I've done a horrible job of updating this blog! But for those of you not on facebook and still checking, I wanted to post some of the most recent pictures of the kids. The kids and I took a trip with my mom to Houston to visit my sister and her kids. I took advantage of the nicer weather to get some last "official" pictures of my kids before we add little brother to the family.
It's real folks--It's been confirmed! I'm not just gaining weight at a high speed, but a beautiful baby boy is growing inside. Seeing the baby for the first time in an ultrasound makes everything feel real! Oh my goodness! God's design and process of baby creating leaves me in awe! Genius!
MK wanted a sister, Felix a brother. Sorry MK!
Each ultrasound picture we brought home shows a perfectly designed child. His Creator knows every part of him. My kids are SO different in abilities, personality, and physical traits. I look forward to find what this baby will bring.
My mom said this picture looked like Roger. Okay. That may be pushing it a little. We better wait until birth to start claiming traits as our own!
Starting Nov. 1, Christmas has been everywhere...commercials, Walmart, radio, etc. It has both kids thinking they are deprived that we don't have the tree up and that it's coming soon! Here's one of MK's conversations today... MK: We're going to Grandma's tonight for a Tangled party! Me: We are? What are we celebrating? MK: Christmas! We're going to have Tangled and sing Jesus Loves Me!
MK has been having separation anxiety lately at church, to the point she doesn't want to go. Yesterday as we were on our way she was complaining... MK: I don't want to go to church and sing "Dear God in a Manger"!
Felix is doing so well learning English! Saying that, there's been some rather funny moments when he tries out new words or phrases. And the majority of the time, MK doesn't know any better so she joins in. Here's a few examples I heard today... 1)They come downstairs in costumes carrying a bucket and simultaneously say... "Tricka Trees!" 2) A serious game of good guys (MK and Felix) vs. bad guy (Roger) was going on. Roger was in one room and I hear Felix whisper to MK..."Come on sister, tic toc!" And off they "tic toc" (tip toe) to the other room.
I wanted to write this down before I forgot... MK words to me: "Swiper (the stealing fox off of Dora) went to church today and died! He went to play and died" Felix: "Swiper doesn't go to church. You only go to church to pray."
Deep conversations with Felix: Felix wanted to show me his play horse and how one of his men was milking it. I explained to him that we don't milk horses and boy horses don't have milk. He denied any truth in my statement to show me what he thought was one large udder under the horse. Hmmm.
Last weekend we were able to get away for an overnight stay in Stillwater. We checked into our hotel room and Roger and the kids swam in the pool for a bit before we needed to head out. I had pictures scheduled that evening at Theta Park, so we got there a little early and let the kids play. They had a great time. The weather was perfect. The marching band was practicing on library lawn. It all set up for a great evening.
With Felix around, MK has become more active. This has been great for her strength building.
We played a little football.
Felix is no Blackmon, but he sure tried!
Mary Katherine thought this even looked a little painful! He needs a little work with his hands.
Down, Set, Hut
An aggressive tackle by dad.
He may think he's a little better than he actually is...
MK giving her hand signs...whatever this one means.
Let's try out the running game.
Time out to watch the band.
While I was taking pictures, Roger took the kids touring around campus. They loved going into all the buildings, riding the elevator of the "glass" building, and their favorite was the library where they perused the periodicals.
We ended the evening with Canadian bacon/pineapple pizza at Hideaway--a favorite of mine and Rogers.
(By the way...kids meals at Hideaway are only $1.79 and kids drinks are $.69!)
Saturday morning we woke up, did a little shopping, and then headed to the tailgate.