Friday, August 26, 2016

Summer Bucket List | watch a baseball game

Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | watch a baseball game
Another check off on our Summer Bucket List! We aren't particularly big baseball fans, but we thought it would be fun to just check out a local game. Pretty much the only thing on my wish list was to get some type of food in one of those cute plastic baseball hat bowls. And, they had dippin dots you could get in the hat bowl so done and done.

It turned out to be a game that my old high school's band was performing at and doing some sort of raffle too. Aria loved dancing to the music. Our seats were just over from where they were sitting. So you couldn't miss it. Our seats were also right in the sunshine but it didn't take too long for the sun to set. Thankfully.

We enjoyed our dippin dots and half flat sprite. A ball hit a few rows behind us, which was terrifying. Aria had a blast dancing to the band and then figuring out when to clap with songs. Then she made us all cheer whenever one of the players was up to bat. Chants of 'hit it! hit it!' and 'you can do it'. We decided to leave before the end of the game because baseball is only so fun for so long and the air conditioning sounded appealing. Still a fun family outing!
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | watch a baseball game
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | watch a baseball game
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | watch a baseball game
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | watch a baseball game
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | watch a baseball game
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | watch a baseball game

Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | watch a baseball game
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

26 Weeks (Baby #2)

Sweet Turtle Soup - 26 Weeks with Baby #2

How far along - 26 weeks, due November 30th.

Gender - A little gentleman.

Cravings - Peanut butter toast, apples, and all the snacks that are bad.

Aversions - Warm water and hot food.

Best moment - Chris not having overtime this week. We like when he is around more.

Looking forward to - Finishing up our summer bucket list.

Miss anything - Having more energy.

Movement - Lots. He is starting to get annoyed when I lay on my side. I must squish him. So he squirms around a bunch. And, nope nobody else has felt him still.

Other pregnancy symptoms - Tired, tired, and more tired. Running to the bathroom every other minute. I go from full to starving in 2 seconds, and if I don't eat something quickly enough I end up feeling sick. But, then if I eat one bite too much I feel awful. Headaches. And, the dizzies when I'm up and about too much. I've taken to doing everything in 4 steps, a little bit at a time. Basically just feeling pregnant.

Aria's thoughts - She keeps asking if I will have to stay at the hospital long when I go to have the baby. Makes me dread leaving her even more. I'm going to miss that first born of mine. Such big changes on the horizon for everybody.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Summer Bucket List | make popsicles

Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | make popsicles
We love these strawberry cheesecake popsicles! Well, Aria goes nuts for anything in popsicle form but I could eat the whole batch of these in one sitting. We hadn't made them in a long time because we didn't have popsicle molds. Instead I would put them in little dixie cups with sticks. But, I finally ordered my very own molds. The very day they arrived Aria and I made a batch of strawberry cheesecake popsicles. I should order another three sets of molds so we could make a big batch and stock the freezer! The six we made were gone in two days. Popsicles for breakfast? Absolutely.

We use this recipe for the cheesecake layer, and then for the strawberry layer I blend frozen strawberries with just a little bit of coconut water and a squeeze of honey. It's the bees' knees!

*amazon affiliate link - the popsicle molds are even cuter in person
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | make popsicles
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | make popsicles
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | make popsicles
Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | make popsicles

Sweet Turtle Soup - Summer Bucket List | make popsicles
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

25 Weeks (Baby #2)

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How far along - 25 weeks, due November 30th.

Gender - A little gentleman.

Cravings - Fruit and sweets.

Aversions - Tums apparently, and warm water.

Best moment - Watching baby boy do the wave across my stomach. I could watch it all day.

Looking forward to - Thanksgiving. It's a wee bit early even for me, but give me all the Thanksgiving food!

Miss anything - Not having heartburn.

Movement - Tons. And still nobody else has felt it. Although Aria keeps pretending that she can every time she touches my tummy. She's in for a surprise when he actually kicks her.

Other pregnancy symptoms - No matter what I eat I seem to get heartburn at the end of the day, and I've discovered that Tums make everything worse. It's a fun nausea and heartburn combo. I'm exhausted this week. Aria has been curling up with me on the couch daily for a movie and mommy cat nap. And, then I'm usually falling asleep at my computer by 8:30. The back and sciatic pain has been really nice to me this week though. Still getting the dizzies when I'm up and about for too long, especially if it is hot...which always. As soon as I sit down under the AC vent and guzzle some ice water I feel fine.

Aria's thoughts - I think her little brother is on her mind even more than on mine. She's always bringing him up and talking about him to strangers. "I'm going to be a big sister! Mommy's having a baby boy!"

At night before bed we do a group family hug before sending daddy back to work and she has taken to hugging my belly while saying she's keeping baby brother from getting hurt or squished. She's also been pressing her face into my tummy and sniffing. "I'm just smelling the baby mommy. Mmm he smells good!" And, she is very excited to hold him too. "Mommy is having a baby, and I get to hold him!"

Monday, August 15, 2016

$10 at Target - August

Welcome to this month's $10 at Target challenge! It's simple enough to join in - take yourself to Target with 10 bucks of fun money and see what you can find. Then take a picture of your haul and let us know if you came in on budget by linking up below.

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This Target shopping trip is brought to you by my sweet tooth cravings. I really need to avoid that section of the store. But, it was another trip where nothing caught my eye. The dollar section was almost empty too. Bare shelves and everything. I guess that means they will be restocking soon though! While Aria was playing hide and seek with dad in the clothing section the little necklace sets looked sweet, so I called her over and told her she could pick one out if she wanted. She's obsessed and has worn it every day. Not as successful as some trips but fun nonetheless!

Here is what we ended up with this time:
Sweet Turtle Soup: $10 at Target - August

How'd we do on the budget?
Sweet Turtle Soup: $10 at Target - August
$10.04! Pretty dang close. I actually thought we'd be a bit more over but I was pregnant-hungry so I didn't care at that point. Only 4 cents over though, so not bad not bad.

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If you joined in with us for this month's $10 at Target challenge please link up below. And, mark your calendars for the next challenge link up on September 19th.