Eliza loves reading books with us at home, but she usually isn’t interested in the story when we go to story time. She’d rather explore and study the other kids. Today was different–she actually crawled right up to the reader and sat in rapt attention! I tried to get a pic of her sitting beside the big kids, but I only had my phone with me and it came out all blurry. This is the best I got:
After the story, the storyteller always distributes crayons and color sheets. Eliza didn’t try to eat the crayons this time–I was so proud of her! Unfortunately, she was loathe to return her crayon. When I finally pried it from her hand, she erupted in a tremendous cry that drew the attention of all the other kids. Other than that, she was so happy and well-behaved!
These two pics are from Nicole and Keith’s shower that we attended a couple weekends ago. I’m so glad we were able to go–they are a truly awesome couple! Their wedding is going to be such a blast; I’m sorry we’ll miss it, but it’s way too close to the baby’s due date to risk the long car trip. I’d rather not deliver the little boy at Buc-Ee’s in Wharton, TX.
Eliza was saucy as usual, but she became happier when she discovered how fun it was to crawl around on the floor while wearing white tights. I don’t have a pic, but her knees were black with dirt by the end of the shower.
I can’t believe it’s so cold!
We had a terrific weekend catching up with friends and hanging out at the house–nothing crazy, but very fun and relaxing. I’ve been feeling awesome and full of energy lately, for which I’m very grateful.
I snapped a few pics of this sassy gal before bedtime tonight. Sorry the first two are kinda dark–I’m still learning the best light settings for the fancy camera):
I was really busy and forgot to take one today. Sorry! Check back tomorrow!
Last week, I felt frantic and went into hyper-nesting mode because none of the baby boy’s things were ready yet. I know–he doesn’t need much right at first, but he’d probably appreciate some freshly-washed clothes and a place to sleep.
Tonight, I’m feeling SO much better because we made enormous progress on both kids’ rooms this past weekend, and they look fantastic! We just need to add a few decorative touches to Jed’s room, then I’ll post pictures. Theirs are the best-looking rooms in the house! I should even have time to complete one crafty project for Jed’s name above his crib, which I’m really excited about. That is, unless he decides to make an early debut (unlike his sister).
Though we’ve been extremely busy, I did have a chance to take a few pics of Eliza with the snazzy new camera I inherited from Dad (thanks, Dad!). Since I take so many pictures, I figure I may as well learn some basic photography skills. Having a nice camera helps, of course. There are tons of helpful websites and tutorials available, which is great for a complete novice like me. My favorite tutorials are the ones that go easy on the math and physics. Those weren’t my strongest subjects before pregnancy brain, so they certainly aren’t now.
Speaking of pregnancy–that’s how I justified buying this at HEB today:
King cake brings back fun memories of Mardi Gras time in Southeast Texas. Also, I hate grocery shopping, so this is how I rewarded myself when it was finally time to check out. I figured a king cake from the HEB bakery wouldn’t be too great, plus it was on sale, so I’d eat a few bites and get my fix. Umm..turns out it’s surprisingly delicious, especially warmed up a bit and served with coffee. I only have four more weeks to justify this behavior, and I intend to take full advantage:)