Thursday, July 21, 2011

can't wait

My friend Suzanna and I are having a 'mexican fiesta' party!  And I made the invitations ....

Just a preview ... more to come!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

currently .....

(I will preface this post by saying that I have seen this done on a couple of different blogs.  I decided to change mine up a little bit ... so here goes!)

Here is what is currently going on in my life!!!

Current Book: Walt Disney World with Kids 2011 and any book that has a happy ending!

Current Songs:  You Lie - The Band Perry , Wildflower - The JaneDear Girls

Current Drink:  Diet Coke

Current Wish list:  roller blades

Current Triumph: installation of my new closet system

Current Guilty Pleasure: "Love in the Wild" - TV Show

Current Favorite Blog:  Pioneer Woman  LOVE HER ... especially all the recipes she posts. 

Current Goal:  repaint a section of the house every weekend!

Current Indulgence: Tiffany's petit fores (or really anything from the bakery) or Nutty Butter Bites (when I can't get to Tiffany's)

Current Bane of my Existence: my facebook app on my phone won't update.  This shouldn't upset me but it does. 

Current Excitement: Disney World in 30 days!

Current Mood: antsy (not sure why)

Current Picture: 
Fred in action.  It just makes me laugh!

I will try to remember to do this every month!

So what's currently going on in your life?!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

can you build it ... yes we can!

I would first like to point out that we are FAR from handy.  Since we aren't exactly Handy Manny (does anyone notice all the Disney Junior references lately?!) the project we decided to take on this weekend was HUGE!  (FYI:  the pictures aren't great because the space was limited and the lighting was horrible!)

For my birthday, Kyle got me a closet system.  I have been dreaming of having one of those fancy closet systems for a while.  You know the ones that are made of wood and have shelves and drawers.  He picked it out all by himself and did a great job. 

We decided that this weekend was THE weekend.  It was time to install the closet system.  So Saturday morning we got ready.  Got all the tools out and opened the box and saw about 100 different pieces. 

OK so it is hard to tell here but imagine 100 pieces. 

We started to take the old closet system down.  You know the white wire ones.  I look back on it and know that I should have known that every screw was going to be anchored into the wall.  And that we were going to have to get those anchors out, but I just didn't expect it to tear up the wall.  By the time we were done, we had huge holes all in the wall.

Really bad picture, but if you look close you can see the holes.  So instead of putting up the closet system Saturday, we had to spackle the holes and repaint the closet. 

You can see the old color (not my choice, it was in the house when we got here) against the new color.  And we did decide to leave half of the closet in the old color, because when Kyle gets jealous of my closet system, we will end up having to rip anchors out of his wall and have a repeat of the spackling and repainting as well!

So Sunday we got to start on installing the closet system.  We did have a few mistakes, like installing the most important board upside down.  But other than that I think we did a great job. 

Here is the finished product ..... 

And my favorite part is the shelves ... I love being able to fold and stack my sweaters!

So we get to add another home improvement project under our belt! 

(oh yeah ... and GO TIGERS!)

Friday, July 15, 2011

another year .....

Tyler had his 3 year old check up today!  3 years old .... I cannot believe it! (said in a 'Quincy' voice for any Little Einstein fans out there?!).  And yes, I was running a little late with the yearly checkup.  His birthday was over a month ago.  But I do find it funny that when he was little, I would always have his check-ups on the day or a few days after his 'milestones' (you know: 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, 12 month, etc).  Now his birthday comes and I am like "Crap, I forgot to schedule his check-up" .... which is why we are a month behind. 

Anyways ... we got a clean bill of health! 

Tyler - 3 years old:
Height:  37 inches (70 percentile)
Weight:  29 lbs (25 percentile)
We call that lean and mean! 

But ... really .... 3 years old ... what happened to my little baby.  The one that was born 3 weeks early and had to spend 10 days in the NICU.

right after he was born ....
.... the one we had to wait 4 days after he was born before we could even hold him ....

kyle's first time holding tyler
..... the one that would just let you rock him on the porch and sleep all day long ....

I'll tell you what happened to him .....

...he has attitude....

 .... he gets stitches .....

.... he has way to much energy to sleep on the porch ....

And I wouldn't change a thing!

Happy Birthday Tyler (even if I am a little late!!)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

busy weekend!

Last Saturday was FUN!  We had a great time hanging out at MiMi's house.  We like to hang out at MiMi's when Dad is working night shift and has to sleep during the day.  It is much easier to let a 3 year old run around and play outside than to try to keep him quiet indoors! 

So I bring you a recap of our day .... be prepared to be exhausted ... just kidding ... it was actually pretty relaxing!

First it was 4-wheeler time!  Tyler rode his 4-wheeler until the battery quit. 

Daisy and Fred even got to have fun at MiMi's.  But they definitely stayed clear of the 4 wheeler. 

After lunch and a nap, it was time to go swimming!  Shouldn't he model!

Tyler loves swimming in the lake and he is really starting to get the hang of "kick your feet"!

Then we just "chilled" on the porch for a much needed break! 

But of course we needed snacks!

We LOVE the lake and MiMi's house (and of course MiMi).