Friday, May 23, 2008

School's out for the summer!

Today was Aidan's last day of school as a kindergartener. Now's he's a big first grader and proud of it!! Here are some pictures of his last day at school. They had a school's out party.

Circle time - reminds me of his first day of kindergarten

What a cutie!

Aidan and Chris (one of his best friends) before the 3-legged race

some kids in Aidan's classroom

Tug 'o war - boys against girls

It still amazes me that my oldest is going to be in school all day long in a few short weeks! Yikes, that is kind've least to me. But I'm being the good mom and staying excited for Aidan. (Since we're on a 4 track/year-round schedule he'll start 1st grade on 7/7.) Most moms cry when their child starts, I think I'm going to cry when he heads off to his first day as a 1st grader. (I'm chalking it up to pregnancy hormones.)

Kellen's last day of preschool was on Wednesday. They had a little program for us parents and then a picnic lunch and an ice cream bar. In typical Scott fashion, Kellen just stood on the stand while most of the other kids sang. Oh well, he still looked cute!

And lastly, here's a picture of the ABC club (Aidan, Brady and Chase). Aidan's little neighborhood buddies. (Chase is actually in our ward at church.) Everyday after school they ride their bikes in a loop around our immediate neighborhood, play basketball at Chase's house then end up playing baseball in our backyard and Brady's backyard. I love it! So much what I got to enjoy as a child. I just hope their friendship continues to grow and they can continue to play like us grown-ups used to as a child. It'll be nice once Kellen is a little older so he can play like the big boys. He still doesn't understand why he can't ride his tricycle down the hill and around our cul-de-sacs like the ABC club does. Poor little guy....

playing baseball...with tennis balls. I hope that'll save us a fortune on potential window breaks.

The ABC Club

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Whenever I drop Aidan off at school I hand him his backpack and tell him to have a good day. On Monday and today he stops by the window and says, "I love you, mom." Isn't that just the sweetest thing? Moments like those just makes me so proud to be a mom.

Yesterday was my 30 week check-up and I'm so eager to have this baby. Kellen always wants me to play cars with him. Can I tell you how hard it is to just sit on the ground and crash cars with this kid? I hate that! The simplest things make me so uncomfortable. Since my mother-in-law will need to come and watch the boys while I'm in the hospital I asked my doctor if we could narrow down a date for my induction. (When I first met him he told me he'd schedule an induction since I have older children. Makes it easier for planning and I'm sure for him as well.)

So, my new due date is 7/25! Yippee! I can't wait. Only 5 days ahead of schedule, but 5 days when you're 9 months pregnant is an eternity!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Happy Birthday to...

me! Yeah I know, pretty cheesy to create a post annoucing to everyone that it's my birthday, but it is my day and I reserve the right to be cheesy. It's a big milestone for me too and I'll tell you why:

First I'm the big 3-5 which means I'm no longer in my early 30's, but now creeping into my late 30's...yikes. Actually that wouldn't be such a big deal except for reason number two:

In two months I'll be having our 3rd and final child. (That's right the Scott legacy ends with this least for now...that is until Aidan, Kellen or this baby have their own child when they are well into their 20's, graduated from college and most importantly married.) I wouldn't think having my 3rd child would be that big of a deal on my birthday except the age 35 seems to have these evil connotations added to it. Magically at 35 your eggs seem to deteriorate rapidly, greater chance for a Downs' baby, and other genetic problems. Yes, I know plenty women out there have children well into their late 30's and 40's, but for me it was a big deal. Maybe because we had so many hurdles to overcome to get to number 3 in the first place.

So...on that note my birthday has been like any other day except I've had the opportunity to talk to a few friends and family I haven't heard from in a while and that's always great!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Aidan's soccer picture

Doesn't he look handsome?

It still blows me away how grown-up he's looking. 7 years ago I was in the same physical condition I am now. About ready to have a baby. Wow, time flies!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

One of the greatest things about Mother's Day are the gifts you receive from your kids. Kellen planted a flower in a little yellow pot at preschool and Aidan made this at school:

The first page says, "I love my mom more than... Star Wars." Nice to know Aidan loves me more than Star Wars because I know how much he's obsessed with everything Star Wars these days. Notice the two people fighting with light sabers down below. The second page Aidan created in his technology aka computers class. So cute, this is something I'll definitely treasure and show him years from now.

Anyway, my mother's day weekend was nice and low-key. Kind've strange this year not to have my mom or mother-in-law around, but hopefully we'll celebrate together next year. I did treat myself to a manicure and pedicure at a local nail salon. Pretty much all the mom's in Castle Rock were thinking the same thing, but thankfully I slipped in during their lull and didn't have to wait.

So far my feet and hands aren't too swollen yet from the pregnancy. Maybe I'll skip the elephant stump look this time around. (With Aidan, my feet and ankles became so swollen with the heat, working and who knows what else.)

I hope all you moms out there reading this had a great Mother's Day too. Next big event?....Turning 35 in a few days!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My first baby gift!

Our neighbor stopped by this afternoon to deliver this:

Isn't that sweet?? I've only known her for a couple of months and she went to all this work to make me a diaper cake! I love those things. They are pretty time consuming to create and totally usuable for the recipient.

Love that! We have such great new neighbors!

BTW, I just found out there are like 25 women who are expecting from my ward alone! Holy Cow! Can you imagine nursery in 2 years????

Colorado Mud!

Having a couple of open lots next to you is a blast for the kids. And it's nice for us parents to just allow our boys to play outside and run wild. Case in point.....

Saturday while Aidan was at a birthday party Kellen played outside in our lovely mud bog next to our house. Then today (yes a great Sabbath day activity) the kids "escaped" our house while I was talking to our neighbor who delivered a baby gift (see post above) to once again play in our mud bog.

Now for any of you familiar with Colorado soil it's clay based, at least here along the Front Range. What does that mean? It's VERY, VERY, sticky. The mud is literally like quicksand. There have been plenty of times when Aidan, Kellen and our neighbor Brady have gotten stuck in the mud. I'm so glad I purchased my flowerly knee length rainboots for those Mulberry (preschool) days. They've come in handy rescuing boys from the mud.

I told our neighbor (who has two boys of her own), no one can appreciate the joy (and pain) of being a mom of boys unless you have at least two of them. Am I right or am I right all you moms of multiple boys out there????

Thursday, May 1, 2008

What's wrong with this picture?

No, I didn't take this picture a month ago. It's May 1st and 35 degrees outside! What's up with that? Typical Colorado weather. I swear it's bi-polar. Monday through Wednesday it's been sunny and in the 70's and now the temperature has dropped 40 degrees.

The good news is this won't last long, the snow provides much needed moisture and it's not sticking to the roads. However, us former Californians are finding it strange that weather can change so dramatically in 24 hours.