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Monday, June 27, 2011

Moving on up!

With our new addition to the family due in October, we are in serious need of a bigger house! AJ has been very busy working to get our place ready to sell, and we finally put it on the market last week. We had a showing the next day, so keep your fingers crossed that it sells soon!

Here are some pictures of our place , both before and after.

The living room when we moved in:

And after new paint, hardwood flooring, lighting and skylights.

The master bathroom before. The vanity area was open to the bedroom, but the toilet and tub area was so gross we never used it until...

AJ and my dad did a complete tear out and remodeled the whole thing. This was a huge project but it turned out beautifully!

The master bedroom before...

...and after new flooring, paint and light fixtures.

Annaleigh's room (the before pictures are so nasty I won't post them here.)

The second bedroom which we use as an office when we moved in...

...and after new flooring, closet doors, paint, and lights.

The hall bathroom.

This was the last project that we completed - new tile flooring and tub surround, counter tops and fixtures.

The kitchen before (complete with floor to ceiling mirrors and a screen door into the garage.)

After new flooring, sink, light fixtures, bead board on the ceiling as well as a laundry room that we added on (thank again Dad and AJ), which is through the pocket door at the end.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

18 months!

It is so hard to believe that our little peanut is already a year and a half – the time has flown! Annaleigh is able to do more and more by herself everyday, and we see more of her personality too! (She may look like Daddy, but acts more like Mommy!) Annaleigh loves to make decisions for herself – what blanket and stuffed animal to take to bed, what toys to play with and which snack to have. She is also starting to talk more, with her most recent addition to her vocabulary being “no”. She likes to tell the dogs “no” when they try to eat her snack, and she also says no when she knows that she is doing something that she shouldn’t. (I found her playing in the dog’s water bowl recently and as soon as she saw me she stood up and pointed at the water and yelled “no”, like the water was misbehaving). Other words she can say (or we can decipher): Kitty, David (from her favorite book), snack, no, banana, mommy, daddy, quack, yucky, and bubble.

She now has a favorite TV program too, Bubble Guppies, a cartoon on Nickelodeon. It is one of the only things she wants to watch – she even gets her blanket and sits on the couch with the remote asking to watch it!

Some of Annaleigh’s favorites at 18 months:

Eating anything with a spoon

Playing in the laundry

Putting bowls on her head

Playing in the empty bookshelves

Dipping her food ( in BBQ, Ketchup, Jalapeno Ranch…whatever- this is her licking the ketchup off the plate.)

Escaping from the bathroom at bath time to run around naked

Sitting at the table in a big chair

Reading books (Especially No David)

We are so lucky to have such a great kid!

Friday, June 10, 2011

It's a ...

Boy! I think that we were both expecting a girl, and were surprised to find out we were wrong! I can’t wait to see him “helping” Daddy, just like Annaleigh.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Daddy's Little Helper

Annaleigh loves when Daddy works on a project, and loves to help even more! Projects she has helped complete so far:


Putting bumpers on the car

The list may be short, but that may be because all of her “help” makes each project take a bit longer than intended.