Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Preschool Style!

On Wednesday I got to celebrate Thanksgiving with Landry and his friends at preschool. I'm not going to lie...this is one of my favorite days of the year. I love getting the opportunity to see him with all of his little friends...and I love seeing the world through the eyes of preschoolers...they are so stinkin' funny!

His teachers did a great job of decorating their classroom and each child had a place setting...complete with Turkey Toes...a.k.a. candy corn. :)

To start the celebration off, the teachers passed out little tags for each child to write down what they were thankful for...and parents did one, too.
I could barely get the question out and Landry told me, "I'm so thankful and excited for my baby sister!"
Sweet boy!

Then the kids took their tag and hung it on the thankful tree. The teachers read each of the tags and it was so cute to hear the things that everyone was thankful for. Some were kind of generic: family, friends, love...and others were very specific: my blue blanket, my tablet, this party, and so on.

After the thankful activity the kids each made their own turkey using an apple as the body and then toothpicks and grapes, gummy bears, raisins, and marshmallows for the feathers, eyes, and feet.

They were absolutely adorable!
Landry's "tidy" personality showed in his creation...
every feather had to be the same and he wanted them in a nice, straight line.
Some of the other kids realized that the more feathers they put on...the more marshmallows and gummy bears they got...and some of them quickly turned into more of a porcupine than turkey. :)

All of the other children kept their turkey, so they could bring it home. Not Landry...he started to eat his as soon as it was finished. Apple and all!
The kids had turkey sandwiches, grapes, veggies, and juice as part of their feast...along with pumpkin and apple pie of course.

Here is Landry with one of his teachers, Miss Kim...

and his other teacher, Mrs. Sheehan!

As you can see...he absolutely LOVES pre-school and his teachers. In all of the things we are thankful of them is most certainly his wonderful pre-school and ALL of the people who work there and show our little man so much love each and every day. 
They truly are amazing!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Baby Bump: 24/25 weeks

So...I have fallen a bit behind on my bump updates. This picture was taken at week 24...but now I am 25 weeks this is a bit of combination post. :)

Fruit comparison: Baby girl is the size of a cantaloupe.
Boy or girl: Still a girl! :) Yesterday I had my first appointment with my actual doctor since our ultra-sound. I asked him if there was any chance that something could have been hiding, or if it looked pretty clear to be a girl. His words were: "Definitely a doubt." So, if it ends up being a boy...well...I guess it is a boy. ;)
Sick or fabulous: I think that it is safe to say that the nauseous feeling is gone. The exception is that this little girls is so incredibly active that she has actually made me nauseous on occasion.  She is CRAZY active!
Weight gain: As of my appointment yesterday, 8 pounds.
Cravings: Still sweets...and pizza...and what happens to strike my fancy. I may be known to stop by the donut shop on a weekly basis. It doesn't help that it is right by Landry's preschool. ;) 
I have a coworker who has expressed his "concern" over my sweet tooth...I think that since I have only gained 8 pounds...I am doing ok. :)
Looking forward to: Getting the nursery started...and finished. Yes, the nesting has kicked in full swing. I have been working on getting the room cleaned out and have been repainting furniture. I cannot wait to see some progress.
Other updates: We still do not have a final decision on her name. I have my name...and Landry loves it, Chad says he likes it...but he doesn't want to commit to a name yet...since another name could come up before she is born. :) I just scheduled the rest of my prenatal appointments...which there are only eight left. It is so crazy to think that after 8 appointments our little girl will be here!
Landry's thoughts: He continues to ask when it is time to, "cut my belly open and get the baby out." Lovely...I know. Just as lovely, the other night he asked if his sister might see the crack and just crawl out herself. I am assuming that by crack, he means my scar. Oh, if I only knew what was going on in that mind of his...or maybe I don't want to know. He is also starting to get a bit concerned about how big my belly is getting. I keep trying to tell him that it is only going to get bigger.