While some our friends and family are enjoying 90 degree weather where they live we are...enjoying (ha!) parks still filled with snow and building snowmen. Thankfully it is warming up slightly and our snowmen start to slump fairly quickly.
Yesterday I was driving home and heard that the cars from the Disney movie were going to be at the Mall of America to promote the new movie coming out this summer. Since Shawn is super dad he took the boys this morning. Shortly after they left I received a message stating that this was ONE of the lines.
They were able to see Mater and Lightening from the second floor though and were just as excited. Then they went down and stood outside the ropes to get a closer look. See the "x" on the floor. The kids waited in line to be able to stand on that x for a photo. Umm, not so sure that is worth it.
Today a nurse came to visit us at home. It is a standard practice through the hospital where she was born. She checked out Celia and confirmed that she is perfect. Celia weighed in a 8lb 8oz. One pound two ounces is a pretty impressive weight gain in 9 days! She may be trying to best her big brother Micah for chubbiest baby ever.
Grandpa Dennis and Grandma Jane got Noah a subscription to Your Big Backyard. The magazine is about animals and nature. Today he got a new issue and after reading it cover to cover he wanted to do the art project inside - making blue footed booby feet. He colored paper blue then practiced his scissor skills (which is preK teacher said he could use) to cut them out. Here he is modeling the webbed feet. We finished up the project with a four step "dance" the bird does.
The weather in Minne has warmed up and that means the snow is melting. Woohoo. That also means that it is a wet, dirty mess everywhere. We decided rain gear was an essential St. Patrick's Day present. Shawn researched the perfect coats and boots for the boys and they could not be cuter in them. Dinos for Noah and tractors for Micah.
Celia has been the perfect newborn, eating and sleeping the days away.
While uploading the new photos of Celia I thought about bringing the boys home. I was sure that they had all come home in the same hat and striped outfits. I'm funny that way, I also have worn the same red pjs in the hospital all three times. Turns out that the hat that Celia and Micah came home in was given to Noah by Shawn's cousin, Katy, after he was born so he wore another home. Anyhow, it was fun to see how similar they all look.
We were thrilled to welcome Celia Grace to the world on Saturday morning. After two boys I envisioned another boy joining our family. To our surprise that was not to be, especially for her dad. Shawn was dumbfounded when the doctor asked him the gender. We couldn't be happier to have this sweet little girl in our lives and are simply overflowing with love.
Born at 6:19am 7lb 6oz 20in.
Celia's brothers were excited to meet her. They came a few hours after she was born and showered her with hugs and kisses.
Noah had given up taking naps most days until about 2 weeks ago. I told him that he should take a nap on the days Grandpa Dennis was visiting so he could stay up later and spend time with him. He did and the advice has stuck with him. Now he wants to nap everyday so that he gets to play with Shawn for longer at night. Really it is cute and overall he is in a much better mood come late afternoon. It is a little hard to adjust to a later bedtime for him though. At this stage of my pregnancy, I am SO happy to have all three of us snoozing away in the afternoon. Thank goodness for naps.
I took the boys to get haircuts on Monday. On the way there Noah said he wanted to play with the toy dinosaurs.
Me: "That's fine. You will have plenty of time because we are early."
N: "What's early?"
Me: Dead silence followed up by an explanation of being early to an appointment.
He, of course, knows what early in the morning is, etc. but it is very likely that I have never said we are early to somewhere. Gasp! It is true, we are usually late or on time by the skin of our teeth.
On a different note. We were at a stop light on the way to the above appointment when I looked over to the car next to us. I stared and stared trying to figure out what was going on. A couple was having a serious make out session. It took me far too long to figure out what was happening. Obviously not the kind of action going on for a 9 month pregnant lady with two kids in the back of a minivan. Ha!