Thursday, June 30, 2011

Car seat canopy

So this little one is coming in October, I can already feel the cool air.
I need something for the car seat to keep the baby warm and snuggy. A blanket just won't do, they always fall off and get dirty. I am thinking what I really need is a car seat canopy. And we all have the chance to win one HERE!

Aren't they cute!


Caroline

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Baby Boy



Boy do I have a lot to fill you in on. First off Keri, one of my best friends had her baby Tuesday morning, June 21st.

Jonathen Kevin came earlier than I expected. I still had a lot to do. I had just bought a big piece of wood and I was going to make a sign for her yard that says it's a BOY! And I needed to make no-bake cookies (something I did for them when their other son was born) and get some champagne to bring to them in the hospital.

First off before anything I went to see Keri and the new baby in the hospital. Alayna suggested we pick up a rose for her to bring to her new boyfriend. So we picked a pretty orange rose for Jonathen.I had already made the hospital sign, so I am glad I didn't have to rush to do that :)

The kids were really excited to see the new baby
He is just perfect
I got my sign done and up in there yard just in time for them to come homeAnd a few things I made for baby Jonathen

I have seen these "birth announcement" signs around a lot lately, so of course I said I can make that!

I get really excited when my friends have babies! We have another friend due the beginning of August, another boy!!!!
Caroline

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baby be Blessed



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I have already been thinking about Christmas and what to get the children, since we'll have FOUR! YIKES!

I know something I'd love to get for the girls. These Baby be Blessed dolls

You can customize them to look like your little girl, or boy. And you will get a verse on the dolls belly of your choice.

I am hoping to win a gift certificate and you can try too here at baby be blessed

Good LUCK!

Caroline

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 6 cont. and day 7



I didn't want to ruin such a nice post yesterday by telling you it ended up being an awful LONG night.

It all started by our flight being delayed by two hours. That's not a huge deal, but when you need to catch a connecting flight and you are now supposed to be landing as your connecting flight is taking off........not a good start.

I thought my plan of spend the day at the beach then traveling at night was awesome. Not so much.
We caught our flight with hopes our connecting flight was going to be delayed. It was about 30 minutes, but we missed it.

So now it's about 10:50pm, were in Atlanta and we are realizing we're going to be stuck. Let me share with you what we were lugging around since we didn't check ANYTHING! We have two car seats about 30-40 pounds each, four suitcases, computer, stroller, kid's book bags, my bag and three kids. We had to walk and walk and walk all around the Atlanta airport, then when we got to the ticket counter we had to wait in line for about 45 minutes just to re-book a flight. We knew there was a flight leaving ATL at 8:15am and I guess we just figured we were on that flight, but nope. The first thing we could catch was at 3pm.

At this point we are out of formula and about out of wipes, so some how we had to get to a store, so no matter what we needed a taxi or to rent a car. We were on our own for a hotel and we knew that would be a pricey penny plus the cost of a taxi to get to a wal-mart (probably the only thing open at 1am).

We WALKED to the car rental booths just to check out prices for a vehicle that will hold three car seats. $59 not bad. I called my Aunt Lynn and Uncle Jeff ( 12:45am) and first apologized for waking them up, then told them our predicament. We asked if we could stay the night at their house, and they were so welcoming, granted they might not have known what they agreed to, being that they were previously asleep.

We got our car, snapped the car seats in and made the 45 minute drive to their house. We got there around 2am and the kids were out. It was a long day.........long stressful day. But it was so nice to be in a familiar home with family. Nothing could have been better!

In the morning we surprised my cousin Joe by just being there. I am sure we were the last people he expected to see first thing in the morning. Uncle Jeff made some yummy breakfast and then we headed to the Varsity before going to the airport.

It has been a tradition I guess to get all our babies to Atlanta before they are a year. We have gotten all their pictures taken with a Varsity hat on too.
We returned the car and caught our flight and we were back in Topeka around 7:30pm.

Thank you Aunt Lynn and Uncle Jeff, missing our flight was actually kinda fun thanks to ya'll. Love you!




Caroline

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 6!

Today is goodbye day! The good news is our flight isn't until 6:40pm, so we can still spend all morning at the beach and still get everyone in for a good nap.

Preston woke up first and went and sat with Grandaddy on the balcony.

We headed to the beach early, then for lunch we walked to the pier to eat lunch.
There was an inflatable water slide near the pier, so we let the kids go once, not sure it was worth 6 dollars, but oh well!
Now off to the airport! Thank you mom and dad for the most wonderful vacation. We made so many memories that we'll keep forever.Aaron took some panoramic pictures before we left. This is looking out from our front door:
This one is looking from our balcony:
GOODBYE FLORIDA!!!!!!
Caroline

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 5

Day 5
Today is shopping day and our only morning not running out to the ocean. The only shoppers were my mom, dad, Mollie, Jack, Grandma, Paw-paw, Taylynn and myself. Since Taylynn was getting dressed all cute, I made Preston and Alayna put on their matching outfits so I could take some pictures.Align Center

Then we took pictures of everyone


Then often to Destin to eat at Hog's Breath Saloon.
Thank you Grandma and Paw-paw for that special treat, it was sooo good!

After lunch we headed to an outlet mall, with lots and lots of shops.
It was date night for my grandparents and parents so we took the kids to the splash park so we could listen to live music and let the kids play.

That night when we got back we took the kids swimming in the dark because they had been asking and asking. It was fun, a bit chilly, but they enjoyed it.

Caroline