Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Needing a creative outlet...

Wow-it's been awhile since I've made any beads! Trav took down my vent unit outside yesterday so he can paint behind it (still working on the porch) and now all of a sudden I'm pacing around here like crazy wanting and NEEDING to melt some glass! Looks like I'll have to wait on that. I've been kicking around putting some bead sets together to list for something different...

Here's a pic of how the porch is coming along...Getting close! All that's left is the yellow paint, stain the porch floor, frame an build up the columns and rails, and hang lights and ceiling fan...yea!!

It's going to get busy here soon anyway. Trav's aunt and uncle from Florida will be here today for a week visiting and Chloe's (7th-*gasp*) birthday is in a week and is still unplanned and no invites have gone out...sigh. Better get on that, huh? We always need to celebrate it a week after or so since everyone's always busy for the 4th of July and alot can't make it if her party is that weekend anyway...

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Lemonade stands, popcicles, swimming, sprinklers and knees covered in scabs...
And yes-Gabe finally got a haircut-lol.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Etsy baby shower

This was so fun to get in on!

One night in etsy's chatroom I had a lady ask if I had heard of etsy's baby virtual baby shower? I hadn't...she signed me up-and next thing I know I had some of the CUTEST STUFF sent to my door by these very talented sellers specializing in children's items!!

I can't wait til things settle down and I can be on the giving end of a shower-I think it's such an awesome idea!

So I thought I'd share some pics of my new goodies and the etsy artist's info in case anyone would like to take a peek at their shops! :) Thanks again guys!!!!!

Here's the coolest travel bib-isn't it neat?
Thanks Shelly!!

Aren't the onsies cute? I should have taken his picture in them instead-lol. Thank you Jessica!!

Here's another funky bib with matching burp cloth-I like how it unsnaps for easy clean up...She also sent me an adorable crocheted butter yellow blankie-but I forgot to photo it...Thank you Jacqueline!

Guess it's time...

I thought it was time to introduce little Mr. Sawyer Reid...

He is now 17 days old. He does look a smidge different now (this was taken in the hospital) but I don't have a good newer pic. I should get to that, huh?

He's a very healthy and pretty content little guy. :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Stuff Chloe says~

Today was Father's Day. Chloe sat dejected on the front steps asking why none of her friends were outside. After explaining that they are probably spending time w/ their dads since it's father's day like she has been she continued pouting then says "I wish there was a 'FRIENDS DAY'!"
I said it's summer-everyday is friends day.
Another one:
This morning I glance over at her watching tv on the couch and got a good look at her feet and say "good grief-when did your feet get SO BIG???!!!" I mean they're huge! And she's 6! So she shrugs and says ......"I dunno-vegetables?" (she always says she's taller than all her friends since she eats her vegetables) lol.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

End of school

Today was Chloe's last day of first grade! Her report card was awesome and they had an assembly today where she won an award for most improved reader in her class. She is reading at "end of 2cd grade" level!!!!!!! Isn't that great? I'm so proud-she was shocked when they called her name-I'm glad I was there to see it! We're going out tonite to celebrate that as well as the last day of school...she picked Steak n Shake-LOL.

Last night and again today we had some major storms blow thru here. Lots of trees and limbs down-TONS of lightning last night-the really scary "i think that just hit my neighbor's house" type...Needless to say no one got much sleep-well, except for Gabe-it didn't phase him at all!

So today is the last time I'll have a view of this when I look down...ever.

I'm being induced tomorrow early morning. Cross fingers and toes that all goes well. The next post hopefully I will be showing a picture of a healthy little boy.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ahhhh silence.

I love it when the house is this quiet-no tv, kids yelling, hammering from the porch. This is awesome!

Trav took Chloe to the pool today during Gabe's nap. I whipped up an apple salad that my friend Kim gave me the recipe for to take to a neighbor's cookout tonite and plopped down on the couch to be lazy on the computer. :)

Last night I took Chloe out for a "girl's night". We saw Nim's Island at the theater and went to Culver's and ate on their patio afterwards. It was nice to just kick back- just the 2 of us girls and the weather was beautiful. I figure this would be our last chance to do this for awhile...

Our porch floor has been laid and ready to sand/stain. The ceiling boards are out there and ready to be put up. I think he plans to run some wiring for the porch fan and side door lights first. I can't wait!!!

Looks like I'm going to be on a school calendar committee. One of the school board members contacted me to see if I'd be interested in participating. I said yes of coarse- but the 1st meeting is this Thurs...well, I'm being induced on Wed so there goes the 1st meeting! I hate not being in the loop from the get-go since I'll end up feeling lost...Oh well, I'm sure it will be fine.

I'm going post this new picture of Chloe and Gabe-it's grainy since I zoomed in to cut me out-it's the first good smile we've gotten from him on purpose for the camera. No comments about his hair!!! Yes, I am going to cut it!! It's Trav who has been so resistant-if you can believe that-lol.