Thursday, March 31, 2011

Picks from last Friday

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Desert... For Wendy triple chocolate cake and fresh whip cream.

Or me... Beef chow fun!

But what was for dinner??? Wendy needs to post the bes shwarma since aix!!! Oh and grilled cheese for her of course!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunday dinners...

This past Sunday we had salad, garlic bread smothered in cheese, semi-homemade spaghetti, and homemade chocolate chip cookies!

In addition to that daisy had a few bowls of applesauce, craisins, and of course some cheerios...

And then daisy, Devin and koren made some beautiful music together...

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And then koren and daisy played on the floor together...

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's not official...

But it sure feels like spring is here! Daisy was so upset when I picked her up today that she started crying because i was taking her home, which meant she couldnt play outside with her friends any more (all the kids were outside at day care today)

So when we got home we went out back to sit in our chairs. We first ate popcorn but that didn't last long.

And now we've moved on to smores! Don't tell mommy'

This is the best weather we've had this week and the third tome daisy and I have been out in the backyard. She loves to be outside!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Friday, March 11, 2011


... Mini-Chinny 2!

David mentioned this briefly in his post last Friday, when he mentioned our visits to Our Daily Bread after our prenatal visits. This mention sparked some questions of a missed announcement... nope. We've been planning to "blog-announce" our news for a while, but were waiting until we had spoken to a number of people in person, including our employers.

So finally, today, without further delay... Daisy is going to be a big sister!

We are expecting our second bundle of joy at the end of July (official due date July 29). Today, we had our 20-week ultrasound, and although we could have found out a gender prediction, we of course decided to wait and be surprised. So you'll all have to wait until July (or August if this baby is stubborn like Daisy) to see if it's a boy or a girl. But we are so excited!

Our pregnancy is going really well so far! We are thankful to have reached the half-way point without complications. I've been feeling great and have even been able to try and stay in shape with some running. In fact, I ran two races back in November when I was first pregnant but didn't know it yet. The 8k in Richmond and the half-marathon in Roanoke were both during the first month of pregnancy.

David was away on an overnight business trip in late November, and I was pretty sure at that point that I was pregnant. So I took a test, confirmed it, and then came up with a plan to surprise him. I had Daisy dressed up for when he returned...

We then decided we would tell our immediate families on Christmas Day. My parents and David's sister Lisa were in Blacksburg with us, so we had Daisy put on her "outfit" again to share the news with them. Here are a few pictures from that morning... she doesn't seem so excited about the news.

We texted these photos to the rest of our siblings and David's mom. After the New Year, we had our first doctor's visit and ultrasound.

After that, we started the process of slowing telling others, trying to catch as many folks in person as we could. We still waited awhile to announce the news to co-workers and our supervisors, making sure that things were going smooth. We then told Daisy's daycare to be expecting another Chinn to be joining them sometime this fall.

Again, we are excited to share the news with everyone. I'll close out the post with a few pictures from this morning's ultrasound. The first one is 2D, but the other two are 3D and are of mini-chinny's face and a hand up to it.

Looking forward to sharing more news as the little one gestates!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Headed home

Riding home from daycare reading a book...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Two traditions

1.In the morning while mommy sleeps, Daisy and i get up and sit in the papa chair and start breakfast. Sometimes it with the book sometimes without but it's always cheerios...

2. ODB aka Our Daily Bread. A French cafe with wonderful treats but also a very good breakfast. After every prenatal visit for daisy we stopped here for breakfast. The tradition continues with number two.

My two over easy eggs, tomato, soft bacon and cheese on a home made croissant.

Wendy got the same thing with crispy bacon and scrambled uncooked eggs or meat for her!

She's a cutie and a wonderful wife and mother!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Daisy's Godmother

After a night of playing with her godmother, daisy passed out all snuggly and warm...

While mommy and daddy went to see the kings speech with all you can eat popcorn courtesy of wades red bucket! Thanks!!!

Isn't daisy super cute snuggling her baby and Jeanette?