Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ready, Set, Catch Up!

We have no excuse for the poor job we've done posting in the last 7 weeks other than we've been up to our neck (actually over our head) in wallpaper scraping, painting, tiling and growing babies around here. :) Our house is coming along slowly but surely! Joel is amazing....he works long hours at work everyday and then comes home and works on our house every night! Our goal has always been that by the holidays we'd be finished and ready to focus on our expanding family (which we've barely thought about...yikes). We're just pushing that back from the Thanksgiving holiday to the Christmas holiday. Ha! You'll have to check out what we've done so far in the background of some of these pictures. Thank you thank you thank you to all our family who has been over here helping! Mom informed me a couple weeks ago that...."this is the last house". Ha! We're so blessed to have willing helpers!


Camden is growing and learning so much. He says something new everyday, it seems like! Right now he is on a big "no" kick. Everything is "no"! Did you sleep good? No. Are you hungry? No. Are you Camden? No. His favorite thing to do is play with something he knows he's not allowed to touch, all the while pointing his finger and saying "no-no"! So funny! He's also really into having LONG conversations on the phone....we're SOO OVER play phones, it has to be the real thing. Auntie April gave us an old cell phone that still works, so he loves pretending!

Kendall is growing too! Aunt Brytni gave us about 100 boxes of Lily's clothes, so we're in the process of sorting. It's so fun sitting on the floor surrounded by girlie, lacy, pink! :) We only have about 8 more weeks until we meet her! Let me try and catch you up over the last 7 weeks with our latest pictures....
Happy Halloween! Our little monkey clutching the Snickers....just like his Mommy!
Cousin Gage the Dragon helped Cam rake in the candy


Camden swiping candy from sweet bumble bee Lily...we're so proud of him.


Playing outside on a beautiful fall day....
Cam wants to be just like his daddy...we caught him "painting" in his bathroom right before a bath. Adorable!
Camden pointing out pictures to Daddy in our new Hearth room...which is a shared room with the kitchen. How about that funky Avacado wall?

30 weeks and growing in our new Living Room! Dining room is on the far end, too!

We hope this finds everyone happy and healthy! Enjoy your Thanksgiving week with food and family....I promise the next time you hear from us won't be when Kendall's born!

11 comments:

april said...

I can't even tell you how excited I got when I saw the update. We need to get together again soon. Love you guys...tell Cam to call me and we can chat :)

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

Yay! You're back! And you look adorable. The house looks amazing from what I can see. The colors are great and everything looks so fresh. I know you are all so excited. My cousin is 32 weeks pregnant and she's giving me all of her Bella Bands this weekend. Yay! :) I don't need them every day, but some days I'm bigger than others. haha Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Robin said...

The house looks great. It is tough doing home improvements once you have kids isn't it?! That is why we are STILL waiting on my front porch and new front/back doors! hahaha

Hillary, you look fantastic and so tiny like you did with Cameron. Good luck in your last 8 weeks. Enjoy your holiday breaks!

orahoods said...

Thanks for updating...we've been waiting! Your house looks sooo nice! So do you and Kendall, Hillary! I hope you're enjoying your pregnancy...I miss getting to hear about you and Cam at the clinic. Keep the updates coming and tell Cam he's such a doll!

rene said...

Hill! you look beautiful , the house looks amazing,WOW!! Good job Joel! Can't wait to see you soon! Happy thanks giving!

Ryan, Katie and Cooper Pettit said...

You look too adorable! :)

Trav, Jess, and Aden Daugherty said...

Hil, it was great to see you the other day with our Mounds Mall adventure! ha ha! You look wonderful girl and we're so excited to meet your new little girl. BTW- the house looks amazing too...we can't wait to see it! Happy Holidays!

Casey & Kellie said...

I can't believe how much Cam looks like Joel! He is so adorable :) Hillary, maybe little Kendall will look like her mommy :) The house looks great.....I'm jealous, we've been in our house for a year and a half and still have boxes we haven't unpacked yet! Good luck with the final leg of your pregnancy, I look forward to more updates and pictures!

The O'Briens

Lesley said...

Hey Novaks! So good to hear that things are going well for you. Your little one is too cute! (Oh, and you are too, Joel!) And Hillary, how much longer do you have. You are barely showing! Your new home looks beautiful. Speaking of new home, I was wondering if you could give me your new address. For once I am trying to be all domesticated and send out Christmas cards. Didn't want to leave you guys out. Hope all is well and hope to hear from you soon!!

LudaChristian said...

Hey kids... seems like it's been a long time! Hope to see you guys back at group soon.

Jeanne said...

Hey guys! wow--well I don't get on the blog scene too often, so it suits me right that I didn't know about Kendell! Wow, your house looks amazing--and we totally understand what Joel is going thru re: remodelling/painting--ugh its a pain but so worth it! We recently moved to San Francisco and have been working on the place slowly but surely--p.s Red paint is a "witch!" :) ANyway, you guys look so happy and like a wonderful picture of a growing young family! Congrats! Anyway, I guess I need your new address--I was about to send a card to your old 8th street house!! Best wishes:)

The Novaks...

Camden loves to smile, laugh, and be a busy boy. Kendall has her daddy right where she wants him!!