Thursday, February 26, 2015

Snow Days

It was so pretty while it fell! Ryan worked from home Monday and Tuesday. Liv left school early Monday and it was cancelled Tuesday. And the snow melted as quickly as it came! Round 2 comes in this Friday but I'm hoping it's mild so my family can easily make it back and forth to the hospital.
 Don't let all the snow pics fool you...that fun lasted for a very short amount of time. Liv isn't a fan of being cold. Most of the time was spent indoors playing games, making crafts, watching TV, reading, snuggling, and playing on the ipad. Without a shirt on of course.

They are learning all about America at school and she asked if I had a flag craft....I actually did that I was saving for July but oh well! She did a great job painting this!
 Then she wanted to make a rainbow flag craft by looking on Pinterest. We found this bunting to make and hung it on the stair rail.  I drew the shapes and she cut it out and taped it on a string.
 I can't believe she'll be reading books to her sister soon! 
I'm glad we got some "family of three" time in before sister arrives, so I'm thankful for the snow days!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Bump: 37 Weeks

Last Monday at my Dr. appointment my pre-eclampsia symptoms were slightly worse, so my Dr. made the decision to move my due date up to 37 weeks...which means Friday...two days from now...is Haven's birthday. Eek!! My appointment this Monday was a little better, but not enough of a difference to make her change her mind. So I asked all my questions and signed my name on papers to prepare for my c-section. It's so weird to know the EXACT date your kid is supposed to be born!
 Am I nervous? Yes. Am I excited? Yes. Am I nercited? Yes, if I'm allowed to make up words. But honestly, I'm so uncomfortable I can't imagine how I carried Liv for 4 more weeks than this! The "bed rest" has helped, but it's hard to do and even bed rest is uncomfortable at this point! And I'm not even on full bed rest, so I did try to do a few things to keep my mind off the trashy talk shows on TV each day like taking Liv to school, getting a pedicure, surprising Ryan with donuts in bed for his bday, playing games or toys with Liv whilst laying on the couch, reading a book, finishing my thank you notes, eating jelly beans and girl scout cookies, going to church, etc. Then there was a PTA meeting, tea party, and Oscar Party that helped me remember why I'm keeping my feet up, but they were worth it...well maybe not the PTA meeting.
My big ole belly's putting my tiny feet in perspective! The pedicure color was called "Suzi's Hungary Again" which seemed appropriate for a pregnant lady.
Happy 32nd birthday my love! We also made him his standard Jello cherry cheesecake and (in usual Katie fashion) I bought him a shirt that looked entirely too similar to one he already owned!
While Daddy works on the dry wall, Liv and I try to stay out of his way with games and crafts.
Our bags are packed, the car seat is installed, my parents are here, and the snow is supposed to start falling again soon, so it sounds like it's almost go time!
We can't wait to see your sweet face, Haven, and introduce you to your big sister and grandparents and friends and Charlie. As nercited as I am about the whole ordeal, I have only positive vibes about meeting you for the first time and holding you in my arms, my precious daughter!

(I definitely carried this pregnancy differently than Liv's. With her I got big all over. This time I'm pretty much all belly, and it's a good sized belly! I gained exactly the same amount of weight--granted I am delivering earlier--but some shirts I wore before don't fit at all but then the pants I wore with her fall off of me. I guess there are pros and cons to each but I'm running out of clothes to cover the belly so it's good that she'll be here soon!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Who Are You Wearing? Oscar Party 2015

What is it about the Oscars that always makes it snow? I know the weather and the sickness going around kept a few of our ladies from attending this year, but I still think this was a pretty fantastic turnout and I'm always thrilled that my girlfriends humor me and join in this girly event with me! I won't keep you waiting any longer though, I know you wanna see the fashion!
Although everyone looked beautiful, Lauren definitely took the prize for best dressed with her bright pink bouffant ensemble that barely fit in her car and through my front door! I can even hide my big belly behind it!
She jazzed it up with a fur coat too!
The hottest trend for the night was definitely darker shades as we can see worn by the majority of the beauties here!
Most creative dress goes to Amanda. You seriously would have no idea that this is a bed sheet or duvet cover from looking at it would you?! 
Jenna channeled Lady Gaga's dish washing glove look here!
I love it when newcomers aren't scared by my enthusiasm for dressing up and watching award shows! I hope they make it a yearly tradition now too!
 I interrupt the fashion to talk about the food. So much delicious food! And so many stuck with movie themes! We had Birdman's Wings and Deviled Eggs, Lego Movie Rice Krispie Treats, Wild trail mix, Whiplash Drumstick ice cream, Virunga Chocolate Bananas, Grand Budapest's Mendel's box treats, and Boyhood's Queso. I'm sure I'm forgetting some!
We got a group shot but Danielle hadn't made it here yet. 
Benay and I boozed it up with the sparkling white grape juice.
Darian won the Oscar Bingo prize. The shock of her win brought some audience members to tears.
And although it was a close race, Benay took home the award for the Ballot.
Between awards we got to have some trivia fun, eat, gossip about the fashion and show, take pics, and play hide and seek. Can you spot Jenna?
Sommer might just win the award for most faithful fan and attendee!
This is about as close as you could get to the poufiness!
Notes on the show:
Sadly not a huge fan of NPH as host
Blown away by Lady Gaga singing Sound of Music
Also blown away by Glory performance, well deserved win
Great speeches by Eddie Redmayne, JK Simmons, Common, and Graham Moore.....and others but those stuck out most in my memory
John Travolta still a weirdo...a weirdo with a necklace
The fashion wasn't really over the top or crazy this year but here were some of my favs.
I think that wraps up this year's Academy Awards Gala!
See ya next year Oscar!!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Spot of Tea

I bought these tickets months ago knowing full well how pregnant I'd be when the time came, but not knowing I was supposed to be keeping my feet up. Luckily it was just a few hours of my morning (and I was at least sitting to eat) so we three ladies went to the Edmond Historical Society's Annual Victorian Tea Party fundraising event, and then I came home and put my feet up! 
Jeri brought hats for Liv and I to wear, but Liv decided she wasn't feeling that fashion statement. I looked like something out of Blossom and not the early 1900's but whatev.
There were period performances by these two ladies who did a great job schooling us Victorian tea etiquette along with fun facts about prominent Oklahoma women of the era.
I won't lie....it was a bit long for a 5 year old to withstand, and even though I warned her the kids area of the museum most likely wouldn't be open, Liv was super bummed about that. Luckily the food came soon enough and her favorite part was...the sugar cubes. After gobbling down three or four, her tummy began to ache, wonder why?! I loved the scones with lemon curd and clotted cream best of all.

It was fun to walk around and see all the different people in their costumes! This man closely matched Mr. Rodkey's cardboard cut out!
Even the "horse" got dolled up! The lady posing with her had an actual tea cup and saucer on her hat.
The servers were very Downton Abby-esque
And we had live music from this talented group of young women.
We got to look around the museum when the tea was done, and although Liv was sad about the children's part not being open, I'm sure we will return soon! She already claimed long ago she wanted her next birthday party here!
 I thought it was a fun event and I'm glad we got to have a girls day!
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