Saturday, March 27, 2010

22 Months

Alex didn't want to smile. Our camera has some lag time between pictures and I kept missing him smile.

Sorry for taking so long to update. This week has been INSANE and this coming week is Easter. We had been able to play outside, but our weather has turned cold again. This week looks better. Alex has been enjoying the dress up tote I put together. He likes the hats and shirts the best. He is also starting to recognize some shapes and will repeat if you count. I got out his bowling set he got for Christmas. He has been 'tossing'the balls and then going up and knocking over the pins with his hands.

We are off to IN for Easter. I am looking forward to getting away for a bit, but not looking forward to paying for all the gas :( I broke down and bought Alex a good Easter basket from Pottery Barn Kids, (like I need an excuse to shop there;). I am crossing my fingers it will last many years. Most baskets I find are flimsey and poorly made. Tomorrow we are off to Church, Sweet Tomatoes, Target, and Shop n Save. Maybe...just MAYBE I can squeeze a nap it!!


Fence is finally up!! What was supposed to take 2.5 days, ended up taking 4.5 because of the weather. It was finally finished Friday around noon. It rained all day Thursday and we still haven't dried out(Saturday) and it is supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow. So, our yard is a muddy mess. Today was the neighborhood clean-up, but we were not able to do much in our yard due to the wet. It will be a couple of weeks before we will be able to work in the yard again.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Vested Interest

I broke down Thursday and bought a puffer vest. I had been wanting one for a while, and Sears had the Lands End ones on clearence. I didn't anticipate using it until later in the year, but this weekend our nice spring weather went to pot and it is cold and rainy. Enter, the vest. I put it on over my teal shit and realized it didn't have pockets. I was a bit annoyed that I didn't catch that in the store, but oh well. I went about my morning. Eric came in from working outside and asked me if my tag was sticking out. I promptly said no and then took off the vest to make sure. Yep, it was on inside out. I put it on correctly and whataya know...It has pockets!! Not sure who was more excited; me for finding the pockets or Eric...for finding the pockets. He specifically asked me to blog about this.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Don't Fence Me In

Fence is a 'go' for the back yard. Got the estimate taken care of and are going with that company. We are putting up a privacy fence parallel to the road and a 51(?) inch fence around to the front. I believe there will be three gates, including one that can be driven through. We went with a slightly higher fence so it would be up to code for a pool. Not that we want a pool, unless you have a degree in chemistry you shouldn't be messing with pool chemicals, but it would be a good selling feature. We do have to sacrifice a couple of trees and bushes, but nothing too heartbreaking. We will also have to bury the tile coming from the basement, HOORAY!! Work technically started yesterday with the surveyor's coming out, but the real work won't start until sometime in April, after everything has thawed out.