Sunday, April 29, 2012

Driving Already!?!?

I LOVE garage sale season! Emma and I had a little extra time before our mom's group met up this week, so we hit up a neighborhood garage sale. We totally scored!

Say hello to the cheapest car Emma will ever drive, $4!!!!

She played with it for an hour straight the first day we got it!


More outside pictures from that day!

Story time with Auntie Cara.

What a way to stand while taking a water break!
On an Emma update note: I'm waiting to get a video, but she now can point to where her nose, tongue, ears, hair, toes, fingers, of course belly button, and eyes are. We are working on knees, but I think it's a little confusing. She does such a great job picking up on new things. She has started gabbering more and has mastered hot and Momma.... I see how they go together :)  But, she can sign thank you, more, all done, and please. 
We've had a few rainy, cold days and tried to make the best of it inside. Today, Emma and Daddy played cars and it was the cutest thing ever. He taught her how to hide the cars up her sleeves. I wonder what things I'll find up her sleeves in days to come. I'll take it; I just love watching them enjoy each other. 

Getting ready to go outside!!!! Cutie alert!

Baby #2 Update: Kicking like crazy & officially we are under 100 days to our due date! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Grandma & Grandpa #2 Visit for the Week!

This past weekend Jay's parents came into town. We had a lot on the docket and a lot was accomplished! The kitchen ceiling fan/light that hasn't worked for a while was replaced with a very coffee shop appropriate fan/light to match the kitchen theme. I still find myself forgetting we have a working light, but I'm getting more and more used to it. And, Emma loves the fan! 
Our sinks haven't been in the best shape in our bathroom and got an upgrade after this weekend. After some work, here's the transformation!

I was so excited to get rid of the gold accent on the faucet! I even spray painted the handles on all the drawers!

The rest of the time we did yard work! I don't have a lot of pictures of that because we were working. But, I do have pictures of Emma enjoying the yard, the swing Grandpa made her, and the house Grandma brought down for her!


Thank you Grandpa!


Chugging the water after playing. 

This is Emma's face when she gets ANYTHING on her hands. So funny.

What a cutie!

What a crazy week and weekend filled with tons of love. We are so thankful for everything that was accomplished!

Emma is learning more and more where the on and off buttons are on her toys. 
Here's a good example :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Grandma #1 Visit for the Week!

Jay had to head out of town this week for work, so my mom came for a few days! It was so much fun and so relaxing. My goal was for my mom to take a break and do nothing. That's exactly what we did! It was much easier to make it through the week with someone here, especially since Emma caught Hand, Foot, and Mouth. We stuck around the house almost the whole week and cleaned a lot. 
Emma did such a great job not being out and about as much! I'm so proud of her!

Emma checking out Grandma's iPad2!

Auntie Cara even got to spend a whole day with us. I'm so glad she got the day off and could enjoy spending time with our mom too. We enjoyed going to the Iowa Right for Life book sale and of course a thrift store or 2! Emma does this laughing thing almost every time Cara is over, but she was doing it with my mom; I got a little video of it. 
She has the cutest laugh. 

2 Beautiful ladies! 

These pictures are from my mom's camera. Don't they look amazing!?!!?

Lookin' more and more pregnant everyday.

One of the meals we made while my mom was here:

The recipe can be found on my NEW recipe page. Just click the name of the sandwich and you'll be taken there!

It's not the normal chicken salad sandwiches you are thinking of!

Back to my camera!

This is what happens when you eat a blue popsicle!

"We" made a sign to take to the airport to pick up Daddy!

Emma with her garage sale purchases. 

Grandma #2 (& Grandpa) Visit for the Week will be up after this weekend as Jay's parents are arriving tonight. Lots of yard work a few projects are in store! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dresser #2 Makeover

Here are the results! 
For all of you who voted, the majority won and here's the before and after!

I know!!! I love it! I was a little frustrated at first with the different designs that were carved into the drawers and the different handles.... but there wasn't much I could do about it.... 
....EXCEPT spray paint them!

Can't forget pictures of Emma. She has been loving some new things lately.
Her baby's stroller......

.....her doctor set........

......and popsicles! 

Last, this past weekend, the West Town mom's had a night out! We went out to eat and spent the night in a hotel. It was so wonderful to get away, not worry about feeding another mouth, stay up late, eat desserts at 11:30 at night, and get to know women who I see but don't get to have great conversations with often. One of the mom's mentioned that since we paid to stay in the hotel, why don't we have the dads bring the kids to go swimming in the morning!?! 
Emma loved being in the pool! Jay even hopped in with us! It was a great way to end the 'night out'! Thanks to all you moms for such a great night!