Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thinking Ahead

If you're looking for adorable holiday printables, check out! Aren't these gift tags way cute?

So I've been thinking about our Christmas cards for this year. I'm trying to decide what to do about a family picture. I would love to get our pictures done now and start on our cards...however, that would mean baby girl would be in my belly for the pictures. If I wait for pictures until after she's born that might be crunching time depending on when she comes. Any better ideas...besides not sending them out at all! :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Difference #4

I forgot I started doing these a few months ago. Here's another small difference between Holland and Utah...

#4. The Chips

The closest thing they have to BBQ chips here is Paprika flavored. They taste similar to BBQ, but are, in my opinion, not quite as good. Too bad because BBQ chips are my favorite. Paprika seems to be a popular flavor here. They also have Paprika Cheetos, which I think are absolutely disgusting! I have yet to see regular flavored Cheetos.

So if you're coming to visit me any time soon (hint, hint) bring me a bag of BBQ chips! Oh and a few packets of Kool-Aid, some cinnamon bears, a loaf of Granny Smith white bread, a box of Cheez-its, some fruit snacks, and a bag of tootsie rolls! And Jimmy requests Kraft Mac 'N Cheese and fishy crackers! It's really not fair that many of my cravings are things not available here. I swear that's why I am craving them...because I know I can't have them!

P.S. Here are links to Difference #1, Difference #2, & Difference #3.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Groei Echo

Today the little boys and I took a bus to have a groei echo done (growth ultrasound). One of my midwifes was a little concerned about the baby. She was measuring small so I was scheduled for a groei echo. I feel this little girl move all the time and wasn't too worried, but more excited for the echo.

Everything looks really good. She is measuring right in the normal range. She is approximately 2 kg right now (4 lbs 7 oz). I wanted to get a good look at her little face and maybe take home a snapshot, but her head is too far down to get a good shot.

Jimmy enjoyed sitting right by me during the echo. He said a few funny things like:

"What is that in your belly?"
"That's not a head, it looks like a moon."
"Why is there fire in your tummy?"
"Uh oh, she has no eyes!" (We were looking at the top of the head!)

Our ride back on the bus was slightly intense. There was construction going on so the bus didn't stop at the normal stops. And keep in mind this is an area of town I have NEVER been in before. So on the way back, the bus stop I looked up online had no buses coming to it since there was construction all around it. I had to wander around hoping to find another stop. I finally found one but it wasn't the right one so I braved it and asked the bus driver if he could help me. I felt bad asking because they have a schedule to follow and can't stop much or they get off the schedule that everyone is counting on. Anyway, he was very kind and even drove me to the right place so I could find my bus. Phew!

The bus ride was very bumpy. Probably partly because of the construction and the small roads and I'm sure it didn't help that Jimmy picked a seat in the very back! The boys were laughing and having a blast the whole ride home. They were so loud! But thankfully it was mostly happy noises. I'm relieved to be home now and of course relieved that the baby looks healthy.

Only 8.5 weeks left until D-Day! We'll see when this little one comes. Jimmy was almost 3 weeks early and Glade almost 4. I have a feeling she won't be early for some reason, but we'll see.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Jimmy the Photographer

I have these cute shots thanks to my Jimmy.

The handsome fella himself!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

He's Two!

Here are a few of the fun things that filled his day...
Playing Outside
Making the Birthday Cake
Making Kool-Aid
Dinner...Homemade Chicken Nuggets and French Fries
Glade's Speech Before Opening Gifts
(he cleared his throat several times...funny kid)
A New Car
A New Car Garage
One of the seven times we sang Happy Birthday today
Eating Cake & Ice Cream
Playing the new game, Vallende Aapjes (Falling Monkeys)

We love you, Glade!

(Jarom pointed out that Glade has now lived in the Netherlands longer than in the US...crazy!)

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Cute Little Voice

This feisty boy has me wrapped around his chubby finger. Can you blame me?