Friday, December 9, 2016

Thanksgiving Dinner and Shopping

We ended up buying our turkey the night before and trying to quickly defrost it before the big meal.  I think it ended up taking 2 hours longer to cook than we anticipated so everyone was hungry and more than ready to eat when the turkey finished.

The food turned out great and we kept eating the left overs for lunch and dinner all Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  We had some left on Monday but by then we were all tired of it.  Bob made there rest of the turkey into a soup and we threw everything else away.  The kids all loved the cranberry sauce and I was surprised that no one really liked the stuffing.  I made a frog eye salad that my grandma used to make.  People liked it but it made a huge batch that we didn't even come close to finishing.
That night we went to walmart just to grab a couple things on sale.  We were back home within an hour.  I told the girls that if we had a big house than we could get this bear.
Friday morning we went shopping to a few different stores.  We didn't leave until around 8:30 and didn't have anything really important to get.  We just like the fun of Black Friday shopping.  I was most excited about all the clothes we bought for our baby girl.  We didn't save any of the girls clothes so we pretty much need to start over.  It is fun!

Even though the kids had to go back to school on Monday Bob didn't end up going back to work until Wednesday.  He has so much time home I don't think he knew what to do with himself.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Game Time

For Thanksgiving this year we stayed home and had lots of time to play with the kids.  It sort of turned into a game weekend.  They loved all the board games and it was perfect to keep them busy while Bob and I went back and forth in and out of the kitchen.

Costumes are always going on at our house.
Tucker got really into Yahtzee.  He's played it before but this was the first time he really understood it and could play all by himself.





Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gender Reveal


We found out a few weeks ago that we were having a girl.  I was almost 17 weeks at my doctors appointment and he did an ultrasound on the spot to check for me.  It was great.  I was so excited.  I would have been ok about having a boy but I really wanted a girl.  I think it mattered to me this time more than with all my other pregnancies.  

I wanted to tell the kids in a fun way so I made cupcakes and filled them with pink frosting. 
 It worked out great because even the kids who were sad about having a girl were happy to be eating a cupcake.  The treat softened the blow a bit for Tucker.  He was the only one upset.



We've already been shopping for girl clothes.  I love all the cute little baby stuff.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Big News

We are excited to announce baby girl Woestman will be coming in April 2017!





Sunday, December 4, 2016

Watch What I'm Wearing

I love this skirt for Christmastime!



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Golden Gate Bridge

While planning our short trip to San Fransisco I looked up online things to do.  Number one on almost every list was to drive across the Golden Gate bridge.  It was pretty and iconic but honestly just a bridge.  We drive across the Tacoma Narrows bridge all the time so no one was that excited.  We stopped and took pictures afterwards.  Sorry they aren't great, it was dark and I only had my phone.


Last time we were in California hiking through the redwood forest was one of everyones favorite things so we made sure to do that again.  I will say that I prefer the one we went to last time, but this was fun too.


We also spent time at the Fisherman's Wharf.  Bob and the kids walked around here the whole time I was on Alcatraz so they got to spend quite a bit of time here.  It reminded us of Pikes Place, but bigger and more crowded on the streets.



I took one last picture of the bridge while driving out of town.  Goodbye San Fransisco!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

San Fransisco Tour

Before I post about Thanksgiving I want to finish sharing about our San Fransisco trip.    We started the morning out with a free walking tour.  They have tons of these all over the city.  I'd love to do more but we only had one day.  Even that one tour the kids thought was boring and so Bob and I were getting stressed with keeping them quiet.
After about an hour of the walking tour we went up to the top of this parking garage that had a great view.  The kids had enough though so we quietly left the tour and walked back to the car.
Our next stop was Lombard St.  I've seen it on tv and was excited to visit it.  Man, it was crowded!
We first drove down it, then parked at the bottom and walked up and down it.
There were some pretty houses along it.  Although with all the tourists I would never want to live there.
I read online that Lombard St. is not actually the steepest street.  We found the steepest street and drove down it a couple times.  It doesn't curve but goes straight down.  It was pretty steep!  Some of the kids were crying and scared the first time we went down it.  Tucker and Leon were particularly getting upset about it.  Everyone else thought it was fun.
Selfie on Lombard St.
It was so steep walking back to the car the kids felt the need to stop and do pushups.
Another thing I really wanted to see in San Fransisco were these painted ladies.  We sat and ate lunch in the field across the street.  It was a nice lunch picnic.  Leon dropped his orange though and it quickly started rolling down the hill.  Bob ran and was able to catch it just before it got to our car.  Tucker thought that he should follow suit and roll down the hill himself.

More San Fransisco to come!