Wednesday, December 2, 2015

November

Time is starting to go so fast! I don't know about you, but I feel like October-December are the fastest months of the year! {Maybe it's because they are my favorite months!} Lucky for us, November was a bit slower for us than October was. 

We got to start off the month with an ultrasound of baby girl. Here she is at 21.5 weeks!
She was yawning constantly {apparently its tough work being in there!}, and refused to cooperate with the technicians. She was measuring a little bit small, but nothing to be worried about.
We love her so much already!

With this pregnancy I am constantly craving sugar, more specifically, chocolate.
My little chocoholic son will never say no to a trip to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
They should really think about doing punch cards there...


Sadly, James had his last music class. It was so much fun for him, and so good for him to have a little social interaction. We are in search of a new class for the winter! {Maybe little gym?!}


James is obsessed with sunglasses. Unfortunately he broke these last week and I am fairly certain I will NEVER hear the end of it.


Our weather has been absolutely beautiful! Seriously, you would have no idea it was November. I'll take all the 65 degree days I can get before we head to Utah!


I started piecing together a quilt for baby girl at the beginning of the month
 and just finished it today!
Now I am ready to take it to Utah with me so my mom can work her magic on the quilting part!


A little update about James:
-He can count from 1 to 10
-ALMOST has all of his ABC's down
-Has definitely entered the terrible two's 
(he flushed half a roll of toilet paper the other day...)
-He loves playing with his friend, Jayson
-Loves to jump off of EVERYTHING
-Loves to help me with chores (especially wiping everything down with baby wipes)



Rob bought me flowers-
he's the best


We have started stocking up on diapers for baby girl.
(How cute are the Honest Co. diapers?!)
With James we stocked up on fun stuff, with this baby we stock up on diapers. 
I think we learned a lesson or two about parenting... haha.


And finally, Rob's Mum and sisters came to visit for a week from England!
It was quite the ordeal, Ruth wanted to surprise Sarah and Rhonda, and Sarah and Rhonda wanted to surprise Rob! I kept forgetting who knew who all was coming! 

Here is a fun video of Rhonda and Sarah getting surprised by Ruth.
Poor Sarah started crying!



We went to see ICE! at National Harbor. It was so fun again this year
(although standing in line for two hours definitely has me rethinking doing it again next year...)



James loved going down all of the ice slides





We went for a walk in Old Town Alexandria and fed the ducks.
I would do this everyday if I could- Its so much fun there!


Ruth & Sarah
(Sarah is expecting a baby two months after we are! 
They will be so close in age- how fun for cousins!)


And of course we had Thanksgiving dinner! A huge thank you to Rhonda for making most of the food. I had warned her I don't cook turkeys, and she did such a good job with it!
James loved eating all the food!

Our dinner was a little bit of an American-British mix. Rhonda made stuffing, gravy, turkey, roast potatoes and yorkshire puddings, while I made green bean casserole, rolls, corn, and pumpkin pie!


We went to the National Botanical Gardens and checked out the train display.
James was a huge fan of this! They also had models of some of the local buildings made out of twigs and leaves! I love this one of the Capitol Building.






And of course, we had to take Rob's family out for burgers {its an American tradition}
So we visited Good Stuff Eatery. Mmmm. So delicious.



We had such a fun month celebrating family, 
and being grateful for all that we have been blessed with!
Having people come to visit is the best!
{So everyone come visit us!}

What we are looking forward to:
-Trip to Utah in 5 days! {Kneader's here we come!}
-Rob being out of school for almost a whole month! Hooray!!
-Trip to Canada for New Year's Eve
-Santa Claus!