Thursday, July 18, 2013

We Bought a House!

Not sure if anyone still reads my blog, but if you do, you might have noticed that I have been off the grid for the past month. For that reason, I am back dating some of my posts. Several things have factored into my excuse, the biggest one being we are new home owners! We actually closed on June 21st, but did not move in until July 13th. Why did it take us almost a month, you wonder? Because of the painting...oh the painting. We pretty much painted every square inch of our house, including trim work.What a beating! Not to mention that Lane works pretty much 24/7 so it was hard to get things done. And I wasn't much help because of the kids. I would try to go over and paint when they were napping or after they had gone to bed for the night. So it was only like 2 hours here, 2 hours there. It seemed never ending. And I always had this guilt for being away from them so much, and then the guilt of burdening my parents with watching them all the time. So let me go ahead and give a HUGE shout out to my parents for watching them the majority of the time. And another to Lane's dad. He helped a ton!

Now onto the house. Lane calls it our "stepper house". Our plan is to live here 2-5 years. Lane is more on the 2 year end and I'm more on the 5 year end, mainly because I just know it will end up being that long. After that, we will rent it out. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. It's in the same neighborhood as Lane's dad. Like down the street. And that means it's only about a 3 minute drive to my parent's house. We really love the neighborhood. There's a little pond with ducks and a playground a short walk away. It's really ideal for us right now. 

So I have a long list of projects that I want to get done: put down wood floors, get new counter tops, change back splash, paint kitchen cabinets & laundry room cabinets, stain bathroom cabinets, frame out bathroom mirror, build a bench with cubicles in the laundry room, remove giant bush and plant small tree. I will say we've done a lot already. But none of what I have already mentioned. So it's definitely a work in progress. Heck, some of the things on that list will probably not ever happen. We will see. With that said, I will wait on posting pictures until I have things more in order. Probably a room at a time. But I do have a picture of the front. 
It's so nice to have our own space again! I am forever grateful to my parents for letting us stay with them, but like I said, our own space it great.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Perry at 6 Months

My little sweetsie pie (that's what I'm calling her these days) is doing great! She is the most kissable baby in the world. Thank goodness she is too little to protest because I'm slightly out of control with my kisses. I just can't help it! At this point she is only eating rice cereal once a day. I will start her on veggies as soon as we move. That's my excuse. I've been really lax with her for no real reason. Probably because she's the 3rd child. My doctor asked if she's been practicing sitting up & I said I just tried about 2 seconds ago before you came in. She gets carried around a lot. But I will do better about letting her spend time in the bumpo and just practicing with her in general. I still do tummy time with her a lot, but she'll immediately roll onto her back.We recently stopped swaddling her and now use a sleep sack. I figured she couldn't be swaddled forever. She's adjusting ok to it  but her naps are shorter and she wakes up REALLY early in the mornings! That is not appreciated. She's a tiny little thing but I promise to fatten her up soon!
Weight: 13 lbs 10 oz--7%
Height: 26.5 inches--69%
Head: 16.34 inches--25%

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Our Fourth

On the 3rd, the kids & I went to see fireworks in Mansfield. Lane had to work so I was on my own. I left Perry with my parents since we would be out so late. Plus I wouldn't be able to handle all 3 by myself. We had such a good time. They had a really good set up with bounce houses everywhere. We rode with Regina & her family and met Amy & her family there. It was nice getting there early because we didn't have to wait in any lines. We had our blanket set out and ate hot dogs, cookies & waited for the fireworks to begin. The kids loved it. We'll definitely do this again next year. Hopefully Lane can join us.
Cru, Elliot & Kelly
Davis' face during the fireworks
Regina brought glow sticks for everyone & Elliot was in heaven.

On the actual 4th, we went over to Lane's stepbrother's house for dinner. The kids had tons of fun swimming & playing with their cousins. We enjoyed seeing Lane's stepbrothers & their families. It's a rare occasion!

I had made Elliot & Perry matching flag shirts about 2 months ago, so I have been waiting for them to be able to wear them! Well about 15 minutes after we got there, Perry's bow fell off her shirt :( This is why I shouldn't waste my time on making things like this.