Wednesday, February 20, 2008

For Anyone Who Doesn't Know Yet

boys 1   boys 2
Do you like their shirts?  Read them both carefully.

Boys 3
Yup thats right they're both big brothers now!  We were pretty shocked when we found out (therefore 3 pregnancy tests) baby Cusi #3 is on the way but we're very happy!  I'm about 7 weeks along now (I think) and morning sickness kicked in full blast this past weekend.  Despite the all day nauseousness I still have cravings!  My top cravings right now are, mashed potatos, mac and cheese, general tso's chicken, fettucini alfredo(from olive garden), steak, hot fudge sundaes and cake.  I could gorge myself on all of those things right now! :)  On the other hand foods that make me want to lose my lunch are, chicken, cheddar cheese, milk chocolate, diet soda, fish, pork, and eggs.  My sense of smell is also heightened, I cant stand the smell of candles, dog (poor Gwen and Ally) pee filled diapers, our Jeep, mustard, and most deodorants.  Oh well, only 6 1/2 more weeks of morning sickness to go (if this is anything like my previous pregnancies). 

Monday, February 18, 2008

I Love Florida

Ok, I just had to announce that. :)  Here are some pictures of our trip up north.
Sledding in Loomis Park.
Evan loved the snow.
Seth wasnt so sure.
Freezing our butts off!
All my siblings minus Tracy.  
We got home last night after a long car ride.  Unfortunately both boys are sick, fevers, coughing, runny noses and so on.   Hopefully they both recover quickly! 
To see more pictures click on this link, 

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Camping and The Zoo

On Monday we went to the Jacksonville zoo.  We had a good time but Seth was starting to get sick so our trip was cut short.  We did however have time to stop at a nice cafe and have lunch.  Jed waited in line to order our food while the boys and I sat outside at a table.  Acrossed from us was a family and the mom had her back to us.   Evan, my observant child, starts pointing at the woman and saying something that I couldn't understand, he yelled it 3 or 4 times before I looked over and it all made sense, he was shouting at the top of his lungs, "Mom, look its a BUTT!"  The woman was wearing low rise jeans and about 3 inches of her bottom was exposed for the whole world to see.  As I was comprehending this Evan continued to shout the word "butt" about 5 more times before I could tell him to stop.  Fortunately the lady was so wrapped up in her own conversation that she didnt notice.  So I changed the subject and we waited for Jed, I had pretty much forgotten about the incident until he walked up and Evan announced, "Daddy, I saw that lady's butt." Pointing to the woman as she was walking away from us.  I explained everything to Jed and we both laughed and Evan was pretty proud of himself for being so funny. 
We also went camping this weekend on Amelia Island.  It was beautiful!  The campground had access to both the intercoastal and the ocean.  We were on the intercoastal side and were less than a hundred yards away from the beach.   We had a blast going for walks everyday, throwing rocks and seashells into the water.  At night we sat around the fire and roasted marshmallows while also trying to defend our campsite against racoons and armadillos or as Seth and Evan call them, "cartoons" and "mr. jellos". :)   Other than the unwanted intruders, it was by far my favorite place we've been to here in Florida.  I told Jed that if he could get a job in the area I would move in a heartbeat! 
Seth and the big kids hanging out on the dock.
Running on the dunes.
Walking to Fort Clinch
Evan in the fort.
Big Guns.
I didnt realize I was taking this picture but it cracks me up.
Mr. Dave caught a Mr. Jello
He brought it over to our camper so the boys could see.
At the zoo.  The gorillas were our fave and no I didnt get a picture of the lady and her waredrobe malfunction. :)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Looking Forward

Our time in Michigan is over.  We enjoyed spending time with Jed's sisters and their families but it was chaotic with 10 kids in one house.  I dont think we'll be making many more trips up north in the middle of winter since there isnt much to do and you end up trapped indoors.  Maybe when the kids are older we'll do another winter excursion to get in sledding, skiing, ice skating and whatnot.   We'll see.  My dad's funeral was yesterday morning.  It was a good funeral and I think my dad would have felt honored by it.   It was nice to spend time with friends and extended family that we haven't seen in a while.  Thank you to all that came!  It meant a lot to my family and me.  After the funeral we packed everything up and drove over to Pennsylvania to stay with Jed's parents for a couple days.  Today we relaxed and rested and tomorrow we're going to a science center in Pittsburgh.  I'm sure I'll have some good pictures to post when we get home.  I'm looking forward to being back in Florida, I miss the warm weather and I'm looking forward to life getting back to "normal".   We're bring home our dog Ally.   We got Ally as a puppy before we moved to Florida and we had her for over 2 years but after Seth was born it seemed too chaotic in our home for two dogs.  It just so happened that Jed's sister Jessie was willing to take her so it worked out perfectly.  However Jessie's daughter has Asthma and dog hair seems to irritate her condition so they couldnt keep Ally anymore.  I guess we've forgotten how crazy it was with two dogs because we offered to take her back and picked her up this week while we were in Michigan.  She's still as hyper as ever but we're glad to have her back!