Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Boys

Andrew and I visited Jacksonville this past weekend and never before have I realized such a difference in my three nephews. Each of their little, developing personalities is so unique. For example,

Michael- the oldest; tall and lanky; he is such a studious, driven and creative little guy. He is the one imagining games to play like "the Zoo store" where Andrew and I each purchased fish and snakes everyday with fake money. He's really into bugs and generally anything in nature.


Michael posing with roots, he got a tick shortly after this

Then there's the middle child,

Ty- he is the life of the party, loud and happy, and just really likeable. He's more short and
stocky. He's into anything that Micheal is into, except school of course. Life is one big playday for Ty.


Ty and me on our hike at UNF


Ty

And last, there's the youngest of the boys,

Jake- aka "the bruiser". He has two older brothers so he's used to guarding his toys. He's not into sharing, just playing with bulldozers, toy fish and anything else he can steal from his brothers. He's not afraid to use his toys as weapons either. Hence, the nickname.


Jake

Overall, we had a blast in Jacksonville and really enjoyed seeing family. I wish I could see them more often!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wanna Get Away?

Vegas, West Palm Beach, San Fran, anyone?  Wow, airlines are really slashing their prices to stimulate some business.  Check this out.  It's the Wanna Get Away Sale that Southwest is offering.

Monday, March 16, 2009

What's Goin' On?

We have been so busy lately! Here's what's been going on at the Patterson home:

1.) I have been steadily reading Terri Blackstock's Restoration Series. Fabulous read. I'm on the 2nd book of 4, Night Light. Sometimes I just can't fall asleep, so it's nice to have something on the bedside table to pass the time until I get tired. Which leads me to....

2.)Sleep! I have not had a lot of this. Seriously, I think this is good practice for having a newborn. In case you don't know, when you're pregnant you cannot sleep on your stomach or back (this was news to me!!!). Under normal circumstances, I sleep only on my stomach and back. I cannot stand sleeping on my side primarily because it makes the sides of my hips hurt. Ugh. I have been waking up every, oh, two hours or so throughout the night. I'm trying to get used to it, but it sure has not been an easy adjustment! Poor Andrew.

3.) This week we are leaving for Jacksonville, FL to visit my family! My brother, his wife, my nephews, and mom and dad will all be there. I am really looking forward to it! It will be refreshing to see my family and enjoy some warm weather.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spring!



Spring clothes are fab. I'm ready to put away my sweaters and scarves in return for bright, flowy shirts and dresses. Which leads me to my recent splurge, pictured above. I found this dress yesterday at the Swanky Stork, a local boutique with tons of cute maternity clothes. I love it! I can't wait to don it around town and at the beach this summer. For some reason, entering into the maternity fashion world has got me excited about keeping my baby bump fabulous!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Normal Checkup

This morning I had another dr. appt. Everything is normal. I have gained 3 more lbs. and my blood, urine, etc. is all normal. I heard the heartbeat again; this time the heartrate was 161 (down from 170 last time but that's normal). I am carrying low they said, but apparently that's fine too.

Our next appointment is to find out if we're having a boy or a girl!!! That appointment is set for April 7th. I can't wait to find out what we're having. That afternoon I am planning on going out and buying clothes for the baby in the appropriate color (blue or pink, obviously). Yay!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Let It Snow!



*photo courtesy of our sweet neighbor, Sam Wallach

Here's our house during yesterday's snow storm. Crazy!