Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day weekend 2012

The long memorial day weekend came and went like that but we were busy!!!  It was so nice to have the extra day off, but then when the week starts back up again that means one less day/evening to get things done before the next weekend.  And this next weekend is BUSY!!  Here's a quick recap:

Friday night we had Jeff and Emily over with baby Jackson!!  The poor guy just had his immunizations that morning so he was kind of in pain, but with some baby Tylenol he was quite the sleeper and quiet baby!!   We grilled some hot dogs, ate some chips and then had some smores.   The best part?  Just hanging out and chatting AND Jackson getting to break in baby Carter's nursery.  He got to try out the changing table and the glider when he was being fed and YEP it worked out great.  Ready for baby Carter!!

Early on Saturday morning, my mom and I jumped into her car and my dad and Jimmy jumped into my dad's car and off we went to Storm Lake, IA to see my grandparents and aunts and uncles for the day/night.  After a few more bathroom breaks than we normally take (thanks baby Carter!), we finally made it about 5.5 hours later and got to enjoy some nice conversation with everyone.  My grandpa wasn't feeling too good as they increased his chemo treatment the previous Monday so we got on with a mini baby shower quickly so he could take a nap!  So here come the pictures of some new baby presents that Jimmy started taking, but then my mom made him join in on the present opening fun!

First up the slumber buddies that is a frog!!
Baby Carter got lots of bath toys too

And here we are - opening some presents!!!

Jimmy showing off some more toys!

I look scared of this outfit...but I actually love it!

And the lamp to go by the glider!  Wahoo!  Very excited!
Everyone was one knew that last time we were all at my grandparents the weekend after Thanksgiving I was pregnant then (nope, no one, just me!) it was fun to come back as an almost 8 month pregnant lady!  I think it took them awhile to get over my big stomach!!

My dad and grandma
My aunt Pam, Uncle Dennis and Aunt Sandy
That night we hit up the usual dinner spot - Lakeshore cafe for dinner.  My grandpa wasn't feeling well so he stayed back and we brought his dinner home.  Poor guy - that treatment is not easy to begin with but really not for someone who is 87 years old!  He did appreciate the rest and by the time we got back he was ready to eat his waffle and get back to talking.

I called it a night early and Jimmy and I headed back to the hotel.  We were up early the next morning as we were leaving with mom early.  Before we left we had some wonderful conversations about breastfeeding (oh yes, I need to blog about my breastfeeding class...) and then got some pictures of everyone!

My grandma, grandpa, me and Jimmy (oh and can't forget baby Carter)

Dad, me, grandpa, mom, grandma and Jimmy

Dad, Dennis, grandpa, Mom, Sandy and grandma
We made good time driving back to Kansas City and got back to our house at around 2 or 2:30.  Jimmy decided he wanted to smoke burgers and invited him brother Pat and his family over and then his parents.  We all took a walk down to the park by our house, played on the playground equipment and hit some wiffle balls before we walked back to eat.  The burgers took a little longer than expected to cook, so we all enjoyed the beautiful weather outside.

Around 9:30- I hit the sack again. This mama to be was tired...but then was up again early on Monday to work on some projects...finishing up the nursery wall art which was painting the circle mirror!!!  We saw the Avengers in 3D with my mom and sister and then went to Home Depot to get some final supplies for the bathroom (ALMOST finished) and then I enjoyed some quiet time laying in the sun and reading my book while Jimmy went over to his parents house.  Lauren made a stop to drop off her bridesmaid dress and chat...and THEN - it was almost time to go to bed.  So there you have it a whirlwind weekend full of family and friends and lots of good times and weather.  I even put on a swimsuit and it was WAY too small but it was OK because it was in my backyard, right??

Hope everyone else had a great weekend!  I know my friend Ali her handsome son, Henry Anderson was born on Monday morning!!!  So exciting - congrats to the new parents!!  He is so cute!!


  1. How fun that Jackson got to try out the nursery gear! :) Looks like you guys had a great weekend!

  2. So sweet of you to welcome Henry on your blog! Love you!