Thursday, September 29, 2011

A conversation with Marshall...

Marshall is a pretty entertaining guy...he makes us laugh constantly and I know all the playgroup moms like to watch him run, because he even runs funny. He just oozes tomfoolery! So in an effort to capture my 2 year old son at this fabulous stage, I shot a video. Probably more entertaining for family and close friends, but you be the judge...

PS - I apologize for talking so loudly. :(

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

1st Day of School

Today was Marshall's first day of Mother's Day Out at Woodcreek church and I'm happy to report, he did fabulous! I know this will come as a shocker to most of you, but I'm not a sappy mom so I was thrilled when he walked right in the classroom and never looked back. Ahhh, sweet independence for the both of us!

When I went to pick him up, he was still laying on his nap pad trying to wake up. Miss Jackie said that he was the only one sleeping while everyone was crying or talking during nap time. Our little bear cub still takes a 3 hour nap each day so an hour and a half isn't very long. He's like his daddy...he needs his sleep!

Miss Jackie said he did really well and Marshall gets a little "progress report" so we know what they did that day. Here were her comments..."Had a good day. Had lots of fun with Graham. Enjoyed the playground. He turned aside from playing to listen to a little bit of the story. He talks, I like that!"

He'll only be going one day a week this year and I think it will be good for our little pistol! I'm excited to see what the year holds for him and his little mind...and we're off to a good start!

The traditional "standing in the front yard, first day of school picture." Please note, he did not wear those boots to school although he really wanted to!

A true Southern gentleman in seersucker and cowboy boots!?!

Marshall with Allie (one of his community group girls) he was SO happy to see her there! When Camryn gets to start school in his room, he's going to be beside himself!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Our baby news!!

We're extremely happy to announce we're bringing another Uphues into the world! I'm 16 weeks tomorrow, a month into my 2nd trimester and so far this pregnancy has been similar to Marshall's...easy going but sleepy. The due date is February 17th so hopefully there aren't any major ice storms like this year!?! We find out the sex of baby in 2 weeks and I can't wait! Neither of us are leaning one way or the other, but it seems like everyone wants us to have a girl. I'm honestly happy either's out of my control!

We'll be keeping the name a secret until the birth like we did with Marshall, which just gives me a reason to procrastinate and drive Creighton crazy. We didn't decide on Marshall until 2 weeks before he was born, and he was late! (We called him Ulysses until then, sweet memories!)

Since I was the baby of my family, I swore I would NEVER let me 2nd born play 2nd fiddle...but unfortunately my plans are failing me already!!! Although this blog post is slightly delayed, I pray it isn't an indication of my future actions.

Our prayer is for a healthy and happy baby with a specific list of: good eater and sleeper, loves and adores his brother and grows to be a Godly man with discernment and a heart for Christ! 

We'll keep you posted along the way. Right now, Marshall's not quite sure what being a brother entails, but he absolutely believes he has a baby in his tummy too! Love it!