Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter!!!

Friday we went to the Easter egg hunt at the preschool. At home Lincoln would pick up the eggs like a maniac! The real deal was a different story. Lincoln picked up 2 eggs and he was done.


Saturday we went to This is the Place to see all of the baby animals. Lincoln loved it! He even got to ride a pony. He kept saying "neigh, neigh!"
















Sunday we went to my moms house for another Easter egg hunt. Lincoln did much better this time.



Saturday, April 23, 2011

Too cute!

These Easter basket cupcakes are so cute I can hardly stand it!!! I want to make them. I need to make them. Or I could just pretend like I made these ones.
http://www.bakerella.com/ ONE TALENTED GAL!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

18 months, 20 weeks

Lincoln is 18 months today! Nursery here we come!!! Church has been exhausting. Lincoln is a ball of energy so sitting still for three hours is a joke.
Lincoln brings more joy to our lives than we ever thought was possible.
He loves balls! When I go to the grocery store, he yells out in excitement "Ball", at anything round.
He loves buttons, light switches, and little gadgets.
He loves reading books. His favorite book right now is "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late"
He loves to dance and sing along to the radio.

He spits out the majority of food I give him to eat. Foods he will eat:
Pickles, olives, avocados, bananas, bread, mac+cheese, rice, cheese....and yogurt.
HIS HEART MURMUR IS GONE! It wasn't something anyone was very concerned about, but if it didn't heal on its own he would eventually need another surgery.

You can see in the picture, his scar is very faint.





 Today I am also 20 weeks. I'm half way there! The hardest part is over, that is if this pregnancy is anything like the last one. My days of morning sickness are officially over. I'm still pretty tired most of the time but hopefully the burst of energy (like I got last time) will come around 30 weeks. My third trimester was by far my favorite, even though I looked like a whale.
Heart burn is in full swing! I took prilocec with Lincoln but I am a little weary about medication this time around.  I've been taking some probiotics the last few days and they seem to be helping.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What we've been up to....

Lincoln found his binky stash. We took it away when he was about 13 months and he didn't know what to do with them at first, but he figured it out.
We also got Lincoln a baby doll to let him practice being "soft" with baby. He loves it, and gives it kisses. So cute.
 
We watched our friends two boys last weekend while she was having her baby girl. I had a day and a half of life with a three year old and 18 month old twins. It was a lot of boys! Also a lot of fun! These three played all day long. I wish I could have some of there energy.

Then we crammed all three of them into our car and headed to meet the new addition to the Kemp family.


Little T couldn't get enough of his new baby sister. It was so sweet.


A few weeks ago we had some friends over. They both have 2 year old little girls. Lincoln is totally a ladies man!
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Conference weekend

I love spring. I love the feeling of the changing weather. I find that the random snow storms only help me to appreciate the warm days we do have. I especially love the opportunity to listen the leaders of our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during General Conference.

My favorite talk was Elder Quentin L. Cook's on womanhood. It was very inspirational and made me want to do better. He talked about how much service the woman of the church do. I have found this to be accurate during my trials. I received ample amount of service by women, not just in the church, but women in general, who were willing to serve. I remember feeling lonely one night while at home when Lincoln was in the hospital. That night my relief society president showed up on my door with jam, bread and an inspirational message. I kept that message with me and read it over and over during the next few trying weeks. Meals were made, care packages were sent, and love was shared.

He also talked about the importance of motherhood.

“No woman should ever feel the need to apologize or to feel that her contribution is less significant because she is devoting her primary efforts to raising and nurturing children.”
 I have aspired to do many thing, but the thing that brings me the greatest joy, and the most fulfillment, is being a mother. 

Another favorite was Elder Richard G. Scott's talk on marriage, and motherhood.
"Who can justly measure the righteous influence of a mothers love." ~Elder Richard G. Scott
He talked about the sweet things he and his wife did for each other. Something else I can do better on. 

Elder Lynn G. Robbins talk on parenting will continue to serve as a guide on how to teach and raise our children. He stated "To do without to be is hypocrisy." He suggested creating "To Be" lists in addition to "To Do" lists. The most important thing we can do as parents is to teach them to be like our Savior. He also talked about how discipline should not be done in anger. 


I'm so grateful for the priesthood power to serve as a guide in my life.

Monday, April 4, 2011

New toy

I found this at the DI for $3! I figured even if it didn't work Lincoln would still have fun with it. We bought a new battery and it totally works! He hasn't quite figured out how to hold the button down.
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Ultrasound #2

We had another ultrasound today, and got a bit of a surprise.....