Sunday, August 29, 2010

Time for Shrimp!

Michael and I received this really cute lobster serving bowl as a wedding gift four years ago.  

I've used it a couple of times, but I've always wished that I had a really good reason for pulling it out to use it.  Well, that very occasion was tonight!  After our beach trip a couple of weeks ago, we have had two pounds of shrimp just waiting for a shrimp boil.  So, we threw some corn, potatoes, shrimp, and some awesome seasoning together in a big pot, and went to boiling.  Just look at that yummy goodness cooking:

So, as I'm sure you've put two and two together, I served it all from the lobster bowl, which I thought was rather appropriate. :)

And you can't forget the best part... making your own homemade cocktail sauce!

Needless to say, Baby Sanford is extremely excited about tonight's dinner choice.  He's been dancing all night!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Life's a Beach

It's funny, but that's always the phrase I see on every t-shirt, hugger, etc when I go to the beach.  We just got back from a trip to the beach with my parents, and it was wonderful!  We went for my birthday, and as always, it just didn't seem long enough.  I'm now recovering from the onset of depression that always sets in after a wonderfully relaxing trip.

But, I thought I'd share some of the pictures from the morning that we took the dogs out onto the beach.  It was really early because we didn't want them to chase people and bark the whole time.  So, here are the highlights...

Pedro, enjoying the sand and surf.

Bailey, who was content just watching the waves.

And then there was Max.

It was wonderful.  I'll post soon about some of the amazing pregnancy symptoms I'm now facing. :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

23 weeks

It just so happens that I have an updated picture of me at 23 weeks.  I know, I know... I'm so slim.  It's the pre-natal water aerobics. :)  haha- I just snorted.

And here are my sweet guys doing what they do best.  One of them is beyond excited about having a new baby boy in the family.

And the other one... well, let's just say that his expression was a little different than what I expected when I asked him, "How do you feel about having a baby brother?"

Maybe he'll get used to the idea before December.  Right now he's more interested in chasing lasers, chewing on bones, and barking at anything that moves.  Well... we have about four months to break him into the idea. :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bedding is HERE!

The bedding finally came in, and after spending some time washing everything yesterday, the crib is now finally set up!  So... I will now post pictures of the crib AND the bedding together.  Believe me, it was worth the wait.  Well, it was to me anyway.

My mom gave us that sweet blanket, and it matches perfectly!  As you can tell, I'm really excited about the bedding. :)
On another note, Michael I went to Babies-R-Us this afternoon to register.  Um... we were a bunch of bumbling idiots.  Our wedding registry was hard, but it was so much easier because it was all stuff that we would be using for ourselves.  This was totally different, because it's stuff that we'll be using for someone else- and why does there have to be eight different brands for every single thing!  Our conversation consisted of, "What do you think we should get for this?  I don't know." "What brand of these should we get?  I don't know."  "How many of these do you think we'll need?  I don't know."  So, if any of you happen across our registry in the future and think to yourselves, "Oh my gosh, Kay and Michael are so weird- why do they have so much stuff on their registry?"  The answer is, "We don't know."  We're totally clueless, and as soon as I post this, I'm about to go back to the online registry and see what all we actually registered for- because we would scan one thing- and then ten minutes later we'd see something that we liked better- so we'd scan it too!  Sigh- I'm not a fan of registering to begin with... but I tell you what... by the time we finished, I was starving, my back hurt, and my sentences were starting to sound funny.  So, we went to Wings and stuffed ourselves with cheese fries and wings to take the edge off.  It was wonderful.
Now... I'm going to put my pj's on, lie in my comfortable bed, and start reading a book on breastfeeding. This outta be humorous. :)