Sunday, August 29, 2010

Crafts and baking

I got a really quick and easy recipe for some cookies from Sara and Molly the other day and decided to bake some cookies this weekend with Holland's help.  In order to do so, Holland needed an apron!  I bought the supplies and let Gaga and Holland have a craft day and decorate an apron.  Holland was more excited about the flowers and wanting to iron them on herself instead of decorating the apron.  Here are a few pictures of Holland decorating her apron over at Gaga's, helping make the cookies and of course, eating the white chocolate chips!

The cookies turned out great!!! :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

1st day of school!

Today was Holland's 1st day of school at Wichita Christian School!  She did great!  We are so proud of her!  She got up today and we told her she is going to school so she wanted a dress, hair bow, and shoes.  Then she helped carry out her backpack to the car. 

We get to WCS and Holland gets out, wants her backpack and lunch box and proceeds to walk into school.  She walked straight to her classroom and wanted to start playing.  Kirk went with Holland to put her stuff in her locker and she came right back to play.  I asked Holland if she needed to go potty, she proceeded to walk down the hall and went to the bathroom and did her business.  She went back to the classroom and started making friends.  Holland loved it! 

We were really proud when she hugged us, kissed us, said "I love you" and then waved bye to us when we left. She was such a big independent girl and was so grown up for a 2 year old.  We couldn't be prouder!  I, on the other hand, was a little emotional leaving Holland there.  I cried, but since I jam packed our day with things to do, it went by fast and I felt good knowing we were in town in case anything happened.

While Holland was being educated and playing with her classmates, Kirk and I did a lot of errands.  I had my 26 week OB appt.  Everything looks good.  Heartbeat was around 153-154.  Kirk dropped me off at the Spa for a pregnancy massage and facial.  Thank you Kate - loved it!  We had lunch and then had to go do my pregnancy glucose tolerance test.  After that, we went to pick Holland up from school.

As soon as we walked in the classroom, Holland said, "hi mommy, hi daddy" with a huge smile on her face.  The teacher immediately tells us that Holland ate all her lunch!  We were shocked, since I packed quite a bit in there in the hopes that maybe she would eat 1-2 items.  Kirk and I figured she would pick at it and just want to socialize while sitting with the other kids.  Then, the teacher tells us that Holland ate all her snack and any of the other kids snack if they didn't finish.  Again, shock!  The teacher said Holland did great!  She didn't take a good nap, I'm sure because of the distractions of having other kids around.  But she minded the teacher, went to potty in bathroom, colored her assignment for the day, and ate her meal.  Can't beat that for a 1st day of school!

After leaving school, we took Holland to Orange Leaf for some yogurt.  Overall, we all had a great day and a great 1st day of school!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pregnancy: 24 weeks

I had my 24 week sonogram this week.  Baby looks great.  Growing and growing.  Around 1 lb and 7 oz right now.  We didn't want to find out the gender of the baby and that's good since the baby was very shy and didn't even want a normal sono picture taken.  Holland asks for a girl one day and a boy the next day. It's so cute!  She even pats my tummy and will kiss the baby. The crib is ready and I've already started stockpiling diapers now that Holland is potty trained.  I feel huge and it's very hot these days.  I'm ready for Thanksgiving!