Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Andy!


Today is the day we celebrate Andy's clumsy entrance into this world! He seems to think that because today is his birthday he needs to be treated like a god. Well, too bad Andy, you came to the wrong world. Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars. Oh who am I kidding. I started spoiling him last week! As for celebrations, me and some friends threw him an awesome "green" party. (As seen above) Mostly everything was green! There was dyed dips and cake, green drinks, and almost everything else at the party. Here's a good picture to describe the intensity of the green.

Mallory did such a great job with the cake!

It was a small celebration with only a few close friends. However small it was still very enjoyable! Andy was even given his own personal concert by the famous Jensen Stenberg! Thanks to all those who came out to celebrate with us! I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Today we will be celebrating with Andy's family! It should be another fun time.

As for news of the baby, I seem to be entering yet another growth spurt. Maybe the growth stays the same, but my eating habits say differently. Last night I came home from the party and ate a ton of lasagna(This is around midnight). Then I woke up this morning (around 9am) STARVING! So I decided to get up and feed the little devil. I ended up eating sausage and eggs with a large glass of milk. Who needs carbs? I'm realizing that at the beginning of each week I tend to eat a TON of food. As the week progressing my appetite lightens but my belly grows. By the end of each day you can actually see where I've stretched. I can't seem to keep up enough lotion on my belly to stop it from itching. Granted this could be from moving around all day and whatnot. I still say, this sucker is growing FAST!

There are definitely a lot of things that are unpleasant about being pregnant. So let's go over some of the positive events. This week I felt the baby move and even kick! I might have felt it before only not realizing what it was. A couple of times he kicked hard enough for me to feel it on the outside. Andy keeps putting his hands on my belly when it happens and saying, "I want to feel! Can I feel?" Unfortunately that's when the baby stops. We'll get it right soon enough though!

We hope you all enjoyed the BEAUTIFUL weather the last couple of days! It looks like winter has already returned. What a shame. Hopefully spring will come early this year!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Let the nesting begin!

Everything is going great in Draper land! Andy is adjusting well to school and I am adjusting well to having a ton of energy! It's been really nice to get some of my projects completed! We've recently started with all the rearranging that needs to be done before baby Gabe comes! Here's a sneak peak at just one finished project.

We love plants! We will be taking pictures throughout our rearranging process and then I'll post before/after pictures. There's still A LOT to be done! Like switching where the piano is to where our love seat currently is. I wish I could do this on my own but alas I must wait for big strong men to help. In the meantime I will be moving pictures all around so that our baby's room doesn't look like an office anymore. :)

Here are the sewing projects I've recently completed! Sewing has been great because I can do it on days I don't have a lot of energy.

Horray for burp cloths! I've finished two and have just four more to go for now.

I finished my wash cloths!

It has been a lot of fun to do all the nesting projects. It keeps me busy and our house was in desperate need of some TLC. (well.. still is) I recently found some really cute patterns for a quiet book and am hoping to start on that soon!! Hopefully I am ready to tackle a big project like that.

In other news, Andy's birthday is this Sunday! He'll be the big two-five. I have a fun little surprise(well.. he knows mostly about it now. As Mama Aro always says, "Surprises are just too exciting to keep all to yourself." planned for him on Saturday and I'll be sure to post some pictures of the event!

Goodnight and Good luck.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's a.... BOY!

Meet Gabriel Draper! A healthy hyper little boy! Yes, we are excited. He is due June 12th and we'll see if he decides to come on time. He still has a creepy looking face, but I am confident that with time, he will cuten up and win contests for cutest baby!

We are glad to be home relaxing after the busy holidays. We went to Dallas to visit Victoria's family for Christmas and then Connecticut to visit Andy's family. We enjoyed both trips very much! Maaaybe we enjoyed Connecticut slightly more due to the wonderful food we ate. Who can pass up delicious Italian food and pastries? Thankfully we were able to bring some cannoli home to enjoy at a later date. We were afraid the airport wouldn't let us bring our treats on the plane, but it wasn't a problem. In fact, the TSA people were only jealous that we had pastries from Mozzicato's. If I were them I'd of confiscated them. haha We also had the privilege of playing in the snow and meeting Bridget(Andy's 7 yr old cousin) for the first time. It also was Victoria's first time meeting that side of the Draper family. We like them and hope to attend Yale to have the opportunity to eat Italian food all the time and be close to family at the same time.
We hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday! Sorry our blog is so boring.