well...tuesday slipped by...and then wednesday...and here it is thursday without posting any smiles. to be honest, i'm too tired to form the past week into smiles...so instead, i will simply share with you some snippets of the "going-ons" at our house.
-elizabeth and i just finished coloring eggs...she had a blast dipping them into all of the different colors, which resulted in some vibrantly colored eggs! i love katers, but lets just say this was a much easier project for mama to manage while kate was sleeping!
-one of the girls recent favorite activities is changing their babies' diapers. i gave them each a real newborn sized diaper...and oh my, they are having a blast....even elizabeth (who usually has very little interest in baby dolls...except to be possessive of hers when kate gets anywhere near it!). needless to say, we have lots of nakie babies around our house right now...stuck mid-diaper change.
-my permanent crown was put on my tooth tuesday afternoon...and i am happy to report that i made it through the whole crown experience (which freaked me out when the dentist first brought it up--i'm a wimp!) wonderfully!
-we had an ultrasound tuesday morning and were thrilled to see baby waving at us and moving all over the place...seriously, this little peanut is quite active, and i am so excited to be feeling that movement regularly now...there's nothing quite like the stirring of a babe in your womb.
-a delightful brunch with girlfriends on monday morning...and our little kiddos as well!
-a FABULOUS night out with my dear friend jill. actually mike planned the whole thing for me while i was taking a nap friday afternoon. bless his heart...he knew i'd had a long week and was feeling a bit overwhelmed and stir-crazy...so he called jill and scheduled a "date" for the two of us. we met for dinner and then managed (surprise, surprise) to wander over to jo-ann's...where i found some fabulously cute fabric for a baby blankie...it was a much needed, relaxed evening...reminiscent of the days when jill and i were single and roommates--but we both agreed that as wonderful as our evening out was, we were so thankful to have our husbands and babies to go home to!
-making bread with elizabeth...she is a fabulous kitchen helper!
-the deep and funny conversations we've been having with elizabeth lately. like this one. and yesterday i overheard her saying to miranda, "well, my mommy asked me what i thought we should call the baby if its a girl. but i told her, we don't need a girl name...this baby is going to be my brother." he he...guess we'll find out if shes right in another few months! (as a sidenote, she did concede that if somehow the baby ended up being a girl instead of a brother, we should most definitely name it elizabeth kate....and she is insistent that it wouldn't be the least bit confusing!) LOTS of our conversations lately have been regarding the baby...how it is growing in my tummy, what its eating, how she will help when its born, and on and on. she tells EVERYONE about it...the grocery clerk, the lady at the minute clinic at CVS when we were getting her ears checked Sunday, the lady in front of us in line at wal-mart this morning.
-God's graciousness and kindness in the ups and downs each week brings....especially the last few! :)