Thursday, June 25, 2009

Let the painting begin

When Bryan and I bought our house it was almost 4 months before we got married. It worked out great because we were able to do a lot of work to the house to make it ours. Well at the time we had no furniture, so all of our rooms (except the kitchen) got painted a neutral color. The living room, hallway, and office all got the same shade of ivory.......BORING!!!!

Well it has been 4 years later and I was over it. We have done a lot to our house since moving in, including hardwood in the living room. So I took my inspiration for the new wall color from my area rug. It has the new color, "summer solstice", in it.

Here is one corner of the room.......



One summer project down.....a few more to go!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy father's day out there to any Dad's that read our blog (I can only think of one or two!).

Today was a bittersweet day for me. It included many firsts....some I looked forward to, and some that I didn't.

*This was the first Father's Day without my Dad. I have been overwhelmed this whole past year with thoughts of him. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him. I knew this would be a tough week, because Thursday was one year since he has been gone. I can remember that day like it just happened. It is crazy the details your brain remembers. So I have had a double whammy of a week, but with God's grace and mercy, I have survived!

*On a happier was Bryan's first Father's Day as a Daddy! It was really fun to plan and celebrate with him. Cale bought him a grill a couple of weeks ago (so B could pick it out), but of course we had a gift for him to open today. I was able to order him a photobook through Shutterfly that was full of pictures of he and Cale.

*I also did a little cooking :) Yesterday while Bryan was gone playing football, I baked him a cake - chocolate bundt cake (his favorite). Then this morning I cooked his special order breakfast - bacon, grits, and eggs! It was yummo :)

*Then it was off to church....where we had nursery! I heard it was a great message though!

*For lunch we went to the Libby's to eat with the family. Then came home and took a nap (since Cale got us up at 6:00 this morning!!!).

All-in-all a bittersweet day. I miss my Daddy dearly, but am very grateful to be surrounded by people I love and that love me!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Jason!!

This past Tuesday was my brother Jason's birthday. It is tradition in our family to go out to eat for everyone's birthday. Jason picked Carrabba's. It was yummy!!!

Jason and Jenny came from work, so I picked up Brody on my way. He and Cale had a large time and great "conversation" on the way. Let me just tell you....Brody is a smart little boy! As we were crossing the Dames Point bridge, I asked him if he could see the water. His response was "that's not water, it's a river". Well then, smart boy! Nana had told him that was the St. John's river the last time he rode with her. Shows you that they soak it all up!!!

It was a great time and great food. It was the last birthday dinner that we will have before the new addition arrives. Jason and Jenny are due in August with a ..... well we don't know what it is yet :) But I can't wait to find out!

Daddy's boy

Last week, Bryan went and got the lawn mower so he could cut the grass. Well, as soon as Cale saw him out there, he wanted to join him. We thought it would be fun to let him ride, so Bryan turned the blades off and took him for a ride. Cale grabbed onto the wheel and he was in heaven. Bryan rode him around for a few minutes and then tried to bring him inside so he could get the grass mowed.

Ummm......THINK AGAIN!!!!! My sweet little boy, pitched a MAJOR fit! Bless his heart! He was so upset. Bryan decided to stay in so that maybe he would calm down. It took a little while but he finally settled down.

Bryan was able to get the grass cut, but not until several hours later. Cale and I watched from the window :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New pool

While I was in town this week, I found Cale a new pool. Check out the before pool and the after pool!



(Daddy stuck all his numbers to him!)

Trip to Nana's

Cale and I made a trip to Nana's house this week. Bryan had a workshop on Thursday and Friday, so we decided that would be a good time to go to Nana's to play in the pool. He has been in the pool one other time, but on this trip, he loved it! He was squealing and talking the whole time. Unfortunately, I was in the pool and didn't get any pictures. Mom did take some video though, so I will try and upload that later.

Since Mom lives minutes from the beach, we headed down there Thursday afternoon. Cale did not like it. He was fine if you were holding him, but he did not like the water. We will try again next time :)

After the beach, it was bath time! Nana has a picture like this of all her grandbabies, so we could not leave Cale out!
Cale spent a lot of time following Poppy around while we were there. He even picked up a few of Poppy's habits!
We had lots of fun and plan to do it many more times this summer!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mommy's Little Helper

While I was folding clothes today, Cale thought that he should help. His version of helping was to take the clothes out of the basket. From there they either made it to the floor or into his mouth!

Wordless Wednesday :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

First day of summer break....

Today was my first day of summer break! I am so glad that school is out. Now I just wish I could relax. My sweet, loving baby boy has been replaced by a cranky, whinny, cries all the time teething baby. For the past week - week and a half, he has woken up at least one time per night screaming! On top of that, Saturday and Sunday he was up at 5 am!

Today was supposed to be a relaxing and enjoyable first day off of work. But not so much. Luckily my husband has been here to help. He did let me sleep in (kinda). I didn't get out of bed, but I was in and out of sleep because I could hear Cale's cries. We take turns having to get up with him. Bryan did 2 am, I did 5 am, and then Bryan did the final wake up call around 7.

When he finally did get me up, breakfast was ready! How sweet was that :)

Hopefully, the rest of my summer posts will be more exciting and include pictures! Have a great week :)