Wednesday, November 16, 2011

First Snow of The Season

Today we got the first real snow of the season. It snowed about a week ago but it was melted by mid morning but today there was actually something to play in. We took full advantage of the snow and let Makenna play outside for while. She was in HEAVEN!! She loves being outside anyway but the snow made being outside even more fun! This was really the first time that she has been able to play in the snow and it was fun for Nick and I to watch her experience something new.
I also took a video of her Playing in the snow, it was to large to add to the blog so I posted it to youtube. Click HERE to view!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This Little Sweetie Is...

Can you read Makenna's shirt?? If you can't, it says this little sweetie is a big sister to be!! It is true, Makenna is going to be a big sister!! I am 15 weeks pregnant tomorrow, which makes me due the first week of May. Now that I'm well out of the first trimester, I am finally ready to spill the beans to the world that I'm pregnant! Nick and I are so excited! We are hoping that this little baby will cooperate next month and show us if we will have another girl or our first boy. Either way we will be thrilled! Although, I have to admit I would love to re-use the copious amounts of girl clothes Makenna has but, it would be wonderful to have a boy to. I'm sure if we had a boy, he would accumulate the same amount of clothes as Makenna has thanks to Grandma's, Auntie's, Uncles and our amazing friends.
I am finally feeling so much better the past couple of weeks and I don't have constant nausea anymore. I have gone about 2 weeks with no nausea at all! Hooray! I'm hoping this pattern keeps up... knock on wood! I am still pretty tired but I imagine that I will be tired for the next 20+ years that I will have kids at home and probably even after their gone. Haha!
A lot of people that already know we are expecting have asked if it was easier to conceive this time than it was with Makenna (To read that saga click HERE) and that answer is YES! We weren't necessarily "trying" to conceive it just kind of happened. Yes I know what your thinking, do they know how that "kinda happens?" We never thought we would be able to conceive without fertility treatments so after I finished breast feeding Makenna we never prevented pregnancy and look what we got! A VERY welcomed surprise! Before we found out we were pregnant, Nick and I had been talking about when to have another baby and we were going to start trying with in the next few months. We knew that when we got pregnant it was all the Lords timing and this little person is obviously meant to join our family now!
Some of you know that before I was pregnant with Makenna I found out that I have antiphospholipid syndrome which caused me to miscarry with prior pregnancies. So with her pregnancy and now with every additional pregnancy I have, I need to give myself heparin (blood thinner) injections twice a day, take ridiculous amounts of folic acid and a baby aspirin everyday until I'm 36 weeks along to help prevent any other miscarriages from happening. Even though I do NOT like giving myself shots twice a day, I am so thankful there is medicine out there that can help me stay pregnant with my beautiful babies!
Makenna will be a little over two when this little one arrives and I'm hoping this will be good timing for her. She loves her baby dolls. She likes to feed them, give them loves and have them wrapped in blankets. She likes real babies to but hasn't had much experience with them. I think she will make a great big sister! I know the adjustment from one kiddo, to two won't be easy for her (or us) but I'm hoping for the best. As things continue along, I will keep you posted on progress of baby Sabin #2. :o)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Makenna's First Haircut!

Makenna's hair is very curly & fine and is still pretty short but it was getting so scraggly and tangled on her ends and she was growing a bit of a baby mullet so I knew that it was time for a trim. I still cut hair at home so I put my scissors to good use and gave Makenna, her first haircut. She was pretty excited to sit up in my hair chair and have her hair played with. She did really well for her first trim. It of course helped that we had a movie playing to help her sit still. I only trimmed the very ends to even her hair out and fix the mullet issue but it makes a world of difference! Her hair is much more manageable, and maybe having the icky ends off will encourage her hair to keep growing! I can only wish right?
Here are the after shots. Front:
Back:
Thank you Grandma Sherrie and Nana Carole for passing on your beautiful curls to this sweet little one!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Here in Ellensburg many of the downtown businesses participate in trick or treating. We met up with several of our friends and took all 6 of our kiddo's downtown for trick or treat. We had so much fun and loved being there with our friends even though we were FREEZING!!!
Makenna the bumble bee and Libby dressed as Jesse from toy story walking and "talking" together.
My Mom met us for a few minutes before heading home to get set up for her special trick or treaters!
In one of the businesses they had the place set up as a maze where princess Aurora and Maleficent met them at the end.
After we finished trick or treating downtown we went to my parents so Makenna could trick or treat there. Our friends also stopped by so their kids could get their special treats from my parents.
My dancing little bee!
Silly little bumble bee wearing Casen aka Woody's hat.
Trying to get a cute picture with three toddler's is almost impossible! Libby, Casen and Makenna.
Again, getting pictures with toddlers, not easy!! Jared the fireman, Carys the cupcake, Ally the princess, Makenna the bee and last but not least my Dad as Steve Rhodes.
Aren't they SO cute?
We then started to make our rounds to other grandma and grandpa's and of course auntie Tami's house. We got started late and didn't make it to Grandma and Grandpa Sabin's before Makenna crashed in the car. At least they got to see her in her costume a few days before.
Makenna and Tami (Madonna)
Scott (Captain Jack Sparrow), Makenna and Tami.
We love Great Gram Dorothy!
Playing games with Great Papa Pinky!
Makenna and GREAT Auntie Kara!! She didn't have her costume on anymore but she was dressed up as Olive Oil. I don't think of a better character for a tall, thin, dark haired girl to play!
We made a few other stops where I didn't get pictures (shame on me). Thank you to everyone who helped make Halloween so much fun for us this year!

Burning down the House!!

I don't think I have mentioned on my blog that Nick is training to be a fire fighter and EMT. He is hoping that after he gets a job with a fire department that he will be able to go back to school to get his paramedic license. Last Saturday during his training they got to burn down a house! The university purchased three homes near campus, one was bulldozed a couple of weeks ago and the other two will be used for fire training.
Nick is the one in front about to walk into the burning house (yikes!). He is a little easier to find in pictures than some of the others because his Jacket has yellow stripes and his pants have orange stripes.
Nick is on the right with his helmet off in this photo.
Here he is at the top of the steps.
Here are pictures of the BIG fire from beginning to the end.
This is the back of the house.
All that was left of the house was some of the brick around the front and one of the chimneys.
Last but not least here is a video of the fire. Watch the front of the house, I hope you like it!
video

Special Visitors

Last Friday Nick's Mom, Aunt Debbie and cousin Danny came to visit us. Debbie and Danny live in Salt Lake City, Utah and last week they were visiting Nick's family during their vacation. They were nice enough to come to E-burg to see us during their visit. We were so busy last week and it was a huge blessing that they were able to come to us! Since they were here and wouldn't see Makenna on Halloween day we put her in her costume for some pictures.
Our flying bumble bee! Or as Makenna says "bum bum bee"
Makenna LOVES Danny!! They played together the whole time and Danny made all kinds of new games up for them to play. Including beat Danny with the tupperware, lovingly of course!
It was Grandpa Paul's birthday so we stopped at their house for a few minutes and Makenna showed us how perfect her costume is for her, because she is one BUSY bee!
Makenna and Aunt Debbie got to meet for the first time during this visit! They really liked each other to!
Of course we couldn't leave Grandma Sherrie out of the picture taking because she was there too!
Thank you SO much for coming to visit us on your vacation! We hope we get to see you again very soon!!