Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lighten up!

It's spring - and it was time to freshen up our blog!  Hope you like the new look.

Speaking of freshening up...  This morning I got to enjoy my Mother's Day gift from my boys (thanks to Mom, who took care of a snotty little boy for me) - a prenatal massage and pedicure!  I was really thankful for Rob's thoughtfulness, as it was the best gift he could have given me right now.  I'm no longer able to paint my own toes, even though I tried last week, and I don't have to (and won't) explain to you what the home stretch of a pregnancy feels like.  For an hour, I forgot what it felt like to lug around my 30 lb hunk-of-a-little-man atop my prego belly.  Even better, no one was kicking it or headbutting it, from the outside at least (I would have asked for my money back).  

Especially memorable was the pedicurist who got a laugh out of the ridiculous tan lines on the tops of my feet.  I wasn't lying in my last post about those Privo's that I love and wear all. the. time.  And just because I KNOW you want to laugh along with her... (please know that the color of the polish is very distorted in this picture, and not at all that neon in real life!)

She was also pleased (??!!) that I didn't require the use of toe-separators since my toes are not fleshy and all squished together, like normal feet.  Right now, my little sister is laughing somewhere in Upland, Indiana about our Armbruster-finger-toes.

The inside of our house could use a little spring-infusion also...  I'm playing around with the idea of enlarging these images I took at the Arboretum the other day, framing them, and propping them up on our mantle.  I'm mainly including this tidbit of information because I feel slightly uncomfortable about the fact that this post has only a picture of my foot in it so far.  Hopefully this evens things out for you.

And that's about all I have the energy for right now!   I would love to make homemade cut-out silhouettes of the 3 of us to put in oval frames, learn to sew, try a few new recipes, and disassemble the stroller and high chair for a thorough cleaning (which WILL happen eventually)... but my next crafty project is to transition the nursery decor for our baby girl.  Mom and I are brainstorming a basic mural for the crib wall.  Stay tuned!

Aren't they cute!?


Abby said...

Lucky you--what a great Mother's Day gift! You definitely deserve it, Ashley :)

Crystal said...

So much fun! Thanks for sharing where you live.. it's nice to get to know everyone!

Funny you mention the tan lines from your shoes. I am the same.. my older two children are both in sports.. all summer.. about every other day.. flip flops.. hot Texas sun equals BAD tan lines. Last summer when I was pregnant with bentley my OB would make fun of me at my check ups. ha.

Crystal said...

... and thank you for the prayers! It means the WORLD to us!!!

The Larsons said...

I love the new fresh look of the blog. Prenatal massages are truly a gift. I treasured mine last year. I love your toes; I got a pedi yesterday and had an extra pep in my step all day. I can't wait to see you and your house. I love the idea of the pictures. I got Char a new water table yesterday for our porch after seeing Robbie's cool water/sand table. I thought without a yard, sand was not the best option for us. :) I'm diggin' Robbie's new wheels, too. Love you guys. Thanks for your sweet comments on our blog. B

the deKorne family said...

love the makeover! and the toes. a pedicure is such a lovely thing!! yes, i got my hair cut and digitally enhanced. now if i could just find the time to shower and blow it dry!

Jennifer said...

Love the new look of the blog. Definitely screams spring (in a good way) -- bright and happy -- just makes you want to smile. Your toes, too! : )

Great idea for the pictures from the Arboretum. I say DEFINITELY do it! I can't wait to see what you and your Mom come up with for the nursery, too. I know it's going to be just beautiful. I still can't believe you only have a month and a half to go (approx.). Is it just me, or does the second pregnancy go by SO much faster than the first one?

I love the little car Robbie's riding in in the picture with your Mom. One of my Mom's friends let us borrow theirs when we visited back in March and Tyler loved it. I've been looking for one -- where did you get it?

noahpaul said...

ha ha, glad to hear someone else has finger toes!! your pedi looks cute=)