Monday, January 30, 2012

Queeny Wave

I've been wanting to capture this on camera for the last month now. Olive waves like she's a beauty pagent contestant. Well, She's my beauty queen anyway.

I love this baby.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Woodland Dreams

Finally the baby shower is over and I can post pics! I had no idea how much work was involved in planning for a baby shower but I had so much fun! I may have missed my calling as a party planner :)
Since baby Boysel's sex is going to be surprise I chose a Woodland type theme. I fell in love with these invitaions. So cute! This welcome table sat at the entrance to the room and featured a diaper cake and sign in book.
Here's the room fully decorated and waiting for guests.
Brenda was the mastermind behind the centerpieces. She found these super cute woodland creatures. We had squirrels, turtles, and bunnies.
Birdnest cupcakes & Acorn Cookies. Yum Yum
This was one of the games we played.
Each guest took a shot at guessing the, due date/time, height, and weight. After the baby is born we will review these to see who came the closest and they will be the WINNER.

The grandma's.

Here's Bre in all her 8 month glory! Whoa baby ;)

We here at the Grimes household are SO EXCITED for baby Boysel's arrival! I can't wait to run out and buy a cute little boy or little girl outfit and bee line it right to the hospital. I must get my hands on this little nugget. 6 weeks to go (I think).

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's Puzzle Time

Dane puts his firetruck floor puzzle together and Olive helps.

*Baby shower plans are pretty much all wrapped up. I'll post pictures after it's over as to not spoil the surprise for the honored Breanna (cause I know she's reading this) Only real thing left to do is to get the food bought and assembled. I'll work on that this Friday since I have that day off work.

*Olive slept through the night again. It's just so hit or miss. She's blessed me 2x this month but it could be a month before she does it again. Oh well. I'm surviving I guess.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bathing Beauty and A Beast

Went upstairs to catch daddy giving Olive her bedtime bath.

Olive LOVES bath time! Especially now that she can sit up and play on her own. I think she's gonna be my little swimmer.

Check out that grin! She's a happy babe.

Of course big brother had to join in. To my siblings....Doesn't this remind you of something?

Here's the beast who MUST be wherever we are. Juno is now almost 4 1/2 months old and a total pain in the rear about 90% of the time. She sure is cute when she's asleep though :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Did you know?

Everyone comments on how much Brad and Dane look alike but did you know that they are also both the astrological sign of Sagittarius? I don't really follow that stuff but just kind of interesting because they are SO MUCH alike.

And even more interesting than that...... My little mini-me and I are also the same astrological sign of Gemini!

Kinda cool.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Olive Jumps!

Just a little excercise for Miss Olive.

* We went shopping today for a few remaining items for a baby shower I'm helping throw at the end of the month. All went well until for the 2nd time this month Dane stole something from a store!! What the!?! I thought he learned his lesson the first time when he took a small cross at the carpet store. He got quite the scoulding about it. This time he took a small handful of tootsie rolls at the party supply store and must have slipped them into his pocket while I wasn't looking. Not cool.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ooooo, I Love It!

Yea! The new floor is installed! It's kinda nerve wracking to pick out flooring from a small sample. You always wonder if you've made the wrong decison but I'm thrilled! I went with what grabbed me first and I did not make the wrong choice. It's sooo me! I feel it's a ever so slightly modern take on a old school classic.

* Only a few things left to do.

1. Re-caulk around the shower and vanity

2. Frame the mirror....

Yup that's right, Either Brad's gonna do it for me or I'm gonna attempt it myself. How hard can it be?! Cue my laughter. I'm not much of a DIYer, I always have my super handy construction worker husband do it ;)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Just Before Bed

Just a few snapshots of Olive just before heading up to bed.

7 1/2 months

Olive also cut one of her top teeth this week. The second one is super close to popping through as well. Then she'll have a total of 4!

* New flooring installed this morning in the bathroom :) So pumped! It looks awesome. Pics to come soon. Brad also installed the new toliet today, we have a big boy toliet now! The home builder must have been a midget. We had the tiniest toliets and vanities. We're working on that one room at a time. Out with 1994 and in with 2012.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I don't know if I've ever went this long without posting something. We've just been soooo busy!

Brad is still working which is great. That also means that I'm super busy working outside the home, running the kids to and fro for childcare, and trying to keep the house functioning in somewhat decent order.

Something else we've been working on......A small bathroom redo. Just lipstick on a pig really. Starting with the flooring which is a must! A note to all building a home with a bathroom to be used mostly by children....DO NOT use the sticky floor tiles. The will not stand up to the rather playful and messy baths that small children like to take. I've hated this bathroom since the day we first viewed this house.

Man, Take a look at that awful flooring which is peeling up and yellowing from sunlight exposure. Yuck. Here are also the 2 samples we got narrowed down too. Brad liked the one on the left. I liked the one on the right.

Okay. Flooring selected. I won :)

Now to choose paint colors.

Painting done. We chose neutral tones. I want a calm and clean look. We also updated the hardware. A nice brushed nickel.

I also talked Brad into purchasing a curved shower curtain rod! He thought it was ridiculous at first but I think he's changed his mind. It's amazing how much bigger it makes the shower feel. LOVE IT!

I'm working on Brad to build me a frame for the bathroom mirrow. I think that will help alot and at some point I'd like to replace the countertop but this is a good start.

We're just waiting on the flooring to be installed now so we can put the trim back up. Can't wait!