we got to midland on tuesday evening and daniel, ellen and annie came over for dinner. I just have to say, my little niece is not only beautiful, but she is one of the best babies i have ever been around. She is just soo sweet and always has a little smile on her face. on wednesday i had to goregister at a little boutique called La Bebe, for the baby shower bets and ellen were throwing me and my mom and i got busy with our baby bedding project. We went to a couple fabric stores and picked out the coordinating fabric to go with what i already had. We brainstormed and got some of the pieces cut out and ready to be sewn, and then left for Fort Worth on Friday morning. For those of you who dont know, my dads parents live in ft. worth, and they hadnt met annie yet, so we thought it would be a good time for all of us to go. We had a good time, got to see a couple cousins and an aunt. We did a little shopping, of course. We got back to midland Sunday afternoon. We had a good time.
The rest of the week consisted of sewing and running errands to get stuff for sewing! haha! It was alot of fun though. My mom and i were both dreaming about baby bedding. We got things done alot faster than i think either of us were expecting, so we were able to do more. I now have a crib skirt, bumper pad, 4 sheets (that she made plus some i got from the shower), toy bag, and an adorable quilt/tummy time blanket. We were so anxious to see it all put together that mom went and bought a baby bed so we could put it all on it. She had been wanting an actual bed anyways just because shes got grandbabies!
On Thursday we went out to Nana and Papas for dinner and for Ben to ride the tractor(which is really a riding lawn mower, but we will let him call it a tractor). The evening was beautiful, so we just sat outside and enjoyed each others company and watched ben take rides with Papa and Pots on the tractor. He loved it! We took pictures, but ill have to get them from my parents. I just think it is so special that Ben gets to do the things hes done with his great grandparents, I remember 2 of my greats, but they were both older and in nursing homes. Nana made her famous spaghetti for dinner and cherry cobbler! yum! it was soo good! and my aunt marla and pam and james all came over too. It was alot of fun.
Friday was a wonderful day. We made an appointment with an iradologist. Mom and dad took us to one when we were little and thought it would be a good thing for ben. Basically what she does is looks at your eyes and can tell what is happening with your body. She showed me a chart of the eye and what all the different parts tell you. Its really interesting. Ill see if i can find a picture of it to put on here. But, just to get ben comfortable with what she was gonna do, mom and i let her look at ours real quick. She just used a little flashlight and a little magnifying glass. Immediately she saw that mom had a problem with her thyroid and i was anemic. Ben let her look at his and she saw that he had exzema (duh, but she saw that it was that and not yeast like we thought it could be) and she saw that his kidneys and bladder were healing! yay! she saw lots of other little things in all of us, but nothing major. So, she told me to get ben on a probiotic and flax oil (which we had already started) and then she put him on 2 other herbs. all of these things can just go in his juice and the flax oil is in the form of a strawberry banana smoothie. She said his skin would start to heal and then it would get bad again and then it would heal on up. We all felt so positive about it all and not overwhelmed by what she told us to do. By the end of the appointment Ben layed his head down in her lap and gave her a big hug, haha! I will keep you updated on his skin. Because he did so good, we went and took a picnic lunch to the Dennis the Menace park (aka the airplane park to ben). (here is a link to some iridology info and the charts of the eye that i was talking about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridology)
Sunday we went to church, and because of the time change they told the kids to wear their pajamas to church (just for fun) but Ben was not having any of that that morning. And he had some really cute pjs to wear! oh well. My baby shower was at 2 that afternoon. There were 36 people there! I felt so blessed and spoiled rotten! Miss Abigail got some of the cutest clothes and other fun things. It is way more fun picking out little girl stuff than it is picking out little boy stuff! haha! But it was really good seeing all of the friends and family that came. Ellen and Bets did such a good job with it too. There were pink flowers, pink balloons, pink cupcakes, yummy cheeseballs and crackers, a really good fruit tray, and delicious punch! They just did such a good job and it meant so much to me that they would think to throw me a shower while i was in town.
The last 2 days we just ran errands and tried to lay low and rest. We had such a good time, and got alot accomplished. But it was definitely time for us to come home. Ben missed his daddy and i missed my hubby and I was definitely ready to sleep in my own bed and my own room with no benjamin noises all night! Our flight got in at 7 pm on tuesday night and david came and got us, but his truck broke in the process. Thank goodness he has friends all over the place, so we were able to go to this guys shop and fix the truck so we could drive home, but the downside of that was we didnt get home until 1 am, and we were still on texas time, so it was more like 3. I was feeling a little delirious at that point. But we are home and its good to be back. Im still trying to catch up on sleep and of course chores that need to be done around here. Ive started putting Abbys room together, but its gonna take a little while. I will take pictures when its done though. I will leave you with a couple pictures from the shower!
look at all that pink!
precious Annie girl at the shower
Ben holding Annies hand (i think he will be a good big brother!)