Sunday, March 22, 2009

MARCHing Along

Grandma and Grandpa Rich came to visit us this last weekend. Hooray! We had a such a nice visit with them and enjoyed their company. Thank you so much for coming to be with us.
Tessa is always so happy to have any of her grandparents around. She honestly could have cared less if Jake and I were there or not. And I cannot mention this last weekend without mention how much they spoiled us. After spending the day out and about, Gma and Gpa Rich helped us pick some living room paint color swatches I could happily live with (remember this?) and then said, "Well, let's do it. Let's paint." So we did. Do I think they are insane for wanting to spend vacation time painting my living room and hallway? Yes I do. And we love them all the more for it. I feel so much calmer in my living room and haven't looked up once to hate the color, which was becoming a nightly ritual before. Plus, they helped us do a WAY better job than we would have been able to do on our own. Believe me.


Then later in the week, Tessa and I went with a friend and her boys to the Children's Museum. There was so much to do. I was impressed. We will certainly be returning one day.

The dinosaurs were the hit of the day, but we also had fun checking out the light/shadow room, the animal displays, the turtle pond, the dress up area, the fire engine slide, the miniature house, the bug room, the water play area, etcetera, etcetera.











And lastly, Jake thought it would be a good to remember to take pictures of this pregnancy. He's right. So, here I am today, just a little into my 6th month of growing a baby boy.








11 comments:

Krista said...

Six months!?!?! No stinkin' way. You look (in a word) FABULOUS! How fun to have a visit from your dad. I love when my dad comes over and decides I need help with things. The new paint color looks great.

Kelly said...

Maren, you look so good! way to carry that baby! I really don't think you look 6 months. I'm jealous. Love the paint too.

Maren said...

Okay, you have to remember that I'm BAREly starting the 6th month. I've got plenty of time for more expansion and swelling.

Rasmussen Forever said...

That's so fun Maren! I'm so happy you got to spend so time with family. That's always wonderful, and so much more when they'll paint with you. HELLO, I HATE to paint. You look so beautiful. Six months? Really? That's crazy!!! You really look amazing. I'm glad you had a lot of great things going on. Tessa is so cute, I'm excited for her to be a big sister.

Lori said...

You are so beautiful Maren. I love that picture of you. I really like the new paint too, it was super nice of your dad and Sandy to help you. Great museum! Tessa looks like she was having a great time, she is so cute!

Talbot Family said...

Fun fun fun. I must say I do love the neutrality of the new living room. You look great! That is a teeny tiny baby bump.

The Egans said...

I can't believe you're in your 6th month! You are tiny! It's at this point in my pregnancies that people start asking if I'm sure I'm not having twins! I'm a little jealous! Cute pictures! Your living room looks great and Tessa is adorable as usual!

Ranell and Brandon said...

Man your walls look good! Aren't we all lucky to have such wonderful, hardworking people in our lives? I dont know how anyone lives without a Ralph and Sandy!

I love your belly! Its so cute and tiny, I cant believe you are 6 months already, where has the time gone????

Mindy said...

wow, 6 months...so tiny! you look great and so does your family room!

Kelley Rae said...

OK there is no way I'm posting my 6 mo. pic now, you look way too good! Ü

Dan and Michelle said...

Maren and Jake,
Thanks again for such a delicious dinner and fun time last week. We really enjoyed hanging out with you. Thanks! Dan and Michelle