Thursday, April 30, 2009

Look Who's in NC!

Tara is in NC for a visit! We are so excited to spend the next few days with her! We had a great afternoon--we had Mexican after work (of course Tara ordered sweet tea!) and Molly got to spend some time this evening with her Auntie Tara. Hopefully next time she comes she'll be able to bring her hubby Justin! :-)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Trip to the Library

Nana took Molly to the library yesterday and she had a great time! Molly LOVES books--she loves to just sit and look at books. Here are some pictures Nana took while they were there!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Fun!

Molly had a fun Saturday. We went to my mom's this morning because Brian had some work to do at her house. This afternoon Molly got a very special treat. My mom's church was having having a cookout with games, a puppet show, and live animals. Molly had a good time--she LOVED the animals! (Not sure why the picture of Molly with the calf is so grainy, but it's still cute!) I'm also posting some pictures of Molly on her new swing set. Brian did SUCH a good job finishing it last weekend. :-)

Friday, April 17, 2009

(Little) Baby Update

I recently told Brian how funny it is to me that Molly will be a big sister. Even though she has definitely become a toddler, we still call her "the baby" (example: Honey, did you get the baby's cup?) We tell her all the time that she's SUCH a big girl. She says 100 times a day "I big!" But she's still (and I'm sure always will be) our baby. So when we refer to our newest baby, we call him/her the little baby. :-)

Anyway, I had a doctor's appointment today to check on the little baby and everything looked fine. We got to hear the heartbeat again which is always exciting. I also got a prescription for a nausea medication which I'm hoping takes effect SOON! I'm 11 weeks now so hopefully the nausea will end soon? Let's hope! :-)

Apparently, according to Your Pregnancy Week by Week, at 11 weeks, the baby is now called a fetus and the most critical part of it's development is over (how amazing is that?!) We won't find out the gender at our May appointment, but hopefully if he/she corporates, we will find out in June! :-)

We're so excited about our newest little addition!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More Spring Break Fun

It has been so nice having this time off of work. Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but teaching kindergarten while pregnant has not been easy. I think part of your maternity leave should be the first trimester! :-) It's been nice to be able to take a nap everyday. Going back to work is going to be a shock to my system! Thinking about the kids does help, though. I do miss seeing them while we're out on breaks. :-)

Brian finished putting Molly's swing set together on Saturday. He did an amazing job! I need to take a picture of the whole thing, but here is Molly enjoying her new teeter-totter. :-)

Brian also washed the cars on Saturday. He had a little helper! Molly had the best time washing the cars and was NOT happy when Mommy said it was time to go in. :-)Daddy and Molly hanging out at Nana's house.
Easter Sunday
Having fun at the play place at the mall.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Is it really already my birthday AGAIN?! Now, I do enjoy my birthday, but it seems the older I get, the more frequently they come. :-)

I had a great 27th birthday! My sweet husband brought us all breakfast after his Bible study this morning. Then we went to the mall and I got a pedicure (thanks Mrs. Austin!!) Tonight we went out to dinner with my mom and brother. We had my favorite--Mexican! I've been craving brownies so Mom made me brownies instead of cake. Yum!

Molly even gave me a present! She (with the help of Nana) made a beautiful wall collage with pictures of Molly laughing. How special!

It was a fun birthday! :-)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Break!

I have two weeks off of work for spring break and Molly and I have had a great time so far! We had lunch with Molly's buddy Libby and her Mommy, Alison. Molly had a great time playing with Libby (and all of her toys!) and I had a great time with Alison!
Molly also got to see her buddy Cooper for lunch. We ate at Qdoba and Nicole brought me a chocolate cake for my birthday (YUM!). We also did a little shopping as it was BEAUTIFUL outside!
Molly got her first Easter basket from Mrs. Austin today. It was at our house when we got home so Molly jumped right on it as soon as she got up from her nap. She loved all of her new goodies, but her favorite was her new markers. She had a great time coloring in her coloring book.
Some more Molly cuteness from spring break:

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Visit from Grandma and Grandpa Hines

Brian's parents came to our house for the day today. My nausea wasn't too bad today so I was able to enjoy their visit. And of course Molly enjoyed their visit! Grandpa and Grandma brought Molly a Curious George book for Easter and of course she loved it. (She's a big George fan!) We went out to lunch, took a tour of North Carolina Farms (Brian's work), took a walk to the park--it was a fun day!
I LOVE my Curious George book!

Hanging out with Grandpa at the park.

Molly and Grandma.