Monday, October 31


Driving my car while we wait on dad.
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What's That You Say?

It's Halloween??!! Happy Halloween Everyone!
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Sunday, October 23

Front Yard

The Great Pumpkin Patch

Happy (almost) Halloween!


Payback for Never Wanting My Mom to Comb My Hair

This is how long it felt like Christians hair was- ha! His hair was getting so tangled we had to do something about it today. I've been dreading this task but I can't bare to take him anywhere yet, I am so worried they will cut it too short.  I need Emily to move here and just do all our hair so I can retire my novice skills. 

Here's his after shots.  He was very happy to get out of the highchair. 

 And then he crashed...


Saturday morning we pack up what we hope are enough snacks to keep Christian in a candy coma and head to the Ford Dealership.  I always told myself I wasn't going to bribe my kids with candy and blah blah, but really...sometimes you just gotta get stuff done.  And if that something involves both parents and there is no babysitter in sight, well then you better bring candy.  Chris asked me the other day if life with a 20-month old wasn't just a series of bribes and negotiations.  Yes.  After this I think we should run for office. 

So we get the the dealership and all is good, so far. I've managed to push the oranges first, you know, natures candy, so we can save the Dum Dums as backups.  Nothing can really make you understand how your life will change with kids until you have them, and look back on before they showed up and rocked your world. 

Car shopping at 24 years old:
Chris: I want a new car. 
Nicole: Great! Which one?
Chris: Maybe a truck? I don't know, lets go to some dealerships and look around tomorrow.
We then went to said dealerships, looked around, talked to salespeople and bought a car.  The end.

Car shopping at 30 years old:
Chris: Soooo this Jetta isn't exactly roomy anymore is it...Ouch! (as knees slam into dashboard)
Nicole: (trying to get this 28 week pregnant belly around the steering wheel in my lap) Well, yah, it sucks. 
Chris: Lets go look at some new cars tomorrow.

We then pack above mentioned candy, Christians car seat, the new babies car seat, sippy cups, wait and time it just right so C (Christian, not Chris...he wishes) can nap on the way, start looking at the Ford Explorer, STOP-Christian is trying to run into the street, check out the features, STOP-Christian pushes the "push to start" button and kills the car, turn car back on, look some more, get both car seats out of truck, strap them both in, move them in different configurations, STOP- who has Christian? Oh thanks sales guy, drive car around, STOP-where are the suckers! We need suckers!, go inside for the dreaded long negotiation talk, STOP-chase Christian who has found more suckers at someones desk...and is eating 2, Chris distracts the sales guy while I secretly kick about 30 marshmallows under his desk (dumped there by Christian who was at the point where not even mini marshmallows can make it okay....translation: the point of no return), and then we flee, err leave.  

I guess we will be continuing that fun trip on Monday. 

Nursery Project #1

Going to try and make these for the babies room! They look pretty simple...we will see.

Thursday, October 20

Monday, October 10

We've Been Sick

This weekend we all caught something :(
Christian got it Thursday and had it the worst for sure.  Poor little guy.  We had to cancel plans to go out on our Date Night Thursday, and by Friday morning we were at the doctors getting medicine for him.  Christian decided to share his illness and by Friday I started feeling bad.  Chris came home early Friday to help take care of us.  Saturday I had a wedding planning meeting so I had to work some during the day while still trying to take care of the little guy, and by Sunday Chris' immune system gave in and he was full blown sick.  I managed to get away with being the least sick, which was nice for unborn baby baksa, since I can't take anything...but I did feel really bad for my boys (and the carpet...oh the carpet.).  I apparently overdid it Sunday with the cleaning and caretaking because I woke up with a nice sore throat this morning and Chris was still not better.  We rested all day and watched a bunch of movies and I'd say we are officially on the mend.  Christian only has a faint cough and once I made myself sit down I really started feeling better.  Chris is headed back to work tomorrow, so I'd say we made it through this bout of illness.  Thank goodness. I was wanting to call my mom to come take of me there for a little while! Never to old for that :)

Love, Coley

I'll update some pictures of the house decorating and we are picking paint colors this week for the babies room, so more info on that. 

Tuesday, October 4

25 Weeks

Here's our 25 week pregnancy picture, plus one cute little 20-month old.  

It's not long now & Baksa boy 2 will be here!
Love, Nicole

Saturday, October 1

So sweet

Isn't this sweet? Underneath is a shelf for baby supplies. You can put it up with or without the canopy.  Love it.