Thursday, April 30, 2009

Maren's art

Today's activities included picking up sticks and lining them up in the cracks of the driveway. Then we move on to planting sticks among the plants.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy 10th Birthday Preston! (it was yesterday)

Preston turned 10 on April 28th! I can't believe he's 10 now!! He's been a true joy and is the best big brother to his sisters.

We had a skating party for him last Saturday. I forgot the camera at the skating rink. Preston used inline skates and had a blast. After skating was the cake, ice cream and presents.

Preston got a new mountain bike. He had outgrown his other bike he got when he was 5. He also got his coveted Pokemon Platinum game for the Nintendo DS from grandma and grandpa Lingard.

I think he had a very good day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The glasses are here!

Maren's glasses are here! For her first day she did pretty well. She took them off about 5 times and each time I let her take a break and then we put them back on. I am really surprised they have lasted this long on her head!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Baby update

Baby Lingard is now 20 weeks gestation! We have already passed the halfway mark, since we get to have baby 2 weeks early.

Maren kept wanting to see the hands and then the baby put its hand up to its mouth or nose, looked like it was sucking its thumb. When Maren saw the head she said "ooooo, BIG!" which made everyone laugh.

We still don't know the gender. That will be a surprise come August!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Maren has new eyes now too....

Maren is following in the footsteps of her older siblings. Preston started wearing glasses at age 4. Maija started wearing glasses at age 3. Maren will now wear glasses at the ripe old age of 2! Does this mean this new baby will wear them at age 1???

Isn't she cute? She calls them Princess glasses. We should have them next week sometime.

These are her back up pair of glasses. Maybe she will like these ones more? Darn cute.

Maren also thinks that this is the proper way to wear a headband, like a hat she says. She wouldn't let me switch it and wore them that way all through Target. She would also stand in front of carts that were coming towards us and put one hand on her hip and the other hand out and yell "STOP!!". She makes for a fun shopping experience. :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Maren has a new set of wheels!

She kept trying to ride Maija's scooter so we figured it was time for one of her own. She was quite excited to get a princess scooter.

Friday, April 3, 2009

18 weeks

I'm now 18 weeks along. Almost halfway there!! We could have found out the gender today but we didn't! Neener neener!! I get to go back every 2 weeks for the next 10 or 12 weeks because I was exposed to fifths disease. So, I get an u/s every 2 weeks! The doctor isn't concerned at all but he just wants to be on the conservative side. Lots of chances to find out the gender but I will be strong and resist! (Maren will tell you its a baby brudder though if asked, not sure where she got it from).