Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall Carnival!

We finished off this weekend with going to the Heritage of Wauneta's fall carnival. We go every year & Peyton always has a lot of fun! She played numerous games, won prizes, won 2 cakes on the cake walk and got her face painted. I recommend it - it's a fun time had by all! ;o)

Hangin' with G-ma Betty inside, before everything got started.


Kelsi the clown!
(She REALLY wanted me to post this pic! Tee hee...)

One of the cakes she won.

The duck pond


Spin the wheel

Her favorite part... face painting & tattoos!

Weekend project!

This weekend was a busy one at the Vrbas household. Well... Joe was busy (with the help of his favorite little helper!) The major project was to build a roof over half of the deck, which Joe's been wanting to do for quite some time now. This weekend was perfect for it. Today was a little warm but he got it all done & it looks great!!

Here are some pics of him & Peytie up on the roof. Yeah, mom was a little frightened about her little girl being up there but she takes after her daddy & has a bit of a dangerous side, what can I say?! ;o) (Perhaps she'll take over the company some day?! Ha!)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A 'pampering' shower!

I got a pleasant surprise today at work. My co-workers threw me a 'pampering' shower during our usual 'staff meeting' lunch hour. We had pizza delivered & had yummy brownies & ice cream. I got a lot of nice things! Some of the gifts were aroma therapy candles, a really neat oil burning candle/lantern, Bath & Body Works lotion & soap set, gift certificates for a free massage, a spa pedicure and an Old Navy gift card! Everything will come in handy for this mommy -'post' pregnancy! I really appreciate the fact that I have such a great group of people to work with! I truly am blessed!

A 'not so great' picture of my gifts.

Oh, and I can't forget Peytie's gift. A couple of the girls, Renae & Starla, thought 'big sister' should get a gift too. Boy, do they know her well!! She absolutely loved the Bratz dolls!
A BIG thanks from Peytie, gals!

Anyway, here's a pic of 'soon-to-be big sis', cheesin' for the camera as usual. Daddy was blowing up balloons for her. She's such a nut for balloons! She had just got done doing a little Tae-Bo on her Scooby Doo punching bag. (That's what's behind her in case you were wonderin'.)

Peyton has really been getting excited about her new baby sister coming soon. Yes, I said 'soon' people. BETTER be soon!!! ;o) God help my family if I'm still pregnant this same time next week! J/K... But seriously folks, I'm getting a tad impatient. To update you all: I had a fun night on Tuesday. (Or should I say Wednesday morning?!) I was rudely awakened by contractions at around 12:30am, coming at steady 6 minute intervals... for about 3 1/2 hours!! I really thought that was it... it was time to go. I packed my bag, got dressed & ready to head to the hospital but then the contractions started to go away. So, I laid back down, fell asleep & woke up at 7:00 that morning with no more contractions obviously. So... who knows? Guess it was just my body 'practicing'. Haven't had any more since.

I had a Dr appointment today & was told she could come anytime between now & my due date. Talk about vague, huh? 'Course, how does anyone really know? He checked me & unfortunately I haven't dialated yet - however my cervix is softening. Guess things are starting... Will just have to wait & see. After all, it's ultimately up to the baby, right? That's the crazy thing about kids, they pretty much "run the show" from the moment of conception & continue 'til they're at least 18! Ha ha!

Well, perhaps my next update will be the birth announcement of this brand new baby girl?! Until then... Peace!~

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Volleyball season!

It's highschool volleyball season again & we're so proud of Tori! She's such a talented athlete. We enjoy watching her play! We were all able to take in 2 games this week. (Probably the extent of my game watching this season, since the baby will be here soon... or so we hope!) Here are some pics from Tuesday night. W/P vs. Southwest. We lost, but nonetheless, it was fun to watch our girls play. They really are a great team!

*I apologize for the 'blurry' pics. For some reason I just can't seem to hold still enough for my camera to take a still shot! It's frustrating... ;(

Grammy Tami & Peytie

Jack, checkin' out Peytie's pink phone.

Missy & Matthew

Tori kickin' butt!

Jack-Attack was back!!

Uncle Dave & Jack were back this week for a few days. They came to watch Tori play volleyball & to visit the fam. We had a great time & wish they lived closer so we could spend more time with them! Miss you guys already!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Nana!!

Yesterday was Nana's birthday! We hope you had a wonderful day!

We love you!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Yesterday was a tough day for me...

Yep... Peyton started Preschool!!

To tell ya' the truth, I've kinda' been in denial for quite some time & I guess just never thought this day would ever come... but, it did obviously. She was an absolute 'Big Girl' about the whole thing! She wasn't really nervous or anything. When we got into the classroom, she walked right in, hung up her backpack & looked for her chair at the table. (As if she knew what she was doing from experience or something!?) Her mommy, on the other hand, bawled like a baby, or sobbed like a blubbering idiot -whichever way you wanna' look at it! (The waterworks didn't actually start until I was back in my car, pulling away.) I kept thinking, the last time I felt that way was the 1st day (actually week) I left her to return to work after my 7 week maternity leave... almost 4 YEARS AGO!!!! ;o) I'm so sad, yet so happy & proud of my little, er... BIG girl! She's grown up so fast!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sunday at the pits!

Well, whether we like it or not, fall is quickly approaching. So, Sunday we went out to the pits for the last time this summer. Poppo, Nana, Mommy, Daddy, Peytie (& Spencer) went out & had a blast... despite the 40mph winds! We had a few other people join us around the campfire later that nite. We had a blast swimming, lounging on the beach, enjoying hot dogs, brats & s'mores!

Poppo Hank, floatin' around...

Peytie sure has become quite the beach bum! She absolutely loves to go to the sand pits! It's gonna' be a long fall/winter, before our next trip.

Joe dug a cool moat in the sand for Peytie to play in. It was actually pretty neat. I just wish I would've taken a picture of the final result.

Monday, September 1, 2008

A trip to the park!

I took Peytie to the park in Wauneta for a while on Friday morning before going to lunch with Nana. She LOVES their park & all the "cool" playground equipment!

Our little monkey!