Sunday, September 21, 2008

Baby Bump Watch

Sixteen Weeks

Eighteen Weeks

Twenty Weeks

Twenty-five Weeks

Twenty-nine Weeks

Thirty-two Weeks

Thirty-five Weeks

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bella's new friend!

Oh Bella, Bella, Bella!  Several days ago, Bella wouldn't come within ten feet of any fake skeleton.  Now, she loves them all.  She carried this little plastic one all around Wal-Mart.  I think she would have slept with him if I had let her!  

Playing hospital with friends!

Last night we went over to our friend's house for dinner (the Asay's). While the adults were playing Phase 10, the kiddos were busy playing hospital.  It was really cute.  Here they all are: (we have in random order: McKayla Hoopes (with pink shirt & glasses), Hailey Hoopes (with floral shirt & glasses), Natalya Asay (with blue shirt), Ashlin Asay (with blonde hair & dark floral shirt), Nora Hoopes (with white shirt & white bow in her curly brown hair).  We also have Chase Asay (only little boy in the group...Bella's little buddy).  Notice my Miranda in her flag football uniform in the window sill, and Bella in a dress-up spiderweb witch dress.  Lots of kids, lots of fun, lots of dear friends.

My goofy hillbilly girls!

We went to a friend's birthday party the other day and the girls got hillbilly teeth in their goody bag.  They had so much fun with them. Looks like they need to go see the dentist!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fun to have a sister!

This picture was taken awhile ago at my niece Molly's birthday party (last year).  These two girls have the most fun being sisters.  Poor things, it was really sunny this day...Bella can barely open her eyes.  I love Miranda's face in this picture.  

My beautiful niece Sarah Ostermann

I was browsing some of my pictures and I ran across this one.  I stole this off Debra's (Sarah's mom) myspace page.  I have to say that this is my favorite picture of Sarah...ever!  She is my brother Richard's daughter.  Isn't she gorgeous?  And to make things even more fun...we are pregnant together!  She is due just a few weeks before me.  I have to say that she is one of the most beautiful brides...ever (not to mention how cute she is pregnant.)

Bella at Gymnastics

Aunt Susie Q signed Bella up for a trial gymnastics class.  She got a new outfit & everything.  She loved it (does that surprise you?).  

Here she is running to jump off the block...

...and she made it!

This one scared me!  She had no fear of the uneven bars.  Keep in mind that her favorite sport during the Olympics was the gymnastics.  She is destined to be something great, I just know it.  
She has an awesome big sister to look up to.  (Miranda is our sports girl...she is doing flag football & soccer!)  I'll post some of those photos soon.

Halloween in September

If you know Ricky at all, you know that he is obsessed with decorating for Christmas (like the day after Halloween).  So, now that he is working from home and has a tad bit more time on his hands (to get into trouble, that's what I say...hehe)...he has taken it upon himself to decorate for Halloween!! Keep in mind that it is nowhere close....over a month away!  So, here is my feeble attempt to capture a picture that would do his decorations justice.  They really do look good.  It is much better in stop by some time!  

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Silly Bella

Ok...we have a handful on our hands with our little Isabella.  Yesterday, I couldn't find her and she wasn't answering me (which I HATE!).  I heard giggling from my room and when I went in and looked in the corner, this is what I found!  She was so proud of herself.  When I first saw her, Buddy had his head resting in Bella's lap and she was petting him.  It was so sweet!

Today, Aunt Susie Q (Ricky's sis) took Bella shopping for some school outfits (now that she goes to a little preschool class).  When we got home, she put on a fashion show.  The fashion show was pretty short, because once she had this outfit on (first one on) she didn't really want to take it off.  She calls this her Rock N Roll outfit.  She strutted her stuff all around the house.  I laughed so hard!  Pretty cute outfit, though, huh?  Thanks Aunt Susie!!