Sunday, May 24, 2009

Week 34 of the Big Booda

So here are some pics of me from last Sunday at week 34, I am 35 weeks now so I am even bigger. You can not believe how much difference even one week makes. I will take of picture of me today and HOPEFULLY this will be the last picture you will see of me pregnant. We are trying to wait until Wednesday because Jeff has his big interview with the university that day, the 27th, and will be gone for most of the day. Of course that will be the day the babies come but we will try and hold off till then. But come Thursday I am letting lose and will do anything and try everything to get these babies out. Like I have much of a say in the matter but I can atleast try. I am so ready for these boys to come out and go from temporary shelter to dairy barn. It's sad when you are anxious for the babies to come so you can actually get some sleep. A good sleep is very difficult to come by these days. Plus I am sooooo tired of all the comments and looks I get from people. I just smile and if I feel like explaining I'll say there is two and yes I am due anytime, thanks for pointing that out. So I am praying this will be my last week pregnant but if you don't hear any goods news you know I am doomed to suffer longer. So until next week, cross your fingers for babies!!!
Jeff took this picture of me because he thought I looked liked a tent but I do really stick out that far and even further today. I say ignore me but look at our great plants growing in the window that we are desperately hoping we can plant and get the garden ready before the babinos come. You can also notice the huge swollen feet that have been a joy for the past month or so. Lets just say I get around great!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Our Big Weekend

Here are some pics of our new tramp we got this weekend. It's not new, except to us. We bought from someone on Craig's List. I have been looking for one forever for the girls and so when this one finally came up here in Fairbanks we took it. The girls love it and want to jump all the time. I think it's great. We still have to get the safety net for it and then it will be set. I have wanted one for when Ali is out of school and for when the babies come so they will have something to play on. We have a great yard but nothing for them to play with so this will be wonderful in getting them outside plus some excercise. We're hoping to get a sandbox built before the babies and hopefully that will be enough for the mean time to entertain them while I could be a little busy! So anyone that wants to come and jump and play we would love the visit!

Below is a picture of Ali as a jaguar for her school play she did this past week. I tried to put a video of her singing her song for the play but I guess with our slow dial up it wouldn't do it. This was the only picture that came out good. She had her last day of kindergarten on Monday and is now offically on summer vacation. I can't believe she is done with school and will be moving on to first grade and all day school. I hope I'm not going to be too occupied with the twins this summer so that I can still play and have time to be with my sweet girls.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Beautiful Day in Denali

Last Saturday we took a quick trip down to Denali to drive into the park for the day. Jeff was very anxious to get down there one last time before we are really home bound when the babies come. I was a little hesitate because I can't do much these days, but I am so glad we did and the scenery and weather were beautiful. The Hooge's that live in Denali joined us and we had a wonderful day playing on the river, going for a walk, and having a picnic. Ali with Torin Hooge (they are only a day apart). The kids had so much fun stomping through the puddles and playing on the ice chunks.

Ali, Saige, and Lily Hooge on the Teklanika River in Denali. Below is everyone hanging out and playing. This is why we love Alaska and especially Denali. Just look at that scenery, it doesn't get much better than that!!! Sure we have to survive the winters but when you get moments like this it is all worth it.

Ali and the beautiful mountians of Denali. I love that my kids get to explore and experience the beauties of this wonderful place. I'd rather them play here then any playground any day.

Saige and Lily painting rocks along the river and hiking down a little bluff that everyone, except me (darn), climbed to get a better look all around.

A porcupine that we saw on the drive out. We also saw caribou, moose, ptarmigan, and the mountain.