Monday, February 20, 2012

It's a . . .

For those of you who don't know, we are expecting our 3rd baby. And today we went and had our 20 week ultrasound. Randy and I both get a little sick to our stomachs before because we are worried something will be wrong. But everything looked great, and we found out we are having our 3rd BOY! We are destined to raise boys in this house. We are so excited to add another little athlete to the family. Mark is our baseball star, Dax our basketball lover, I wonder what this baby boy will love. It better not be football. I can't handle concussions.

This is looking up at the baby's bottom from underneath. It's pretty obvious to us,
but we have seen this same image two other times.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Jokes Come to Life

So, you've all heard the old joke about the guy who goes home-teaching to the 90 year-old woman and she offers him the peanuts. After he eats a few, she confesses that with her new dentures, she can only suck the chocolate off.

Well, Dax very kindly shared some of his barbecue chips with Grandpa today. Problem is, Dax really likes the barbecue, but not the chips. Grandpa got one soggy chip to his mouth before Natalie dived across the counter and wrestled it away from him. Quite a feat for a pregnant woman!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day

This year we wanted to do something fun for Randy for Valentine's Day, and my friend happened to mention that they heart attack her husband's car every year. So I decided we would surprise Randy with a heart attack inside his car. The boys helped me decorate the hearts and write messages on them for their dad. They were so excited to do something secret. Just before lunch time, we drove out to Randy's school and climbed inside his car and started sticking hearts everywhere. Dax was really excited to stick a heart on the steering wheel. And Mark wrote the cutest notes on the hearts! They both kept giggling while we were in dad's car--they were so excited to surprise him. Here are the pictures of the completed project. I think we might have to do this again, or at least come up with another way to surprise dad next year!

We made a sign for the windshield.

Giggling in the back seat.

The heart attack.

Mark and Dax by the finished surprise.

Randy brought home flowers for me and chocolate dipped strawberries. Yum! I had to put a picture because I thought the flowers were gorgeous.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Randy's New Car

It finally happened. Randy's 1996 Hyundai Elantra died. It was a day of mourning at our house and I'm still not sure if Randy is over it completely. He did get to buy a new car. He moved up in the world with a 2009 Hyundai Sonata complete with power windows and locks (things he didn't want, but these "extras" are standard nowdays). He does like that he can plug his iPod right into the radio. If you know Randy well, though, you know that he is highly resistant to technology-- He refuses to have a cell phone, and he thinks texting rates as a form of communication near smoke signals and flatulence.

This past weekend, a friend was over and went for a ride in Randy's new car. Randy got inside his car, realized the other door was locked and reached across to unlock the door for his friend. His friend got into the car a little shocked that such a new car had no power locks, but then looked down and realized the car did in fact have power locks. He asked Randy, "Do you know how to work the locks?" to which Randy said, "Hey, there are five buttons over here. It's way easier to reach across and unlock it manually." I laughed and laughed when they told me this story because I'm not sure my husband is ever going to join the 21st century!

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