:: We asked Colby and Alice if they wanted a boy or a girl before my ultrasound. Colby said, "Boy. Please, please, please boy?" (he really wanted me to agree) and Alice wanted a girl. Robb and I were fine either way, although I was pretty sure this little one is a girl. And it turns out I'm 3/3 for calling the right gender. She's a squirmy baby (I felt her move for the first time at 8 weeks) and she did not appreciate the ultrasound tech pushing into her space. She kept kicking/punching back at the probe, which made the whole experience REALLY comfortable for me. Everything looks good and I love that I can see a strong resemblance to Colby and Alice in her profile.
Colby testing out one of the pool noodle light sabers with Robb
Pin the light saber on Yoda
There were nine kids under the age of 4 and only one adult (lucky me) for two hours and it was insane. I will never try throwing a party solo again, There needs to be at least one person who can prep things/take pictures and another to run games/play with the kids/handle disputes. Colby had a blast though and watching him run around with his friends was worth all the craziness.
She immediately bonded with Great-Grandma over a book
Dad took the kids out to see/chase the chickens
and caught one so they could take a closer look
Megan and Dane after running their personal Thanksgiving Marathon
Alice and Isla realized Grandpa could reach the cookies pretty quick, They'd look at him with their big eyes and say, "Cookie, please?" and he'd hurry off to the kitchen :)
Hay rides on Dane's tractor (please note his fabulous ensemble)
Then we came back to Sammamish for a couple days. Mom had surgery the day we arrived on her left arm to remove some benign tumors (it looks like I'll need the same surgery someday on my right arm). She was still recovering after Thanksgiving, so we helped deck the house for Christmas.
Colby was a little more helpful than Alice