Friday, August 24, 2012

Severely behind...

So this is a bit of a catch-all post.  A picture dump.  Here's what's been happening at the Martin home for the past few...

 The boys participated in their first lemonade stand.  We had lots of customers. 

 Dallas turned 32!  I failed to find the candles for the cake, but made up for it by getting him Apple TV for his special day:). 

 Cousins!  My sister and her three wee ones stopped by for a quick visit 2 times, both on their way to and from my dad's house.  It was so great to see them and the boys loved it!  Jude is especially smitten with Ellie, the oldest.  Luke looks like he could just join right into our little family here with that white head.  

 33 weeks I have been cooking this sweet baby girl.  It's getting close and I'm starting to feel the weeks adding up.  I'm feeling puffy all over and ready to meet her.  Doc still thinks she is small, but says my due date will remain the same, she'll just be a small baby.  She was 3 lbs 12 oz at my 32 week appointment and ultrasound.  

My sweet boy started KINDERGARTEN!  I was so emotional the night before, but managed to hold it together when we took him and dropped him off into someone else's care for 6-1/2 hours.  I've been a wreck ever since:).  

He didn't get the teacher he had hoped for, but I was super happy for the one he got.  I've heard great things.  He thought she had "witch hair" but seemed to get over that pretty quickly.  

He did such a great job and was such a big boy.  His teacher had all good things to say about him.  Rhett and I visited him at lunchtime and he was so happy to see us.  He did cry a little, but was super brave when it came time to get back to class.  I'm so proud of him.  Today was his second day and he came home with a dollar.  We asked him where he got it and he said his new best friend gave it to him. I asked what his name was and he said, "I don't know, some black kid".  We'll have to work on names.  

Meanwhile, Rhett and I have been adjusting to being alone together all the live-long day.  It's nice to have this time with him, but he misses brother.  Sometimes he'll just get extremely whiny and can't tell me what's wrong.  Yesterday he cried and said, "I just want to eat some crackers with Jude."  He starts a Mother's Day Out program next week, and I think he will welcome the distraction a few days a week.  About 6 times a day he lifts up my shirt, puts his hand on my tummy and says, "I want to talk to baby Ha-ee." He also pats my belly, and if I say she's moving he will run over to me an put his dimply little toddler hand on the side of my tummy and look at it until he feels something or gets bored, whichever comes first.  I'm so thankful for this special time with him.  He's really never had it as the second child.

Jude had is very first flag football game today.  It was pouring down rain and that made for double the fun.  The kids had a blast and his team won!  

We finally have an office! 

We brought this trestle table back from IL strapped to the top of our car..classy, I know.  It was in 7 pieces, but Dallas got it put back together in no time.  I was impressed with his wood working skills!  This table has been in my family since I was born.  A neighbor made it for us as a dining table for a project in his woodworking class at Miami of Ohio.  It is made from solid cherry.  My dad later used it as a desk for years, and no longer needed it after his move to the lake.  It's been broken, sitting in my sister's garage for a year, so I jumped on the opportunity to have it in my home.  This is a much improved office from the tiny built-in off of our kitchen.  That will now be a homework space for Jude.  I still need to get some wall calendars and bulletin boards hung, but besides that, not much else will go in this room.  There is a leather chair and ottoman in one corner, and I'm on the hunt for a cowhide rug.  I'm super excited to have a dedicated office space..I've never had that before!  

So, now I feel a little more caught up:).  Hope everyone is doing well and having a great back to school season.  Can't wait for fall weather!

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