Monday, March 28, 2011

Can you say "swell"?

And I don't mean as in the phrase, "Hey! You're really swell!" I mean it in the my feet are swelling to a blimp like state sense. Before I go on, I just thought I'd put out a little warning for those who don't like pictures of really weird/kinda gross you out things. Sorry if this is too freaky for you to handle, but I know so many of you out there are just dying to know I'm doing, so here we go. Of course, if you've known me during either of my other pregnancies, you know that swelling is not new to me. What is new to me is the ridiculous way that Kansas seems to cling to winter weather. At a time when flip flops would be great for my little tootsies, IT'S SNOWING. At the end of March! I'm not asking for summer or anything, but is 60 degrees too much to hope for? Luckily, once I get my foot crammed into one of the few pairs of shoes I can still cram my feet into, it's not all that uncomfortable. It does create some interesting bumps and creases on my feet, though, so at least it's interesting to see what my feet are going to look like when I take them off. Just in case you're having a hard time picturing things, here are some pics from yesterday when we got home from our weekly church/grocery shopping adventure to Salina (yes it was snowing most of the time): I think it looks like I'm arching my foot in each picture, but I'm not.

Don't know if the pics do it justice, but there you go. Next week, I start weekly appointments and progress checks. Can't believe I'm so close already! I'm sure you're excited, because then you'll get pictures of a cute little baby instead of yucky old feet!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Guitar Hero

Last week, we had a fun game night with our peeps at church. The kids had a fun time "playing guitar". Anna really loved it. Of course, Abby had to help out even though we were trying to get ready to go (hence the pjs).

She really gets into her music as you can tell...
Just thought all our College Hill friends would be proud. Who knows? Maybe I have the next rock star living in my house!

Monday, March 21, 2011


according to a 3 year old.

During breakfast a couple of days ago, Ty made a little joke, and the following ensued (imagine Anna using the most "duh mom" voice you can):

Me: Isn't Daddy a silly person?
Anna: Mom, Dad's not a person!
Me: He isn't? What is he?
Anna: He's a boy!

What could I say?

PS. Here's a pic of them trying on the dress-up gowns Ty's aunt brought down from cousin Zoe.

Abby said, "Princess" loud and clear!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Last Snow Update

Just in case you're interested, here are the same shots approximately 10 hours later...
Isn't it amazing what a little sunshine can do? I'll tell you one thing, that was my kind of snow! 60 degrees tomorrow, baby! Woo!

Last Snow?

Here are a couple of pics of what I'm hoping was the last snow of this winter season. This one is out the front. And this one's out the back.

We got big fat flakes and, surprisingly, several inches. Beautiful, but I definitely hope it's bye bye winter for us! Getting really jealous of my TX peeps, and ready to bust out my flip flops for my swelling feet!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Conversations with a Rancher

Me: It really won't be long now until we add another crazy person into the mix here, huh?
Ty: Yeah, what is it? Two months to go now?
Me: Two months? Yeah, I guess that's all it is now since we're already into March.
Ty: Yeah, if you haven't calved in two months, I'll bet you'll be really close at least.


Ty: Or "babied". Whatever! That's what we say with cows!

Yes. This is my life...