Sunday, September 23, 2012

One Last Date Night

Last weekend we had one last date night. There's been a lot of that going on around here lately, a whole lot of "oh this might be the last time we get to do this for a while so let's turn it into a big deal". One last dinner, one last game, one last cuddle, one last poker night, one last opportunity to love this family just the way it is and the way it fits together right now, just the 10 of us.

I was sure the baby would come by now, so imagine my surprise when date night rolled around one last time AGAIN. I was sort of let down, I won't lie, and maybe even went to bed before 10pm because it was after all perhaps my LAST chance to get a decent night's sleep.

Anyways, our original Last Date Night looked something like this:

Here we are on our second "last date night". We stayed in and Brendan made spicy tofu with greens for us. There was some walking, tons of contractions and a lovely little rain shower topped off by a spectacular double rainbow (which surely meant the baby was ready!) and I started getting really excited and even finished packing for the hospital while getting all my last minute ducks in a row......until a few hours later when it became clear that date night was not in fact birthday night after all. End excitement, cue pity party.

Soon enough, soon enough, soon enough.

I always say I'm not going to do the dance, the end of pregnancy waiting game dance, and yet I simply cannot resist. Who can?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Summer Wrap Up

This last month or so has been spent trying to milk the end of summer for everything it's worth. Sushi, a birthday (Hello 33!), festivals, final trips to the pool and of course more knitting. Our summer wrap up was lovely and hectic and the transition to the school year has been somewhat of a shock, but we're ready for fall and the next leg of this journey (did I mention we're having a baby any second now? Eeeeekkkkkkkk!!!!).

I swear one day this blog will make sense again and it won't just be a continual scramble of random photos trying to catch up with our current lives.

These are the dreaded shoes that no one can seem to figure out how to lace. Well, I did in fact get them laced, but now we have no idea what to do with all the loose ends.

What I've been feeding the baby lately:

What I should be feeding the baby:

Saoirse was not amused by this guy.

Oscar and Micah on the other hand....

Did I mention we're having a baby? Plus, we don't know if the baby is a boy or a girl. I am convinced we're having a boy. Time will tell.

For now I am really just trying to enjoy these last few lazy days of freedom. I am also trying to think of creative ways to persuade the older kids to let me take pictures of them. This has been an ongoing challenge. Finn, where are you?!

Alright, I think we are all caught up here and hopefully my next post will include a chubby little baby. Not today though, today I sort of feel a nap instead!