Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Mama, Daddy and I went trick-or-treating for about an hour in our neighborhood. We didn't go to too many houses but I got a lot of candy! Everyone kept saying how cute I looked in my Minnie Mouse costume and they liked Mama's costume too! She wore her skeleton outfit again and Daddy wore his shirt. Afterwards we went to BeBe and Pappy's house for a little bit. They had a fire in their fire pit and were sitting outside. Mama let me have one piece of Halloween candy to eat and I chose a Tootsie Pop! It was yummy! I had a great time and really like Halloween! Of course, here are lots of pictures from tonight......
Minnie Mouse

Ready to go!

Walking hand in hand with my Daddy.

Mama and me.

Visiting BeBe and Pappy

Nana and me.

Smooches from Nana!
Halloween 2013

BeBe and me

Pappy and me.
I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Harbin Halloween 2013

Yesterday we had our Annual Harbin Halloween Party. Daddy, Mama, and I had a family themed costume again. Daddy found this idea on the internet and Mama, Aunt Michelle, and Katrin did a fabulous job making them! Mama drew the skeleton outlines on freezer paper and cut them out with an Exacto knife and Katrin and Michelle ironed on the freezer paper stencils and painted the clothes with fabric paint. I think that they turned out awesome!!! Everyone came dressed up in costume and Mama took lots of pictures....
Harbin Halloween Costumes 2013

Bebe and her friends.
Notice anything missing?
Aubrey and I were being sneaky and eating all of the
Tootsie rolls from the top. Hee! Hee!


Minnie Mouse, Ayla Skeleton, Daisy and Pete.

Silly girls under the table!

Hanging out with Daddy, Lilly and the big gorilla.

I loved "Baby Macy".

Eating some trail mix with Brittny.
Andy and Daddy

Party guests - Kelly, Lindsay, and Dan.

Michelle and "Baby Nina"

Courtney and Mama

The Ottos

Cheers, Daddy!

Pregnant Chicas

Baby bumps!

30 Weeks

How far along: 30 weeks + 3 days
Total Weight gain: According to our scale...24 lbs. total.
Maternity clothes:  Yes, and even some of those pants are getting uncomfortable! Oh my! 
Stretch marks: Still the same ones....still a very itchy belly!
Sleep: It's okay. I've taken Benadryl for my itchy belly a few times and that makes me sleepy! :-)
Best moment in the last week: My friend Brittny came to visit this weekend! She's in Atlanta now so she drove up for the weekend and celebrated Harbin Halloween with us.
Movement: He's a mover! I'm seeing the belly move more and more and even my co-workers got a glimpse of it during planning last week.
Gender: It's a boy!
Ayla's current sibling wish: Her wish this week is a baby sister and baby brother. Well, she's getting one of the two! ;-)
Ayla's current name choice when asked "What should we name the baby?": We are back to "Baby Six".
Food Cravings: Nothing in particular but I'm enjoying all of the goodies from Germany!
Belly Button in or out:  It's an outie!
What I miss: Easy breathing! I just read on one of my apps. that the uterus is about 4 inches above my belly button and that now all of my inner organs are pretty much smooshed everywhere....lungs included. I can feel it! :)
What I am looking forward to: I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday...that means I get to hear Baby's heartbeat again!
Weekly Wisdom: Everyone has an opinion....take it with a grain of salt. Although that's easier said than done. ;-)
Milestones: This isn't really a milestone but when I put the countdown into perspective it's only about 9 1/2 weeks until my due date! That will be here before I know it!
Baby Brain Moment of the Week:  Again, there have been lots and I can't recall any of them. They happen and I'll even tell Bryan, "Remember this for my baby brain moment of the week." Oh well!
Labor Signs: Hopefully not until the end of December!
Weekly Belly Pictures:

30 weeks + 3 days

30 weeks + 3 days

Germany Visitors Favorites

Our Germany company left on Thursday and we miss them so much already!!! We had a great visit and took a TON of pictures. Last weekend we went shopping at Concord Mills all day. It was actually a very good considering how many kids there were shopping. We had the double stroller and two umbrella strollers to keep us all contained. Hee! Hee! I stayed home with Aunt Michelle and Katrin during the week and loved spending time with them and Kai, Nora, and Jana. Here are just SOME of the favorite pictures that we took. Most of them are courtesy of Katrin. The last couple are from Mama's camera so they are a little out of order.
Mama was so happy to snuggle with Nora when they
got here!

We wasted no time and got straight to playing!

Double stroller time for Concord Mills

Lunch break at Popeye's chicken.

Fun at the Disney Store.

At our neighborhood playground.

Bath time fun!

Kai the shark!

Ayla the froggy.

The princess and the frog.

We made muffins one day while Mama was at work.
We all got to help.

Taste testing time....



and Kai.

Shopping fun at Target.

We tried on lots of silly hats.....

Walking over to "Five Guys" for a dinner break.

We went to BeBe, Pappy and Nana's house.

Skyping with Oma and Opa.

Watching Disney Jr.

Yummy breakfast!

My first time using the hair dryer.

We attempted a photo shoot outside...

We had a great time and miss you lots!!!