We are also in the process of building a patio out in our side lawn (Well, Chad, not so much me). Chad thought it would be really nice to have a place to go and sit/bbq/watch KJ play and we had plenty of room. Chad and our brother in-law Dan got the spot leveled out this past weekend and we are hoping to get some prices on pavers this weekend and hopefully purchase some soon. Hopefully the patio will be done soon and we will be able to take full advantage of it this summer. I will post pictures of it once it is ready!
In the world of pregnancy, everything seems to be going well. My back pain has finally subsided but I still get the occasional aches and pains that just go along with being pregnant. I'm still more uncomfortable this time around than I was with KJ, but she will be here soon enough. This weekend I will be 35 weeks which means I only have 2 weeks until I'm "good to go" as my doctor put it and 5 weeks until I'm due! WOW! Time has flown. We are slowly getting prepared for Lainee's arrival. My friend Linsey and I painted the artwork for her room and now we just need to get her room put together, get a few more things and I have a few projects that need some finishing up. I even washed a majority of her newborn/0-3 mo. clothes yesterday, wow-- I forget how much clothes babies get, I think KJ had just as many but it seems like so much more this time around. I hate laundry enough as it is, now we will be adding a lot more to it. If anyone out there enjoys laundry, feel free to come and do mine. ha
In other KJ news, I think he may be starting to hit the terrible two's a little early. He is still such a sweet kid, but boy, the attitude is starting to come out! We are starting to discipline more for certain actions and he does not like it. He's getting a little more physical too, he isn't out of control or hard to handle... we just need to work a little harder so he knows his boundaries and continues to be the wonderful little boy that he is!
Here are some new things he's doing/learning:
*A better understanding of the difference between hot and cold.
*He likes to answer "no" to any question you ask. IE
--- "Hey KJ want to go to Nana's house?" "No." "Are you sure? It's Nana's house." "No." (But of course he does it's just what he likes to say when he is asked a question.
*He is starting to inform me when he goes #2, yeah! This is especially helpful when I have a stuffy nose and it's not as apparent as usual. (Or when he is naked and poops on the floor while I'm in another room... yeah, he did this but he did tell me and showed me exactly where it happened!)
*He says "empty" when his sippy cup runs out, says "mess" when he sees a mess or something on the floor he doesn't like, well it is either "mess" or "ick". He also says "cute" to certain things that catch his eye. ha
*He has made up his own word "Sooowaccaaa" I have no idea what it means but it is pretty cute when he says it!
There is more I could add, I'm just getting hungry and my brain isn't functioning as well now.
I hope this finds you all happy & healthy!