Saturday, October 27, 2007

28 weeks

Emily had her 4th ultrasound the other day and Lily is doing well. She's in the 32nd percentile for weight so they're a lot less worried, but they're still going to do monthly ultrasounds to check on her. The ultrasoundologist (I know that's not the real word, but I'm too lazy to look up the real word) turned on the 3D mode for a little while and that was really cool to see. The pictures are so much clearer there.

Lily looking like Captain Hook

Lily in 3D. So cute!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Genetically Modified Fish

So we lost a few fish lately (we're hoping it's from old age, but it's impossible to tell with fish), so we went to the pet store the other day, and saw these really bright (neon bright) fish, and decided to get some of those. We got 3 of them (1 orange, and 2 red), and 1 died in the bag on the way home, and 1 died later that night. Luckily they have an exchange policy if they die within 15 days, so we got two new ones. Then one of them decided to get aggressive and kill another one. So we took back the dead fish and the overly aggressive fish and for the time being have a happy, alive community of fish. So we come to find out that they're genetically altered fish ( Wierd, huh? They're cool looking and I hope they last and stop killing each other (they aren't supposed to be aggresive).

On a separate topic...I decided to be cute and buy some lilies for Emily and she absolutely loves them. They're all bloomed now and way pretty and they make the whole house smell great.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Jack-O-Lantern Fun

Ben's is the Stormtrooper, while I just made something up.

This was our Family Home Evening last night. I was really excited when Ben suggested we do this, and we both had a lot of fun, first picking out the pumpkins and then carving them. I took forever to come up with how I wanted to carve my pumkin, while Ben found something he liked right away. He was very excited about doing a Star Wars pumpkin and at first couldn't decide between Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper. I thought both would be really hard, but he chose the Stormtrooper and had a lot of fun carving it out. I looked through lots of templates, but in the end just made something up. I was going for scary, but I don't know how scary it actually is. We started at the same time, and even though mine was simpler, Ben still finished before me. We both had a really good time, and are very proud of the results.

Sitting by our respective pumpkins.

Ben and I are trying to come up with costumes for a friends Halloween Party that's coming up in less than two weeks. Any ideas? I wanted to be a Cheerleader, and Ben to be a Football player, but that's proving very hard to come by, at least within our budget. My mom suggested I could be a big Bumblebee, and Ben could be Winnie the Pooh dressed as a little black rain cloud... I'll probably look into that cuz that could be really cute. Anyone have any other ideas?