Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treating Fun

Tonight was the kids first official time going door to door trick-or-treating! They loved it! They both were especially excited about all the candy they got and toward the end of the night Charlie was crying about his candy being too heavy, but didn't want either of us to carry it. I didn't make him wear the giraffe costume again since it was too small and he hated it, so I just put his superman cape on him. I am using the excuse of being 9 months pregnant for the lack of creativity in the kids' costumes. Happy Halloween everyone!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


We finally decided to get some clippers to cut Charlie's hair here at home to save money, so Charlie got a much needed haircut. Seth did a good job for it being his first haircut and other than being wiggly, Charlie did good too and enjoyed it.

(He has a little rash, or patch of dry skin under his nose. I am not sure if it is from his pacifier, but does anyone know how to get rid of it?)

Macy got her haircut yesterday too. I have just decided that next time I am going to attempt it since the people who cut her hair never do what I ask. Here she is forcing a smile showing her new do. (Her bangs are still uneven from her trimming them herself a few weeks ago).

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Weekend Update

I know my posts have been lacking lately, I guess I am just in a blog rut and we haven't been doing anything exciting.

I am still happily pregnant, I feel pretty good other than being easily tired, I don't have any complaints. The doctor still says I don't have any signs of labor coming soon and that the baby is sitting high, so hopefully it will stay that way until a week from tomorrow! As for the name, she is still officially nameless. Seth has given a few possibilities, but nothing official.
Tonight was Fall Fest at church. Macy thought it was the greatest thing ever to get to wear one of her princess dresses out of the house. I dressed Charlie up, but he only wore his costume for about 5 minutes since it was so hot, plus he didn't really like it, so he was happy to be out of it. I tried to take some pictures, but Charlie was not in a photogenic mood and refused to even look in the direction of the camera:
Macy spinning:
Another one of Charlie acting like he can't hear me:Macy's favorite part of the Fall Fest, the bounce houses:Enjoying popcorn (Charlie's favorite part of Fall Fest):

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday we went to the pumpkin patch with our playgroup from church. It was PACKED of other moms and kids and school groups, but the kids still enjoyed it. The pictures I took aren't all that great, it was too crowded to take more than a couple pictures and the kids were much more interested in looking at everything than posing for the camera. Charlie loved this tractor and was awfully mad at me when I made him get off:
There were sheep, goats, longhorn and a donkey that the kids could pet and feed. They really enjoyed getting to get close to all of them. Macy with her chosen pumpkin! She really wants to "cut it open", I assume she means carve it:

Friday, October 17, 2008

Update on McDowell Child #3

Sorry, no pictures for this post, but just thought I would update everyone on the progress of the baby. I am going to the doctor weekly and everything continues to look good. My blood pressure is great and the baby's heartbeat is exactly where it needs to be. She has been breech at the last few appointments, but thankfully that doesn't matter since I am already having the c-section. I show no signs of starting labor anytime soon, so my doctor doesn't think it will be a problem to last until November 3rd. The hospital where I will be delivering is pretty fancy and they even have Internet and web cams in the postpartum rooms, so once I am in there, I can post the link and you guys can see the baby live in action (I have to approve people to log in to the web cam, so it isn't like weirdos can watch me at all hours)!

It is hard to believe she will be here in only a couple of weeks!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A few Pictures of the Kids....

Today was the Praise in the Park again at church today! Here are just a couple pictures of the kids I took.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Zoo Day

Since we aren't going to be going anywhere for awhile after the baby comes next month, we are trying to do some fun family outings, so today we went to the Fort Worth Zoo! We enjoyed seeing all the animals and had a picnic lunch there at the zoo. We were there most of the day, so we are all worn out. Here are some pictures of the fun:
It was a good way to spend the day!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A few of Macy's Favorites...

1. This first more I should say is more of an obessison rather than a favorite, which is anything Princess related. She loves Princess stuff! While she has only actually ever watched two of the Disney princess movies once each, she knows all the princesses names and tells me every day which princess she is going to be for the day. Here she is with her Princess cup that she got from Grammy and Pa-pa a couple weeks ago, she insists drinking out of it all the time. 2. Dresses. Everyday Macy requests to wear a dress, preferably a pink dress. She frequently asks me if she looks like a princess when she puts on her dress and will even asks strangers in the supermarket if they like her dress.
3. Baby Lily. Lily was given to her for her first Christmas. She has a couple other baby dolls, but Lily is still her number 1. Macy takes Lily most places and has to have her every night for bed. Macy is a good "mommy" and even keeps the bottles for Lilly in the fridge because she says she likes them cold.