Thursday, November 6, 2008

Backyard fun

This week we've spent almost every afternoon playing in the backyard. The weather has been really pleasant and we now have enough toys and activities to keep the kids entertained outside for a long time - something that I obviously love!

Here they are playing on their "new" swing set that arrived today. I picked it up from a yard sale a few weeks ago for about $40, which included delivery and set-up! What a bargain!




A couple of days ago I raked up the leaves. Of course the kids had a great time rolling around and playing in them!

Ella and Sam love to use "rain-brellas". We had a little sprinkle of rain and they played with the umbrellas for a long time, even after it stopped raining.

Owen posing for the camera and saying "cheese"..

And here's one of our first pics of baby #4. I turned 35 this year and have now hit the "high risk" category. The doctors like to do early screening to look for any issues. At 17 weeks the baby looks just great and was kicking and doing tumble turns yesterday making life a bit difficult for the ultrasound tech. Anyone want to guess if it's a boy or a girl? We're keeping it a surprise and so the ultrasound tech had to turn the screen so I wouldn't accidentally check things out.

7 comments:

Watson said...

Congratulations Penny! I didn't even know you were expecting. My guess is that it's a girl to even up the family.

Madelyn said...

#4! I still remember when I babysat for you one time and I saw an early ultrasound pic of Ella on the fridge and I kept my mouth shut because you hadn't told anyone yet! So exciting!

The Kings said...

Cute ultrasound pic. I'm guessing a boy. High risk category huh!!? Boy we are getting old! Bargain with the swing set!! Your yard looks really nice.

Kerolann said...

Congratulations! you are such an amazing woman! we love to see your cute kids.

Sim-Dim said...

Owen is growing up so fast. Another girl would be nice to even things up seeing as we have had 3 boys in a row between us Oliver, Owen and now 'oh one who wants to stay in forever'.

Konnie Penney said...

It's been great reading what you are up to and to see your gorgeous kids. I had no idea you were expecting. My guess is a girl.

Heath'e' said...

Sweet bargain! That is a great deal for a swing set. I love the fall pic's of your kids. But mostly CONGRATS on baby #4. Hope everything goes smoothly for you. :)