Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A busy December!

We are finally on Christmas break! Luke finished up his exams last week and I had my concerts at school on Tuesday night and then taught through Friday and now we are done! I do have a teacher workday tomorrow, then we have a doctor's appointment and our last childbirth education class tomorrow night. First thing Tuesday morning, we are off to spend 12 days in Greenwood, SC, with the Tolbert clan. We are so looking forward to some rest and some wonderful family time! Here are a couple of pictures from this past week.

My 7th and 8th Grade chorus at our concert on Tuesday night

7th grade orchestra performing at the concert

Luke and I at the wedding of some good friends on Saturday night...
I think this can count as the 32 week tummy shot too!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmastime at the Tolberts!

Well, we are definitely ready for Christmas around here. We put up our tree and all of our Christmas decorations in plenty of time to enjoy them for a while before we head to SC for Christmas. I thought I would share a little tour of our Christmas-y home!

Front entryway ledge

Our 7.5 foot Tree!
(You would think that this being our third Christmas as a married couple, we would have a tree topper by now, but we haven't found one we really like alas, no topper...)

Living Room curtains

Nativity from Texas

Bolivian Nativity on the kitchen windowsill

Kitchen Table

Kitchen sink mat

More kitchen stuff

Back door

Our Advent calendar - a family tradition affectionately known as "Christmas in a Can"
(see below)

Coffee Table...on the left side you will see the can that keeps all of the Advent calendar supplies!

And my personal favorite...

Our stockings...all three of them!
(No this will not be her permanent stocking, but a friend gave it to me and I couldn't resist putting it up!)

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

November update

I know, I know, it's been way too long since I've posted. We really have been extremely busy over the last few weeks! But I figured I would take this opportunity to catch you up on what has been going on in the Tolbert house.

First, our school performance of the shortened Broadway musical Annie Jr. was a huge success! We sold out both nights and even got a great review (pictures and all) in the paper! Luke's parents also came up to see the show, and it was great to have them here for the weekend. Here is a picture of the entire cast at the dress rehearsal singing "Tomorrow".

Here's a fun picture of the whole cast in my classroom before the show - Break a leg!

We also made our first major baby purchase that same weekend - our all-in-one travel system (carseat/stroller)! We got a great deal on it and I love the pattern. Here is Daddy-to-be practicing!

Last Tuesday we headed up to DC to spend Thanksgiving with my sister, her husband, Wesley, brand new baby Cooper, and my mom who is here from Bolivia. We had a wonderful time snuggling baby Cooper and entertaining Wesley. We also had a great Thanksgiving dinner. We sure missed Dad, Andrew, Stephen, Rachael, and Leah though!

Before the feast!

Cooper with his big brother

Finally, we have also started a childbirth education class at the hospital. We have had two classes so far and we're really enjoying it and definitely learning a lot. Hopefully we'll be as prepared as we can be for our little girl's arrival in just 10 weeks!

And of course, no baby blog post is complete without an updated tummy shot. So here I am at 29.5 weeks.