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Special Edition: Mid-Week Update ;)

25 Sep

As you know, each week I update you with things that have been happening in the Jenkinson household. I know I missed ANOTHER post this past Sunday but I think I have a pretty good reason.

WE ARE EXPECTING ANOTHER BABY!!!!

Chris and I are happy to announce that we are expecting our 2nd baby and we couldn’t be happier about it! That means Miss Kyler will be a Big Sister which she doesn’t really understand (and to be honest, I don’t think she will until the baby is here).

Big Sister Kyler!

Baby 2.0 is due April 4th which makes me 12 weeks and 5 days to those that are counting 🙂

So for those of you that are curious….

  • We found out on July 28th and confirmed with two preggo tests
  • I have been feeling pretty good thus far, although the fatigue has really kicked my butt. I tend to go to bed pretty late but I have been passed out between 9-10 every night for the past several weeks.
  • Nausea hasn’t been too bad, just when I was hungry, but I was feeling very blah for a few weeks there.
  • Just like with Kyler, I get very “out of breath” feeling and dizzy in the mornings which means I move even slower than before.
  • The headaches have started but I have my little tricks to make them go away 🙂
  • And holy cow, as soon as I found out I felt my stomach get thicker almost instantly. I was freaking out that at that rate I would be big by now but I am happy to say I have stayed the same size for a few weeks now. I guess it just happens quicker which is what I am hearing and reading 🙂

Overall, I am feeling good and am excited to enter my 2nd trimester! We are so excited to meet the new little guy/gal and expand our little family of 3 to 4!

UCF vs Penn State Weekend

18 Sep

In lieu of the Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons, I figured I would share some pictures and highlights of our weekend up in Central PA. We were off bright and early Friday morning (7:30am flight which meant 5am wake up call). We scored with an empty seat next to us which made life MUCH better!

Kyler started out pretty good on Friday. She was pretty good on the flight but as we got closer to land, she started getting a little cranky. By the time we put her in the stroller in the airport, she was having a full on melt-down. As soon as we were in the car, she passed out and I thought the end of the crankiness was near!

Miss Kyler woke up as we approached the Farm and the crankiness had not stopped. We attempted lunch then headed to State College. She continued her tantrum fits and made for a not so enjoyable time. Poor girl had a molar coming through on top of everything else so I know she was really uncomfortable. Tylenol wasn’t really doing the trick but there was nothing other than being outside and walking around that would make her happy. We stopped off at the Penn State Arboretum and she seemed to like that.

From there, we headed to the Penn State Creamery for some ice cream and she loved that (what’s not to like). The rest of the day was followed by tantrum after tantrum until it was bed time. Thankfully, she went down easily and Mom and Dad were not far behind 🙂

Saturday was game day and Kyler was GREAT!!!!! She was back to her happy, normal self. We walked down to the neighbor’s farm to see some cows. She really liked when they moo’ed at her. 

 

My memory card crashed so all of my good photos from Friday and Saturday morning are gone. I am in the process of trying to recover them so fingers are crossed!

A few hours later, calves showed up at Nana’s Farm so we had to say hi to those too! 

 

After a quick nap, we were ready to tailgate (with a good Cheese of course)

We had the House Divided shirt made up from a shop on Etsy. We ironed it on and it was perfect!!! I went to UCF and Chris went to Penn State plus it was Mickey and Minnie so everyone was happy.

A few of my friends from back home traveled up for the game so we tailgated with them for a bit.

UCF Alumni had a tent set-up so we swung by to hang with some fellow Knights. Kyler loved the balloons.

Game time! 

 

She got to meet the Nittany Lion!

Go Knights! 

 

We had to leave at the half since it was Kyler’s bedtime but UCF went on to win 34-31!!!!

The next day, we walked around the Farm for a bit. It was chilly out around 9am but it warmed up later in the day.

Later on, we headed to Horsepower Farm to meet some horses. The woman who runs it is a cousin of my Mother-In-Law’s so Kyler got to meet some up close.

Monday morning, we were up at 4am (UGH) and on the road by 4:30am to catch our 7am flight. Kyler enjoyed some Starbucks coffee cake for breakfast.

We had another empty seat on the flight home and Kyler did great!

 It was a nice trip filled with family time, nice weather, and football! We could have done without the cranky Kyler but she still had a good time and enjoyed all of the farm animals.

Weekend Update with the Jenkinsons

9 Sep

Well I am a day late and this is going to be very quick because there wasn’t much that was “blog worthy”.

Kyler did start swimming lessons this week!!!

The kid LOVES her peanut butter & jelly sandwiches…. sometimes it’s easier to feed her that with her clothes off because… well you can see 🙂

She is very much into her stuffed toys lately…. Elmo is a favorite right now and he tends to go with her quite a bit.

Kyler had another swim class over the weekend…. she is doing great! She cries the whole time but I am hoping that will stop. The teacher said she is a strong little girl and will pick this up in no time so that is great to hear!

We are in the “not having fun” stage of swimming classes and I expect that to last a week or so more… this was her on the way home. Miss grumpy!

But then of course realized I took a picture so she stopped for a second to say “Cheese”

For dinner, I made a homemade burrito bowl and tried to duplicate Chiptole’s flavor with lime and cilantro…. It wasn’t exact but it was pretty good!

Short and sweet but that is all I got!!!! We take off to PA this weekend to head to the Farm, State College for some UCF vs Penn State football (go UCF!!) and family time! Not to mention, I am VERY much looking forward to some Fall weather 🙂 See you on the flip side!

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

2 Sep

The week started off celebrating Chris’s 34th birthday!!! Happy Birthday babe!!!

We kept it pretty laid back and ordered pizza (Chris’s fav) and went out for some frozen yogurt.

The week came and went and nothing really excited happened. We did have a very nice long weekend spent with lots of quality family time. We went out for breakfast at our favorite spot Keke’s.

We hit up the bookstore afterwards which Kyler thought was pretty cool. Especially when she found the little stage. She loves it up there!

Next stop was Lowes which Kyler ran straight to the tractors and climbed right up.

Chris ended up having to go to work for a hour or so but brought home lunch from Briantos, a local cheese steak place, and some hard to find Birch Beer! This reminds me of growing up and visiting my grandparent’s North Carolina home. They had some Birch trees out front and we used to snap the twigs and smell them. Love Birch Beer!

Kyler and I headed out to run some errands Sunday morning while Chris went in to work for a little bit. We stopped and got some Dunkin Donuts munchkins…. Kyler of course LOVED them.

The rest of the weekend was spent loungin’ by the pool.

Kyler’s hair is getting long!!! 2 things about this photo: 1) she is looking up somewhat so it’s not THAT long 2) it is longer than you would think because it’s only in the middle and in the back… we tend to brush that to the sides to minimize the mullet look 🙂

She helped Dad dust today 🙂 Such a good little helper.

She vacuumed of course too 🙂

Multi-tasking…. reading a book while climbing some stairs. Goofy girl.

It was a fun, uneventful, relaxing weekend with my 2 favorite people. Work for me is about to kick it into high gear with the NBA season upon us so I try to soak up as much time with them as I can.

Miss Kyler starts swim lessons tomorrow (eek!!!) and I am so anxious/scared to see how it goes!  Look for that update next week 🙂

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!! Have a great week!!!

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

25 Aug

The week itself was pretty laid back and uneventful. And I am okay with that! As we approached the weekend, I was busy putting things together for Kendra’s surprise baby shower.

The Gilbertson‘s aren’t finding out what the sex of the baby is this time around so the girls (Sally and Lindsey who I hosted the shower with) came up with the cute “What Will It Bee” theme!

Finished product!

Yummy food!

Baby Gilbertson!

and super yummy cupcakes from Sweet! by Good Golly Miss Holly…. can’t go wrong there!

Shot of the Momma with the hostesses

The shower was great and the best part was she was really surprised!!

The rest of the weekend was spent with my little love bug ❤

Bug

Just getting a little chair massage while we shop.

Tomorrow is Chris’s birthday so I decided to make him a big meal tonight since I don’t have much time after I get home from work.

I am sure we will order his favorite tomorrow night: pizza. The guy could eat it every day if I let him.

I am looking for a laid back week and weekend with no agenda and nothing to do! The past few weekends have been go go go so I would love nothing more than to just hang out! We are finally working on Kyler’s big girl bed so maybe we will make some progress with that by next weekend! Have a great week!

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

18 Aug

Pool finish was installed on Monday!!!

Started filling it up with water on Tuesday…

Which means….. pool was ready to use on Wednesday!!!!

Kyler was the first to go in…

and the rest of the gang went in right after!

Kyler had a great time in the pool! Thankfully we have her signed up for swimming lessons because she is not afraid of the water!

We did have to stay home from school/work on Wednesday because K had an eye infection and pink eye. She sure was a happy kid even with all of that going on!

Friday night, I worked the KISS show at work and Chris spent the night hanging out with his sister and nephew. They are visiting for the weekend before making their way back to Singapore.

We headed up for a day at SeaWorld on Saturday. The kiddos had fun and got to see a lot of different animals! The penguins were definitely the highlight. We had yet to go on the new ride or see them because every time we have been, the line has been over 2 hours! We only waited about 20 minutes… not too bad!

Kyler LOVED the penguins. She could care less that is was 30 degrees in there (no joke, when you get off the ride, you are in the open air exhibit with the penguins and it was 30 degrees. Burrrr)

Thankfully, you can leave the freezing area and still see the penguins for a bit.

We also checked out the Shamu show and the dolphin show!

It was HOT out but we survived. Kyler passed out before we made it back to the car.

We spent the rest of the weekend in the pool! So nice to have it now with these mid 90’s that have been hanging around!

Kyler had a great time with her cousin Matt this weekend!

Kyler with her Auntie Jen

We had a fun filled weekend with family but it’s back to the real world tomorrow. Already. So. Soon.

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

11 Aug

Pillow fight! Kyler won 🙂

Kyler checking out New Zealand

It was water day at school so she got to bring her backpack in. Such a big girl.

Just having some din din

This weekend, my friend Marisa and I drove down to Ft. Myers to surprise our friend Marissa (confused yet) with a weekend visit!!!

Stopped at Fenway South (sorry Chris!)

Meanwhile back at home… Chris busted his butt working on the sprinkler system and new sod and trees went in!

The girls are happy to have their backyard back!

and so is Kyler!

I had a fun weekend spending time with my girlfriends but it was nice to get home to these two ❤

I just miss her so much every time I am not with her!

Realllllyyyy hoping our pool gets finished this week. Chris’ sister Jen and our nephew Matt is coming to visit and it would be nice to have our house put together!!

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Hope you had a great weekend! Here’s to another week!

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