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Thursday, September 25, 2014

bug hunting

Lexi got her first "homework" assignment, bug hunting. 
She is eating school up right now and loving every second!
Makes me so happy to see her so excited about it.
Slightly makes me sad though that she is so ready to be all big! 
Lucky for us pest control came that same day.. 
so when Ty got off work, Lexi & Ty went out on a hunt.
She waited all day for it, even though she wants nothing to do with bugs.
I had mentioned to the pest guy about Lexi's assignment 
so he made sure to tell me where to look for them.

love this little girl to pieces!

Monday, September 22, 2014

30 weeks

30 Weeks,
I will technically be 31 weeks tomorrow, 
but I never got around to blogging 30 weeks.

I officially feel like I'm on countdown mode.
In my head baby girl is coming during the Fall.. so the first sign of pumpkins
I immediately have felt the need to get things finished and put together.

I have a list of things I have yet to even buy or stock up on..
diapers.. ya I haven't gone there yet.
I ordered crib bedding last week, hoping to finish tying the rest of the room together in the next month!
It's been tricky narrowing down exactly what all I want for the room and it makes it hard knowing we will be moving 3 months after she's born but yet I still want something put together.

at 30 weeks,
My body is making all sorts of changes.. 
I forget how tough it is to watch your body completely unfold and just get BIG.
I feel like this may be the toughest transition during pregnancy thus far
clothes don't fit and I don't love anything maternity so it makes getting dressed not the funnest.
everything seems to accentuate the large factor hah

Maneuvering is starting to get difficult, getting out of breath more than I would like,
and I still have the tail bone pains that are crippling to walk.. they come and go so I can't really fix it.

Lexi is still as sweet as ever and includes her little sister in almost every conversation,
gives my belly daily kisses, and has conversations with her..
I'm hoping when she is screaming her little head off and taking up a lot of the attention
she will love her just as much.

I am onto my 2 week appointments now,
I am measuring good, I passed my glucose test, and we have already scheduled 
our induction date for November 19th. 
I was due November 25th.. but I really don't want to be in the hospital on Thanksgiving..
and Lexi came 10 days early.. so who knows!

Just a little more than 8 weeks left!!

Dress: Gap

Monday, September 15, 2014

Festival Time & Fall Weather

We literally went from 100 degrees last weekend to 50's this weekend.
Saturday Lexi had her second soccer game and we were all bundled up for it!
Soccer is a learning thing.. there is a mix of 4 & 5 year olds 
and half of the girls have played before.. 
which makes it kinda interesting to watch! 
Lexi is still learning and I'm trying my hardest to be patient 
and not be the mom yelling from the sideline… trying
the competitiveness in me might be getting the best of me :)
I just try and make sure I tell her she's doing a good job after the game so she doesn't 
hate the sport before she actually gets the hang of it all! 
Soccer is a little more complex I think for them to grasp.. 
Dance was a bit easier for her to get the hang of.
After her game we headed home and then decided 
to head off to a Hot Air Balloon Festival
We bundled up again before we left 
but we were sweating to death an hour after we got there.
so we were peeling off the layers.. 
kinda glad because i'm not ready for it to be cold yet!
It was also the first time in a long time I actually got the camera out so it kinda felt nice!

We ended up going home and then headed back out there for the hot air balloon part
(they don't actually launch them.. they just have them all lit up and it's a pretty cool sight!)
We ate more fair food for dinner, listened to the band play, lexi got her face painted
and then watched the fireworks to end our night! 
oh and I forgot my camera at home so didn't get to capture all of that.. go figure 

Friday, September 12, 2014

trip back to Idaho

A couple of weeks ago we were able to go back to Idaho for Tyson's family reunion.
Every year for the past 5 years we have had it up at Bear Lake.. which borders Utah and Idaho.
The weather is always hit or miss but this year was the 
first time we didn't actually make it to the lake!
Kinda sad, but the day we were suppose to go we had hardcore winds and chilly temps!
The other days were nice and pretty just a little bit colder than what we are used to..
The kids luckily swam every day in the pool (warm or cold) 
we had one at the house we rent out so they didn't miss out anything!
Lexi loved being around all her cousins (there are 5 more just her age)

Our theme this year for the reunion was the Wild West
The kids had scavenger hunts, potato sack races, sidewalk chalk art, 
water balloon tosses, and cow pie throwing contest! 
Lexi's favorite part again was the scavenger hunt and swimming in the pool.
we had our family slideshow night and just enjoyed a good time spending it with his family! 
There's 50+ of them and somehow we have managed to find a house 
big enough that fits almost all of us in it! 

the day we left.. of course it was beautiful out! 
I couldn't talk Ty into staying to go to the "beach lake" though he was eager 
to go spend the rest of our 24 hours before we flew out in his hometown! :)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tea Party & Over the Loom Back to School Giveaway!!

Before Preschool started back I wanted to make sure 
we checked one last thing off our summer to-do list!
It was to have a little tea party, just me and Lex!

We wore dresses, high heels, accesorised and felt all fancy!
 Dress: Over the Loom

 Her favorite part of our tea party was to pour the "tea" aka pink lemonade
It's kinda priceless when your little girl is giddy with excitement 
and repeatedly tells you how fun it all is!
It was our first of many tea parties and I hope she never stops being my little best friend! 
(all images taken via my iPhone)
my nikon has been sent off for repairs 
which is why I have no pictures to share lately :)

Over the Loom is giving away $50 shop credit 
to one lucky Pillow Thought reader!!
**Perfect timing for shopping for back to school outfits!!**

Friday, August 22, 2014

Picky Eaters #momproblems

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by NBTY through their partnership with Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR. 
While I was compensated by Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR to write a post about NatureSmart Vitamins, all opinions are my own.
Lexi hardly eats enough of the right foods to get the
correct amount of nutrition in her little growing body!
That's why I was super excited to partner up with NatureSmart.

Lexi loves the idea of having these as treats and it's
probably because she is limited to only two gummies a day.
They have Gummy Vitamins in Marvel Shapes and Gummy Vitamins in Disney Shapes

Surprisingly, Lexi likes the taste of the Gummy Vitamins in Marvel Shapes the best!
If you are a mom like me and are trying to figure out a strategy for picky eaters,
I would definitely keep these on hand!!
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