Monday, May 24, 2010

Daddy's Girl

Today we took Claire to the doctor for her checkup. She weighed in at 10 lb. 8 oz and was 22 inches long! She is doing great and is obviously eating well. Last night she slept great too. After eating at 10:15 she slept until 4:30 then slept until 7:15. She is a great sleeper which is much appreciated. We think she is beautiful and sometimes I just can't believe that she is mine! Her brothers are absolutely in love with her as well.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Guest Room Remodel

We have finally been finishing up some things around here. We are getting closer and closer to being done with the remodel and we are both SO READY! This has taken way longer than I imagined, but it has been well worth it in the end. So I'm ready to reveal the guest room. This is by far one of my favorite rooms in the house. It just seems so inviting and cozy. You might just have to come visit to see for yourself! Now onto the pictures!

This picture shows the lovely maroon carpet that the previous owners installed. In this room we scraped the popcorn ceiling, installed new doors, painted trim, installed hardwood floors, and installed a new window to replace the glass block windows you see in the picture below.

The glass block window that we replaced. The guest room was added on to the original house by the previous home owners. I have no idea why they put a slender glass block window in this room, but it had to go! We installed some new windows in our sunroom and recycled one of the windows and installed it in this room.

Shelving the previous home owners installed since they used the room as an office. We ended up taking it out because it made the room so much smaller.

Looking from the guest room into the sunroom.

Here are the afters:
Most of this room I bought in Canton! The bed, bedding, chair, side table, shutters, and accessories all came from Canton. The bed and bedding were the same that I had in the old house.

A view from the other side of the room.

I still need to add something to this wall. I know what I want to do, but I haven't found what I need to complete it, and frankly I haven't had time!

I love this little table I found in Canton. Just wanted to add a close up!

Movie Night

Tonight we had a movie and ice cream night to celebrate Tyler's hard work in AWANA this year. I bought some ice cream and toppings and let the boys put whatever they wanted on their ice cream. We laid out a blanket in the living room and ate ice cream while we watched the movie "Cars". The boys were SO excited about getting to have an ice cream party. Here are some pictures from our night:

Tyler putting sprinkles on his ice cream.

Do you think he has enough sprinkles???

Showing off their finished products.

Can't wait to dig in!!!

Ready for the movie

Paging Dr. Johnson

The other day the boys decided to play Doctor with Claire. Claire got a shot in the leg, but no worries, Cooper held her hand so she wouldn't cry!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Wednesday night was Tyler's AWANA awards ceremony. He got his Cubby Bear patch for memorizing all of his verses for this year. He learned over 25 verses this year and we are so proud of him for all of his hard work.

Tyler and Daddy before the ceremony.

Poor Aunt Kelsey got suckered into coming with Grandma and Grandpa. The ceremony was awfully long and she was so sweet to sit through it.

Tyler on stage waiting to receive his award.

Tyler and Cubby Bear

Tyler and his buddy Josiah.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Boat Ride

The boys climbed in Claire's bouncy seat the other day and were pretending it was their boat. One of them would drive and the other would get out "on the dock". These boys crack me up with their wild imaginations. By the way the pajamas were from Grandma and have been a BIG hit! I had to pry them off of them to get them washed just so they could put them on again!


We've had quite a few visitors the past couple of weeks. I haven't managed to get everyones picture, but here are some of our family with baby Claire. She is going to be very spoiled with all the attention she has been getting.

Aunt Christine and her favorite niece. We are so glad Christine was able to come down and visit for a few days. We had a lot of fun while she was here- shopping, mani/pedis, and eating out. The boys were in LOVE with their aunt and were very sad when she had to leave.

Travis' grandparents were out of town when Claire was born so they came to meet her one evening. Claire was wide awake the whole time Grandma Katy held her.

Papa getting some Claire loving before they went home. This is probably one of the only times Papa sat down the whole time he was here. He worked hard and worked Travis hard while he was here. They were busy installing ceiling fans, light fixtures, fixing sprinkler heads, preparing the yard for landscaping, and shoveling the rest of those annoying landscape rocks out of the yard. They did take a day off to go fishing, but Papa's fishing curse is alive and well. Travis may never convince Papa to go fishing again!

Gram also worked hard doing tons of laundry, cleaning the house, and of course loving on Claire! They probably need a vacation after being here for so long.

Grandma and Claire. Grandma couldn't wait to get over here after returning from Florida. She has been a big help with all of the kids. She has helped me get the boys to and from school and best of all took the boys with her and Grandpa to Port Lavaca to visit family. The boys were so excited about going and I know they had a blast.


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