Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Yesterday I managed to draw upon some reserve of energy that I didn't know existed (which was mostly composed of guilt), and I took the kids to the Children's Museum after school. 

You should have seen me going down the holiday slide with Claire on my lap.  I thought we were going to go careening into the cafeteria. 

Mary Grace's favorite activity was "ice skating" in her socks on what looked like a big piece of whiteboard.  Claire's was making dresses for our Barbies.  Mine was sitting down.  Often.  Luckily it wasn't crowded at all, so I could position myself at the front of each room and let them roam around.  They know better than to leave an area without me, which makes things a lot easier, too.

We can totally paint the bunkbeds like this...
We managed to stay until 5:00.  I was the last person down the slide.  The kids went down first without me.  Fortunately I looked funny enough that they stuck around to see if I'd be able to get back up at the bottom.  I was able, but it wasn't graceful. 

The first real snow of the year is falling now.  The driving was terrible this morning.  I guess no one expected it to stick.  When BJ came home for lunch he got the Christmas tree out and assembled, and the girls and I are going to fluff up the branches so that we can decorate it when he gets home.  I have a pot roast in the crock pot, which is good, because I'm not likely to have the energy to cook later.

I guess as long as I take advantage of the good days, I can give myself permission to crash on the tired days, right?  I'm really ready to be all done with this pregnancy.  35 weeks today.  Post your guesses for gender, height, weight, and most importantly BIRTHDAY in the comments!


di said...

Have to give you an 'atta-girl' button or something, for going to the Museum with the girls + almost-born child. LOVE the photos and most of all, hearing the girls' comments.

Bev said...

We stopped in your area on an RV trip with our grands last summer to spend a day at this museum. It is so fabulous and from your photos it's obvious that they really go all out to make it beautiful for the holidays!

I second that 'atta-girl' though. Even with all the convenient places to sit and keep an eye on the kids, it's still a big place with a lot of walking.

Heidi said...

December 10 - boy - 7 lb 9 oz. I figure since your middle girl and my middle girl have the same birthday, so should our third kids!!

mwiesjahn said...

Alright.....I think that the baby will be born on December 28th at 4:15pm, boy, 8 lbs. 2 oz., 21 inches. :) I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!