Monday, October 15, 2012

Babies, babies :)

It has been the week of the baby at our house!  My niece Ainsley turned 2, my nephew Gabe is visiting from Colorado and my friend Sara just had her first baby on 10/11/12.  Isn't that the best birthday? 

Last week was Ainsley's birthday.  I sent her a gift in this pink box.  My sister Shelby said that Ainsley loved the box and she kept wearing it on her head.  She texted this picture to me. 

Here is Ainsley opening up her card from us.  She is getting SO big I can't wait to see her at Christmas! 

Ainsley also got to eat Red Velvet ice cream on her birthday.  That sounds really good!  Obviously she enjoyed it :)

Graig's brother Garth and his wife Jill and their baby boy Gabe are visiting NY for a few weeks.  We are SO glad they are here.  Everyone loves Gabe!  Brock and Ava (and me!) fight over who gets to hold him.  We are going to spoil him while he is NY! 
Last week we went out to dinner at Brook's with him.  Isn't he the cutest baby?

Here he is on Brock's lap.  He has the sweetest blue eyes.  I want to kiss and hug him about 1000 more times before he goes back to Colorado!

My friend Sara had a baby boy Lachlan on last Thursday. Poor Sara was a week overdue.  We are SO happy that he is here and that he is healthy!

Sabrina, Melany and I went to visit Sara, Josh and Lachlan in the hospital on Saturday night.  He is such a good baby he just slept the whole time we were there and we just passed him around.  We also took some gifts and flowers home for Sara and Josh because they got so many things at the hospital. 

I loved holding that precious baby boy!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday randomness

This week has been SO busy.  Graig has been gone (he's at a conference for work) and I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get all the things that I need to get done during the day and at night at home.  Graig does SO much for our family and things run much smoother when he is home.  I will be so happy when he is finally home tomorrow!

I don't think I posted a completely finished picture of our dining room table.  I had it refinished and it took 3 loooooong months but it was worth the wait.  I love it!  It's stained a dark walnut.  I wanted the darkest stain possible so our refinisher stained it a dark walnut. 

This monogram project is something that I want to work on this weekend.  I got fabric at my friend Melany's store and I am going to staple that to canvas paint our monogram black and hot glue it on the fabric.  I just need to have time to put this together!

Here is my little display of pumpkins and mums outside.  I covered the pumpkins with dish soap because it keeps the squirrels from eating them.  Squirrels eat my pumpkins every.single.year so I read about the trick on pinterest.  I hope it works!

Ava took this picture of our puppy Lilly to text to Graig because she thinks that he is really missing Lilly.   She is the sweetest dog and she is getting so big!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Our weekend!

We had a fun fall weekend full of friends and all things fall! 

On Saturday we went to a Cider Mill with our friends.  We brought home apple cider donuts, apple cider and lots of apples!
I only took one picture during our trip but we had a great time.  Here is Ava with her friends Anika, Ava and Elle!

Saturday night we celebrated the birthday of my friend Melany
Melany moved to our town last year with her family and she is one of the funniest, most creative people that I know.  I am so thankful for her friendship!  She has made so many friends since she moved to our town and  and over the summer she opened up her own fabric shop on our Main Street. 
Here is a picture of some friends that came to her party.  Her sisters and Mom also flew up for her for the party which I thought was really sweet.  It was fun getting to meet her family!
Me, Sabrina and Sara at the party.  Sara is pregnant and she is going to have her baby any day now!  We are so excited and happy for her!

Sunday I went with some friends to a pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins and mums for our house for the fall.  We had 11 kids in our group at the pumpkin patch.  The poor kids were looking right into the sun in this picture that is why they are all squinting and have their eyes closed.  Anyway it was a cute little pumpkin patch and we got some good pumpkins for the fall!

Today I FINALLY picked the fabric to re-cover our ottoman.  Melany has SO many cute fabrics in her shop so it was SO hard for me to decide.  I decided on the same fabric that is on this chair that it in her shop.  I have always loved it and I think it's really pretty and I cant' wait for it to get done.  It seems like I am always doing something to our house!

Tonight I am helping Brock study for his first high school biology test and Ava finds out what part she got in the Nutcracker.  Happy Monday!