Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hit the Pool

Our family has really enjoyed having Grandma Judy and cousin Mya stay with us this week! Today all of us girls went swimming at a local indoor pool, where we had fun sliding down the water slides, swimming in the lazy river, and playing in the water fountains:  

We loved playing with our friend Linda and her grandson Tyson (16 months old):

We also loved running into my dear friend Emily and her boys Xavier and Felix, 
who were playing at the pool:

Hadley (17 months old) and Tyson loved playing in the water fountains in the zero-depth pool:

 Mya and Hadley slid down the baby slide: 

Savannah was all smiles after she slid down the giant water slide:

We also played in the deeper pool that was 3.5 ft deep:

 Savannah swam in the lazy river:

Linda and Tyson: 

We were all tired and hungry after a couple hours of swimming, 
so we headed to Wendy's for lunch! 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Guest Bedroom Makeover: Part 1 (New Paint Color)

Last week Tal and I crossed off another item on our list of 2016 House Goals.
 We painted our guest bedroom! 

For the last month, our guest bedroom has been covered in plastic and bed sheets while Tal spray painted our doors. Tal and I decided to repaint the walls and trim since the bedroom was already prepped for painting:

Our new paint color is a light blue-gray that nicely complements the blue paisley shams on the guest bed. (We have the same paint color in our formal dining room.) The pillow shams are my inspiration for the room's color scheme of light blue, navy, yellow, and white. Over the next few months, I'm looking forward to creating a cozy place for our guests by hanging curtains and wall decor, as well as by adding a headboard and a chair. I'm excited to get started!

Tal and I are making progress on our 2016 House Goals:
  • paint interior doors
  • paint trim upstairs
  • paint and begin decorating guest bedroom
  • replace door hardware (levers, strike plates, and hinges) throughout house
  • rip out carpet and staples in the 3 bedrooms and bonus room upstairs
  • get new carpet installed in the 3 bedrooms and bonus room upstairs
  • buy and install TV above fireplace in our living room
  • move living room TV and install it in our master bedroom
  • move master bedroom TV and install it in our home gym
  • hire electrician to replace outdated chandeliers in entry and formal dining room
  • hire electrician to fix broken lights in garage, master closet, and Hadley's closet
  • paint upstairs loft cabinets and add new hardware
  • paint kitchen cabinets and add new hardware
  • update downstairs gallery wall to include pictures of Hadley and recent family photos
  • restyle living room bookcases
  • paint dresser and nightstand in master bedroom and move them to the guest bedroom
  • buy king-size bed and begin decorating master bedroom (bedding, headboard, dresser, nightstands, area rug, lamps, and wall decor)
  • buy living room furniture (couch, end tables, console table, and lamps)
  • buy bonus room furniture (couch, end tables, and lamps)
  • buy porch furniture
  • buy freezer for garage

Random iPhone Photos

These photos are dark, blurry, and untouched, 
but they capture everyday moments that I want to remember forever.

March 2016
Savannah took this pic of her two front teeth before 
she put them under her pillow for the Tooth Fairy:

March 2016
Napping on the ride home from school

March 2016
Hadley's babysitter made these hats for the girls out of Mountain Dew cases:

March 2016
Here are a few pics of Hadley sleeping on me...
it's one of the best feelings in the world:

March 2016
Here's a sneak peek at the curtains that my mom and I are making for our master bedroom makeover. Last night Savannah and cousin Mya camped out in our master bedroom. They ate snacks and watched TV, while Mom and I worked on the curtains:

March 29, 2016
Savannah and Mya covered up with a blanket to keep warm during our picnic lunch in the shade at Pullen Park:

March 29, 2016
Acting silly at Pullen Park

March 29, 2016
Vanilla Bean Frappes and Caramel Frappes from Starbucks while we shopped at Target:

Hadley loved the Caramel Frappe:

March 29, 2016
After dinner, our family introduced my mom and Mya to Duck Donuts:

Eating hot and fresh donuts:

The cinnamon sugar donuts are our favorite!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Harper's 3rd Birthday Party

Last Saturday, our family took a day trip to Morehead to celebrate my niece Harper's 3rd birthday. Her party was held at a local gym where the kids had fun playing in the bouncy houses, doing gymnastics, and jumping on the trampoline. Princess Sofia even attended Harper's princess-themed party!

Princess Sofia and Harper

Grandma Barbara and her 3 grand girls:
Savannah (7), Harper (3), and Hadley (17 months)

Hadley and Harper

EJ and Harper


Our Family

EJ and Benny

EJ and Baby Rubi

Benny and Harper

Benny, Hadley,and Grandma Barbara

 After Harper's party, our family picked up shrimp burgers at El's and ate lunch in our car at the Morehead waterfront:

The seagulls loved diving for the French fries that Savannah threw out the car window:

Happy Birthday, Harper! We love you!