Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lots going on so far in '09!

Cuddling under our huge blanket which I might add I found on a great sale (seriously, this huge and very soft blanket was 12 dollars!) and got made fun of for buying--now I'm being patted on the back for finding such a great deal on one of the cosiest blankets in the world that covers all of us at once!
Only 2 weeks left until the big due date! So basically starting next week I'll be like a walking time bomb. We're very ready to meet our newest baby Peacock! And I am definitely ready to stop using the bathroom every 30 minutes.
Jason's cousin Heather offered to watch the kids for us while we went out on a date. Not that we never go out, but usually we don't stay out too long since babysitters are so expensive. So we spent several hours together exploring Portland (where Heather lives) without having to worry about that for a change. It was great!
Alex turned 9! He had a really fun birthday.

Alex's birthday presents included an airsoft gun, which came with a long list of safety rules and conditions for use (composed by his parents, of course!). So far he's kept them pretty darn well! (except for the few bruised birds who we believe probably don't like his gun!--Yes, we discussed this with him and as far as we know he hasn't used living things for target practice ever since)
Hailey turned 3 the day before Alex's birthday--here Alex and Seth are helping her learn how to play her new TV Dora plug-in game.
Hailey got a big-girl bike for her birthday (which was FREE by the way--a hand-me-down from a friend!). She LOVES it and rode around the whole main floor of the house all night after she got it.
Hailey's (kind of scary looking--Hailey helped) Dora cake...she thought it looked exactly like Dora, so that's really all that matters!
She got bunches of princess jewelry (the ring, earrings and necklace in this picture are from Aunt Ashley), a crown and sparkly nail polish for her birthday and couldn't feel more complete now. Yes, despite having 2 older brothers and no female cousins yet, she is definitely all girl! Don't get me wrong, she likes to light-saber fight. She just does it in her princess attire and with pointed toes and way too much grace for a light-saber fight!
Hailey's party

Hailey and Aneya (her best friend) at her party.
Seth is so proud that he can read now! He had just gotten done reading this book to me cover to cover and we just had to snap a picture. He is doing great in school!
Hailey got out of bed and unexpectedly promenaded down the stairs with a halo on one morning.
Alex being...well, Alex!

5 comments:

thepyles7 said...

I was sooooo happy to see new picture's but it makes me miss you and the fam!I can't wait to see picture's of the new baby!!!!!!

Tricia said...

Wow, only 2 weeks left. That has gone by so fast...for me at least :-) Glad to see you all are doing well. Can't wait to hear the news when the new little one arrives.

Love and miss you guys!

Tricia

sorensens said...

I can't believe how grown up your kids look! Good luck with the new baby.
Karen

Margo said...

I can't believe I am just finding your blog. We have really missed you guys. I can't believe you are having another one. That is so exciting. I loved looking at all the pictures. Your kids are growing up way to fast. we miss you guys. Good luck with baby no#4

Jessica said...

Courtney, hey this is Jessica Olsen back from the Hayden Run Ward :-)
It is SO FUN to see your cute family. Hailey is so beautiful, I have not seen her since she was a baby. I am so happy for you guys and opening up your own practice in WA. That gives me hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We have 3 more years of Radiology Residency here in Grand Rapids MI. Good luck with your new baby! Miss you :-)