Sorry that it's been so long since we've updated our blog! Life has gotten a little busy lately. :) During the first few days of spring break, Matt went to an administrators' conference in Las Vegas, NV. Ian and Kim enjoyed some time together but were really excited to have Daddy return! :)
Once Matt got home, we continued our spring break fun! We went to the Houston Livestock Show one day. One of Ian's favorite parts was going through the "farm." (It's a really cute exhibit where kids have to actively participate in farming tasks like gathering eggs and crops, milking a cow, and driving a tractor. After these tasks are completed, kids "sell" the goods are in a "market" and get a "dollar" to purchase a special snack.)
We were very excited to find out that Texas FINALLY got on track with the rest of the nation and started selling Shamrock Shakes around St. Patrick's Day. (In other years, when Kim called various McDonald's to ask if they were selling the shakes, the people asking the phone would say, "Do we sell WHAT?") Needless to say, we got a few shakes this year to celebrate!
We also got some projects done around the house -- taxes, making some invitations for upcoming events, scrapbooking, yardwork, etc. We had time to watch some movies, take some naps, and play some games, too. What a perfect spring break!
Since spring break, Kim has been having some major nesting urges. With all of the baby talk, Ian loves to pretend to be a baby himself! He decided to make a box we got in the mail into a "crib."
After all that work, it was definitely time to take a break! Ian enjoyed his first time in the pool this season since it has been unseasonably warm here!
What else is going on with Ian? Aside from being obsessed with babies we see and talking about/pretending to be a baby, Ian loves ...
doing everything with Daddy from yard work to shaving,
(like painting with a flyswatter),
saying the names of letters and number he sees (he can recognize all capital letters, about 1/4 of his lower case letters, and all numbers 1-10), hearing stories (especially about characters that are "good listeners" and "bad listeners"), playing with trains, playing outside, and being read to. He still doesn't nap except if we're in the car right after lunch. And he's getting very excited about turning three soon!
What's going on with the baby?
He or she is definitely growing bigger by the day, as evidenced by Kim's growing belly (which at 32/33 weeks may be comparable to what she looked like at 35 weeks with Ian.) Kim doesn't have ANY foot/leg swelling (yay! Last pregnancy, the swelling started in earnest by around week 28.) Sleeping comfortably is getting to be tougher, and (probably because of this) Kim's energy isn't close to what it usually is. Nevertheless, we're so thankful that everything is going smoothly so far, and we pray for a healthy delivery in just a few short weeks. We can't wait to meet this little one very soon! :)