A glimpse into our crazy life

Expansion Project April 13, 2013

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My favorite part of the Easter weekend was finally getting to tell our relatives that our family is expanding! In mid-October, Alaina will have a new brother or sister.
I broke the news to the Caseys while posing for Easter pictures. For one picture, I said “Say cheese.” On the next one, I said “say Emily’s pregnant”. I was hoping to get some funny facial expressions but these people are too good at posing for pictures. This is all I got:

My dad was visiting the Woelks in Florida that week so when we skyped with them that afternoon, I just had Alaina show off her new shirt.

I hadn’t even told Alaina about her promotion from only child to big sister until that day because I was afraid she’d spill the beans. Now if you ask her where mommy’s baby is, she’ll say “in mommy’s belly” so she gets that concept but that’s about it. She LOVES babies and always points them out when we see them. Let’s just hope she still loves it when one permanently moves in to our house!


We’re fancy April 12, 2013

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Here are some pics of us in our Easter morning finery. As Alaina said, “I’m fancy”. :)







We’re going on an egg hunt April 11, 2013

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Frank had to travel out of town with baseball over the Easter weekend, so Alaina and I (and Mya) headed to Michigan to visit the Caseys for the long weekend. We started the weekend by attending a local easter egg hunt and then dyed some eggs at home.

egg hunt

dying eggs

On Easter morning, it started to rain so we had to scramble to find all the eggs the Easter bunny had hidden outside before it started pouring. Alaina hadn’t changed out of her pjs yet, but she still had fun with Elizabeth and Connor.

egg hunt1

egg hunt3

egg hunt4

More pics to come…


Play Hard April 10, 2013

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This year, we used some of our Christmas money towards a family membership to our local museum center. We spent Frank’s last free weekend (about two months ago) enjoying the children’s museum together and Alaina tried to stock up on some quality daddy time.







Into the Wild Blue Yonder April 9, 2013

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I didn’t plan on taking a break from posting updates on the blog-it just happened. So, I’ll try to catch up this week.

Way back in January, the Caseys came to visit over the MLK holiday weekend. We met them in Dayton to check out the National Museum of the US Air Force that’s located near the base there.
Air Force Museum Dayton
It has four huge airplane hangers full of planes, memorabilia, etc spanning from the early days of flight and the Wright Brothers to space travel; a lot of it was dedicated to the various wars that the Air Force has been involved in. We could have spent days in there if we wanted to read every sign and we didn’t even make it to the hanger that has a former Air Force One in it. It was a fascinating place and best of all, it’s free!


Some other highlights from the weekend included having a dance-off with the XBox, enjoying the sunny weather with a hike, and watching Alaina convince her cousins to get into their dog’s crate (for some reason they listen to her!). :)




liz in cage