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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

16 week Ultrasound reveals a girl!

We had an ultrasound today at the doctors office which revealed that we are having a little girl! Here are some pics from today!

We got a couple shots of her face and hands.
A shot of the top of her head with a little hand at her face

they typical side profile pic
More of her hands by her face

I've decided that here, she's praying that these people would please leave her alone!
The heart rate was 148, and she was moving and kicking around all over the place. I still haven't felt the movement but she was all over the place today!

We are thrilled to be having a little girl. Now we can begin the great name debate! We have another U/S at 20 weeks which should confirm that its a girl!

You can see her birth story by clicking here


Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend 2011 and Pictures Galore!

Our whirlwind Easter weekend began on Saturday when Aaron's mom and aunt came down to visit for the day. We headed over to a local school for an egg drop. They were dropping 15,000 eggs from a helicopter over the practice field.
Walker is obviously very excited about his easter egg basket!
Here's Aaron with his mom and Walker
And here's Walker giving out those sweet kisses. If you're one of the many that have wondered where got his blonde hair, here's the proof! Aaron's mom and aunts are blonde as can be...SEE!!

Enjoying a lovely strawberry fruit bar to beat the heat! It was a hot one on Saturday!
A little sweet and a lot cold!
Inflatable slide. I volunteered to stay this one out and just take pictures. Looks like they had fun.
Walker meeting the Easter Bunny. Don't be fooled, he was terrified, this was just the one moment that he was giggling in between clinging on to Aaron for dear life.
Best seat in the house
Easter morning began with services at church and incredible worship. After church we headed up to my moms to spend the day. We grilled out, relaxed, went fishing and spend some good time with family and friends.

Here's Walker in his Easter duds. All consignment and hand-me-down! That's how we roll. I could have eaten him up in this little outfit!
Here's Walker trying to have a fit instead of taking a sweet pic with my mom
Giving sweet kisses to his great grandma
one family picture for Easter. Looking this tired doesn't come that easy people!
After our lunch settled we boarded the "USS George Bush" and trolled around the lake. Aaron caught 2 small bass and gave Walker his first fishing lessons.
My sweet sister Rachel
the nasty cup of crickets
Aaron and Justin. Justin and his wife Shauna spent the day with us. Their family lives states and states away. It was so much fun getting to share Easter with this sweet couple.
I couldn't have asked for a better Easter weekend, spent with family and friends, celebrating our risen Savior! Hope you were able to celebrate as well!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Gardening We Go!!

On Friday we worked for most of the day building and planting our garden! Walker and I headed to walmart to buy up all of their busted bags of topsoil, dirt and potting mix. I'd say we did pretty well! We got about 20 bags or goodies for $20!
We also picked up some veggies to plant because I gave up on the whole seed-growing-venture. Too much work for too little results.
Aaron tilled and tilled and tilled to soften up the ground, built the "walls" then we planted. This year we hope to have tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, eggplant, zucchini, squash, strawberries, onion and several different herbs!
Gardening brings back so many memories of my papa. I remember many times watching him and helping him plant and harvest his garden. Hopefully it will be a chance to teach Walker too! As much as he likes being outside we should have fun with it this spring and summer!

Do any of you garden? Any tips or secrets? I have a few to share once things start really growing!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mother's Day gift idea - HAND painted pots

I spy a Mother's Day gift project! With May 8th just around the corner I was looking for something fun and affordable for Walker to give the 8 "moms" in his life for Mother's Day!

Here's our plan. Hobby Lobby sells these clay pots at 1/2 price for $1.08 each. So we bought 8, along with some tempera paint and 2 paint pens. My plan is to put his hand prints on each pot, paint a sweet message from Walker and plant a flower in each.

I'm sure you could go all out decorating with ribbon, paints, fabrics and more but we are keeping it simple!

So for under $40 I plan to have a sentimental, "hand-made" gift for each "mom" in our family.

$20 - pots and paint
$20 - dirt and flowers

I'll be sure to post the finished product!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A beautiful night

Last night after dinner we headed over to our friends Justin and Shauna's neighborhood to hang out for a bit. We had SO much fun!! We went to an area that's attached to a huge reservoir, has swings, picnic tables, a pavilion and lots of grass for Walker to run and play in.

Walker entertained himself with this huge prehistoric bug for a while. He kept asking the bug to "o-juice" which translated to hold you. He also jumped off the terraces into Aaron's arms about 100 times which was fun to watch.

We got to watch the sunset over the water which made me feel like I was on vacation somewhere far away! If I lived in their neighborhood I might never leave that park!

So thankful for new friends to share nights like this with!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Taken by Tate - Family Photographer

A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to have some family pictures made with Tate Cathcart of Taken by Tate.

I met Tate through our local MOPS group and quickly learned of her talent and love for photography. She took us out to Indian Springs Park in Jackson, GA and to an abandoned warehouse that was also nearby. We had so much fun, she worked so well with Walker and I LOVED all the pics that she took! We haven't had family pics made since Walker was 8 weeks old, and the timing worked out because I'm not ginormously pregnant yet.

If you're looking for a photographer in the Henry County area I would HIGHLY recommend Tate! She has a great facebook page and website where you can browse through her work and contact her about working with your family! Here are a few of my favorites (the quality is reduced so that I could upload all of them in less than a week! We have SUPER slow internet!!!)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

14 weeks and counting!

We have officially crossed over and are in the 2nd week of the 2nd trimester! I went to the doc today and heart the baby's heartbeat. It was between 148 and 152. Any guesses? You do have a 50/50 chance of being right! Other than that, all is well. My blood pressure was 100/60, I asked her if my heart was even beating!! I go back in 4 weeks for a regular visit the. 2 weeks after that we will find out the gender! I can hardly stand it!!

Walker has been an absolute blast lately. Talking a lot more, asking the blessing and trying to repeat everything we say to him. He's a huge flirt, loves everything outdoors and has really kept me laughing this week!

Some of my favorite walker-isms are his sweet look, the way he says "bye-biiiii" and his favorite restaurant, "Vee-Va-Vay" - otherwise known as Chick-fil-A!! He can spot them all over the place!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Trails!

I have lots to post but I'll take it one adventure at a time!

I got the chance to go horseback riding with my mom at Cheatham Hill this morning and it was SO much fun. I rode Rosie. She's an Appaloosa Quarter Horse and is as sweet as she can be! We did a lot of walking, a little trotting and a little running.

It was a great time of peace, quiet and fun. So my little baby in-utero has been on a horse already! What an adventurer!!

Tomorrow my mom and I are doing hair for a wedding! I'm so excited:). It should be a fun day!