Saturday, April 27, 2013

Broxton Rocks

I have been wanting to visit the Broxton Rocks for a few years, but kept missing out on the tour dates. I finally was paying enough attention and realized there was one today, April 27th!

About Broxton Rocks:
Ages ago, part of the 15,000 square mile band of sandstone running under this flat coastal part of Georgia was exposed by erosion. Combined with the roaring water of Rocky Creek, a tributary of the Ocmulgee River, and the steady effects of weathering, an environmental anomaly was created, a place where a network of fissures, cliffs and crevices stay cool and moist, juxtaposed with almost desert-like conditions on flat rocks above the fissures.
Mama, Ms. Sue, and I went on the tour this morning! The weather was perfect!

One of the caves

Taking a load off! It was quite the walk at one day shy of 38 weeks pregnant.

They talked about a lot of the plants and flowers around, but this was my favorite, a Pitcher Plant. It's a carnivorous plant, so it traps the bugs that fly in and digest it with the liquid enzymes found in the bottom of the plant. Pretty neat!!

It was a fun (and tiring) morning at the Broxton Rocks! I look forward to taking Arabelle and Bo one day....when they are a good bit older!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ready for t-ball!

The kids' t-ball games start next week, so we went to the ball field for a little 'practice' this morning.

They both hit the ball really well! Arabelle enjoyed running the bases, but Bo would hit the ball and run after the ball instead of running to 1st base. :)

Here's Bo in action:

And Arabelle:

Of course, we had to visit the playground after our practice:

We're excited for the first game on Monday!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

37 Week Update

It's nearly baby time! Baby Roberts is now considered full term!

  • How far along: 37 weeks 4 days
  • Size of baby: The baby measured 7lb 2oz yesterday on the ultrasound! Fortunately, the head size was in the 60th percentile this time, instead of the 80th. ;)
  • Latest Dr. Appt: The baby looked great again today! His/her heart rate was nice and variable on the non-stress test and is obviously growing well. Babies tend to gain half a pound/week the last several weeks.
  • Weight Gain: 27 lbs. Still gaining a pound/week. I've added 12 inches to my waist in these last 37 weeks!
  • Gender: still a surprise!!
  • Movement: Definitely a lot of painful movements. It's still so strange when I feel his/her foot sticking out the side.
  • Sleep: Still sleeping pretty well. It's obviously difficult to roll over in the bed and I'm achy feeling by morning, but I'm enjoying all the sleep before this baby comes and interrupts it. ;)
  • Signs of Labor: Nothing yet....
  • What's next: seeing the Dr. and continuing the non-stress tests weekly. I'll let him start checking me at 39 weeks (they offer to start at 37!) for progress.

37 weeks and 3 (or more) to go!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pre-baby Beach Trip!

We LOVE the beach in the Spring and Summer, so when I found out we were expecting baby #3 in May, I knew I wanted to take the kids to the beach one time before the baby came (I am not interested in taking a newborn to the beach!).

Mama and I took them on Thursday morning, spent the night, and came home Friday afternoon. It was SO much fun!

We got there around 10:30 and went straight to the beach! The weather was perfect....the water was a little cold, but Arabelle says it was nice and warm. ;)

We packed a picnic lunch too!

We skipped nap/rest time (obviously!), played on the beach until around 3:30, went to the hotel pool (cold too!), then had an early supper at Sliders. I had my FAVORITE....crab burger! I love Sliders too because they have a playground. :)

We can't go to the beach without a trip to Coldstone for ice cream. Bo insisted on this blue ice cream with sprinkles. He ate about 3 bites and was done.

Arabelle had chocolate with M&Ms and sprinkles.

And she shared with Bo. :)

They were both SO tired by the end of the evening that they were both asleep by 7:00 and slept like rocks until nearly 7 Friday morning.

Friday was overcast and cooler (65 first thing), but we braved it and went to the beach around 8-8:30 and stayed until around 1:00. The sun came out around 10:30 and it was much better! Again, the water was COLD, but Arabelle insisted it was warm enough to get in. I figured we were only going to the beach once, we'd better just get in. Jumping the waves and splashing around was her favorite part, she says.

So thankful that Mamaw went with us!

 Bo's favorite thing was digging with his front end loader and hauling sand in his dump truck.

We had a great trip and I was SO glad we had the chance to enjoy the beach before baby #3 arrives in a few weeks!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jesus Loves Me

The kids practiced their singing at church Sunday night. Bo, Arabelle, Breana, and Braden sang Jesus Loves Me for all of us! Connie, Arabelle and Bo's great-grandpa, led them. :)

That would be Bo singing really loudly. :)

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Gone Fishin'

I asked Arabelle what her weekend plans were and she said she was going to go fishing. Well, she had a great idea!

We gathered the fishing rods, bought some worms, and snacks and were on our way!

You've got to start with good snacks....M&Ms!

She caught a little fish right away!

And another!

Bo's turn.

Here's Jared's fish. ;)

And Bo's

 I tried and tried with the Spiderman fishing rod, but no luck. All the fish were caught on Arabelle's Mickey Mouse fishing rod.

Bo was happier playing with the worms than fishing. 

And Arabelle enjoyed catching tadpoles for the empty coke bottle. She's excited to watch them turn to frogs!

Hey, Mama's in a picture!

It was a great day for fishing!