby today, they were just extremely tired, but what can you do.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wedding Anniversary

Today is my fifth wedding anniversary. I am just so happy that I met my true love, Barry Thomas Pope. He is the best thing that ever happened to me. I know that I married young, but I married the right man. So thank you for asking me, Barry. I love you so much honey!

Braden can be such a cheese sometimes. But he is as cute as they come, at least I think so.

A Day at the Aquarium

We got to go to the aquarium with our good friend Sarah Mitchell and her little boy Dax on April 30th. All the boys had a blast. We got to see the penguins up really close, they even came right up to Braden a couple of times. Our favorite part of the day was the water park. My boys didn't want to leave they were having so much fun. It was fun just to sit in the shade and watch them play.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Our Family Home Evening with the Pirotta's

We had the Pirotta's over for FHE on the 28th of April. We had so much fun. We were going to do a swim night, but it was too cold and overcast. We had fun anyway. The boys love having their friends over. We learned about choosing the right and the whole evening was just fun. Thanks Pirotta Family!

Lincoln and the potty

Lincoln can't wait to use the potty and wear underwear like his big brother Braden. Every time I do they laundry and it is sitting on the couch he picks up Braden's underwear and says, "wear underwear?" He also runs to the potty after he wakes up in the morning and pulls up his shirt and stands on his tiptoes by the toilet and says, "go pee pee." He just is copying everything that Braden does. I still think that he is a little to young to potty train. I hope that this means that he will be easier than Braden was.