Monday, March 29, 2010

Mommy's Moment...Again:More Changes to Come

So, with baby on the way, it's time for yet another transition. This time, Grant will be moving out of the nursery and into a big boy bed. Hannah and Grant will soon become bunk mates. With the new move must come new changes. I can't hardly make Grant move into a pink and green room. So another makeover is on its way. And it's not without some work. Neutral bedding is most impossible to find. Aren't there other families out there with boy/girl rooms? But finally, I stumbled upon this. I love it. And it's not expensive. I'll need two. Hannah's bedding will be put away and I'm sure pulled out again later. This screams fun and neutral. We already have Grant's big boy bed thanks to the IKEA gift card I got awhile back from doing an online offer. Other than paint, two ceiling tiles (for artwork over their beds), this will be the only cost into the makeover. The nursery, will, as always, remain unchanged. I will be sad when one day we have to say goodbye to the nursery. It is honestly my favorite room in the house. I hope the baby has similar sentiments! I've been trying to earn Swagbucks to put toward this bedding. However, they're slow coming lately. I did earn enough Swagbucks to get Grant's $50 birthday present for FREE. I'll post more on that later. And, hopefully, within the next couple of months we'll have a finished product for the new brother/sister room. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mommy's Moment: And Baby Makes Five

Yes folks, we are pregnant. 9 1/2 weeks. It was a bumpy road to start but the Lord has blessed us with what looks to be, thus far, a healthy baby. Little squirt should arrive around October 23rd...so the doctors say. We have had FOUR, yes FOUR, ultrasounds due to some minor complications. But, the last three I have seen the sweet comfort of a rapidly beating heart. Though we're never "out of the woods" I can rest peacefully in knowing that NOW, at this moment, we have a healthy child. So we are excited. Hannah is convinced it is a girl. She already has offered to get her "little sister" a very small pair of Crocs, to hold her, to let her sleep in her bed, to feed her, and to let her wear a large array of her clothes. Needless to say, she is highly anticipating "her" arrival. Should it be a boy? Well, we've tried to prep her for that possibility, to which she often replies, "no, she's a gurl." Oh well. We'll take it a day at a time. For now, I am simply grateful for this little life inside of me. And, I try to remind myself through the tiredness, nausea, and headaches, that these are all healthy signs of a normal pregnancy and for that I should be thankful. So, here we go again....

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Did We Tell You It Snowed?








Okay, so that's no new news for you. But, we have to post pictures from our biggest snow yet! We were so excited we got to share our snow with Grandma (when know she was too!) We made a snowman. It could have been bigger. Way bigger. But the snow the next morning was too soft and really, we just weren't willing to work too hard to make another. What's worth noting the most here? Our clothes. You can tell if you're from the south if your little brother is wearing his sister's boots. Our mittens: scored at the dollar section in Target. Grant's hat: borrowed from our friend, Nolan. My hat? The hood of my jacket. Mommy's gloves? (though she's not pictured, she has none nor does she have a hat or boots). We are misfits, clad in a hodge podge of clothes we gathered around the house to make this snow an experience to remember! Stay tuned for more snow fun as these misfits really take to the snow!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Valentine A'Makin











Yeah, yeah, we know Valetine's Day was OVER a month ago. But this post is fitting because I'm still asking Mommy if we can make Valentines for (you fill in the blank). Most recently I have asked to make a Valentine for Papa, Maggie, Strider (the dog behind us), and Daddy. Unfortunately, because Mommy has been under the weather, we haven't gotten the chance to do so. But I'll remeniece through these pictures. My favorite part was using the big girl glue. Grant's too. We know, we know, Grant is too young to use it but how can you tell a fella no when everyone else is using it? He just didn't realize the cap wasn't opened. Works like a charm. Oh yes, and there's the duck costume that makes any Valentine creation that much more fun. Put on a duck costume and you can't help but enjoy life just a little bit more. If you didn't receive a Valentine from us, but would like to next year, just leave a message. It will give me a great excuse to get started early, you know, just in case I get a lot of orders!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Tunnel (and tent) Fun




It's been cold lately. A little too cold for our liking. We're a bit stir crazy. But, thanks to Grandmama and Grandaddy, we can have a little bit of outdoor fun, indoors. Yep. Enter, the tunnels. And the tent. Who doesn't love to crawl through tunnels into the secret tent hideout? You're no friend of mine if you don't. I'm quite the tunnel fan. In fact, I get visibly upset when it's time to put them away. Will I see them again? Is this the end to my tunnel fun? Thankfully, they do get pulled out again....and again....and again. Mommy had the idea of rolling down our back hill in them once it gets warmer. Ahhh, now you're talkin'. When it comes to tunnels, you're guaranteed some good ole fun!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Ar-teests...well Ar-teest












I've found my calling. It's painting. The medium: watercolor. In fact, I just painted my first masterpiece yesterday. Mommy took a picture of it and we'll post it, oh, in three weeks! That's how far behind we are here! This was mine and Grant's first experience with watercolors. Grant wasn't as big of a fan as I was. But, let's face it, he's just not artistically inclined. He got more paint on his hands and mouth than he did on the paper. Grant, stick to throwing balls. That's your thing. This, this, is mine. I find it relaxing. Maybe it's the water part. I don't know. But I find I can relax as I paint what comes to mind. I'll be taking orders starting next week, however, I understand if you'd first like to see some of my work. That will be posted as soon as possible. Until then, start saving your pennies because I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Mommy's Moment












Pure joy.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Who's Bad?


And...while I enjoy the occasional purse and princess chapstick...I really enjoy these super awesome purple shades. I put them on and say, "coo," that's my way of sayin' cool.

Who's bad? (said in the rhythm of M.J.)