Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Just a quick note to wish a Happy 4th Anniversary to my hubby. I love you more every day. Can't wait to see you with another little baby in your arms! Hugs!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Alan Playing Wii

video

Alan always feel left out when Mommy and Daddy are playing on the Wii, so today I let him try the cycling on Wii Sports Resort. All You have to do for this one is move your hands up and down as if you are pedalling, and lean left or right to steer. Oh, and if you go too fast, you run out of breath. He had a great time, even if he did get progressively closer to the tv every time! More pics posted on Facebook here .

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

9 weeks and 1 day...

Obviously, from the title, I'm just over 9 weeks pregnant now. But let me tell you, I already feel like I'm twice that. When I was pregnant for Alan I didn't even find out until I was farther than this (Ok, so I was a little slow on the uptake), but I sure don't remember feeling like this! Basically, I'm just really really really tired, very queasy, kinda cranky, and I've already got a bit of a bump happening (although how much of that is still from child #1 I don't know :P ). Now to top it off, I am getting a cold. Grumble. Ah well. I know that in a few weeks I should be feeling better. Now if the weather would perk up a little, it would definitely lift my spirits, and getting Alan outside to play would definitely calm him down a little. The little bugger has decided that he will only nap at the sitter's. Think it has something to do with the playpen, since he can't get out of it. Here he just gets out of bed and plays for a while. And toilet training? Forget it. After a few pairs of underwear in a day, I give up (embarassed face). But I try it again the next day :) He'll get the hang of it eventually, I know.

On a brighter note, Tina and Rob and the boys are due home in less than a week for a visit. Soooo excited to see everyone. Now I just have to figure out when we can all get together! Also, on August first, our friend Shawn is coming to stay with us for a while. He's looking to get a job here in Amherst. Alan is super excited, as are we. Should be fun! And, to top it off, we are going to have a huge crew of people here the following weekend (Aug 7 - 10). Two friends of ours from the states (whom we were introduced to through that online game we play) are coming for a visit. As such, the rest of the group we play with are coming as well, to make a party out of it. Tim and Julie are even bringing Al and May's camper! We're pretty psyched, obviously. Right now I'm trying to plan a whole bunch of meal items that I can cook in advance (if possible), will feed a ton of people, and be pleasing to a wide variety of eaters. So far, I've come up with chili, meatballs, turkey (I'll cook it in advance to have the meat for sandwhiches and maybe casserole), lots of cut up veggies, pasta salad, and potato salad. I also think I may make spaghetti one night. I'm also tossing around the idea of making (or begging my mom to make) a seafood chowder, since the guys are coming up from the US, but I don't know. I'll have to see if they like seafood or not. I'd hate to not give them a taste of the maritimes (even if I hate it). Anyway, I'd appreciate any meal ideas anyone has out there! I'm also dropping Alan off at mom's that weekend, since I need his bedroom, and would like to relax with everybody a little.

At any rate, that's my rant for the day. Now off to find another way to avoid all the laundry and housekeeping I really need to be doing!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

And three will be four....

Yep you see it! It looks like the Power family will be growing (again). I am 8 weeks along right now, and due on February 24th. So far I've been feeling really queasy and tired, but hoping that will pass in the next few weeks. I know most of the people that read this probably knew already, but I wanted to wait until after my first offical pre-natal appointment to announce it publicly :) I will definitely keep you all updated as things progress!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Haircut!

This is the Before picture...

During the Haircut...
Look Mommy, all done!
Posing


Side view!

Alan got his hair cut today at a place called Sharkey's...it's really neat because the kids can sit in cars and watch tv while they get their hair cut. Afterwards, he got a tattoo and a balloon, as well. It was a really cool little place and I'm sure we'll go back. I find he's looking even more like Colby now that his hair is short! Should be good for the summer though. I think he's rockin' the spikes, but he wants his hat on all the time. It should be interesting how we work that one out! At any rate, it's time to wrangle Alan and Nathan into their beds for naptime, and get the house ready for BJ's birthday supper (better late than never!).