Wednesday, March 20, 2013

2013 Interviews

I haven't done these at the same time every year, and I seem to ask different questions each time, so I don't feel very consistent, but it has been fun to see them grow from interview to interview and to watch their personalities develop.  I did learn one thing this time:  let the littlest kid go first or else he'll just copy everything his big sister says. :)  Oh and make sure the video camera's low battery icon is not blinking when you start...


Madeline at age 5





Charles at age 2 1/2

Friday, March 1, 2013

The last weeks of pregnancy.

My mom planned on coming out to visit because we thought I'd be on bedrest.  Well, I'm still not!  What a blessing. But she decided to come anyway.  It was fun to have her here.  She kept me company, played with the kids, cooked, cleaned, helped me organize and finish projects.  The kids loved having her attention.


I only have about 6 weeks left of being pregnant (hopefully).  This pregnancy has felt a little different. It's gone by fast because I'm busy with kids and life (not really following my weekly emails of what vegetable size he is, like with my first!), and I have mixed emotions about delivery approaching.  This pregnancy has been a lot tougher physically.  Not only am I just plain bigger (and growing...), but I've had aches and pains for months, can't sleep well, can't walk well..etc.  So I'm feeling ready for that part to be over and ready to be active and mobile and sleep in a normal position. But other times, I realize that he is much easier to take care of in utero! and that our life as we know it will change and there will be a lot of adjusting for everyone.  In July Matt will be working two hours away during the week, which will be interesting.  So I've been kind of been having different feelings during this home stretch.

But today, I was organizing some videos and came across this little gem. I couldn't help but grin and feel excited to meet this new little baby and for our kids to have another sibling and to watch our family grow.  Life doesn't get much better than these cute kids.