Baby Makes 5

Baby Makes 5

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Big Day

Today was a BIG day!  I feel like it was certianly a milestone...Christian visited Preschool (for next year), met his teachers and played in his classroom.  I got to experience all his first reactions..he was excited and loved playing with all the different toys...dress up, the blocks, the "5 senses" special, and the big hits were the water table where he made bubbles and the airport and planes (circa 1975, ha.)  I love the "old" toys.  He relished all the new books and enjoyed mixing and messing with Flubber!  Do you know what Flubber is?  Very cool stuff.  He was a little timid and reserved but did great and sint want to go.  We walked down to the music room and observed the class, he was nervous then and was very timid with his rhythm sticks!  It was so cute, he jumped right in my lap and just took it all in!  Precious, precious moments...the simple things, the moments that matter in motherhood!

After spending the special morning with Christian it was off to Kindergarten testing for Charlotte!  All dressed-up and ready to go with a big smile on her face.  She told me her tummy was filled with butterflies but they flew away after we got to school.  The teachers (testers) came and got the 5 kids/Mommies and off we went.  The kids moved between 5 stations while the Moms and two other teachers met with us and had a question and answer session.  Already having had a Kindergartner I basically knew what to expect but it is still so fun and new and different with each child.  After the kids were done testing they joined the parents for cookies and juice.  She had a giant smile on her face and told me she loved me and gave me the biggest kiss!  Aw, so sweet!  After telling me some of the specifics of her testing (name, address, sorting, drawing,colors, shapes and hand eye coordinations - ie throwing a ball, walking a blance beam,etc.) I can promise one thing...our little girl is gonna rock Kindergarten!!!

Daddy and I are so proud of you both we hope your new school journies will bring you every happiness - what a big and happy day!

(I did not get any pics today...but here is a fav of the two getting along, having fun and Christian is in his Sissy's pink jammies...he worships her!  sweet love-)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Green Day

We love any reason to celebrate at this house!  Happy St.Patty's Day

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Master Bath Sneek Peek...

"Hardwood" tile....planks!  and the start of the wainscot on the walls

White Subway tile and Mother of Pearl accent tile in the shower...

Shower without the frame less glass...will be installed next week!
I love the built in niche for my "products" and the corner shave my legs on!  Love it...

My cute model...

Shower hexagon white
and to tie in the Mother of Peal accent tile we had the same MOP individually "dropped" into the floor ...see them mixed in with the hexagons?  I love how it turned out!

Left to do...

The painters are here painting the wainscot (True White by BM) 
and the walls Seattle Gray (by BM)

Frame less glass shower installation
Installation of all the double shower heads

Installation of the chandelier above the tub (a vintage claw foot tub recycled from a MI farmhouse)

Placement of Tub
Placement of Double Vanity
Tub and faucet Installations (in Victorian by Delta in Oil Rubbed bronze)

Plantation Shutter Installation

 Paint is done, vanity and tub are placed...just waiting on plumbing hook-ups and shower installation...the Contractor says he hopes to be done by week's end!  Whoohoo!!!  You know where I'll be this weekend...soaking and showering..:)  Will post finished pictures soon!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just Because

I love you Bryan Campbell Jones....xo

(Disney, last week)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Craigslist Find

HOME sweet HOME!  Just back from Disney and we are currently "decompressing"....It was a wonderful week with both immediate and extended family...truly a magical place!  I only went once as a young girl and have very few memories of it so getting to see it thru my children's eyes not once but twice now is priceless!  I have hundreds of pictures to edit and then I will be sharing many but in the meantime I wanted to share some pictures of some recent acquisitions to our Dining Room...from CRAIGSLIST...the best part...are you ready?!  $50.00 for BOTH pieces...solid wood, overall very good shape and almost identically match the existing table/chairs we have.  They are french in their look and shape and have lots of storage, I just could not of been more thrilled!  I promise if you are patient and look hard and are persistent you will almost always find what you want on CL...And God Bless my husband (and 9 year old) who drove 4 plus hours round trip hauling a trailor on a blustery November Sunday to pick it up!  Love that man!  :)  I may or may not paint in eventually, I love black furniture so maybe a distressed black, I am not sure yet.

You can see some wear and tear and there are one or two missing knobs but all and all $50 is just such a steal, I still cannot even believe it, I worried the whole day my husband and first born were gone that it was a hoax and they would be meeting up with some crazy killer or robber...nice trust I have in humanity, huh?! haha but seriously, isn't the CL thing a little weird and scary?!  OK, I digress...I am anxious to change up this room some too, hopefully after our Master bath redo is done and then onto our bedroom and family room (just some smaller changes) I will tackle this room that we actually use a great deal!  Things I want to do and change:

Ditch the red color...tired!
Rip out the carpet...replace with hardwoods and beautiful new rug
Possibly paint some/all the furniture
Re - accessorize for sure!
I have black and white toile window panels in there that are from Brunswig &Fils that I spent a small fortune on so they stay, I am trying to pick a paint color (adjoining LR is a pale, pale yellow (almost a creamy color - called Cashew)

Thoughts on a color?!

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I am a stay at home Mom to 3 precious children! I am lucky enough to be married to the kindest, cutest, sweetest man! I love to do anything creative especially scrapbooking, taking pics, baking and crafting with the kids! I love design and throwing parties (especially for my babies) I love to cook, and entertain. I love my friends, my family and my faith. I am always striving to create a lovely home-life and make memories to last a lifetime!