With the weather finally cooling off Sarah and I have been taking advantage of some time outdoors.
We have a pretty large yard, so Sarah has lots of room to run around without getting into the road.
We had our baby shower for Elanor on Saturday. It was wonderful being with so many friends and family that have loved and cared for us, and now our sweet little girls. We love our girls so much and I know Sarah is going to be a wonderful big sister!
I may not have felt this way Sunday morning, but I am officially a fan of spring forward! Not only is it great having more sun in the evening, but Sarah still hasn’t quite adjusted and has slept past 7 every morning! I never knew I could be so excited about sleeping until 7am… the adjustments of parenthood
Besides getting to “sleep in” this week we’ve also been enjoying the incredible spring weather we’re getting. This entire week has been full of perfect blue skies.
On Wednesday we had a day packed full of fun. I got to visit my friend Melissa and her sister and niece, then my friend, Sara, and her hubs Jordan and little man Jairus came over for a visit. Sarah and Jairus are 2 months apart and are so fun to watch together. The weather was too perfect to hang out indoors so we went on the back porch. After letting the kids swap turns in the swing we decided to let them play in some water. I had no idea a bucket of water could be so fun AND adorable!
These pictures will prove it to ya : )
Chowing on an orange
Running around in her diaper
Jairus making a splash
trying to climb INTO the bucket
Then today we had a blast with Sarah’s new bubble machine she got from her Aunt Valerie for her birthday.
so many colors in so many bubbles
I’m sure it’s obvious that we have had an extra fun week! Sarah is all over the place now that she’s walk/running. The past week we explored buckets of water, bubble machines, and next up I’m planning on kiddie pools and beach trips!! I think I’m more excited than Sarah is… hehe.
For the past 2 weeks the weather here has been kind of ugly. The misty and heavy air make it less desirable to go on our strolls and enjoy the outdoors. I think Sarah and I both need that time. The fresh air and sun are a natural mood enhancer. Plus it’s nice to get out of the house every once and a while…
Despite the dingy weather we made the decision to venture out on a trek last week. Mom and our friend Darlene (also our realtor that found us our home) came to visit us one day and I showed them one of our favorite spots to visit.
If we take side roads we can turn the walk into a 3 mile venture, which makes me feel like I exercised a bit. It’s also just the right amount of time Sarah will tolerate being buckled in the stroller. Win-Win!
Last time we visited the “turn around” point there wasn’t anything special to look at, but there was this time.
Sarah had her first up-close encounter with some horses.
I think she enjoyed seeing something other than the usual cows and goats.
Mom and Darlene
When we got back to the house we all snacked on some oranges, which Sarah is a fan of. I think she likes how messy they are
All in all it was a fun adventure, even of we did get rained on
Last week I got to work on something I’ve been wanting to do since we moved into our house. It’s funny how when you buy a home you have all these projects in mind… each time I mark something off the list I seem to find something to add. Stephen isn’t particularly a fan of my lists. I don’t blame him.
My parents graciously lent me their pressure washer and I got to work on our back porch. Now before you look at the pictures you should know that I had no idea how disgusting and grimy the thing was until I started spraying it down.
So, you have been forewarned, prepare yourself for some rapid color change!
Here’s a side-by-side. On the left we have the after and the right is the, rather obvious, gritty before.
I didn’t know bricks could get so dirty until we cleaned half of them. That is a nasty 40 years worth of grime…
Another side by side
and for a little fun, name graffiti
Who would have guessed a pressure washer could work such magic. It was totally worth the hand cramps and unintended arm workout.
Has anyone else used a pressure washer lately? Those things are beastly. I sure wouldn’t want to get in the way of one, that spray is fierce!
I do hope you all had a wonderful valentines day. Wanna know something funny? At first I wrote “hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving”, instead of saying valentines. My brain has been on the fritz the past few days while working through some nasty bug or virus of some sort.
Speaking of Valentines, it’s time to hit up the store to buy some clearance candy… love myself some discounted chocolate
Here’s a little teaser of what part of the house we are working on…
Funny tip: I didn’t know Sarah was standing at the backdoor when I took this picture. Haha. Silly girl.
Any guesses what we’re going?
More to come later
A few things Sarah loves…
•Throwing and Chasing objects that roll
•Playing with daddy
•Mirrors ( like her uncle Matt )
•Going on Walks
•Long necklaces & Dangly earrings
•Sitting and playing in grass
•Toys she can stand at to play with
•Being an Airplane (aka: playing with daddy)