Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Today was a very busy day.  We went to church and Holland was blinged out!  She wanted to accessorize with every piece of jewelry she has.  Too cute!  She loved her outfit and bow. 

After church, Holland went home with Gaga while Kirk and I went to eat lunch with Cousin Catherine and her family at Olive Garden.  It was great to catch up with them.  After lunch, Kirk and I went through the tour of the Labor and Delivery wing at the hospital.  After the tour, we picked up Holland and got her dressed in her Ladybug costume.  We first went to Mommer's and then to church for Trunk or Treat.  Holland loved wearing her costume, asked to put on her wings and headband and asked to carry her Halloween pail.  She did really good with saying "trick or treat" and "thank you" to everyone.  Holland also loved her new Halloween pail we ordered with her name on it.  She had so much fun and we were both exhausted from the day. 

36 weeks

Wednesday was 36 weeks.  Everything is looking good and really close.  Progress has already started and OB said I wouldn't make it to 39 weeks.  So, no turkey baby for us.  Holland seems to be more happy and excited about her upcoming sibling.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WCS Harvest Party

Holland's class had their Harvest Party today to celebrate Halloween.  The kids had a ton of food to eat and had a really good time.  I made cupcakes and cookies, and all the other parents brought supplies and stuff for the party.  Earlier in the day, Holland and her class carved a pumpkin.  Holland's teacher said all the kids were grossed out and even Holland wouldn't touch the pumpkin when she started carving on it. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Fun

Friday night was River Bend's Not-So-Scary Halloween.  Holland and I invited Sara and Molly to go with us.  The girls seemed to have fun, except when it was time for Holland to take pictures.  I think they will enjoy it more next year.  There was a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, live bats, various activities, food and smores, etc.  Molly is so cute as a bee and Holland is a ladybug. 
Saturday was a bust for all of our Halloween fun.  But, the rain was wonderful and needed.  Kirk, Holland, and I met Cousin Clayton and his family at Qdoba's for lunch.  It was our first time there, and the food was very good.  We had planned on taking Holland to the pumpkin patch, but with the rain, we did some errands, shopping, and went to Starbucks instead.  Holland got her first Starbucks!  She got a vanilla bean frap and she loved it!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Holland turns 28 months old

Holland is 2 years and 4 months old today.  Kirk and I are very proud of Holland and how she is growing and changing every day.  Holland can count to 25 in English and count to 10 in Spanish, knows the majority of the alphabet letters, all the colors, all shapes, and even knows left and right.  Holland is doing great in school.  She goes into school without crying or having any tantrums.  She has received only green marks (great behavior) each day at school.  She is potty trained to the point of only wearing a pullup at night in case of accidents.  Holland seems to be excited about about the baby.  She will come up to me to kiss and hug my belly and tells me, "I have to kiss and hug the baby."  She is so sweet and wants to help set up the nursery.  She is such a darling at night.  When she goes to bed, she will say, "night night, sweet dreams, love you."  I truly love mornings because she will come get in bed with us and she loves to snuggle.  It's so sweet because she gets so close and wants to be held.  When Holland blows kisses or gives us kisses, it just melts my heart.  She is very affectionate and wants to hug every person she meets.  Right now, Holland's favorite things are anything Hello Kitty or Dora the Explorer.  Now, Holland is in the "terrible 2's" and she will throw fits.  But overall it isn't terrible and a little verbal discipline works.

Here is Holland's first official school picture.  Overall, she posed well but someone else fixed her hair.  :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Petrolia Festival

Kirk, Holland, and I went to Petrolia's Motorcycle and Fun Run Festival on Saturday.  It was very nice to see the town come out and help support the Fire Department, Senior Citizens, and the Petrolia Curb Appeal.  There were lots of booths set up, a petting zoo, little train ride, and food.  It was great running into family and friends.  Holland had a blast and didn't want to leave.