Sunday, May 31, 2015

Omaha zoo

For a little boy who loves trains so much, a real live one sure scared him during our zoo trip. 
He tabbed his blanket, covered his head and was scared. Finally he lowered the blanket so he could at least watch it from a distance.  
We did find that his favorite animal is a giraffe. Really because there is a giraffe in a Thomas the train episode. 
But he was all smiles when we saw the giraffe. Hazel came with us to the zoo and Mitchell was home sleeping with Devyn. Hazel is so cute and wears 2 to 3 different princess dresses a day. Everywhere we went people comment on how cute she is. It is adorable. 
After about 2 hours i was done and went back to devyns to make it to my flight to come home. (Which ended up being delayed 4 hours!!)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Children's museum

Mac and I are out here in Omaha with Devyn and her kids. We are relaxing and having fun. Yesterday we went to the children's museum for about an hour and it was a blast. 
Mac got himself pretty sweaty playing so hard. 
We had fun with bubbles and trains and slides and balls. 

Thanks for the trip auntie Devyn. We are having so much fun and will miss you when we have to go home. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ears pierced

Ryann got her ears pierced when she turned 6, so I told Cara she could do it when she turned 6. Cara kept telling me "maybe next Wednesday I'll get my ears pierced." So I didn't really ask again. Finally last week she demanded it get done. We delayed a few more days because I wanted to find a good place to get it done. 

I kept comparing everything to ryann. Ryann's experience was amazing and didn't hurt her and the piercing parlor we went to was so professional. So then I found a local place for Cara and we took her. Well it turns out they don't pierce ears on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Cara was devastated and broke down in tears in the parking lot. 
It was so sad that I said forget the plan, let's find a stinking ear piercing place asap. we drove down the street to a shady smoke shack that also does piercings and paid our 25$ and a gun piercing, tears, a free soda and we were out the door 10 minutes later. 

I made Cara some "ear spray" with essential oils that has made her feel pretty good since then. So far I think she is happy with them and she sure looks cute. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Memorial Day

One would think our Memorial Day was miserable. Haha. The looks on some of the kiddos' faces are priceless. 
We did have fun though. Swimming and a bbq later that night. Oh, did I mention naps? Yes. We took naps. Amazing. 

Memorial Day was also one of the first days that Mac actually enjoyed the water. He usually hates it!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Day 3

We started off our last day in San Francisco with a delicious brunch next door to the famous dottie's cafe. We wanted to go to Dottie's but the line was too long and I was too hungry. But the place next door was good too. 
Then we walked around some more and waited for these cuties to come pick us up. 
I gave in and bought them "hand made " hats. That every lady in the city was selling. But they were thrilled. Plus it was cold so it worked. 

It was a great weekend, but it is also good to be home. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

San Francisco day 2 part 2

After our rest we went to china town and looked at all the random stuff there. We got tons of use of the selfie stick and laughed so hard every time we used it. 
Then we walked to fishermans warf and listened to some street musicians while we sat and realized how sore we were going to be the next morning from all of our walking. 
Then we got some clam chowder in a bread bowl and realized we better top it off with an ice cream Sunday. 
Thank goodness for chocolate at the end of the day. 
Belly shot in the hotel waiting for the elevator. 

And finally we ended the night with full body massage chairs (got a bruise on my butt from it! Ouch) and in bed by 10 and watching modern family reruns. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

San Fran day 2 part 1

Our first full day in the city was packed with fun. We leisurely got ready for the day and walked until we found a place for breakfast. We had bagels and hot chocolate. Then we did some shopping and got our makeup done. 
We used our selfie stick multiple times and laughed every time we used it. We took a picture in front of yoda while watching people play chess in the park. 
We then walked down to the ferry building but not before passing tons of artisan booths. This homemade mug booth was our favorite. 
Then we ate a nectarine and a pork sticky bun at the farmers market while looking for lunch. At lunch is when we hit our 10,000 steps. We finally found Gotts and ate there for lunch. After lunch we took a break and went back to the hotel. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy babymoon with a bestie!

Rich and his friend chase from Arizona planned a weekend trip for me and Kim in San Francisco. What a treat. No kids and permission to spend as much money as we can. (Just kidding about that last part)
We ate dinner at house of nan king. It was delicious and so filling. We have no plans except to relax and have fun and not miss our kids too much. 
I took the ferry over to San Francisco and I had never done that before. It was fun and it will be fun to go with the kids someday. 
We may or may not be using a selfie stick for a lot of our pictures today. 🌉

Friday, May 22, 2015


These cute boys were not cooperating to let me get a good picture. Good thing that they are so cute. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Haircut morning

What do you do when you are ready for school 30 minutes early???  You ask your auntie for a haircut before school! 
She had told me she was growing it out, so I reminded her of that, but come on. It is just hair!  Plus it looks adorable so I am fine with whatever she wants to do with it. 
And I took a selfie with an eagle today. Such is the life at our school. 

Bike rodeo

I was the stop sign lady today at the bike rodeo. Mac rode on my back as I stood for 3 hours and helped direct kids around an obstacle course. 
The kids had fun so it was worth it. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

End of a season

Softball is over so yesterday we played the last games and then celebrated. Cara's team got participation trophies but Ryann's team came in last place so as you can see by the picture she has had more fun in the dugout than playing. Boo boo. Hopefully she will still want to play next year. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Don't forget

I don't want to forget fun relaxing days like these! 
Catching lizards, swinging on the rope swing, and eating the last of the cherries off the tree. 
Well, there would have been a lot more for us to eat, but the squirrels and the crows beat us to the punch. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

30 weeks

A little pregnancy update here. 
I am 30 weeks. Wow. This is going by incredibly fast. I stopped checking my weight once I hit 30 lbs of weight gain. Too depressing. I gained 35lbs with ryann, 55 with Cara, and 40 something with Mac. So as long as I fall in somewhere around there i figure I am okay. 
I haven't run/ jogged in a week, my last run was 3 miles at a 10 min pace and that about did me in. My pelvis and hips hurt too bad after that. I have done some prenatal yoga and waking, but the past few days I have been lying on the couch "resting" away my Braxton hicks contractions and back pain. Ugh. 
Each of my pregnancies have had a period of fun reminders that I am pregnant and have to slow down. Fortunately now I don't panic because I know the contractions don't make me go into preterm labor. But I am good and I do rest and drink tons of water. It has been helping a lot though. 

The baby has been moving a lot more the past few weeks. Definitely more active than before, but still less movement than the other 3. I am hoping his means it will be a more mellow baby. We shall see though. 

I get heartburn, a little swollen if I eat a lot of salt, pee a ton, and I have a great midwife picked out. I also think I found a birth photographer which makes me super excited because I really want someone to be there just for pictures. 

Bye bye tree

Approximately 26 years ago or something like that the wagner family moved into our new house. Devyn was about to be born and my parents decided to plant a little tiny tree. 
That little tiny tree was so awesome. And now it is a huge gigantic monster of a tree that looks like it is going to fall on the neighbors house. Or make that past tense. 
Because as of yesterday it is gone. 😢

Sad day over here. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunday fun day

On Sunday I watched dean and Vince. They came to church with us and they were amazing. 
Mac helped feed Vince. 
We played peek a boo. 
I got Vince to fell asleep. 
And I was rewarded handsomely! Homemade ice cream!!! Amazing.