Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Today the floors and baseboards were put in, the porch light was installed as well as the casing around the front door of the office. They began the electrical work, but after some hiccups, the electrical will be finished tomorrow.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Almost Finished!

The paint was finished today. We love the paint colors we chose and the craftsman style look of the office. Kyle and I are in love with the craftsman style home. If I had it my way some day our home would get a craftsman style facelift. Tomorrow the floors, baseboards and electrical are going in.

Friday, August 27, 2010

New over at Rags to Stitches

I wanted to post pictures of some of the new items I just added to my store. I've been wanting to add new items to my store that people could buy as gifts for others... that don't require that person to be having a baby. I'll be posting more pictures tomorrow of more new items, but for new I'd like to introduce 3 new items:

Red n Damask Camera Strap Cover


Floral Gold Camera Strap Cover


Fly Away Camera Strap Cover


If you like what you see, head on over to my store and purchase one. Oh, and don't forget to tell your friends.


Yesterday the concrete step was laid, the crown moulding was painted, the walls inside were primed for paint, then 2 coats of paint were applied, and then the air conditioner was put in. Whew!! They were busy, busy, busy.

Today we only had one member of the 3 man crew and it may seem like not much happened around here but it did. The crown moulding was hung, the outside was caulked and primed for paint. They are hoping to finish by Tuesday. The office is going to look so great when it's done!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Almost There!

Wow! It's hard to believe that they are almost done with the office. It looks so good! Today they are putting in the AC, the ceiling fans, lights and painting. It should be done by the end of today. So exciting!! We plan to start moving furniture in tomorrow. Good thing Kyle's good friend is coming into town today. Can't imagine how Kyle and I would get all that done!

Jan stopped by yesterday to check things out. Katelyn had to show her around and give her the tour. Like father, like daughter!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy 9 Month Birthday Buddy!

Well Buddy, I can't believe you're 9 months old already! It seems like just yesterday we were at the hospital giving birth to you. Now you are:

sitting up so great

crawling all over the place

and pulling yourself up on everything. Today you started cruising furniture. I'm pretty sure you'll be walking in the next couple of months.

You couldn't be more handsome! I love how you smile when I call you "handsome" and love to babble at Katelyn and I when we're talking. I love how you get so excited when you see your daddy and already call him "dada." You can say, "mama" "dada" and "baba." "baba" is your favorite word to say. Yesterday you even started blowing bubbles in the pool. I love that when you drink your bottle you always cross your ankles one over the other and how you like to hold your bottle to the side so that you can see what's going on around you. I love that you love your sister so much!

Buddy, we couldn't be prouder of you!!

Love, Mama & Dada

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blowing Bubbles

After the contractor and his guys left this afternoon, Kyle and I decided to take the kids swimming in our pool. We got this pool after Katelyn finished her swim lessons so we could practice everything she learned and maybe teach some of it to Brayden. Katelyn and I were blowing bubbles in the water trying to make Brayden laugh, when all of a sudden he put his face in the water and blew bubbles! What?! He did it multiple times and would then smile proudly. He is too cute!!! And, if I must say so myself, so smart!

Check out our pool... isn't it great?! Don't worry the ladder is removable and there's a cover we put on it when we're not using it.

Mirror, Mirror, oh wait... that's glass

Since the office is still a couple days from being completed we've been trying to stay entertained and cool indoors. Today, while I was doing the dishes, the kids decided to entertain themselves with a little game of "Peek-a-boo." Now that Brayden is pulling himself up on everything, and even letting go and trying to balance we've really had to keep a close eye on him. I love how much fun they have together and look forward to the many years that they'll read this blog and remember all the fun times they had together. I really hope that they continue to be best friends as they get older.

Guess I'm going to be cleaning the windows tomorrow.

Oops I almost forgot

It's been so busy around here I forgot to mention that during the first 2 weeks of August Katelyn took swim lessons at a community clubhouse near our home. She had 6 lessons over the two weeks and learned how to enter and exit a pool, blow bubbles, go under watch, float on her tummy and back (with help from mommy), hold onto the side, and jump off the edge of the pool. Her teacher did all kinds of fun games and sang great songs to get Katelyn and the 2 other little ones become confident swimmers. Katelyn did so great!! Her teacher said Katelyn's very comfortable in the water, but is aware of rules that go with swimming. I can't wait till next summer when Brayden can take lessons too.

Here are some pictures of Katelyn in the pool.