Saturday, October 30, 2010


I have to stop looking at Do-It-Yourself Blogs. In my head I have become a master of sewing (even though I haven't gotten my sewing machine plugged in yet) and all other crafty things. Is it nesting? Maybe, I just want to make everything i see!! Here are a few Christmas presents I hope to accomplish for my kids and a few other kiddos in my life...

1. A puppet theatre for Jackson!
2. A Book Sling for baby, Jackson, and a few other special little people.
3. A Hobby Horse for each of my little boys.
4. An Advent Calendar (for next Christmas I think) for my little guys.

Of course all of these have to wait until AFTER I have finished my class (due Nov. 30th)and baby #2 is born (November 9). But maybe I can get a few of these done...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


It's amazing what a busy weekend will do to a women who is 9 months pregnant. The wedding was Saturday- it's Tuesday and I am STILL exhausted! It was a great weekend filled with friends and family! Jackson did an awesome job as the ring bearer! He danced until 10:30pm on Saturday! He did about a million cute things during the wedding, rehearsal, bus ride, and reception!

Here are a couple of cute pictures I have. I will get more posted later this week!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

4 Weeks...

In four weeks... yes, that's 4 weeks... I will officially be the mother of two little boys! I can't believe how fast/slow this pregnancy has gone! I can't get enough of snuggling Jackson, because I know in 4 weeks (yep, 4 weeks), my attention will be split and I am just not sure I am ready for that!!

I have a list... quite long really... of things that need to be done before the baby arrives in Waukon. Maybe if I make a list and post it for other people I will actually get some of it accomplished.

1. Set up swing in living room
2. Set up pack 'n' play in our bedroom
3. Wash diapers
4. Clean out baby's room
5. Hang up curtains in Baby and Jackson's room
6. Purchase baby bouncer and monitor
7. Make Baby's blanket
8. hang up pictures in baby's room
9. Wash bottles
10. Pack "emergency" hospital bag
11. Make at least 2 more casseroles for freezer
12. Clean out and plug in big freezer in garage
13. Wash Boppy
14. Potty train child #1 (okay, so this isn't going to happen, but I wish)
15. Finish video class (due at end of November)
16. Figure out how to use my sewing machine so I can finish the 3 Christmas presents I want to make.
17. Finish buying all my Christmas presents... really only have a few things left on the list.
18. Finish Jackson's Pregnancy book... I don't think this baby is getting one... maybe he will get a pregnancy section in his scrapbook.
19. Take picture of Jackson with my belly...
20. About 100 other little things I want done!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Two weekends ago we went to an apple orchard/pumpkin patch in Praire du Chein while my parents were here to visit. Jackson has become obsessed with apples since the visit and so have I! Jackson carries around an apple after his nap and munches on it until dinner time (he still only gets about 1/3 of the way through the apple).

I love making things with the apples we purchased. Although, I find it time consuming (and my feet swell) when I have to stand and core/peel/slice or dice the apples, so I haven't made as much as I would like. But I want to get a peck of apples to make some more desserts and apple sauce before Apple season is done! I made this really easy applesause... super easy and fast. core/peel/slice 8 apples, 3/4 c. brown sugar, 1/2 c. water, 1 Teaspoon cinnamon. Mix all together in crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours. Smash with potatoe masher and serve warm (or cold). It's wonderful!!! I also made an apple crisp for Andy, because he loves apple crisp. I have to make it again for him, because we had company when we made it and he didn't get to have any leftovers. Here are some pictures of our trip. :)

Crunch, crunch...
The Moores

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bowling Time

Jackson has "joined" a bumper bowling league! He started yesterday (Saturday), with a whopping score of 31- he had a BLAST!! It's a drop in kind of league, we go at 10am on the days we are able to go and then he is put on a team with other kids who have shown up, too.

This week, Jackson bowled with 2 other little boys. One was 5 and 1 was about 3. Jackson had so much fun!! Although his score was 31 and he got the ball going at about 1.2 mph, for a little boy bowling with a 6lb ball (1/5 of his weight), he did great. 1 hour later and 20 thrown balls later Jackson completed his first bowling game. I think we know what he will be getting for Christmas this year!! :)

Andy's parents stopped by to see the last few frames and Jackson was excited to see Grandma Jo and Granpa Larry. We then went to the park for a little while. He was very tired by the end of it and took a 3 1/2 hour nap!

We will definately be spending Saturday mornings bowling for the next 15 weeks.

Enjoy the pictures!
The Moores