Tuesday, August 19, 2008

10 Smile Tuesday

Hi all! I can't believe it's been over a week since I've blogged. Not purposely, I actually meant to after our ultrasound on Thursday but we've just been busy since. And, well ok, I'm admittedly addicted to the Olympics. I'm so not kidding. I'm not even really into sports, but the way the divers and gymnasts have been performing and the absolute drama of Michael Phelps, whew, I can't even help but watch!! Have you been watching too?

Well, in between my Olympic intoxication, we have had some great smiles too. Here we go...

1. Thursday was our big reveal, and guess what we're having? Lilla would like to tell you...

I actually had another video that told you the names too but I couldn't download it, probably too big, so if you are curious, go here...


2. Wednesday we packed up the troops and headed the the state fair. We absolutely love the state fair, particularly on free day (you can get free tickets to get in out of the paper the day before) and had so much fun. We sampled some of the treats but mostly had fun at the exhibits. Including a ridiculously huge display of cheese and an experience in farming exhibit just for the kids. The peanut had a blast with her little apron on, planting crops, picking, milking the "cow" and taking it all to market!

3. Planning. We've finally started planning for the MOPS year and I am looking so forward to it. We had two meetings last week and are having another this Friday. I think it's going to be an exciting year and I'm really looking forward to my involvement. I'm the hospitality coordinator and helping out the MOPS coordinator as much as possible.

4. Date night. Michael's parents watched the peanut while we had a yummy dinner made of half price appetizers and ceasar salads. We then went to Borders and just hung out, which I used to do all the time pre-peanut so I love that. Then we headed over the Cheesecake Factory to indulge in a piece of Snickers Cheesecake. Fabulous!

5. Speech. The peanut's speech is getting better and better everyday and she's turning into quite the comedian. I guess she was done watching cartoons the other day because she walks over, pushes the off button and says, "Be quiet TV." Too funny!

6. Ribbit. The other day we were in the backyard and Buddy (the dog) found a baby frog. Michael picked it up and the peanut was fascinated. It was so cute to watch her just enamored by this frog. She had to introduce herself and explain who we were too. Adorable!
7. A trot. We have a really nice trail that is about 2 miles long here in town. It's a great way to get out and just walk, which I barely use. Yesterday I decided it would be great for the peanut and I to get out and we had such a terrific time just enjoying nature and getting some fresh air!

8. I miss you. The peanut's favorite thing to say these days is, "I miss you." I think she's mixing it up with "I love you" because she says it when she's cuddling and loving on you. It's just so precious, you can't help but feel endeared to it.

9. Little Michael. The peanut just wants to do everything Michael is doing lately and it is adorable to see her doing his little habits like tapping on things when he does or taking off her shirt when daddy does. It's really precious to see how much my girl loves her daddy!

10. In the kitchen. Yesterday the peanut and I decided to bake up some yummies so we made white bread, bruschetta and homemade mac and cheese. Everything certainly takes longer but it's so fun to watch her learning about cooking and how it all works together to bring out something yummy. And, we have yummies to enjoy afterward!!

What made you smile this week?


Rebecca said...

i love the new blog look...very pretty! the video of the peanut was very cute! so fun that she'll have a little sister! sisters are so fun! i vote for anna on the name, not that it matters :) loved your smiles for the week. liberty is mimicking her daddy a lot, too. so fun.

Amanda said...

sisters are definitely the best...but you know that, right!! :) love lilla breaking the news...and telling you no to isabelle...too funny! i must say, i love the anna option...those isabelle is great too!

Cyndi said...

Congratulations on another girl! I know they will grow up loving each other. Our Mops kickoff is tomorrow and I am so excited! I am on the prayer and care team and the last two years I was finance. Have a great week and don't stay up too late watching the olympics!

tami and todd said...

Congratulations! I always wished I had had a sister, so I get excited whenever they come about! Good luck picking names!

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

Those videos were super super cute she is an absolute doll baby! And how fun it will be to have a baby sister. I have a baby sister and we are still best friends...she's gonna grow up and always have her there..I love the name Anna I always thought that name was very pretty and elegant
Very excited for you and your sweet family

chelle said...

A baby sister for Lilla...how exciting and wonderful! I so hope that Annabelle will get to have a sister someday. Probably since I always wanted one as a little girl. The videos are just so cute, it's so great to hear her little voice and words...she is such a doll. So glad to hear about all the things making you smile this last week.

Elizabeth said...

Hooray :) Congratulations on 2 girls! :) Hopefully yours will grow up close, and mine will too! :) I am very excited for you and have been checking your blog more than daily! I also love both the names..Why not Anna Isabella? :)

meg said...

Awww- that's so cute!
When we were expecting my daughter, we put a t-shirt on our then 2 yr old son (who will be 25 next week- ack!) that said "I'm the Big Brother" & went to visit his grandparents- took them an hour to figure it out :-P

Jackie Sue said...

I LOVE 10 Smile Tuesday! What a great post, great title, and great reminder of those wonderful things in our lives that make us smile. Especially...BABY GIRLS!! Congratulations to all of you. :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, yay for you!! I wasn't able to see the second video. What are the names you like!?!


Christine@AreWeThereYetMom said...

Yay! Love how Peanut said Sistah. Sisters are the best!

Katelyn and Lindsay are getting much closer now that Lindsay is getting older. I was a little worried at first, because Katelyn was a little jealous of Lindsay, but it is so cute to see them hugging on each other.

I am so excited for you and Michael.
Congratsulations, Amy! :)

The Peanut is growing up to be such a little darling.

Marcie said...

Congrats on having another beautiful little girl! I have one sister and to this day we call each other 'Sister'. My husband and I are thinking about having another baby, but I am hesitant because I want a girl and not a boy. If someone could promise me that I would have a girl, I would get pregnant today!

I try clicking on the link for the other video, but nothing was found. I'm anxious to find out the names you have chosen for your little bundle of joy.