I had my first ultrasound and was pleased to find one healthy baby inside. We decided to tell the kids about the baby because I was afraid that it was becoming obvious and I wanted them to hear it from me first. They were so excited, especially Maybrie, though Ezra has no clue what is going on. I have been having a lot of fun spending my days with Thomas and Ezra. They are such fun little sidekicks and we are getting into a routine, enjoying lunch, grocery trips to Kroger, and nap time at home. One day we ate lunch with Maybrie at school. They all had a great time and Ezra was very sad to say goodbye to Maybrie when it was time for us to leave. He loves his big sister. We announced the upcoming arrival of baby #4 on Instagram and Facebook saying that we were going to celebrate "Labor Day" in March this year.
On Labor Day we drove down to Kentucky and met Darin, Christy, Makaela, and Elise at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. It was pretty neat, but not a place I would visit again, especially because my allergies acted up so bad. The kids had fun playing with Makaela and it was fun to meet our newest niece Elise, who is so sweet. That afternoon we went back to their house in Richmond, KY for a BBQ dinner and birthday cake for Makaela's 6th birthday. It was a good visit.
We bought Thomas a new pair of tennis shoes for the year, which he thinks are awesome and make him run super fast! Brian participated in the IUPUI Regatta canoe races on the canal downtown again. Brian totally smoked his heat, but they didn't make it to the finals. It was a fun day as it has been each year. The boys and I went to several playgroups... the mall play area and we finally discovered Holliday park which is so awesome! I can't wait to take Brian and Maybrie there. They have a nice nature center, trails, and probably one of the coolest playgrounds I've ever seen. Maybrie had a day off for parent-teacher conferences and was able to come with us to Anderson Orchard... I look forward to their apple cider slush every year. The beautiful fall weather has meant lots of evenings playing outside at the dinosaur park. Andrea took our family pictures in the lovely Holcomb Gardens at Butler University. Another great hidden gem in our city. We love how the pictures turned out.