Thursday, September 23, 2010

Brady's going to be a brother!

Obviously. He'd be that either way. Not only is he going to be a brother, but he's also going to have a brother! Another boy for the Heywood's! We are excited! I was completely convinced that it was a girl- don't know why. I could just picture all the crafty things I could make for her, I guess. So, it's a good thing it's a boy- I'll spend less money! I'd post the ultrasound pictures, but they aren't on the computer yet, and you'd probably have to take my word for it, anyway! Due Feb. 9th!

You Can't Win 'em All

Exhibit A: S'mores Brownies
Sounds awesome, right? Well, when you have to substitute 1/2 of the ingredients, you know you're in trouble. Add that to baking with a gas oven that you aren'e familiar with, and voila! You have this hideous thing. It didn't even occur to me that the broiler in a gas oven would be open flames! And while they still tasted OK, I think all who ate them agree that just plain ol' brownies take the cake any day. Exhibit B: Brown Sugar Muffins
These are so yummy! I've made them countless times since we got the recipe for our wedding. They are quick, easy, and awesome! However, for some reason, I haven't figured out baking in Idaho yet (hadn't... I've already shown significant improvement) and these monsters came out of the oven looking like Jabba the Hut. Richard and Brady sure didn't mind, but grrrr!
Exhibit C: The Cute Pumpkin Patch
Get me out of the kitchen, and in front of a sewing machine, and things started to improve. I was down in Utah at my sister's house, and she was making some similar pumpkins. I seriously COULD NOT WAIT until I could make some of my own! Yay, a project! Yay, cute fall decorations!
The whole patch of them, nestled snugly on our heater. I love them.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Who loves Disneyland? We do! We do!

My favorite picture of the day! (above) Isn't that the most precious thing ever? Back in January, our family put on 2 showings of a Variety Show Extraordinaire for some old folks, and earned ourselves free tickets to the Happiest Place On Earth. It took us a while to pull things together, but we were finally able to go this past Saturday. SO FUN! Due to the fact that I am expecting (yes, this is an announcement...) I couldn't ride some of my favorites. However, this was ok, since Brady couldn't ride them either. So, there were a couple that he and I sat out on, while the rest of the family rode on. (my favorite: Space Mountain...not a pregnancy friendly ride) I also sat out on Indiana Jones. Wa Wa. Brady had a fantastic time- expecially on the Carousel. He would shake his head when it started slowing down! He was such a trooper, and I am soooo glad we were able to take him with us.
I LOVE the look of total amazement that he gets sometimes.
L to R: Jacob (married to Kayla), Kayla, Bryan, Kristalyn, Morgan, Papa, Grandma, Richard, me. With Brady out front, of course.
He rode it 5 times, I think. Loved EVERY minute of it.

He didn't actually ride on the wing, please understand. That was just the ONLY place he would sit and be happy for a picture. For spending the entire day there, and not leaving until 11 p.m., he was remarkably well behaved. He took a quick little nap in the stroller in the afternoon, and then completely conked out at around 9:45 p.m.
P.S. Sorry for the late pregnancy announcement. I haven't been to the Dr. yet, due to our move, quitting my job, etc. I have an appointment next week, where I assume I'll get an official due date, and hope to find out the sex. We are estimating Feb. 12. Yay!