Wednesday, September 29, 2010

We made it another day!

So, last week was crazy!  We had the big yard sale for the Park and made $400 (which was very exciting)!  So, we're up to somewhere around $900!  Woohoo!  Maybe the Silent Auction will be super good for us too!  One of my friends from the Park Group very very kindly gave me all of her maternity clothes!  The amazing thing was how many of them were my size!  And my style (can you say bohemian?)!  I now have at least 30 outfits that I can mix and match.  Awesome!  It absolutely makes up for how much I've put into our Park so far!  The day after that the kids and I went up to Olathe to do some serious baby stuff shopping!  I only had half of Saturday and managed to get a cradle swing for $5.  The motor doesn't work, which doesn't matter at my house, since I have the power of hyper children!  I got an Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper for $25 (I've already got it cleaned and set up in my room).  Then I got everything she'll possibly need for the first three months (knock on wood) thanks to the sale up there and another friend who oh so kindly gave me her baby's clothes that she's outgrown!  I also bought a travel swing from her for $20.  So, I'm feeling very ready for the end of December!  I keep telling her (and anyone that asks) that she can't come until after finals.  Preferably on the first of January (because what a cool date that would be) or the week before (tax deduction and I'd have longer to recover before the next semester started)!  I really don't care as long as it's after all of mine and Scott's finals.  The cool thing is that I can totally walk to the hospital.  I hope it's a good hospital! 
In the meanwhile, I'm getting significantly bigger.  Which is making Leah look like she has saddle legs (Is that what it's called?).  Poor baby!  Scott and I started dating again last week (thanks to a friend from church and school)!  She's her every other day doing homework with me, so the kids were already used to her and she doesn't charge much ($6 an hour)!  I'm looking forward to tomorrow night, since we have 2 options.  Woohoo!  Fun times, fun times!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Catch up

It's getting late, but I really need to catch up!  School is going well.  So far, so good!  Our baby is a girl according to our ultrasound and we are going to name her Cecilia Marie.  I was worried about the whole girl name, since we have boy names, but no girl names.  So, as I lay there waiting for the doctor to come in, we discussed names and Scott said it and I agreed!  Mandy liked it too (she got to see the ultrasound with us)!  Now I can sell all the baby boy clothes at the Yard Sale for the park on Saturday.  I took out anything that she can use of course!  The good news is that I have now bought enough Newborn diapers for 3 weeks and Size 1 diapers for at least 2 months!  That should cover me for awhile!  This whole Walnut Park Renovation is going well, but we'll see how well we did publicizing the Sale!  We seriously need donations!  That's been keeping me busy, as has being a Cub Scout Wolf Den Leader and a Nursery teacher.  Fun times, fun times!  Kid wise, Ben is quite the character!  He was running around (wired for sound) and so I had him come to me and I hugged him and told him I loved him, to which he replied, "Yeah."  Obviously he had no doubts!  Kira, poor thing, has been a serious klutz today!  She fell down the front porch stairs twice (once at our house and once at someone else's) and she fell at school!  Poor kiddo!  She did really well helping me pass out flyers until then!  Emma is getting into everything!  She chopped her hair last week, bad.  It's very much not pretty.  Then today she pulled out a box of food dye and proceeded to dye the floor, a card, her sheet (new), the wall...  But, she tells me I'm the best mom in the world!  She's three, what can I say?  Leah is a blast!  When I come home, she runs up to me, hugs my leg and says, "ooohhhh."  She also says, "Uh oh" now, which cracks me up!  And I just love the way she says, "Mom!"  I have some great kids!  And a great husband, of course!  So, yeah, good times at the Westhoffs.  They usually include a mess, that I get to clean up!  Hurray for children!