Wednesday, October 21, 2009

September 2009

Kisses at the Park
More Kisses
Dannng that's a big belly....
Don't forget your hat
Can't hide the belly button anymore
Bath time with Kirsten
Our last Rockies game of the season- on the field for the Fireworks show
Happy Boy
taking a breather
Daddy's furry
Lets get bundled up - it's snowing in September
Go Dodgers!!!
Playtime with Dakota and Kate before they moved to Kenya with their mommy and daddy to become missionaries
September flew by. It was so good to see our friends Troy and Becca who were in Colorado Springs for a training before they flew out in October to their new home in Kenya. Our hearts and prayers are with them. Aricin had a blast playing with their girls (Dakota and Kate) they have another girl on the way in January that they will have in Kenya. Our good friends the Conrads also came out to visit for a few days- Aricin loved being chased around the house by Kirsten who is a week younger than him.
I found myself busy with Volleyball which has been soo much fun!!! My girls Frosh/Soph girls were undefeated until last week when i was out sick and i just found out they lost their first game. Soooo sad. This is the last week of our season and i'm honestly bummed- i forgot how much i love volleyball- I'm already looking forward to next season. Did i mention my girls beat the JV team- ok i'm done bragging about them. So i mentioned i got sick... boy did i get sick... I got the swine flu and then passed it onto Aricin. They had to put me on Tamiflu and Tussinex - 2 meds that aren't great for pregnant people but the doctors said the Risks of not being on them were greater then taking them. I'm finally starting to feel better despite and nasty cough that won't seem to go away. Aricin is also getting better and as for Aaron - he's been healthy up until this morning- hopefully he doesn't have the Swine Flu and it's just a cold. Aaron's been busy with Waterpolo coaching on Mondays and he's teaching a class at our church on sundays exploring C.S.Lewis's book The Voyage of the Don Treader. He's also having fun teaching Ethics and Bible Survey this semester at Valor.
We are getting more and more anxious for the arrival of our little girl. We just can't wait to meet her and i'm starting to get a little crazy. Nesting has set in as well as the Braxton Hicks contractions. I feel like we're getting close (I'm currently 35.5 weeks and had Aricin at 37.5 weeks) The doctor says babies born at altitude typicaly come early and are typically lighter then sea level babies. I'm a little nervous about the transition and craziness of having an infant again. I'm praying she won't be colicky like her brother and that i will be able to survive with the sleep deprivation.

Let's throw a shower...

Shower Decorations
Oreo Truffle Pops in a box of chocolate and strawberry milk duds
Pop Corn Cones
Marshmellow Pops in a box of Chocolate and Strawberry Milk Duds
More Decorations
We went with a mod/French Circus Theme
The Pregatini/ Mamarita Bar
Everyone was given a onesie in advance to decorate for the couple
Aaron was in charge of ours and made it a dedication to Kurt Rambis- Vintage Laker Star
They had to eat Sweet Potatoe baby food at the end of one of the games- a Relay
They also had to drink a baby bottle of water
In the begining of the Relay they had to change the diaper before swaddling the baby and putting it in a baby backpack/ bjorn/ or sling and taking it for a quick run.
I hope they don't change their real baby like this when she comes :)
It was awesome- all the couples got way into it.
And it was a dress up party... We dressed up as Pirates
The Rands came as Nerds
The Trotters were Break dancers (they were the ones we threw the shower for)
The Jorgenson's came as Rock Stars
The Bells came as Treckies
The Browns came as Cowboys
The Gautiers came as Rappers (thanks to a friend that's an undercover officer)
So we wanted to throw a shower for our good friends Hayes and Kelly who are expecting their first kiddo- a girl about a month after us. We decided to make it a couples shower and assign different themes for everyone to come dressed as- which made it more fun for sure.
We also had everyone decorate onesies in advance which was a cool surprise for the couple. Most of the decorations and recipes i got from the Hostess with the Mostess Website- one of my favs.
The food turned out well from the Chocolate Chip cookie cake to the Oreo Truffles to the Chocolate Croissants. The games were a hit. We started with playing 2 truths and a lie with everyone and trying to read people. The next game was a little gross but it's one of Aaron's favs- we melted 6 different candy bars in diapers and then mashed it up- everyone had to guess what candy was in which diaper. Game number three was similar to pictionary only with Play dough. Each couple had to scuplt different things like a bottle, pacifier, baby back ribs, etc. It was pretty funny. The last game was a pretty elaborate relay involving both the husbands and the wives. It started with them changing the baby doll's diaper and then swaddling the doll in a blanket before handing it off to their partner who wore the doll either in a baby backpack, bjorn, or sling and had to run down into our living room around the coffee table and back to the kitchen where their partner fed them a jar of sweet potatoe baby food then it finished with one of the partners downing a baby bottle of water. Lots of Laughs were had.
We love to entertain and can't wait for the opporunity to have another party sometime soon.