Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Monday, November 24, 2014

Baby Button 28weeks

Since I am in my third trimester, I figure I should update my blog about Baby Button. I haven't done a weekly update, so I am taking the survey and tweaking it a little.

Due date:  2/12/15
How far along:  28 weeks
Gender: Female  
Exercise: half an hour of walking and pilates
Sleep: Hahaha...... I slept really well the first couple of months but have suffered insomnia since then. Though I am exhausted half way through the day and try to nap.
Food cravings:  Apples and carmel, cheese burgers, and spicy foods are the primaries. I am not big on sugar again this pregnancy.
Movement:  Baby Button is a little gymnist and moves ALL day and night. She has a fierce kick.   
What I'm loving:  All the moving and watching my belly roll as she does her daily workout.

Since this is my last pregnancy, I have focused on really enjoying each stage. I am still not a huge pregnancy fan, but I am loving feeling little Button. I also love how much the girls are into being big sisters. They constatnly talk to or love on Button. It's one of the best things in the whole world. 

I am hoping to do a weekly update until Button is born. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ice skating and mountain climbing

Last weekend we took the time for some needed family fun. I feel like the last few months have been a marathon, however this last weekend was rejuvenating. We went to the park and took the girls I've skating. 
This girl is conquering her fears. She was afraid the first time, but kept going back. I am so proud of our Ladybug and so amazed. 
This little bit is fearless. She has always been and just keeps surprising us with her lack of fear. 
My heart siting on top of the world. 
Tree climbing is Bug's speciality. She be lines for the trees as soon as we get to the park and then becomes a monkey. It's insanely impressive. 
Sunday the ice rink had a free day and we took the girls. 
Once Bug got out there she wouldn't come in. And she was AWESOME! 
Jozy took a little more convincing but by the end she was rocking the rink. 
Skating with Daddy as he shows off his skills. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The best feature.....finish this

Linking up for another awesome round of finish this 

The best physical feature on my body is....my hair! It has taken me years and years to love my hair. But I sure so love it. I love the uniqueness of being a redhead. I love the curls and the thickness. I just love my hair. 
With the exception of purple low lights recently, I've never dyed my hair. Because being a redhead is awesome. It's the first thing that Hubbins was attracted too, and it helps that I'm a feisty redhead. Also growing up in Japan I was considered a goddess, thanks to being a redhead. There is this amazing freeness that comes with lovingn and excepting the more unique part of you physically. For me, it's my hair and I don't plan to EVER change that. 

The best physical feature on my spouse’s body is......his eyes. I feel like that's a bit cliche, but they have always mesmerized me. I always feel like you can see not just his soul but his heart in his eyes. They normally are this gray/blue, but they change colors with his mood. I was attracted to him first because of his smirk, but the depth of his eyes got me hooked. I truly can not explain the craziness of those eyes. From changing moods to his eyebrow. Oh my do I love that random eyebrow with its white hair that tickles. Yeah, I feel a little at loss for words now. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

10 on 10 November

I've been following Rebekah's 10 on 10 posts for a while and finally remembered to link up. I am so excited, even though I had a pretty lazy low key day. With two sick little girls and not feeling great myself, it was a day of relaxing. 
My morning reading and baby pintrest ideas
After the doctor the girls played for awhile. I love that Ladybug practices baby loving skills. 
Easy lunch for the girls
A show before naps on the sick snowy day!
Little Giraffe fighting naptime
Warm jello and a snack for Mommy
After nap snuggles with my cute little niece. The only healthy person in the house today!
Yay, for the first snow and drive to work. I sure do love the snow!
Spending the rest of my night at work..

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thanksgiving Thankful 1-7

Usually, come November I post my daily thankfuls on Facebook. I couldn't decide if I wanted to do it this year or just make a post about all the things that bless my life, but I am working on rejoicing each day. So, I figure this would be a fun challenge to help with that. 

Day 1: I was thankful for an extra long fall. For some outside leaf time with the girls and watching how wonderfully they love. Fall is my favorite season, but that time between fall and winter. When everything is on the cusp of change....that's magic. 
Day2: I am thankful for daylight savings and an extra hour with my little family. For an early morning filled with a ton of laughter and love. The girls were so happy that morning and super silly. They wrestled and giggled, and we got to take extra long relaxing into church. It was such a wonderfully recharging day. So, I'm glad we got that extra hour. 
Day3: I'm thankful for the excitement the girls have to be big sisters again. They are so ready for Button to be here. Jozy has taken to practicing being a big sister on her little cousin. It's the most precious thing to watch and melts my heart everyday. Ladybug gives Button a kiss before leaving for school and a huge hug upon coming home. She will also sit and read to the bump. I'm so thankful for this moments and memories. 
Day4: I am thankful for such a loving husband. We've gone through some pretty crazy valleys in our life together, but I feel we have finally found our wings. We are soaring into our future with love, support snd grace. He's my best friend and there for me. This perticular day, I had a melt down over house, pregnancy and feeling hopeless. He cuddled me in bed and held on while I cried my eyes out. He taught me that it's important to need him and that he'll be there when I do. 
Day5: I am thankful for the extra time I get with my nephews and nieces. Being their nanny is massively trying at times. It's frustrating and often I feel a little out of my element. But every now and then, I am reminded just how lucky I am to play such a huge role in their lives. 
Day6: I am thankful for good friends. Friends who support us and help us. Not just with our dreams but with our faith. They are always there to help when needed or just to hang out. 
Day7: I am thankful for the doctor and the yucky glucose drink. I am actually sitting her in the doctor office waiting for my hour to be up so I can go home. But before all of this, we heard our Button's strong heart beat. We got some peace of mind and some great news. I am so blessed to have two healthy girls and a third healthy bundle on the way. So as annoying as this hour long test can be, I am so thankful that I have amazing doctors and medical people to be there in case there's and issue. So, instead of dwelling and being annoyed, I'll be thankful and rejoice. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Finish this

Yay back to linking up with Finish this and the awesome hosts. It's been a while and I am so happy to joining back up.
My family makes me smile because...nothing makes me smile more than my little family. From the sweet little (though not so gentle) baby Button kicks to our crazy dogs. There is never a dull moment. Ladybug keeps us on our toes with her quick wit and inspired with her creativity. Jozy feels our home with tons of laughter. She's a little spit fire and full of spunk. Hubbins keeps me grounded and knows just when I need an extra love. My family is my happy place and greatest blessing. When I forget to embrace and rejoice in God, they remind me of all his endless wonder. 
I put my trust....in God. It's something I'm not great at, but I'm learning. He is magnificent and his path for me is the right one. I trust he will guide us in the right direction and provide. That I can give my stress and worries to him, and he will provide peace. 

I don’t....have all the answers. I'm ok with that though. It goes back to trusting in God snd finding hope in family. I don't need to have all the answers right not and I plan to enjoy the path I am on.