So, for this entire weekend in September, we'll rent a hotel next to the Mall of America, load up ALL of our scrapbook stuff, and spend it scrapping in the hotel and going to the workshops at the mall. Can't wait!!
Now for the pictures. There are so many more good ones, but I need to spend some time sorting and editing (as if I really know how to 'edit' photos, but I pretend!)
Should probably explain this one. My cousin Terry (that just visited from Japan) brought Connor this as a gift. It says 'Fighting Spirit' which is what he has showed from day one. Now, whether or not we have it right side up...who knows. Mom and Mary nick named him 'Fighting Spirit Wing-Nut'. Cute, huh.
The final product is a little kite they cut out of the sheet of paper he painted on and attach a little streamer to make the string. Adorable! Hopefully they send it home with us someday instead of trashing it. It might have to be permanent decor in the new house ;) His first art project.
All the babes. Avery was not thinking this was cool, she kept propelling herself forward, nearly off the couch.
ANYWAYS, Terri and her two boys, Michael and Mason have been home for the past month, visiting her sister and kids, her mom and dad, and then us! They stayed out at my mom's house Sunday night on their way back to Des Moines, where they fly out on Wednesday.
Here are a few pics from the evening!
Here it is...what you've all been waiting for! Sticky note fencing...Matt won his match up...but it turned out not to be a playoff scenario or bracket, whatever you want to call it, and since he didn't stick the MOST notes on his opponent out of the other people that competed...we didn't win. Not even third. It was the most active duo, however.
Then we followed it with Chipotle lunch at Matt's house with his wife, Trisha, and daughter, Kaitlyn, who amused us (and herself) by trying to blow up water balloons.
Hostess with the mostess.
Tuesday was Olympic Trivia...which our team did terrible at. Questions like, when was the first Olympics, how often did they have them, what was the first Olympic city, etc. So not a history buff.
Yesterday was a Rock, Paper, Scissors competition. I lost in the first round, but Angie and Matt made it to the final rounds, and Ang took second place! (she also took 3rd place (I think) in Mankato's city wide competition last year...performed at the civic center...no lie)
Ang in the final round...Carynn, the opponent beat out Matt and Ang. She was intense. We're hoping Matt doesn't have to fence against her today. Yes, fence. More on that below.
Ang is going to kill me that I didn't crop her head out of this picture, as she didn't know her head was in the photo, and she threatened to post bad pictures of me on her blog...but, I didn't have the time to crop it this morning :) Hard to see in the photos, but her hands were BRIGHT red. And that's Matt in the background. Built to fence.
Ok, having a little technical difficulty adding the video. Will add later. It's funny.
Today is Post-It Note Fencing. Yes, fencing. I'm not sure what it all entails yet, but we have Matt, our long armed, long legged teammate signed up. Something about wearing a garbage bag and trying to stick as many post its on your opponent? Ha, can't wait. Will definitely have pictures to share.
And, maybe you just don't think this is as fun/funny as we do. It's sure a nice break to the normal grind!
Anyways, to the story. So, we had like 10 emails back and forth within a matter of minutes so one of them suggested that we just get on the phone. Okay, no worries, Angie told me that she can't hear the pump while on the phone with me, so I didn't think anything about it.
The first few minutes one of them kept asking what the 'static' was in the background and if anyone else could hear it. I didn't say anything of course. One of them (that knows what I do 2x a day) was like 'it's probably Christy' and laughed...so I was just like, haha.
Then maybe 10 minutes into the call, one of them asked me where I was (same one that knows what i do 2x a day), I replied '3b'. And he goes, "what, you think you can just go use that room whenever you want"...then a few jokes about how it's the 'maternity' room now..haha...then the final guy steps up and was like, "um, what did you guys think that noise was in the beginning" like duh, she was pumping, can't believe you guys didn't figure that out...etc.
Okay, and now that I type this story, it's not as funny, and I don't have the great talent of telling stories (seriously, that is a talent), but, it was mortifyingly (I know that's not a word) embarrassing, and I felt quite unprofessional...but at the same time it was pretty funny. All three guys are super cool so I'm not too worried about it...but guess I won't be multi-tasking that much anymore.
The last picture is how Bryan fed Connor tonight. Now, I'm sure this is probably bad for him, but, it worked :) It appears upside down, but really I'm just taking it from above him, and he's watching the Twins game (again, up for debate that TV is bad for babies...)
And if you already think I'm a bad mom...this won't make it better...I have Bryan rigging up the trailer for behind the bikes that we bought last year...I think we're supposed to wait until 6 mos. or so, but maybe we can rig his car seat into it...we were going to try it tonight I think, but, Connor just went to sleep :) Let's hope he's down for the night!
Hope you all had a great Monday!
I could smell that Connor had a dirty diaper, so, I turn him onto my shoulder and take a peek down his pants. Not that I needed to, since it was bubbling over the top already. However, amazingly, there wasn't any on his shirt or his pants. I was thinking what a good mom I was that I caught this disaster-to-be just in time. So, I grab the diaper bag and head to the bathroom to change him. Of course, I'm out of wipes, so I go to the sink to wet a paper towel...and it was then that I noticed while standing in front of the mirror. My entire left leg, and when I mean entire, I mean entirely down my thigh to my shoes, was covered in poop. I honestly am so close to posting a picture so you get the full effect. I'm sure it made it worse that I had white pants on...but, seriously, gross. So I instantly start thinking, what the heck am I going to do now. I can't go back to church like this. Luckily...there were two girls in the bathroom that had been sitting across the aisle from us in church. So I ask them to tell my husband that I need him. A few minutes later I hear a knock on the bathroom door, open it, Bryan asks what's wrong...and I look down and he's like, oh, gross! So yeah, needless to say, Bryan grabbed Connor and headed back to church, I snuck over to Old Navy to buy some new pants (which, I held Connor's blanket in my hand while walking around the store so no one could see the mess...).
So, that was our 'messy Saturday'. We did follow it by a nice family dinner at Olive Garden :)
Still working on posting pics of Ashlyn's photo shoot...just getting the house cleaned up and laundry in order.
So, probably just take a once over once everything starts coming together, make sure everything we bought matches up with the faucets, etc. Hopefully it all goes great :)
Hope you're all having a great weekend so far, not sure what is on the agenda tonight, maybe a nice dinner out with my little family :) (wait...Connor is FAR from little...)
Will have pics sometime today hopefully of Ashlyn's photo shoot yesterday with Mary, lots and lots of good ones! Such a little peanut.