Monday, May 2, 2011

Turnbough Happenings

The past few months have been very busy for us around here and it doesn't look like it's slowing down anytime soon.  Although it's a good busy!

In January we celebrated Sadie's 1 year birthday.  We had a great time with friends and family here at the house.  Sadie had a frog birthday party and her first taste of cake which she thoroughly enjoyed!

February and March were fairly uneventful except we found out that we will be welcoming baby #3 into the mix at the end of October.  This was quite a suprise and blessing at the same time.  After quite a few ultrasounds and dr. appts I have finally passed the 12 week mark and we're looking forward to seeing this little one later on this year.  Ella also had her yearly check-up with Dr. Peiris, her cardiologist.  He informed us that there was little to no leakage in her aortic valve and very minimal leakage in her mitral valve.  He let us know that for us to ever do anything about this, the leakage would have to get significantly worse.  He also said for us to encourage daily activity and let her do as much as she wanted to because that would only strengthen her heart and he doesn't need to see her back for 3 to 5 years!  Praise God!!!!
Here's me at14 weeks.  Ella wanted to be in the picture too.  Her belly's about as big as mine.   Not really, her shirts just too little. 

Ella in an "Ella" outfit.  She calls this her "Halloween."

April was pretty busy as it all started on a windy Sunday afternoon around 3:45 as I was waking up from a nap and the girls were sleeping soundly.  The wind had really picked up outside and the dirt was blowing so bad you could barely see anything.  I commented to Jim that it looked really nasty out and as he looked out our back door he noticed there was a HUGE blazing fire out in the pasture.  He jumped up, I jumped up, he called 911 (which doesn't really work around here, but that's another story), I grabbed my camera and then panicked.  Jim was running around trying to get water hoses, luckily it was far enough back and the wind was blowing to the east so it was going to bypass us but we worried about our neighbors down the street.  I ran inside and got the girls and we headed down to the next door neighbors parents house while the guys fought the fire and helped everyone out.  It got up to some fences and in a few back yards but thankfully no houses were destroyed and no one was hurt.  I've never really thought about our litttle volunteer fire department but I am SOOO thankful they were there!  They did a fantastic job!

Last weekend we celebrated Easter at my aunt Elaine's house. It was so much fun this year!  The girls had a great time hunting easter eggs with all their cousins.  When I was little we would go to grandmothers, my mom's mom, for Easter and have easter egg hunts but then all of us cousins got older and grandmother passed away so we just quit getting together for Easter.  This year my aunt Elaine decided to start up the tradition again since there's getting to be more little ones.  We had a blast!  Thanks aunt Elaine!

Ella and Sadie are growing like weeds.  Ella's into Barney and Word World.  She loves to play outside and ride her tricycle.  She also loves being the best helper and big sister EVER!!  Sadie turned 15 months on the 29th and has finally taken a few steps on her own.  She's talking a lot and understands what you say.  She can also follow directions.  Her and Ella have a great time together.  It's so much fun watching them be sisters.

And a few random pictures.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Happy 2011 and everything else

One word to sum up my life right now *chaos*!  OK so this post won't have any pictures because they are on my other computer that I left at church on Sunday.   However, since it's been forever since I posted and I actually had some time today I thought I would go ahead and do it.

We had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving.  Jim was on call on Thanksgiving so my parents graciously made the trek to DC and we made a nice small dinner for ourselves and enjoyed the company.

Christmas was equally as wonderful!  Taylor and Audrey came in from Singapore so the girls and I  headed to San Angelo the week before Christmas to spend some time with them. Ella had a great time with her aunt Audrey and uncle Taylor!  We then came back to DC on Christmas weekend because Jim was on call again, to spend Christmas with him.  Ella and Sadie got a lot of wonderful things from Santa!  A few of Ella's favorites are her play horses, leapfrog computer, Tom's pink sparkly shoes, dress me Elmo, dress up set and Elmo pink purse.  Some of Sadie's favorites are her books, wooden giraffe, music keyboard, and Tom's pink sparkly shoes.  We also introduced Elf on the Shelf this year.  Ella didn't quite get the concept this year but next year will be perfect.  We had an Elf on the Shelf when I was little but it didn't have the same story with it as the new ones.  We finished out Christmas by going back to San Angelo and spending the week with mom and dad.  Taylor and Audrey had to get back to Singapore.  Then we rung in the new year at mom and dad's with all of the Price clan (my mom's family.)

Other big news:
Jim gets to move to his new job on Friday!!  We are so excited for him and can't wait.  It's been a long process and it's FINALLY coming to fruition.  We're very proud of him!! Also, we bought some land!  We're really excited to move out to the country and have our own space.  Everyone is welcome to come stay with us when we get our house built. 

Ella and Sadie are growing up so fast!  Ella is talking up a storm.  For your entertainment here are some of the latest Ellaisms:

We were headed to the store in Hobbs:
Ella: Mom, you don't go that way to the store
Me: Well, which way do I go?
Ella: That way (pointing the other way)

Ella: Jo-Jo (Sadie in Ella terms) has the BEST Ella!

Ella: Mom, Daddy's going to take me to a football game
Me: He is?
Ella: YEAH, that'll be fun huh mommy?

On our way to San Angelo:
Ella trying to get my attention: hey mommy, hey mommy, hey mommy
Me:  Ella- mommy needs to drive right now hold on
Ella: Hey Babe

Sadie will be 1 on the 29th and I cannot believe it!!  This past year has gone by so fast.  She just started crawling, however, I attribute that to her sister bringing her everything and not letting her go get it.  She eats anything you put in front of her, I mean anything!  If you give her a cracker or something little and you're eating table food she gets mad and starts waving and fussing at you to give her some of your food.  She's so sweet and cuddly but has quite the personality.  Ella calls her silly Sadie.  She loves to laugh and play with Ella.  The sad thing is she already knows how to pick on Ella when she gets bored but they love playing together!
So that's our happenings over the past few months.  I'll try to blog more in 2011, no promises.  I'll post pictures as soon as I get my computer back.