Wednesday, September 11, 2013


I realized the last time I did any sort of pregnancy update was at 23 weeks! I am well into my third trimester now at 32.5 weeks with Boo and still feeling pretty good, all things considered. The internet thinks Boo is about 4-4.5 lbs and roughly the size of a honeydew. Boo moves around like crazy and I am definitely starting to get to an uncomfortable place, but I know I still have a ways to go! 

Part of the discomfort is due to the heat. My God. The heat. Its no secret that staying cool and comfortable during a Texas summer is nearly impossible, but doing it pregnant is a different (sweaty) story. The heat really zaps my energy and I have to make sure I am drinking lots of water. Which means frequent bathroom breaks all day and night. 

A friend and I went on a long walk down the Katy Trail yesterday morning and snapped this pic. Still trying to exercise and stay active and I can definitely feel a lag on days when I don't make it to the gym.    I am really looking forward to lots of outside activities in the fall (for both myself and Kennedy) when Boo is here!

Pretty much sums up how I feel right now. 
If only there was a H-O-T and a S-W-E-A-T-Y option next to it...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

First Week of School

Kennedy finished her first week at the new preschool, and so far, is really enjoying it! Its a new school with all new friends and I was curious to see how she would adjust. We went to the meet the teacher event last Friday where she got to go on a scavenger hunt through her new class with her new classmates. The room is huge and has lots of fun stuff for her to play with. There are two little girls in her class she has buddied up with and the teacher told me they are playing very well together.

On the first day, I didn't think I would get emotional, but after I dropped her off I had to choke back a little sniffle. She has been going to MDO for the past two years, but she just looked so big walking into her class. She also told me "I don't even need you anymore!" in a sweet little voice (meaning she didn't need me in the classroom with her), and that about sent me over the edge. But she was excited and I was happy to see her so happy to go to school.

She is going three days a week, and because the 3's class doesn't nap, they are pretty action packed days. She is definitely tired when I bring her home, though not tired enough to take a nap, of course. In addition to the regular 3's pre-k curriculum, they go to chapel, the library, music class and PE every day. They do get a little quiet story time after lunch to recharge for the afternoon.

I am really happy with her teacher and am excited to see how much she learns and grows this year.

Kennedy on the first day at her new preschool. 
And thanks to Jill at Stamped Paper Co for our cute sign. 

Such a pose. 

Afterschool treat. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Welcome Back

Last weekend we got to welcome Uncle Eric back to 'Merica. He has spent the last 4 years teaching English in Korea and moved back to New Mexico to attend grad school. His lovely wife Sora will join him in about a month, once he is settled in their house and her green card is squared away.

Eric only stayed with us for a night as he was making his way to New Mexico, but we wanted to make his welcome as warm as we could. So we spent the morning making fun signs to hold up at the airport. You better believe the whole family got involved. We sketched, cut, painted and colored all morning. And I think Eric enjoyed the signs.

After he spent a grueling 13 hours on a plane, we wanted to have a relaxing evening watching college football, eating Texas BBQ, queso and drinking beer. On Sunday, we took him on a little Dallas tour, stopped at In-n-Out (obviously) and headed back to the airport. Just a quick visit, but Kennedy loved having him here and showing him every princess item in the house. I know she will be excited to get to see him more often now that he is living closer. We all will be excited to see him more often!

I absolutely love Kennedy's drawing of Eric (top right). We also had to include Psy, since we literally could not avoid him or his music in Seoul. 
The Welcome Wagon. 
High-Fives. Hanging out with Uncle Eric.