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Sunday, March 01, 2009


I am sorry for being so slow in getting something posted!

Last weekend we went to Broken Bow to celebrate Ryen's 6th birthday, the girls had SO MUCH FUN!! I am so sad that we don't live closer, to see the girls together is priceless. It would be nice to have them together more often. Charli and Macey are 10 months apart, but the same size! Macey teaches Charli all sorts of things that "3 year olds" do! You will see below a video of one of these "things"!!! They have a GREAT time together! And, poor Ryen...she used to be the ring-leader but as the girls get older they are starting to want to play their own way, and their own thing!! Regardless, the three girls are are like the musketeers!!!! Happy LATE birthday Ryen :-) (and Kara and Amanda!!)

This weekend Charli got to spend another full day with the McMeekins! Chad and I went to Omaha with Brad and Amanda to eat at Kobe's Steakhouse and watch J. Medicine Hatt at the Funny Bone. The food was great, and the show was hilarious!!

Tonight we had a Relay meeting, which hopefully got people motivated to start raising money!! Need details -- let me know!! Charli had a full day of playing, eating, playing, and eating up all the attention!!! Apparently she got a ring pop and all night she wanted a sucker for her thumb, and was so sad to not get one. She was not too excited about coming home with me today :-) It is great when they have fun while away, but it makes the transition back home a real bear!!!! She is sound asleep now and tomorrow will be a new day, one that will end with with a ring pop after supper tomorrow!!

This is me at 22 weeks. As you can see I am fat, but not obviously pregnant. Depending on what I am wearing I just look frumpy fat. Oh the joys :-) I am 23 weeks tomorrow, and as pf now we plan to have the baby at 38.5 weeks, which means 15 weeks left. Depending on how you say it, it can sound like a L-O-N-G time, or a very short time!!

This is the ultrasound picture from two weeks ago. We weren't able to get a "great" shot, but we did get a picture! The video is a little better because there are more options for viewing!! As Charli said "I don't want that monster to come to my house!!". It is almost like she knows how much of a monster she will think he/she is in about a year when he/she is taking her toys :)!!!

Finally - one video demonstrating monkey see - monkey do of the Charli & Macey duo!! I guess God knew what he was doing when he put these two 2 1/2 hours apart, they would be trouble I think!!!!! They have a great time, and that is what memories are made of!! So, I thank God for the time they have together :)



Deqlan said...

just saying hello Preister fam, you look gorgeous Brenda and prayers for continued healthy and happy pregnancy, Charli you are cuter each time i can and visit your site, you are gorgeous! God Bless love Mark Samm Deqlan Logan

stacy from michigan said...

Oh look great...when I was 23 months with my second...I looked like I was way overdue already!!! What a fun video...Charli is at a wonderful age!! Enjoy your week.

stacy from MI said...

Oops...I hope I was never 23 months!!! That would be 23 weeks!!! See I still have pregnancy brain and it has been 5 years!!!

The Wiechman's said...

Oh Charli! As an older sister to 8 I can tell you they are Monsters! But don't worry you will love it more and more everyday. Brenda, you look great! I can't wait to meet your little peanut.

Grma and Grmpa Preister said...

Waht a fun video of the girls...just don't ever let them try to slide down the steps in a box. My little brother did that and it flipped and he conked his head...many years ago...hmmmm maybe that is what is wrong with him???? Anyway we enjoyed seeing Charli last night and you look wonderful! XXOOPP Grma & Grmpa P

Grma and Grmpa Preister said...

P.S. Thank you for posting pictures of New Baby precious! Can't wait to see and hold him/her! I can already see he/she has a cute face! XXOOPP Grma & Grmpa P

Natalie said...

That is soo cute! I remember doing that with my little sister! :)

Anonymous said...

Dont tell me you NEVER did that. Bailey & I did many times. And no pregnent woman looks frumpy fat. We all look cute no matter how big our tummy is.

The Hudcaps said...

You have been busy. Don't know how you are doing all of it. I think it's very funny that Charli says that about the monster:)

Anonymous said...

Love the video!! I am happy to see you posted a belly pic too! You look great!!! Thanks for updating...I need to get mine updated too.

The Currie Family said...

Congrats Brenda!! I just saw that you were preggo. I am so happy for you guys!! Charli will be an awesome big sister!! It is so sweet to watch them interact with eachother. We were surprised with our 2nd as well, it's fun!! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy.