Sunday, October 25, 2009

PUMPKINS!!!

Two weeks ago we traveled to the nearby city of Caledonia, MS and purchased some pumpkins at the Country Pumpkins pumpkin patch. It was a cold day (well cold for MS) so we bundled up to go get us some pumpkins! Everyone was there with their kids and it was us with our kid, Rascal. As soon as we got there he managed to poop in front of everyone, typical!! It was a cute place and we got some great pumpkins! Today, the 25th, we carved those pumpkins. Here are some of the pictures from our adventures:


My little Rascal man and I in our pumpkin wagon!


Not too thrilled about his picture in the wagon with the pumpkins!




Rascal with his pumpkin!



Our artistic family with our pumpkins! :) Not! Rascal can't get enough of his dad. We took like 10 shots of this picture and this was the best one!

Other than our fun times with pumpkins, Brian has had a easy couple of weeks lately. He has a small class and they are pretty far ahead so they haven't been flying them as much. So that means he's been home a lot lately which Rascal and I both love! He should have his final checkride either this week or next. It's going to be a hard one so we need everyone's prayers! We know now for sure that Brian's assignment night is on January 8 which is where we will find out exactly what plane Brian will be flying and where we will be going next. His graduation is on January 22 where he will get his wings and be an official pilot! We are finally starting to see a light at the end of this tunnel!! As far as baby and I, I have been feeling so much better. No more nausea! I'm still really tired, but I can deal with that! I start the 2nd trimester next Tuesday and am so ready to do so. My next appointment is on the 5th of November and the appointment after that is where we will find out the sex. We are both dying to know!! Other than that, things have been pretty calm around the Ross household. Have a great Sunday!

Some Recent Purchases!

For my birthday my lovely in-laws gave me a gift certificate to cafe press, which is an online store that puts pretty much anything on any article of clothing! I found so much cute stuff, but limited my purchases to a dog shirt for Rascal, a onesie for the baby, and a maternity shirt for myself! Brian didn't want a shirt that said Yorkie Dad so he didn't get a shirt. :) Here are some pictures of those purchases:

He wasn't real happy with this one on, but I thought it was super cute!

I couldn't believe they made onesies like this! It made me laugh so I had to get it!


My maternity shirt. Fits kind of awkwardly now since I don't have a belly but I had to try it on once I got it!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day Weekend!

Our little banana

So this weekend was a busy one for the Ross household! On Friday I celebrated my 24th Birthday! Brian and I figured out that it was the 10th birthday that we have celebrated together. That makes us feel old! Rascal took me to Dunkin Donuts for a bagel Friday morning since Brian was scheduled to fly last minute. Then some friends took me out for lunch at my favorite place downtown. Then we went to our friend's assignment night, and then out for dinner! This weekend is Columbus Day weekend and since we live in Columbus, MS they celebrate it unlike most other towns! The first event is a pet parade around downtown. Now we participated last year, Rascal was a pumpkin, but we did not win the costume contest. So this year around August or so, I planned for Rascal to be a banana (original, right?!) and I would try and find a banana t-shirt to match him. Well, we got the costume for him, and one day at K-Mart I happened to find an adult banana costume! This year we were determined to win, so I swallowed my pride and put the banana costume on! Unfortunately, we did not win any of the top 5 prizes. Needless to say, I was a little bitter considering I made a fool of myself, but oh well it was a good time and we all got a good laugh out of it! Rascal had no idea that he didn't win and had fun sniffing the other dogs so I guess to him it was a successful day! After our disappointing loss we hit the road for Birmingham for a day full of shopping, eating, and registering for baby gifts. It was a lot of fun and I was so happy that Brian was home this year to celebrate my birthday with me. We both have Columbus Day off today so we are busy cleaning our apartment and snuggling with Rascal. Here are some pictures from the parade. Hope you enjoy!



Me feeling like a fool but trying to be a good sport!


The Ross Family (I smell a Christmas card picture!)


The two bananas marching in the parade. Yes I am the only one dressed up.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Doctor Visit



I had another ultrasound and my full physical today. The doctor said that everything looks great! I am measuring at about 11 weeks, so my due date is right around April 29. The lady who did my ultrasound let me watch the baby for awhile and it was moving around like crazy! It looked like it was trying to do the worm with its body! It really has grown so much since our last ultrasound and is really starting to look like a little baby! In the ultrasound right above the text, the head is on the left, that blob floating above it is its hand, the bright blob below that is its heart, and its feet are at the end. She could barely get it to hold still for a decent picture! We should find out the sex in the next 6-8 weeks. The heart was beating really fast, so I'm starting to think that it might be a girl, but we will see! Either one is perfectly fine with us. We're getting ready to go watch the Packer Viking game at a friends house. It's been an exciting couple days of sports! Hopefully both the Vikings and the Twins can come out victoriously! We may be far away, but we still cheer for our favorite teams!
 
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