Thursday, September 30, 2010

Once again I am behind

I really do need to get better about this. I think about posting all the time but then someone cries or something needs to get picked up and here we are again. So to sum things up here it goes...I am sure I will forget a ton. 

James...He is now 8 months old...boy does time fly! He is pulling himself up on everything, has 4 teeth including his very own fangs...adorable just like his sister. He has recently learned that screaming is a great way to get attention. Eating is one of his favorite things along with drooling and pulling hair. He loves his sister and squeals with excitement when he sees her walking out of her classroom at the end of school. Sleeping is not so great but he is getting there I think. Here are some sweet pics of his 8 month birthday. He is usually all smiles in the morning and I think his goofy grin is just the best. I love him so much.

I have been working on house projects. Not the ones that are hard and should be done soon because they are borning and difficult to accomplish with a baby underfoot. But I have been doing some revamping of old ugly things around here or things I have found so that is fun. Below you will find a before shot of some old beat up brass candle sticks I got at Goodwill for 3 entire dollars! Yeah I know a total steal! 

 A can of white spray paint and a few dollar store crows and I've got a cool graveyard mantle for Halloween. Those of you know know me well know that I don't do "Halloween" decorations, I like fall or harvest decorations. So this is a stretch but my husband and daughter think its there you go. 

So here is the next project...super ugly super old brass Chandy over the dinning room table. I of course forgot to take the before picture until I had almost got the thing taken apart...sorry. Yuck right! 

And here is the finished product! Its not quite done...ugly glass shades will be replaced eventually. But the white makes it look so pretty and updated. Well I think so.The last few days I have been thinking it would maybe be better in black or oil rubbed that may be a stage two update...stay tuned. A huge improvement for now I think.

Well that is all for now...and little man just woke I will finish the update in a later post. I swear!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Reluctant again...

Well once again I have slacked...I swear once I get things settled around here I will get back on blogging! I like having my thoughts read and commented on, I like having nothing else to do as well! Latley I have been painting, cleaning, unpacking, selling, cleaning some more and so on. Our house is 1/3 painted, and 2/3 unpacked. Our office is still in boxes...hint to the lack of blogging I guess...its not nice in here...reminds me of work. 

So what else is going on...James is huge...he has grown 3 inches since his 6 month appointment 5 weeks ago (note to self make 9 month appointment). James is not crawling and  at top speed, his current obsessions are the DVD player and electrical sockets. He wants to feed himself all the time so purees are no longer cool as far as he is concerned. Just this evening I lowered his crib mattress to the lowest level since he decided today was a great day to start pulling himself up. So yeah he is a busy busy boy. No teeth just yet but he is definetly working on them.
Spaghetti James...oh yeah he liked it!
Megan is doing great at her new school. She seems to be making friends and gone are the days of "So and So said this and hurt my feelings" she only complains about boys picking on her and I think that means they like her in little boy language right??? She lost two teeth in two days last week so she has the best goofy grin around, see picture below for said grin. She is great with her brother and even laughs when he is attacking her baby style instead of complaining about the hair pulling and drool. On a not so fun note she has been very strong willed as of late....even more so than usual. Those of you who know her know that this is not a great thing, we spend a ton of time reminding her who the adult is and that we get the last word...not her. It's not sinking in, apparently golden locks makes for thicker skulls??

On the family note, my Mom has been here for about a month now. She is spending the summer in California because she has lots of work here, its hotter than the surface of the sun in Lake Havasu, and she loves her Grandchildren...oh and her children too I guess. She is spending a week at my house then a week at my sisters, we put her to work when she is here and she was a huge help with the moving and unpacking, Moms are always great at that stuff...someday I'll be one of those Mom's I hope. 

We all celebrated Labor day by taking the 4 soon to be 5 kiddos to Gilroy Gardens in 95 degree heat, yeah great times. The kids had fun, James didn't so much but he survived. We went home to mellow dinners and early bed times. No sunburns and exhausted kids means a great time was had! 

Well I will be back tomorrow with maybe something more interesting than my random thoughts and updates. Buh bye for now!

Momma and James at Gilroy Gardens

Grandma Cindy and her two oldest Grandgirls Faith and Megan