Sunday, July 19, 2009

Six States in Six Days

Well, we are back from our adventure to Wisconsin and I am finally blogging some pictures of the trip. We had a great time with family and I am so glad we were able to go.

Here are all the Moran Grandkids together in Plano
We were able to make a quick stop on our way out of Texas for breakfast.

Arriving in Iowa

We were able to meet our friends (who live down the street from us!) in their homestate of Iowa and have lunch. Here are the kiddos outside the restaurant riding the pig!

Aunt Katelin and Uncle Allen finishing their Afghan cuisine.
We were able to eat at an Afghan restaurant in Madison with them - yummy food!

Enjoying some ice cream at a local shop that to me is a cross between an Amy's and a Maggie Moos. The feel of Madison is so much like Austin it was like being home.

One of the things the kids enjoyed immensely was staying in hotels. We don't normally do this very much so it is considered a treat.

Here is A showing off her stuff at the hotel. Notice C getting ready for launch.

And here is B...

Double Launch!! Wouldn't you love to stay next to us in a hotel :)

We were able to go to the Zoo in Madison, which by the way is free. And it is great so if you are ever in town you really should go! Mom and Dad met us there which was nice because we haven't seen them in a really long time.

Yes, we are having ice cream again!

My monkeys: A, B & C

Uncle Allen and C playing frisbee

That doesn't sum up everything but it gives you an idea of our trip. We have lots of other pictures! And here are the most recent pictures of baby D taken the day before we left for Wisconsin.

Looking at baby's face

Baby's feet

When the tech was finished with our ultrasound she asked us if there were any pictures we wanted her to take and I asked for one of the feet - I love baby feet - don't know why but they are so cute.

Okay, this was a long post. Thanks for hanging with me.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Not even a pound...

Well I went in for my ultrasound this afternoon of baby D and again we took the kiddos. I know, I know...most people think we are crazy but I think it is neat that the kids get to feel a part and see the baby too!

We do not know the sex so everyone will have to wait to find out! Everything looks great. It took awhile for the tech to say those words. She kept going back to baby D's heart and I couldn't figure out why. Finally she told me that she could only see one of the outflows and she needed to see two. At last at the very end she saw what she wanted to and looked relieved - two outflows - praise God!! The baby is not even a pound yet and he/she is all over the place. I think that is why it took the tech awhile to find everything b/c this one is a mover and a shaker. I started feeling the baby move at 14 weeks (which is super early) - in fact, David could feel the baby move too which I thought pretty amazing.

We are headed out of Austin in a matter of hours now off to visit family in Wisconsin. Please pray for safe travel and health for all of us!!

And because I haven't really done a pregnant pose yet during my pregnancy, here it goes!

Me today

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma!!

Happy Birthday Grandma - we love you!! We are so glad that you are retiring next month! I think that is the best present ever :)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th Everyone!

We went to Harper Park, a park right down the street from us, this afternoon and the kids had a blast. We rode the train through the grass, the kids got their faces painted, and we played lots of games - almost like another carnival. The kids got lots of goodies and got to run around and I am glad we went. We are still trying to figure out what we will be doing tonight but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th. Enjoy the pictures.

B at breakfast

A at breakfast. Notice the glass cup. David said she could use a glass cup on the 4th and she has been patiently waiting for that!
Showing off their face paint

C showing off his yellow star - he was insistent that it be yellow :)

A doing the monkey bars

Riding on the train

Another train photo