Wednesday, August 5, 2009

York Zoo

About a month ago (I know, I know) my friend and I took the kids to the York Zoo in Maine. I was all excited, I love the Zoo!! Shortly after walking threw the entrance I realized we would never be going back. It was a very very sad place. The animals all looked so sad, their cages were the dirtiest things I have ever seen and half of them didn't even have water. And it was pretty hot out that day. It was also pretty dirty. Although Stacey and I were having issues with the kids touching things and wanting to run away the kids all had a great time. The boys had gone to the Portland Zoo a few times but really don't remember it. On top of the Zoo they had a little Amusement Park as well. The kids again were in heaven! The boys favorite thing was the slide. Both of them couldn't wait to get on it. I was nervous about what I was going to do with Bryce. I didn't know how safe it was for me to go, but I couldn't send him alone for the 1st time and couldn't tell him no either. So the 1st time I went down with him and he loved it!! The 2nd time I let Noah take him up there while I sat at the bottom waiting for him to come down. I think every parent there had some comment about him going alone and I got some dirty looks. But once they saw how much fun he had and how cute he was laughing they were all about sending their kids alone as well. In the end we were glad we went cause the kids had a blast!


Ben and I are happy to announce that we are expecting baby #3 in February! We are both thrilled and so are the boys. Although Noah has already stated that he doesn't want a girl cause he can't stand to watch Barbies and Fairy's. I'm 12 weeks along and ready to start feeling better. We have been to the doctor a few times, got to see the little peanut once and heard a heartbeat last week. We took the boys with us and it was great to see their little faces.

I wish I could say things have slowed down but they haven't. The boys seem to be all over the place and I'm struggling to keep up some days. I wake up Monday praying for Friday to be here so Ben can be home. I'm not really sick anymore, I'm just super tired. I know they say every pregnancy is different but this is getting outta control. The everyday things seem to be taking its toll. Ben's AWESOME and takes care of what I can't (which seems to be alot) when he gets home and with a smile! I'm praying that this will pass soon and we can be back to normal around here soon.

In other news, I can't believe Summer is almost over. Noah starts school September 3rd and we have decided to start Bryce in Preschool this year too. We both think it will give him something just for him. Soccer starts here in a few weeks and that's always fun. We have done Birthdays, Parks, Zoo's, Pool time, Beach, and lots of playing in between. And yes I have pictures for all of these but I can't seem to find the energy to post anything. Hopefully soon. My Dad had hand surgery and is going to do the 2nd half of his recovery here. So he should be cleared to come up by next week sometime. Al and Debbie will also be here soon to visit and then my Mom will be here in Sept. Lots of stuff coming up. 4 grandparents in a month, the boys will love it!!