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The Nuffer Family Summer Camp: year 2

This summer should be interesting with a new baby on the way, summer school that extends before during and after the delivery of baby boy #3 (and a Spanish class that starts the week AFTER the baby gets here), and 2 little boys that need some structure, learning, and physical activity.  I'm nervous to take on such an adventure, but excited too!  I plan to really get in some fun before the baby gets here and then I will do what I can to keep up the weekly themes with help from daddy and grandma.

*Keep in mind, I will get books for each theme at our weekly visits to story time at the library

Lets do this!
Week 1 (June 2 - June 6):  DINOSAURS
Monday:  Paper plate dinosaurs
Tuesday:  Make dirt and dinos pudding cups (oreos, pudding, dinos, and M&M eggs) and watch Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Wednesday: TTU museum and Planetarium Dino show at 2pm
Thursday:  Make dinosaur fossil craft (found at the Dollar Tree)
Friday:  Make a dinosaur skeleton
Extras: dino dot to dots, dino games …

My last pregnancy

This is my last pregnancy.  I'm thrilled to say those words!  I do not like pregnancy.  At all.  Don't get me wrong, I'm soooo grateful I have been able to experience pregnancy and I'm even more grateful for my beautiful boys (baby #3 included).  I don't have words for how grateful I am for our family, especially since there was a time that we thought Jackson would be our only child.  But that doesn't change my feelings about pregnancy.  I. don't. like. it.  And this pregnancy has been difficult in it's own special ways.  The first trimester is always pretty stressful because of our previous losses and morning sickness is just awful, but otherwise, I have pretty boring pregnancies.  Thank goodness.  This time, however, it's been a little different...

Outside of the first trimester ick, I have had high blood pressure that meds don't seem to control and then in the second trimester I had elevated protein levels- both markers for pre-eclampsia.  I&…

Happy birthday, Monkey!

Monkey is a very important member of our family.  Uncle Josh gave Monkey to Jackson when he was 3 weeks old and Jackson has loved him ever since.  Monkey had loved Jackson through the stomach flu, scary dreams, show and tell at school, and Jackson sleeps with Monkey every night.  Not a night goes by that Jackson doesn't clutch on tightly to Monkey as he sleeps.  No other toy friend is loved more than Monkey in this house.  Even Austin loves and takes care of Monkey while Jackson is at school.

Here's a recent picture of Jackson holding Monkey tight while he fell asleep reading books. He loves his Monkey!

Last weekend, Saturday to be exact, Jackson informed us that Monkey's birthday was the very next day. Wait, what?! AND that we needed to have a birthday party for Monkey. Um, ok...
So I did what any self-respecting mommy does when confronted with such a dilemma, I planned an impromptu birthday party for Monkey! Here's Monkey and Jackson, best friends, excited for Monkey…

Free comic book day

I have come to terms with the fact that I will be the sole supplier of estrogen in this house.  I have even come to terms with everyone in this house, outside of me, loves Star Wars, superheroes, and any other nerdy hobby or media out there (minus Star Trek, thank goodness, because that might have been a real deal breaker for me).  So when free comic book day came around my entire household got extremely excited, even me because it meant peace and quiet while the boys chased free comic books around the city.  Jim would often tell me how many days were left until free comic book day.

The bid day finally arrived! Jim was so excited to dress the boys in their superhero gear- belts and capes included! You have to admit, they are pretty cute.

It's time to go find free comics! Yes, Austin wore the mask for the first part of the day- he was committed!

The second place they went to had all kinds of fun stuff.  They were in nerd heaven! First there was R2D2 (I hope I got that right...?) wh…

Red Robin, YUMMMM!

We have had Red Robin commercials in Lubbock forever and it made Jim crazy!  He loved Red Robin back in Oregon and he hates seeing commercials for Red Robin because Lubbock doesn't have one.  He called the commercials a big tease.  Well, surprise, surprise, surprise, Lubbock FINALLY got a Red Robin, and Jim couldn't be happier!  Just in time for his free birthday burger next month.

The best part of getting a Red Robin in Lubbock?  My mom scoring us free food before they actually opened!  Jim was ridiculously excited!  Red Robin AND it's free??  Yes, please.  I was sick with Strep and Bronchitis, so I was a little worried I wouldn't be able to go, but the night of our reservations I finally started to feel slightly better- so ignore that I look a little Flushed.
The family at Red Robin: Mommy and Austin.  We couldn't get him to stop watching basketball on TV-

Daddy and Jackson-

The food was delicious!  Just take Austin's word for it. ...And the fact that he'…