Saturday, September 20, 2014

Grandma Barbara's Birthday!

Today our family celebrated Grandma Barbara's birthday at Hill Ridge Farms!

Today was Teacher Appreciation weekend at the pumpkin farm.
Since Grandma and I are both teachers, all 7 of us got free admission to Hill Ridge Farms!

Grandma Barbara, along with Benny, EJ, and Harper, 
drove 3 hours to visit a pumpkin farm near our house:

Grandma and Savannah

Savannah and Harper loved riding on the ponies:

Benny and Harper played in the corn bin:

Everyone loved sliding down the giant slide!

Benny and Harper



EJ and Harper

We took a hay ride to the pumpkin patch:

Savannah and Grandma Barbara

EJ and Harper

Benny, EJ, and Harper 

Savannah and Harper

At the pumpkin patch, we each picked out a free pumpkin to take home:

Savannah's Pumpkin

36.5 weeks pregnant!

Harper liked hugging the spider display:

Before we headed home, our family stopped in the general store, 
where Savannah had a grand ol' time wearing the pig nose below:

Today was a beautiful and warm day to celebrate Grandma Barbara's birthday
and to spend the day together doing some fall family-friendly activities. 
It meant a lot to Grandma Barbara to spend her birthday 
with her two sons and two granddaughters! 

Friday, September 19, 2014

School Lunch

Savannah earned 20 stickers for good behavior this week. 
As a reward, yesterday I brought Savannah Chick-fil-a for lunch at school, 
and we ate together in the cafeteria.We ate at a special table for guests, 
and Savannah chose two friends to eat with us. Savannah felt so special and excited! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

35 Weeks!

Hadley's due date is one month from today! I don't know if it's obvious in the photos below, but I feel like Hadley has dropped into position for delivery. My belly feels tight and heavy. Over the last week, I've felt more pain, pressure, and discomfort in my belly and pelvis as my body enters the last few weeks of pregnancy. Thankfully, Hadley remains very active in my belly...despite the limited space. 

Next Monday, September 22, I'll have an ultrasound to check Hadley's weight. Based on the results, my OB will schedule my induction at 39 or 40 weeks (October 8-15) to ensure that Hadley doesn't get too big for a natural birth due to my gestational diabetes.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pumpkin Farm

Today Savannah and I visited the local pumpkin farm:

It was Teacher Appreciation Weekend, so everything was free!

Savannah and I met up with my friend Emily and her family:
Xavier, Felix, David, and Emily

Savannah spent three hours jumping in the bouncy house, 
sliding down the giant slide, and swinging on the playground: 

Savannah stands in front of this sign every year, 
 so we can measure how much she's grown over the past year:

 I love this girl's smile, freckles, and dimple!

Savannah enjoyed going on a pony ride:

Before heading home, all of us took a hay ride...
Savannah and Xavier


Felix and David the pumpkin patch...

...where we all picked out a pumpkin to take home:  

My baby belly is bigger than my pumpkin!

 Going to the pumpkin farm is one of our favorite ways to kick off fall!