Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
By the time I got home, Neely was asleep and I was hyperventilating. No Kidding. But I'm not giving up.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The first thing I got accomplished, was getting the fireplace taped and prepped for painting. My fireplace is one of the things in my house that I don't love. It is just TOO WHITE. My interior designer recommended that I "age" it a little to soften it. She recommended using Ralph Lauren Glaze in Tobacco, by painting it on and wiping it off. We'll see how that goes. I have a feeling that I am going to be repainting it a nice creamy color in the end.
The other thing I accomplished was finishing cleaning out the 2nd spare bedroom that is going to become Neely's playroom. Brad is so sick of me finding more things to put in the attic. But, someday I might need all this stuff. I also taped all the trim off so we could paint that room too. We have NEVER painted in our entire life, but we're going to give it a shot. Again, I have a feeling that this isn't going to work and I'll be calling Pete the Painter.
I have a lot of goals for this week. I thought I'd put them out here to make myself more accountable. 1. Finish the panels for my living and dining room 2. Glaze the fireplace 3. Pack up the baby stuff that I have piled in the hall (then have Brad put in the attic) 4. Convince Brad to paint the ceiling in the playroom 5. Finish putting the locks on the cabinets. As I write this, I realize I'll probably only do about 2 of these, but oh well.
Everyone have a good week!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
On Friday, we had lunch with our friends Kristy and Byron. Don't you just want to squeeze his cheeks? I know I do. Byron is 4 months older than Neely, so I get to ask Kristy all the questions I have. Right now, I am stressed about what to feed Neely. I am so BORED with baby food.
Today we did our weekly family trip to Fayetteville. My new curtains FINALLY came in, so we picked those up...I am so excited. I am going to work on finishing them this week. We ate lunch at McAlisters and then went to my favorite place...Target. And a picture showing off her newest skill--pulling up. Notice all the UGLY babyproofing stuff. I swore that I wasn't going to buy this stuff, but again I EAT MY WORDS. I would feel so bad if she fell and bumped her head on the bricks and the gate keeps her from the dog food.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
On Wednesday, we met with a playgroup that we just joined. There are 6 babies in it and they are all between 8 and 10 months and they are all only children. It's been fun getting the babies together and visiting with the moms. The great thing about this is that when we leave Neely is EXHAUSTED. She took a 2 hour nap on Wednesday!!!
Today we went to Kindermusik and then to our Sunday School class playgroup. This is always a fun day because Neely gets to hang out with a bunch of kids and I get to get to know my class members better. Neely took a nap for an hour and a half today. PRAISE THE LORD!While Neely napped today, I worked on recovering my dining room chairs. They were an ugly brown fabric to start with & I covered them with a really textured lime green fabric. The picture doesn't do them justice, but I love them. Brad said he really couldn't tell the difference. Boys.
Tonight I start Bunko. I've never played before, but I'm really looking forward to it. Brad will be putting Neely down for the night for the first time. Keep your fingers crossed it goes well.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Our air conditioner went out on Saturday evening. I am dying. We have had the air conditioner repairman at the house for the last two days and it looks like it is going to be TOMORROW before it's fixed. I am trying hard to keep a good attitude, but it's not working very well. We keep the thermostat on 68 ALL the time & 80 is unacceptable to me.
We had a busy week last week. On Tuesday, we went to lunch with my friends from work--Tracee and Lisa. Here we are after we had dinner at Chick Fil A on Thursday. Isn't her outfit cute? Brad said that she kind of looked like a clown. :(
On Friday, Neely turned 9 months old. I can't believe it! Look at how much she's grown...
Today we went to a new playgroup at Barnes & Noble. There were several babies that were between 8 and 10 months old. Neely had a really good time & I was able to meet a few really nice moms.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I woke up with the alarm at 7:30 and got myself and Neely ready. We headed to the church. When we got there, there were only about 5 cars in the parking lot. I realized that this was either a real crappy Mother's Day Out program or I had messed up the date. Since I was already feeling embarassed, I called the church from their parking lot and found out that it doesn't start until NEXT Tuesday.
Pregnancy brain never ends.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
It's a 6 hour drive to Blytheville. This is Neely as we head out. She stayed happy until about Mountainburg. :(
On Saturday, we went and had lunch with "Aunt" Sandra.
Saturday night, we headed to Wal-Mart. I wasn't able to get a good picture of Neely's new Razorback cheerleading outfit.
On Sunday, we went visiting. First, we went to see my Great Aunt Ethylen. She just adores Neely and wants to hold her all the time. Neely will tolerate being held for about 30 seconds.
Next, we went to visit my grandmother. Neely is her first great-grandchild. I wish I would have taken a picture of all the pictures she has framed of Neely. Here's a picture of the 4 generations.
And since Brad never gets in the pictures, here he is with my grandmother, Neely and I.
Lastly, the most exciting (and nerve wracking) news... Neely is really crawling now. I can't keep her still. She is so proud of herself. I have spent the entire day chasing her around the house. Now, I wish I would have listened and started babyproofing BEFORE she started moving.