Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hawaii Babymoon

Geoff and I had a whole FIVE DAYS to ourselves in beautiful Hawaii! It was the perfect babymoon and just what the doctor (well, midwife!) ordered!

Our days and evenings were relaxing, we had NO schedule to follow & were able to spend some nice husband and wife time together.

We went to the island of Oahu and stayed in Kailua, a small town about 20 minutes from Waikiki.  The pace was perfect for us, the beach was ideal and plenty to explore in the area.

Most days we were up early enough for sun rise (time change) and this was steps away from our cottage!

Nice morning hike


Perfect ocean temp!

We feel so lucky that Geoff's mom, step-dad and my parents were happy to take care of Eliana while we were gone.  Everyone had a good time & from what we heard Eliana didn't ask about us once ;-) She's so lucky to have them in her lives.

Grow baby, grow

Baby boy keeps growing, kicking and twirling!  At 24 weeks I've come to realize that the 2nd pregnancy just isn't as glamorous as the first.  All in all, I'm still enjoying the pregnancy and unbelievably happy to have a little one growing inside, but it's just a little bit more difficult this time! Between work, exercising and taking care of a toddler... there just isn't as much time to kick the feet up!
Eliana continues to be more of a "caretaker" everyday.  She rocks and shushes her babies, "mothers" her lovey, and is obsessed with all my friends babies.  Besides being slightly concerned she may totally smother baby boy, I KNOW she's going to be a really great sister and helper. :-)

24 weeks!

We try to take belly shots fairly often, and Eliana insists on being in all of them often saying "I'll hug baby brudder."

Monday, November 11, 2013

Halloween 2013

We had a great Halloween this year!  It took Eliana a little while to warm up to the idea, but once she realized that if she said "Trick or Treat" to complete strangers, she'd get a candy, she immediately got into it!

Her school does a parade every year and it was lots of fun once again!

Between the school parade, the downtown Campbell trick-or-treat event, and trick or treating with our neighbors that evening, Eliana was HOOKED!

Now, how do you explain to a 2.5 year old that Halloween is only one time a year?