J.C. spent the morning moving furniture and steam cleaning carpet, so when he collapsed on the floor, he was hoping for a little peaceful rest. Yeah, right! No rest for the weary here in the House of Estrogen!!
Nina is the early bird in the family. She wakes up about an hour before Elise and at least a half hour before JC and I are ready to be awakened. Now that she and Elise are sharing a room, we've had to train her to very quietly slip out of the room and come in our room or play quietly elsewhere in the house until Elise wakes up. Unlike the rest of the family who takes their time waking up... rolling around half asleep for a while and then groaning as we drag ourselves out of bed, the second Nina's eyes pop open, she is fired up and ready to start her day right. The first order of business is attire. By the time she comes in our room each morning, she is typically fully dressed and accessorized. This morning's ensemble was a pink ballet tutu, two plastic necklaces, a tiara, and 4 hairbows in her hair (pink, floral, red/white/blue, and orange). Is it something about that XX chromosome that drives her to princessify herself before taking on anything else in her day? I'm not sure where it comes from, but clearly the proper accessories are her number one priority.
I had an ultrasound yesterday, and although baby wasn't being very cooperative for pictures, we did manage to get one shot of her face. She measured pretty big - 94th percentile, so this may be the biggest kiddo yet!
You can click on the small picture to see a larger version.
She's definitely grown a lot in the last 12 weeks... no more full body pics like this one from 19 weeks into the pregnancy.
The girls have become High School Musical fanatics. Obsession is putting it mildly. If it is possible for a three year old to be a groupie, then we've got one. JC and the girls did some shopping today, and while JC was looking at magazines, the girls discovered an exclusive collector's edition of Pop Star magazine all about the High School Musical cast. Pop Star magazine is one of those tween magazines with pull-out posters and articles like "Zac Efron: The New American Heartthrob" and "Vanessa's Luv Bio". JC caved and let the girls buy it. They got home, and I came downstairs to find Elise unfolding posters of said heartthrob, and Nina walking around flipping through this magazine pointing at pictures saying, "Troy, another Troy, one more Troy, Gabriella, another Troy..."
Who says kids grow up too fast these days?? Clearly not in this household!! :) My three year old who should be into Dora the Explorer and Disney princesses would rather read Pop Star magazine!! Ai yi yi! Can we really survive three teenage girls? Good thing we've got a few more years to practice!
We spent Saturday morning at our favorite pumpkin patch. We all had a lot of fun feeding the animals, going on a hayride, going through the corn mazes, and picking out pumpkins.
The girls loved running through the short corn maze, but in the full height corn maze, at one point, they got lost deep in the corn off the trail. It took lots of yelling back and forth, but we eventually found them before either one of them broke down in tears!
Before Elise started school, we would make the annual trip to the state fair on a weekday, first thing in the morning. We practically had the place to ourselves, and we always looked forward to the trip. Now, we're shuffling through with the weekend crowds which isn't nearly as enjoyable. We chose Sunday morning in hopes for the lowest crowd level. I think that was probably the best time, but it still doesn't compare to a weekday. As we were leaving, I said to J.C., "Let's do the fair every other year." He responded, "I seriously doubt that will happen, but if that makes you feel better, you can say it!" Part of my negative attitude toward the fair this year is probably because I was waddling around 29 weeks pregnant. I decided I was very glad we took our Disney trip at 24 weeks and not 29. That 5 weeks makes a big difference! Anyway, the girls had fun, and we all enjoyed the country ham biscuits and funnel cakes, so that's what counts!
We went straight to the Ferris Wheel on arrival. That's the one ride we always like to do as a family. That worked out well. We were in line before the ride opened and got on the very first ride of the day!
Nina definitely looked concerned throughout the whole swing ride. She may have had fun, but she would not admit it!
Blogs seem to be the way to share these days, so we're hopping on the blogging bandwagon in hopes that this turns out to be a good way to share photos and updates with family and friends. Baby girl #3 is on the way, so welcome to our House of Estrogen!!