Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Bump: 27.5 weeks and counting

Here's mini-Santos at 27.5 weeks along. The bump is finally getting a little bit bigger which is fun. I swear, this is the first time in my life I've had people comment on how "small" I am. At 5'10" and not-scrawny, I've never been referred to as small so it's been a little bit hilarious. I'm fully aware though that they're talking specifically about my baby bump. These pics were taken a week ago yesterday.

I call this one "The Soccer Ball."

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The latest happenings in Utah

Steve and I went to Utah a couple of weeks ago and got to spend some quality time with the Heywood/McRae/Taggart clans. For whatever reason, every time we go to Utah lately, even if it's May, it's snowing. It's freezing. I don't know why the bad weather has been following us there but it does! It's okay though b/c the list of activities planned for the weekend was lovely.

Event #1: Communal. Communal has been open now for a while and Steve and I still haven't been! So we finally made our way to my brother-in-law Joseph's amazingly awesome latest endeavor. It was so delicious. We're so proud of Joseph & Colton!!!

After dinner we even got a tour of their pantry area downstairs. These guys blow my mind with their coolness.

Event #2: The Man Date. My sisters threw me a little family baby shower on Friday evening so the guys decided to have a man date which included Clash of the Titans and Cafe Rio. Notice my dad and his special movie drink cup. You pay $11 for that thing then you can use it forever at the Cineplex and fill it up for $1. Score one for Utah.
Event #3 (AKA the least photographed event of the weekend): My baby shower! Seriously, there are no pictures because I'm usually the one that takes the pics and I was busy being the center of attention. It was such a great, casual fun evening. Thanks everyone who came to celebrate! You can see some pics on my sister's blogs here and here. My mom and my sisters are the best ever.

I literally have no pics of during the shower but I have some afterwards being cute and silly.
Emma & Allie
Steve displaying his favorite gift from my mom!
Suzy recuperating (see why an evening of partying with the ladies has her so tired here).
Amanda showed up right as the party was winding down (and luckily our resident photographer was back from Clash of the Titans).
Event #4: Sophie's Baptism! I can't believe Sophie is 8!!!
Parent practice.

Event #5: Chuck-O-Rama!!!! Somehow, Chuck-O-Rama has become the venue of choice for post-baptism lunch. We always let the guest of honor choose and sure enough, Sophie followed in the footsteps of her big brother and her big sister and we all geared up for a smorgasbord of hearty goodness. This picture perfectly captures the essence that is Chuck-O-Rama. Ryan's plate includes the following: Fried chicken, spaghetti, garlic bread, mac 'n cheese, and mashed potatoes.
Not to be outdone by Ryan...Steve followed up his multiple lunch plates with this lovely sundae.

My husband is so cute. I love this picture.

Thanks family for another fun-filled Utah weekend! We love you!!!