I'm pregnant with our fourth child :)
Which means I'm exhausted :), and not always feeling the best (which explains the lack of food blogs :)). We are very excited about this new edition to our family. I haven't had a doctor's appointment yet which means I haven't had an ultrasound yet. We are just a little curious how many babies are in there:). When we know, we'll let you know, but for now we're going with a foursome, not a basketball team. :) Since I haven't had a doctor's appointment I don't know my exact due date, but it's somewhere around January 18 (of course as someone who went 10 days late with my first and 2 1/2 weeks early with my 2nd/3rd, I don't take due dates all that seriously). So that puts me at 10 1/2 weeks so hopefully in the next couple weeks I'll start feeling better and getting my energy back.
These two aren't helping my exhaustion, they have forgotten how to sleep much past 6:30 these days. It is not acceptable in this house to be up before 7:30 :), but since they can't read a clock and it gets light so early, they don't follow that rule. And as you can see it makes them tired by 8:30 in the morning :)
But even with my exhaustion we have still managed to have a lot of fun. Steve went to the CRC Synod last week in Iowa. The first night he was gone we met his parents at a park for dinner and to play on the playground. This is David swinging, he seriously had to have spent at least a total of 30 minutes on the swings!
Grandpa helping Jonathan climb the wall
Micah didn't need help
Jonathan was very excited they had a Clifford dog there
There was an ice cream store right by the park so of course we had to stop there after the park :)
The next day my parents came to help me out while Steve was gone. The boys were pretty excited for them to come!
My Dad didn't argue when I asked if we could stop at Costco on the way home, neither did the boys :)
My Dad got Micah a map to put the state quarters in. So we are now on the hunt for certain state quarters :)
Grandpa helped build lots of hot wheels tracks during his stay
We found a toy store in Grand Haven that had a big train set that the boys thought was pretty cool. Thankfully when they got home they were still happy with their less extensive train set :)
Out to dinner with Grandpa and Grandma (mommy didn't feel like cooking so we ate out a lot :))
Walking out to the pier
We made it to the end!
Saturday we headed to my grandparents house. They boys were very impressed with Grandma's goodie dish with M&Ms :)
And you can't go to Grandpa and Grandma's and not get a boat ride!
All the boys got to "help" great-grandpa drive the boat
David was by far the craziest driver :)
Have to make a trip to the ice cream store!
Monday brought storms on the horizon so we went bowling (Micah was actually wishing for rain because he really wanted to go bowling with Grandpa from the airplane :)) Grandpa was trying to show David how to hold a bowling ball...
David decided he just would rather shove it down
And seriously, don't even think about trying to help Jonathan, he can do it himself! :)
This was the first time Micah used bumpers, usually we us the ramp, but this bowling alley didn't have one. Not sure we'll get him to use a ramp again, he thought getting to throw it down was pretty fun. Mommy won't argue with "having" to use bumpers :)
My Dad went home Monday night so Tuesday we headed to the mall. I just love this picture :)
We didn't know it but Tuesday is free rides on the carousel day, so we all took a ride (my cousin had met us there, but she jumped out of the picture :))
Grandma with her favorite grandsons!
(Okay, her favorite Michigan grandsons :))
These boys can be seen on our neighbors swings often. It's usually the first place David heads when he goes outside. We are looking forward to the day he is able to pump
Daddy made it home!!! We had 3 very happy little boys Friday morning when they woke up to find that Daddy had come home! (Their mommy was pretty happy too :))
I had to go to the Tractor store and Jonathan came with and found this toy that he really thought he needed :)
We finally broke out the pool for the summer! The boys are big fans of playing in their pool
We were getting warm so we put up our beach umbrella, in the backyard :)
My 3 little sweeties!
It was so nice out, and the boys were in wet bathing suits, so we decided to just eat outside which the boys thought was pretty fun (and definitely keeps my kitchen floor cleaner :))
Steve with his boys on Father's Day! They love their Daddy!
I had to bring my keyboard to get shipped for the RYS Convention that I'm playing for in a couple of weeks. I decided I probably should actually plug it in and make sure it still works since the last time I plugged it in was the last convention I played at 3 years ago! :) Thankfully, it still works (not sure what I would have done if it didn't work). The twins have never seen my keyboard. When I opened the case (after lugging the 87 pound box down the stairs by myself since I decided after Steve had left to go golfing with Micah and his dad that this was the day I should take it) David looked at it and said "Mommy, thank you so much for my new piano!" :) And then he and Jonathan proceed to push every button on the keyboard and find things I didn't know the thing did! Thankfully they didn't mess it up :) and we're too upset when I packed it all back up.
Since it was just me and the twins I decided we should do lunch after dropping the keyboard off. Aren't they just the cutest little lunch dates :)
This is how David eats when he's not confined to a high chair :)
We met some friends at a park that has a splash pad, the boys thought it was pretty fun! Plus when they were done with the water, there were swings to go on :)
Last night we decided to have another fire. The boys weren't as into it this time but Micah was excited to get to roast some marshmallows, he's actually a pretty good roaster
And he definitely was excited to get to have a s'more