Monday, June 16, 2014

Opening Day!

We made to camp safe and sound yesterday!

Waiting in a very hot room waiting for opening celebration...

We are Chaco fans :-)

And a few of us (Justin and Brett) have really bad taste and wear socks with sandals, ick!

We are just beginning today, so be in prayer for our first day. It is already super hot and humid, so pray for energy and safety. Also first bible study and full on worship tonight.

This summer theme is "Gre>ter", looking at John 3:30 about us decreasing and Jesus increasing in our lives.

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone

Friday, June 13, 2014

19 Weeks and Counting... It's a BOY!

  • How far along: 19 Weeks
  • Total Weight Gained: 
  • Sleep: Well, I traveled to Utah for Kristen's wedding and we probably slept a total of 10-15 hours over the course of 3 days. No good! I was one tired momma!! Griffin also had one of his bad weeks this week, so we had two very long nights of no sleep. But last night was better!! 
  • Best Moment of the Week(s): Found out the gender and got to see our little alien on the screen! Big Brother cried (more on that in a moment), so that made it a bit sad.  
  • Movement: I have felt a few small taps here and there, but nothing really major yet. 
  • Symptoms: TIRED! Very large midsection :-) Back pain, ugh!  
  • What I miss: The lack of back pain, and energy! 
  • What I'm looking forward to: Picking out a name, choosing nursery stuff, getting baby things together.
  • Other news:  The baby is apparently in the 86th percentile for size right now! Which for my small stature is really large. But that could even out of course. But I guess that expalins my huge baby bump already! Ha!
Well, we went and found out the gender this past Tuesday (a week early because of youth camp), and Baby #2 is a BOY! Griffin came with us to the ultrasound and did great being still in the room. He did say "mommy, this is taking forever!" a few times! haha!  

He actually acted happy about it being a boy in the ultrasound room, which we were surprised about. He has said he wanted a girl from day one. But as soon as we got out into the lobby, he crawled under a chair and started bawling bc he wanted a girl! It was so sweet and very sad actually. It made me cry! We were going to try some cute gender revel thing with balloons, but with him so sad we just decided to revel by sending out his sad video.

Definitely a boy :-)

By the time we got him from school later that afternoon, he was in much better spirits! He said a boy was good. We will see how long that lasts! We got silly taking some belly pictures!
- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

18 Weeks and Counting....

  • How far along: 18 Weeks
  • Total Weight Gained: 2 lbs (lost a pound?)
  • Sleep: This week has been pretty great in that department. 
  • Best Moment of the Week(s): We are under contract on our current house and the new house!  
  • Movement: Not yet. I have been too tired to pay much attention though :-)
  • Food Cravings: Just food in general- and mostly bad food :-)
  • Food Aversions: None this week. 
  • Morning Sickness: Nope but the gag reflex every time I sneeze or cough is still going strong :-( ick!
  • Symptoms: Tiredness (but a little better this week I think), round ligament pain, major shortness of breath.
  • What I miss: The absence of  energy. 
  • What I'm looking forward to: June 10th we find out gender! Then all the fun stuff that happens after you know the gender (nursery, name etc). 
  • Other news: So excited and a little overwhelmed about the upcoming housing changes!  
Comparison Shots: 

Baby Pate #2
 and Baby Pate #1 (aka Griffin)

    Sunday, June 1, 2014

    Summer Adventures- Beech Bend

    For Christmas this year, we got Beech Bend season passes. It's a local small amusement park & water park. Today we finally got to go for the first time! We were hoping to go to the water park after nap, but by then it was sprinkling and just not great weather for it. So we just went to the amusement side of things.

    We had such a blast! There was barely anyone there, so no lines or anything. And Griffin LOVED riding the rides! It was so fun to watch him in such awe and joy. The joys of parenting.

    We are so excited to get to spend summer nights here having fun! Thanks Knekne and Peeps!

    - Mrs.Pate via my iPhone