Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Weekend...



Sweet little Claire spent the day with us on Tuesday, and the boys were so sweet. It's funny how different they are with girls.... even at this age. Remi loved making sure there was nothing she could choke on and Roen loved having a quite playmate to sit down and play cars with. Here we were going on a walk and I couldn't help but wonder how our family would look if we added a little 'Claire'.

Side Note: wondering is as far as it will go.... we are done having children- Our hands are 100 percent full of the chaos and blessings our two rascals bring us :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

In A Few Hours...

In a few hours, we do our FINAL walk-through of the house..... can I get an applause :)

The plan is to actually start moving some things tonight and then hit it hard tomorrow. Both boys are extremely excited - especially Remi. In fact, he has been begging me all day to spend tonight in our new house... probably not happening since we won't have mattresses until tomorrow!

In the 8 years that we have been married, this will be our 8th home to live in. We are both so very ready to put our roots down in this house and hang up our Nomad lifestyle. Roen's first move was at 6 weeks old and Remi had lived in 4 different places by his 3rd birthday. We have made some very special memories that make each home special, but this home will hopefully be where we raise our toddlers into teens, a place they will come back to after they move out and where Micah and I can grow old, cute and grey together.

The barn won't be finished for several more weeks and the flower beds and trees still have to be planted, but who in there right mind would wait on all of that :) Plus, the boys will LOVE getting to watch them plant the bushes and trees!

Here are some little updates on the barn...

All the stain, paint, and countertops have been installed. Next will be eletricty and plumbing.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Depot Day...

Saturday, was Depot Day in downtown Gainesville. Lots of crafts, food, booths and things for the kiddos to do...


Can you tell he was in Heaven wearing a REAL fireman hat!?


Rock climbing... they didn't get too far but they sure did like it!


This is what the boys did while we ate... climbed the trees lining The Square... such boys!


Meeting Sparky the firedog


Carriage ride through historic Gainesville... Remi had to miss this because of bad behavior, but Roen and Dawason sure had fun!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SOD...

Well, we got sod delivered and laid at the house on Friday. It looks like maybe, just maybe, someone could be living there soon....







Oh, and I have a little secret.... It has been confirmed by our builder that we will get to spend our first night at the new house Friday!

Should I post final pictures with or without furniture... hmmmm..... decisions, decisions :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Filling In...

Friday, I filled in as an aid at the boy's school. It was pretty fun to see all the 'goings on' up there :)

I told the director that I thought it best I not be in Remi's room because I was fearful of how he would behave but that being with Roen wouldn't be a problem.

Well.... I was wrong...

I stayed outside with both boy's classes at recess. Remi loved having me out there. He ran around with his friends and would come see me with a big smile periodically. I told him bye (to head to another class) and that was that. Roen also loved having me out there. He wanted me to hold him pretty much the hold time. However, when it was time for him to go in and me to go to another class to help, he started crying. His crying turned into a fit and he even yelled 'no' at his teacher when she tried to get him to wash his hands for snacktime (this is extremely out of character for Roen at school). I ended up just having to leave. After I left, he was fine, but I can not believe how wrong I was about how each boy would behave with 'mommy' at school!

Anyways, here is some of Roen's art hanging outsided his classroom and a picture of him playing centers before chapel...



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall Art...

Roen brought home one of the cutest little art projects I have ever seen. Look how sweet his little leaf animal is...



Of course, we all know I have a complete weakness for children's art :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Last Little Bit...

Well, the last little details are being finished up. We aren't moving yet, but I am pretty certain by next weekend, this puppy will be DONE!!! Here are some little snippets of the last little bits...


Sprinklers being put in... almost done


Appliances... all in but the fridge


Decorative hooks... these are in the mudroom


Medicine cabinets above the boys' sinks


All glass and mirrors are in... this is the transom window above the library door


Blinds are in!!

Things left to be done:
-grass laid
-flower beds
-paint touch up

Other than that, I really don't know of anything else that needs to be done!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Zoobilee 2014

This past Saturday, we went to the major fundraiser for our local zoo. We had drinks, dinner, sang along with the dueling pianos, won a great bag in the silent auction and got our caricature done...


Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekend Flag Football....

Remi had another game on Saturday, and although he did better, the best part was getting these sweet little pictures....

Here is Remi with two of his little buddies. They all go to church together and are all three ornery little boogers :)



And of course, my happy RoBear... he was a pretty happy camper as he stuffed his face with donuts and chocolate milk...







Friday, October 3, 2014

A Note Home....

So, today, Remi got a note sent home from school....



Apparently, he is having trouble listening, although he couldn't give me any specific examples. This (along with being grounded from TV) was part of his punishment...



He felt pretty bad about getting in trouble, because despite his strong will, he really does like to do things the 'right' way. I wrote out what I wanted him say in his letter and he sat there with patience and a good attitude and did this letter all by himself (in exception to help with his 'S's). I was pretty proud because if you know Remi at all, you know patience and doing things he doesn't want are not his strong suites :)