This kid is loving this headband today. He's also hating getting pictures taken lately. As soon as he sees the camera pointed in his direction he screams and turns his head or runs away if that's an option. Maybe I take too many pictures.
We decided to take a quick trip down to St. George to have a little family time before the baby joins us in October.
I did not expect it to be over 100 degrees every day we were there when I planned this trip in early May. Ugh. I'm not a fan of hot weather, especially when I'm pregnant.
We left Friday afternoon and got to St. George at about 5pm. We decided to have dinner then swim in the pool at the hotel. Luckily, swimming wears out children and Tate fell asleep pretty easily.
On Saturday we woke up and ate breakfast then headed out to the St. George temple. We walked around the grounds and went through the visitor's center. After that we went to the St. George Children's Museum. It was really fun and Tate loved the farm/house room. Some of the rooms were too advanced for Tate but we had a good time anyway.
Next door to the museum is a little splash pad. It was already so hot that we decided to let Tate run through it in his clothes for a while. He loved it!
We stopped at the Bear Paw Cafe for lunch. It was very yummy. Tate tried some of Husband's Italian soda.
He's not really a fan of any sort of carbonation.
After a nice family nap we went to the outlets (which are not very awesome, btw). Tate looked like a hot mess. Apparently I did too (because I forgot to bring a brush and my hair was all kinds of crazy) but I didn't get any pictures of myself.
After the outlets, we went to Wingers for dinner. In case you were wondering, this was Tate's 4th meal that consisted of only fries and dip...we're on vacation, the only necessary vegetable is ketchup.
Sunday we went to church and headed home. We stopped at a rest stop in Scipio (I think) that had a petting zoo with all kinds of animals. We saw a camel, zebra, geese, goats, horses and donkeys. It was pretty cool, especially for free. We got home at about 5pm. For an almost 2 year old, Tate handled the trip very well. We need to take more family vacations, preferably ones that don't involve more than 5 hours of driving.
Baby is the size of an eggplant (about 9 inches long)
Weighs about 2 pounds
How far along are you? 25 weeks(plus a few days) Sleep: I've still been sleeping pretty well but still feel tired (thanks Tate!). I've also had lots of dreams, most of them really weird and detailed. Mood changes: I feel pretty good emotionally. Like myself mostly. Cravings: cold fruit Other symptoms: Slight lower back ache if I spend a lot of time on my feet. Movement: Lots of kicks, mostly in my lower stomach. Anything making you queasy or sick: I'm feeling really good most of the time. I had a few days of just yucky stomach, not really wanting to eat much. Have you started to show yet: For sure! Do you have a name picked out: Still no name. I have a few that I like but I'm not sure if I'll like them for her when I see her. Husband thinks I'm crazy that I want to see her before I decide on a name but I do. Maternity clothes: I still wear some of my normal pants, some with the belly band and some without. Maternity pants that don't have the huge stretchy panel are working really well right now. I mostly don't wear maternity shirts but I do have a few that I like to wear. Labor Signs: Nope Belly Button in or out: in Wedding rings on or off: on Looking forward to: Our family vacation to St. George though it's going to be super hot Things I'm worried about: How gigantic I'm going to be at the end of the pregnancy.
Things I'm loving: When I ask Tate where the baby is and he points to himself.
laughter, fireworks, dresses with pockets, sushi, the smell of a fresh box of crayons, naps, gummy candy, roasting marshmallows but not eating them, thunder storms, the smell of a freshly cut lawn, great books, teaching, roller coasters, county fairs, fat babies that drool, rain puddles, camping, writing, beautiful quotes, the word epitome, shoes, and all the wonderful (and not so wonderful) things I write about in this blog.
"We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues."
~Thomas S. Monson
"If you are not willing to look stupid, nothing great is ever going to happen to you."
~Dr. Gregory House
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
~Elizabeth Kubler Ros
"And above all watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
"The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful and being generous. Everthing else is crap, I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less.So don’t buy it. Be smart, be thoughtful, and be generous.”
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right--for you'll be criticized anyway."
"To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
"The worst thing you can do for anyone you care about is anything that they can do on their own."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power of love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies."
~Martin Luther King Jr.
"How magnificently and munificently we have been blessed! One does not have to travel far, nor to experience much of what the world has to offer, to see how richly we have been endowed in this great country. With gratitude in our hearts, let us stop dwelling on the problems we have, other than in spirit of contribution to solutions. Let us rather count our blessings and determine to do all we can to make this world a better place."
~President Gordon B. Hinckley
"If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart... I’ll always be with you."
~Winnie the Pooh
"Please do not be cynical...it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get but if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you, amazing things will happen."
"Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy."
"Every single one of you has something that you're good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That's the opportunity an education can provide."
"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else."
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
"To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion. To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich. To listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart to study hard, to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony."
~William Ellery Channing
"The past is behind; learn from it. The future is ahead; prepare for it. The present is here; live it!"
~Thomas S. Monson
"If we live, we stand in language. You must change your words."
"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.”