A couple of weeks ago Kane's parents were VERY busy cutting beans. Kane missed out helping do to his work schedule at the refinery. So, one sunny afternoon Lydia and I loaded up lunch and headed down to one of the fields. After we ate Lydia was invited to take her very first ride in the combine. I of course rode with her. There is a perfect little set for a passenger. If you remember from a past post, Lydia LOVED riding in the tractor while we were planting in the spring. However, the combine was a totally different story. She pretty much cried for the first two minutes. And when your only going 3.8 miles per hour I knew I had to find a way to cheer her up or it was going to be a long circle back to our car. I quickly started asking her about Frost (Grandma and Papa's dog) and that seemed to do the trick. She was sure ready to "get out" when we circled back around. We still have sunflowers to cut so maybe we will try again with daddy.
Papa, Lydia and me getting ready to take off!
I think we are trying to get out...I had a hard time getting the door open. This is my favorite part..I love watching it!
Lots of beans..Lydia did think that was pretty cool :)
I can't believe that my baby is 2 today! It seems like just yesterday that we were bringing her home from the hospital. And, yet she has changed so much. I decided to put a variety of pictures on this post to share a little of our last two years.
I LOVE this little girl so much..She is full of energy! She love to smile and giggle. She has such a deep belly laugh. It is hard not to join in.
Lydia, Happy birthday! We love you. I know that you will be a great big sister and I can't wait to see you in this role :)
Ok, I can't believe that I'm posting this picture! She loves to dress up and found this in a laundry basket and just had to put it on and even wanted it buckled :) I LOVE that smile..it can honestly light up a room!
Last Sunday marked 20 weeks. I can't believe that this pregnancy is already half over. It is going so fast! We will be bringing home a baby soon. I am still feeling good! I am still attending aerobics and spinning. I hope to continue both until the BIG day. Which might be wishful thinking!
I thought it would be fun to post a picture from my first pregnancy at 20 weeks. What do you think? Boy or girl? AND Amber I have to say I really don't think I'm smaller this time around :)
Last Wednesday we had an appointment to take a look at our growing baby! It was so exciting. Lydia made the trip and well, was really too busy doing other things to really care. She did perk up when she heard the heartbeat. Things went well and everything looks great. We were fortunate enough to have the same tech..she is a super sweet lady.
The first thing she said after putting the wand on my stomach was "well, there's just one" I guess after seeing my stomach she thought twins maybe?!?!? So, I'm sure you are wondering BOY or GIRL and well.....we of course didn't find out. I am leaning towards girl. However, I am reserving the right to change my mind :) Kane is still thinking boy. So, I guess at least one of us will be right!
Take a look at all the pictures. The last one is my absolute favorite. I LOVE profile pictures. We go next Wednesday morning for a regular appointment, so I will keep you posted.
So, I'm a little behind. We have had major Internet and computer problems at our house. I am pretty much a tech disaster so, I had to rely on my husband to figure things out. I would definably done more harm than good. Luckily we THINK we have fixed the problem. We almost had to call Uncle Kye for tech support :)
Well, Halloween was over a week ago and I think Lydia really enjoyed herself. We haven't returned the pumpkin custom that we borrowed from friends and she wanted to wear it last week again. She of course wanted nothing to do with the hat. However, she was a HUGE fan of the CANDY!
Our town had several opportunities to get dressed up. On Tuesday we headed to our weekly playgroup all dressed up for some pictures with friends and them headed to the Spooks Parade that evening.
Lydia waiting for the parade to start
After the parade was over we waited to hear the winners of the custom contest! Lydia refused to walk the two blocks..I think maybe all the people were a bit much for her. Really excited about something :)
My mom thought I should have stuffed the pumpkin...thought never crossed my mind..oops!
Lydia, Norah Kate and Barrett outside of playgroup...not really wanting to pose for their picture together. I'm sure all the mom were a site to see, trying to get that perfect picture!
Lydia was lucky enough to attend her second K-State football game AND see her Uncle Kye all in the same weekend. It was a chilly morning but by kick off it was pretty nice and the sun was shining bright. Lydia did an excellent job this time around. She actually watched and cheered on the game. We stayed until halftime then headed to Christie's house for a nap. I don't think we missed much during the second half..neither team scored!
Lydia in the arms of her Uncle Kye..She really thinks he is special!
Taking the football for a ride in the stroller...buckle up...safety first
WOW....lots of people..we thought it best to hold tight to our little pumpkin!
Lydia not watching the game BUT eating instead :) I believe raisins were her tasty treat of choice!
We had a great time! Next year Lydia will need a ticket to enter so, I'm not sure if she will get to come and we will have a second child...so, I'm not sure I will get to come either. This coming weekend we play KU---GO CATS!!!
I am a stay at home mom to a spunky little girl named Lydia Grace and a beautiful baby girl named Caroline Reid. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Kane, since June 2002. I hope you enjoy keeping up with our busy lives through this blog!