Thursday, August 14, 2014

33 Weeks

Bird Family Baby Shower

Last Saturday Lora Bird threw me a baby shower for the Bird side of the family.  It took place in Lora's mom's backyard, which was very pleasant.

It was a small event but very nice.

Once everyone had arrived we started things out with filling our a questionnaire of sorts.  Mine was different than all the others.

My card:

Everyone busily writing down their answers.

After all the questions had been answered the group went around the circle and read the answers aloud.  They were full of good advice and some funnies.

Then we moved on to opening presents.  (Gotta love that!)

I received some great items!  And not one thing that I will need to return.  That is always a bonus.  

After presents we had some yummy food and then sat around chatting for a bit.  I really enjoyed the low-key style of this shower.

Thanks to everyone who came!

TestOut Lagoon Day 2014

Last Thursday was the annual TestOut Lagoon Day!
And Andy was able to go this year!

It was a beautiful day to be at the park.  The sun was shining and the temperature wasn't too overly hot.

Also, Cristy just started a job with my company,so Jon and the family were able to go and be with us.

Because of my "condition" I was unable to ride most of the rides, but that meant I could get some pictures of everyone else riding.

Here they go on The Bat:

And here are a few of them on The Rocket - Re-Entry:

 I did jump on the rides that I could.  Here are Andy and I on the Sky Ride cruising over the park:

A bunch of them on The Tidal Wave:

Some of them on Turn of the Century:

We also took some time to get us an old-timey picture done.  I think it turned out quite well.

Andy and Bailey on The Log Flume:

Look!  Me on another ride!  The Sky Scraper:

Andy also took a few minutes to play one of the many games.  He chose this one just so he could win a "Squid Hat".  He had been wanting one all day.

And of course he won it!
Here he is proudly sporting his "Squid Hat" (please ignore the photo-bombers):

Also, some of the kids and Jon were brave enough to do The Sky Coaster:

Finally it was time for dinner and the drawings for the prizes.  
They had an incredible prize this year of 2 brand new Vespa Scooters!

Andy and I tried to win those, but we did not.  Nor did we win anything else.  Bummer.

But Kennedy did win a Go-Pro in the kids drawing!

After the drawings it was time to hit a few more rides before we headed home.  Since I was able to, we went on the Terror Ride and Dracula's Castle.

Also, Ethan and his cousin decided they were going to be brave and try The Catapult.  It was crazy!

But a good way to end the day.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

32 Weeks

Now only 8 weeks or so to go!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Black Tie Event plays The Wall

On Saturday night Bailey's band Black Tie Event had a show at The Wall on BYU campus.

Andy and I made sure to go and support them.

It was a pretty nice little club where you could watch live music and enjoy some food.

They even showed the band up on the screens all around the club.  Pretty cool.

They put on a good show and we were able to hear a few of their new songs.
Hope they can keep up the momentum!

Ferguson Shower

This past Saturday was my first Baby Shower.  It was held for the Ferguson side of the family.

We started out on Chris' patio and played a cute (but frustrating) game where you had to guess what certain baby animals were called.

Aunt Marilyn and me trying to guess:

Others taking a stab at it:

After that game we moved the party inside for some food.  It was getting a little too hot for everyone outside.

The food was some little sandwiches, salads and chips.

Topped off with a yummy dessert of homemade strawberry shortcake provided by Andy:

Then it was time for presents!
Just look at that stack!

Cristy, Kennedy, & Megan came up with a cute present Bingo game for everyone to play while I opened my gifts.

So I dug into all the boxes and bags!

I must say that little Lincoln was spoiled!  We received so much good stuff!  I loved all the handmade blankets that we received and all the cute clothes.  Plus we received lots of other supplies that will help us out immensely!

It was a fun shower and I really enjoyed seeing everyone that came.
I'm so glad that we have such a loving and supportive family!


Fun With Fireworks

Last Friday we got together as a family and had a BBQ.  We figured that since Katie's family was passing through town that it was a good excuse to get together.

Since it was the day after the 24th of July, Chris thought it would be fun to get some fireworks for the kids.

Everyone had a blast lighting them off!

We started simply with some sparklers.

And then moved straight into the big stuff with the aerials.

It was  fun night to be with everyone.  We had a blast!  (no pun intended)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

30 Weeks!

Here I sit at 30 weeks.  Yikes!

I cannot believe that there are only 10 more weeks to go!  How scary is that?!?!

On a side note, Lincoln has been very active lately.  He is moving all around and it is one of the weirdest things I have ever experienced.