Tuesday, July 27, 2010

25 weeks...

...by spotted photography.
my cousin by marriage, Paola, has been here visiting for a few days so today we decided to wander around our apartment complex and see if we could get some nice maternity photos! she has a successful photography business called Spotted Photography so i was really excited she was willing to do this for me! i never had any professional photos done with cohen so i was thrilled to have these done for baby Hudson??... yes, thats the name that is sticking with me. i just need to convince marcel :) anyway, enjoy!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

yes or no?

i am dying for a change. i have been attempting to let my hair grow this pregnancy, but i'm over it! maybe it's because i am gaining weight but i feel like long hair is not flattering on me. i have a fairly round face so i feel like anything around the shoulder length just emphasizes the "roundness". i am so torn about whether or not i stick it out and let it keep growing in hopes that as it gets longer it will be more flattering (and maybe this is just the awkward length you always hear people talk about) or just chop it. To add to my indecisiveness, i need to decide if i should go dark again or stay blonde. i get mixed feelings from other people about it. my aunt who does my hair says go dark.. that it is more "stunning" and makes my features pop and marcel says either color but he LOVES when i have a shorter a-line cut. hmmmm. i found pictures of the haircuts and color i'm considering... atleast i have 5 weeks before i can do anything about it anyway....what to do?!!!!

fall down tree.

anyone who knows me knows exactly why i'd want the lion...
i mean hello... we are the LEAO's :)

Cohen LOVES choo choo's!!

and i want him to love robots as much as i do.
the whale and giraffe would just be cute for both of my boys.

these would be a cute addition for the baby...
especially since i fully intend on dying my hair dark again
when we get home from the summer!

Friday, July 16, 2010


i love this face.

most of the APX wives this summer!
Me, Michelle, Victoria, and Ash are all pregnant and weeks
apart from one another. There's also Jessica and Kacee who are also pregnant but not pictured here!


Chuck E Cheese! look at that little fat face.

such a big boy!!!!

tan little man on 4th of july!

fireworks with dad!

cohen and baby sawyer!

bedtime stories with dad and rawr.

Destin Beach Florida

where to begin...
my sister in law Mal came to visit at the end of june with our nephew Sawyer! We can't get over how cute that little boy is... marcel and I both agree that he reminded us how much we love having a baby around and it made us both even more excited for the baby to come! While Mal was here we went to Destin Beach in Florida, which was already getting small tar balls from the oil. Such a shame because the water is so blue and pretty. We also celebrated the 4th of July with a BBQ and then we all went to Battleship park to see fireworks. The little ones loved it! Then we came back to our apt and did our own! Marcel was so excited to do fireworks with Cohen that we had to get them the night before and then first thing in the morning he runs outside with him to try some out! It was a really fun day!

In the last few weeks Cohen also made a new friend named Mason. They play so well together (most of the time)

I've been busily working on baby projects too! I've made a cute swaddle blanket and 2 applique onesies so far! I just want to make a carseat cover before the summer ends!

I've spent this summer experimenting with some new recipes also which has been delicious! I make a weekly menu which also helps keep our food costs in check!

I really need to keep up with my blog better because i am having the hardest time remembering everything we've been up to!!

Friday we celebrated Lydias 2nd birthday! She and Cohen are so close in age. Whenever COhen sees their truck in the parking lot he screams "yi ya"!!! its so cute. he loves her... but when they get together it seems like they always fight over toys... Lydia is a tough girl though and sticks up for herself! Anyway, for her day we went to Pump It Up which is like Jump on It evidentally. The kids had a blast (and of course so did the big boys!!!) I went on the slide with Cohen once, but then just stuck to taking pictures of everyone else. It was so hard to get around on those things with my ever expanding belly! i would get so winded!

I can't believe I am a few days shy of 6 months! i can't wait to get home and get everything ready for our little guy! only 6 weeks left! Baby is still moving and shaking in my tummy often. much more than cohen ever did!

Cohen loves to sing along with me at bedtime now... he loves Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (he does the diamond with his hands too) and Itsy Bitsy Spider! He also likes to sing the ABC's and count to 5! He doesn't get them in order yet but he's getting the hang of it.

When we got home from Lydia's party I decided to go grocery shopping before Marcel had to leave for work... about a half hour later i get a call from marcel saying "You aren't going to believe what our son just did!" evidentally cohen was just playing with his toys in the living room with daddy, when he gets up and slowly walks to his room. marcel hears him in there playing with rawr when a few minutes later it gets quiet. when he goes to check on him, he finds that he got rawr and his blankie, tucked himself in and was totally out! that is the first time he's ever done that! we can't believe our big boy is growing up! i love my little family so much. i love being a mom and wife. as monotonous as my days can be and as uneventful as it sometimes is i wouldn't want it any other way. i married such a good man and i'm so lucky that i have the life i do. i can't take my eyes off my little boy. i am just so proud to be his mom. sorry for getting so emotional at times on here, but its times like these i need to express my gratitude for my life, because i do have days that i take it for granted and its always a good reminder for me of what is really important. sooo.... hope you are all happy and well!