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Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby #2 Update

We have made it to the half-way mark, 20 weeks! 

Pregnancy #1-Ava 
(Ugh, please forgive these pictures of pictures but I can't get them to scan in correctly)
Weight @ approx 20 weeks: 137.8

Pregnancy #2
Weight @ approx 20 weeks: 125.8
How I'm feeling: FAT! Haha, I know that I weigh less this time around but I feel like I am huge. :) My appetite is picking back up but I feel full very quickly. Also having terrible reflux this time around.

We found out the baby's sex (but please don't tell him that I displayed his business for the world to see)

I Spy Bottle

I found these cool I Spy Bottles online and decided we should give it a try. We are hoping that security will let us take it on the plane for our next trip.

The supplies

Mixing up the colors

Shaking the rice to dye it

The finished colored rice
Checking that it is dry

Filling the bottle

The "I Spy" items


Using the left over rice to create art

Playing with the rest of the left over rice

We even got to use scissors later that day (different project). Look at that focus face :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

4th of July 2011

On July 2nd, there was a big 4th festival held on base (we also went to this last year). I was very excited for it this year since Ava is bigger now and was going to be allowed on the rides.

Ava and I started off our day by getting festive with painted nails and pretty outfits. 

We started off with a ride. This was probably a bad choice. As you can see by her face, she didn't care for this ride very much but she did what I asked (not stand up) and she didn't even cry (although she came pretty close). Luckily, she recovered quickly from this and I don't think we traumatized her (she even told me she like it a few minutes later).

We redeemed ourselves as parents by picking up a balloon from one of the many booths. Balloons fix everything

I talked Ava into getting her face painted (well I thought I did anyway). She decided that she wanted a cat face and I would get red, white, and blue stars. She got nervous once we sat down so I volunteered to go first. She said I should get a cat face like she was planning to do. So I did. Then she totally chickened out and didn't get hers done at all, so I had to walk around with a silly cat face for the rest of the night. She sure tricked me!

Ava loves riding on the ferris wheel so of course we had to go for a spin. There were also pony rides and I attempted to get her on one. She managed to sit on a pony and get strapped in before having a meltdown. Not bad, that's the most progress we have had so far with ponies. Maybe next time! :p

Then it was time for the main event, FIREWORKS! I was worried that the noise might scare her, but just like last year, she loved them!