Thursday, June 23, 2011

By way of catching up...

Well folks, I am finally going to update the blog on some of the happenings in the McPhie life. It has been busy and fun these past few months and I wish I could go into detail about all of the fun things we have done. But I know I won't do any of it if I try to do too much. So here is a just a little taste of what we have been up to:
First of all, Scott and I went on our fabulous trip to Hawaii for 8 days! No kids! was heaven. Just perfect. All of my siblings were there (with spouses) and of course my wonderful parents. It was so fun. My two favorite things we 1)the snorkel tour where a whole pod of dolphins swam right next to us and we got to see them up close and personal. It was so cool. On that same tour we saw a 6 foot reef shark and huge sea turtles and tons of gorgeous fish. Awesome. and 2)jumping off the cliffs(25-30ft) at a waterfall and swimming across the lake to do the rope swing. To be honest, I really can't believe I did it. I am usually pretty chicken about stuff like that. Ty and Cam stayed with Amy and Erik (Scott's sister and her husband) who live here in our same city. They had so much fun that they keep asking when we are going away again so that they can go back to Amy's house.
Next off...more by way of announcement...we are expecting our third child! We really couldn't be more excited! Ty asks just about every day if we are going to have the baby today. It is making the time go really slowly, but I love his excitement for our new addition. I am 13 weeks and my due date is Jan 1st...but since it is going to have to be a C-section, I get to pick a day between Dec 20th and Jan 1st. We are leaning towards the week between Christmas and New Years...maybe Dec 27 or 28th. I am feeling great and everything is going well. I did feel much more tired and sick this pregnancy but it has passed and to be honest, it wasn't much to complain about anyway. I will definitely keep you updated on this :)
Ty finished up his Tball season and just did great! We are so proud of him.
We have been going to the pool here just about everyday because it has been so hot. The boys are really coming along with learning to swim! I was thinking about putting them in swim lessons, but now I am thinking that just going to the pool everyday and they are bound to learn :) Ty is already jumping into the deep end and swimming to the edge. Cam still jumps off the edge and sinks to the bottom. This kid has no fear of death. Needless to say, it is rarely relaxing when I go to the pool.
We had a wonderful Father's day and the boys and I make caramel breakfast rolls for Scott when he woke up. Then for dinner, we went to Ben and Jaimi's house and made an amazing meal of grilled steaks, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and watermelon. And washed it all down with a yummy lemon cake. On the way home Ty said "When does it get to be kids day?" Scott and I laughed hard all the way home. I think Ty was being serious, but I couldn't stop laughing to answer.
I have wanted to put off potty training for so long, but I think it is time. I think that once I finish watching the baby (which is next week, by the way) I am going to do it. I am dreading it, but also looking forward to having it done. Cam says he can't wait and begs to wear underwear all the time. I told Cam that he should pick a big treat that he can get once he fills up his chart and you know what he picked? Getting ice cream with Daddy. So cute. Wish us luck!
I couldn't do a blog post without letting you all know that Scott cut his hair. Oh joy of joys. He cut his hair! I have been happier in the past three days than I can ever remember :)
We took a family trip to Happy Hollow which is a little zoo and amusement park all in one. I have been with the kids several times, but this was the first time that Scott got to come and I have to say it was by far the most fun! The boys were loving every minute that they could do roller coasters and rides and show Scott how brave they are. Forget mom...they were shouting "Hi Dad!!" from every ride. I love it. I really do.

Scott and I in Hawaii (Kauai) hiking up to a beautiful beach and waterfall

Ty's face when he was just getting ready to get on the roller coaster
Cam and I getting ready to ride the roller coaster

When we got home from Hawaii we gave the boys these "surf shirts" and they immediately asked if they could wear them to bed. We decided that they could and so we put them on and Cam broke right into his famous "squat and wing out" dance. It seriously cracks me up. You have to see it in person and it will change your life.