Monday, April 25, 2011

T-Minus 4 days...

We are on the final days of the "Baby-Boy-#2" countdown!!! If he does not decide to come on his own (and really, I don't think he will...this one is all tucked up and cozy in my huge tummy), I will be induced at 7 a.m. on Friday morning. That's this Friday, April 29th!!! Day of the Royal Wedding and, more importantly, Grant's Grandpa Jerry's Birthday :D

We had a fantastic Easter Sunday. We decided to start the festivities early this year in hopes that Brendan would make it through the church service with little craziness. Grant and I got up around 5:50 a.m., got the cameras ready to go and then got B up. He jumped out of bed and excitedly found a basket with candy in it, then we "helped" him find the "hidden" Easter Eggs that the Easter Bunny had left around the house. He also got a Playmobil Pirate playset which he has had a great time playing with since he opened it up yesterday morning!

Brendan and his Easter Basket :D

We then got dressed for church; this year I followed some blog tutorials to make him a vest and bowtie. If I do say so myself, they turned out pretty CUTE! I made them using a ladies seersucker skirt (the green and white stripes) and linen shirt (for the inside lining) that I found at the Shalom Shop! I've never attempted to sew something like this before, but I was very happy with the results. I used the following tutorials: Make it Love it Vest instructions, etc... and Dana Made It for the pattern, which I adjusted to fit B better; Prudent Baby for the bowtie.

Brendan in his Easter outfit.

We decided to go to Grant's Grandma Dorothy's church for their Easter festivities this year. We did the early 7:30 a.m. service (Pastor Keith at Calvary Lutheran at Rush Point keeps it short and sweet, so nice when you have a sugared up 2 1/2 year old in the pew next to you!!!) and then had a nice breakfast at the church (eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice and rolls). After breakfast there was a quick Easter Egg hunt. So much fun! I don't have the pictures, yet, but Brendan's good friend Hannah also goes to Grandma Dorothy's church, so we have some cute pictures of the two of them together in their Easter finest :D After church, we checked out the scene at Rush Lake and then headed over to Grandma and Grandpa Lindberg's for the day. The Easter Bunny also left eggs and toys for B to find over there. He was one busy Bunny this year!

This is one of my favorite shots from the day...see how HUGE my tummy is. My back is non-too-happy right about now and my fingers and feet are so swollen no matter how much water I drink a day, but it's almost over!!!

We had a wonderful day and LOVED the gorgeous weather. While B did not get his usual 3 hour nap...he did fall asleep last night at around 8:15 p.m. and slept through the night.

My nesting instincts have been in full bloom and my house thanks me for it...all of the bedrooms have been dusted and vacuumed, the living room and sun room are clean and vacuumed and the kitchen is getting to be close to spotless. B and I will be heading outside to play today and tackle some of the post-winter clean up of the yard. Not too much, though...I get pretty tired very quickly!

That's all for now folks...