A couple weeks ago, Capri and Sawyer went to Disney on Ice with their grandparents and cousins. Capri really felt extra beautiful on this day! She loved getting fancy. But she kept telling me "even without my hair done or lipstick, I am still beautiful." haha bc I am constantly telling her that bc I'm paranoid about raising girls with with a lack of strong self-esteem. haha.
The matching outfits! They kill me! Their grandma Julie lives (and shops) for these kind of shots! And Sawyer is never included in these outfit purchases. Poor lonely Sawy. Haha probably for the best.
What a couple of AWESOME grandparents. And this night they had a sleep over, too. Chase went night snowboarding and I got zupas to-go, folded laundry, and watched Survivor. It was my perfect night, too!
Capri still is talking about this night over and over.
When Chase was snowboarding at Brighton- he found this in their database from when he had a pass way back when. I was dying!
"I like 'em big. I like 'em chunky. I like 'em round. I like 'em bumpy" -Madagascar 2
aka I am Gloria. #29 weeks
Last Wednesday, we had a rare day (I think we've had four in the last year) where it wasn't a Sunday but Chase nor I had to work! Chase esp wanted to take full advantage of it. So we did a little service project for a family friend, went to the bank, went swimming, went to zupas, took naps, and then went to the pet store! The kids were in heaven and we loved all the family time and how we were just able to turn our mind off to work for a whole day!
The girls hurried and asked me to take a pic bc it was starting to sprinkle rain and they knew their pieces of artwork would be washed away. Sawyer is furious that I both made him sit down and that he was getting sprinkled on. That boy and his temper- oh he is one a kind!
The other day Cody came over and I was making dinner for everyone and Sawyer was laying on the counter like this and it was just the cherry on top. Everyone sitting enjoying "the office", sawyer lounging, capri playing, while I do the work. It isn't always like this but it is most of the time ;) oh motherhood and wifehood!
I have been cooking and doing dishes like crazy bc Chase is a part of a weight loss challenge (two- one with a group from his side of the family and one with a group from mine. if he wins both- he will be making over $500) and I am hardcore encouraging this (not for the money reason) and we're trying to make a lifestyle change (I'm not getting too crazy or strict with what I'm eating since I'm still vomiting every second and gaining weight rather than losing!) but I haven't cooked much these first six months of my pregnancy (a lot of cereal, mac n cheese, quick meals, and eating out). So to go from that where I'm preparing 5 small meals a day for Chase- it's been an adjustment! and in the last 8 days he's already lost 16 lbs so there's that.
Last Friday, Capri's pre-school had a field trip day to the fire station! Ever since I have imagined motherhood (aka since I was a wee lass), I always pictured me chaperoning field trips. It was fun to be a part of it and go on my first official field trip with Capri!
The first picture-
Chase: "Ok, I took your pic. Let's get to church." and he was dead serious. He kills me.
Almost in the single digit countdown weeks!
I was super sick yesterday and have already projectile vomited today, too. So this was a snippet of yesterday- a lot of dress up and my view from the couch most of the morning!
Well I decided to work today (my 1 of 2 days for the month) and Chase is off taking Capri to pre-school and having fun with Sawyer. I got some dishes waiting for me, some cleaning, but for the most part- I am going to be alone and just answering the door. And I know the kids are having fun and Chase is getting some time off. Sounds like a good day to me! I chose today, bc there were no uhauls on the schedule (me hooking up uhaul trailers- not ideal). Lo and behold, what happened the second Chase drove off to preschool??.... someone walked in to get a trailer. Luckily, they volunteered to hook it up themselves! Thank you, kind sir. It kills me when 40 year old men ask me to lift and do manual labor. I'm 6 months pregnant and vomiting over here but sure!
Ok well over and out!
Oh wait one more thing! I didn't take a pic so I almost forgot! Last night, I had the best night with three ladies from the ward! My friend Trish is scheduled for her c-section next week so Jamie suggested we all go to dinner and have a last hurrah before baby #4 comes for her.
Chase was cracking me up as he suggested the restaurant (he's dieting remember) and then said, "So you're going to one of my favorite restaurants to eat and I'll just be here with Millie, Capri, and Sawyer. Have a good time." and I replied, "Sounds great!" hahaha.
But in all seriousness it was such a fun night. We went to dinner at 6:30 and it lasted until 9:30. It blew Chase's mind how we could talk and talk that much- that's nothing, hon! The restaurant was closing- that's the only reason we even realized it was so late! Good, strong, funny, real, faithful, genuine women- what a blessing!
and tomorrow night I have a dinner date with the women I visit teach- we're combining this month and all having dinner. I'm one lucky girl.