Sunday, August 28, 2016

Day 241 - August 28, 2016

At 19 weeks pregnant, our sweet babe is the size of a mango!

I was laying on the couch earlier this week while the girls drew pictures and wrote stories at the dining room table. After a while, Adelyn brought me a paper with a bunch of writing on it. "What did you write?" I asked her. "I wrote, Dear Lord. Baby is growing up. I'm so excited for baby to come out. Amen." She leaned down kissed my belly and whispered, "I love you, baby." These sweet girls make this pregnancy even more wonderful!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Day 239 - August 26, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Day 237 - August 24, 2016

With only 8 days of school under her belt, we are incredibly proud of Adelyn for already bringing home 3 gold praise slips for good behavior from her teacher. She has been praised for good listening, following directions, sharing, working cooperatively and problem solving! We are thrilled that she is a positive example for others. It seems that she really is her best self at school!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Day 235 - August 22, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Day 234 - August 21, 2016

Today, Briar played midwife, listening to everyone's heartbeat, while Adelyn studied pictures of placentas and announced that she'd like to cut the baby's umbilical cord. 

At 18 weeks, our sweet baby is the size of a sweet potato!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Day 233 - August 20, 2016

The girls' current obsession...making and eating cinnamon raisin bread. This is our second loaf since Wednesday and it's already half gone.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Day 231 - August 18, 2016

My little cleaning lady told me we needed to dust and clean the living room this morning. Glad I have her to keep me on top of my chores!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Day 229 - August 16, 2016

Briar was thrilled when we found a citrus juicer at HomeGoods. No more sticky hands and over twice the amount of juice. 13 oranges later and we had a full pitcher of the most delicious fresh orange juice we've ever tasted!

With our 20 week ultrasound booked, the next project on our list was to make a paper link chain to count down the days until we find out if our baby is a boy or a girl! Adelyn has let me know that she would be happy with either gender. She just can't wait to see our new baby!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Day 228 - August 15, 2016

Adelyn's First Day of Kindergarten!

Update: Adelyn's first day of kindergarten was a huge success! At pick-up, her eyes lit up when she spotted us and she waved excitedly from behind the gate as she waited to be dismissed. She gave her teacher a big hug before confidently walking toward Briar and me. I just loved seeing the joy on her face and hearing the excitement in her voice as she told me all about her day on our walk home. She can't wait to go back tomorrow!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Day 227 - August 14, 2016

At 17 weeks, our baby is the size of a pear!

It seems that all my babies are growing. Tonight, I kissed my preschool Adelyn goodnight. In the morning, she'll be my kindergartener. The first day outfit she has chosen is laid out beside her bed, her first lunch has been packed, complete with a very special treat in the center, and her backpack and school shoes wait by the front door. Tomorrow, I will send my baby off on a new adventure. 

Adelyn, I pray you will always be kind. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Listen to your teacher and friends. Smile your beautiful smile. And always believe in yourself. I'll be waiting with arms open wide when your first day is done. I love you, my sweet Gracie-girl!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Day 226 - August 13, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Day 225 - August 12, 2016

Today, Adelyn had the opportunity to meet her Kindergarten teacher, do a little craft with her classmates and get a sneak peek at her classroom. Her teacher seems calm and nurturing which is exactly what Adelyn needs. I look forward to seeing what this new school year has in store for our big girl!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Day 224 - August 11, 2016

One more from yesterday.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Day 223 - August 10, 2016

One final trip to Disneyland with friends before school begins next week!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Day 221 - August 8, 2016

You may have noticed an abundance of pictures of the girls with fruit in the last 8 weeks. While Adelyn and Briar love basically every fruit that exists, there was a much more exciting reason for all the photos. In case you missed the big announcement post yesterday, we're expecting baby #3 in January! Each week, starting back in June with a tiny blueberry, the girls have been taking turns holding a piece of fruit that represents the size of their growing baby sibling. Now, at 16 weeks pregnant, our baby is about 4.6 inches or roughly the length of an avocado!

The girls couldn't be more thrilled to welcome a new baby sibling. These days, they are most often found playing with their baby doll. They pretend to be pregnant by stuffing a doll up their dress, they get check-ups from the midwife, deliver their babies, and nurse their dolls. Briar spends most of her day playing "Mommy" where she dresses up in high heels with a purse over her shoulder and a baby in her arms. Both girls constantly approach my growing belly and ask to kiss the baby. Speaking of, here are the first belly shots taken last week in Malibu at 15 weeks pregnant.

We love you, little one! Your Daddy, big sisters and I can't wait to meet you!

Day 220 - August 7, 2016

Guess what? Mommy's baking something special for us!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Day 219 - August 6, 2016

Briar took it upon herself to start preparing for preschool this morning.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Day 218 - August 5, 2016

Day 217 - August 4, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Day 216 - August 3, 2016

Adelyn can't wait to fill the backpack she picked out today for Kindergarten!