Well, some of you may recognize this first picture from 2 1/2 years ago when I was pregnant with Talon. This picture was taken at 20 weeks and 1 day. I thought it would be fun to take a picture in the same outfit that I wore that day.
Yeah!! It's a girl! I called it!! The Ultrasound Tech kept playing games with us....couldn't fool me! She looks so healthy and I love her so much. We had a 45 minute session (super thorough tech) and we loved every second of it. A boy would have been cool. 2 girls...2 boys...but a girl sounds just right!
Happiness all around!
Now we can back-up a bit. We ALL know that I only blog once in a while these days so here is a chunk of stuff that we have been up to! Thanksgiving was a nice relaxing weekend. Well, for the most part.
This picture below is the only picture that I have of Thanksgiving Day...Lame I know. We went to a friends house and had a great time! The food was delicious and plentiful! Everyone was worn out by the time we got home. Isabella didn't even make it to her bed. Straight from car to kitchen floor.
Girls day out. We went and saw tangled while Talon napped and John tried to recover from being sick. All of the adults in our Thanksgiving dinner group, caught this nasty stomach bug and this was John's turn. I had it the day before.
Of course there was shopping! This picture was taken at 2 am. Eating a midnight snack at McDonalds to kill some time (and get warm and dry). We started our day at 7:30 Thanksgiving night. Went and stood in line at Toys R Us in the rain. It was about 42 degrees at this point. It was great though. We had chairs, umbrellas, and we were still dry. Great company! It was a blast! Doors opened at 10pm and we got everything that we had on our lists (plus some). Then it was off to Wal-Mart. We got there about 11 so we could scout out what and where our items were before midnight when the madness begins. I got about half of the things on my list. This place was truly a M.A.D H.O.U.S.E. It was intense. Wasn't sure if I was going to make it out alive. Good news...I did...but I had to sacrifice a few things.
Britani and Nicole! So here we are back to 2am and after we warmed up a bit we headed back out into the even worse weather (sideways rain and temps. around 35 degrees). We were still damp and getting a little tired but still ready for some fun! We drove over to Target and thought we would wait in the car for a bit to stay warm and dry but realized quickly that the Target line was growing by the second and we had no time to lose. There were a few things on our list that would be hot items so we braved the weather and got in line for the next hour and a half until it opened at 4am. I don't know if I have ever been THAT COLD! My feet were soaking wet and so were my pants. We finally started taking turns waiting in line so that we didn't DIE! Met some great strangers in line. Always do! Target was a success and it was 6:30am by the time we were done (and snowing now). By 7 I was sound asleep in my bed, just in time for the family to be waking up. I slept until 9 and headed to AC Moore for a few more things that I had on my list! A HUGE SUCCESS! I got the best deals. But by the time I got home I was feeling that stomach bug that I was unaware that I had and I was SOOOO Tired. I took a little nap but the kids just wanted me up so the rest of the day was spent watching movies, playing games and feeling osososososososososos sick.
Here's our Thanksgiving Snow. Saturday the kids had a great time playing in the foreign material! I had stocked up on all of the winter essentials (knowing what we were in for) but I forgot one thing....snow gloves. They didn't care but I was sure to buy them on Monday!
These two kiddos crack us up. They have turned into the biggest fighters. They are only 19 months apart and you can see that now. For the longest time Talon was just the baby but he has turned into a full on toddler right along with Isabella. John is soothing two very unhappy children who were just beating each other up.
Two minutes later...they are loving on each other. Seriously...this is all day long. Either they LOVE each other or are Gladiators trying to see who can hurt the other one more!
We decorated for Christmas about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. Loved it! Lay off!
This picture was taken yesterday before school. Our Thanksgiving snow had all melted but we woke to a beautiful WHITE wonderland and Hailey was SO excited about school being canceled. She was very disappointed when I informed her that school doesn't get canceled here in the snow (unless it's a few feet maybe!)