Friday, November 21, 2014

Home Sick....

Well, Roen missed his first day of school yesterday :(

Poor guy it always starts with coughing, then fever, then asthma. He is also missing today, which means he is not getting to participate in his Thanksgiving program... which really breaks my heart. He seemes to really enjoy getting to play quietly alone, while Remi is at school...



The boys also got their school pictures back this week. I think they turned out adorable despite the fact that I completely forgot it was picture day, didn't have time to do their hair or tuck in their shirts!



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Reality...

You remember that cute little play room I spent so much time making look like my boys love to sit quietly and still looking at books, never making any messes...?

Well, here is how this playroom looks anytime they come up here to play...



Oh, and don't mind all those cords... that is Remi's favorite 'toy'. He will spend an entire hour plugging things into each other! I can assure you he did not get that from me or Micah because neither of us know anything about electronics.

The Master...

Well, here is a little look at the master bedroom and bath. These were the only two areas of the house that I would say are 'big'. Hopefully we will be in this house forever, so it was kind of important to do them 'right'.

Here is our bedroom. Please ignore the bare shelves... that will take time. Of course, on the other wall is a TV, but who really needs to see that :) I was pretty adamant about having built-in night stands with storage. Micah LOVES to unpack his pockets at the end of the day and he is like Mary Poppins in this way... they seem to hold all sorts of junk that I really don't like looking at... so I gave him two drawers to cure that situation :) Oh, and he likes to sleep with a million pillows so that lower cabinet makes the perfect spot to hide those!



On the left, double doors open up into our bathroom... maybe my favorite room of the house. We made our bathroom big and open with lots of white... a white bathroom makes it feel extra clean to me :)







The doors on either side of the mirror are our closets.



And here is my closet. I put a sweet little gold chandelier in my closet because honestly, every girl deserves a chandelier to light her most important space. I also wanted floor to ceiling built-ins in our closet. My hopes were that by putting storage in the closet meant we didn't have to clutter up our bedroom with big dressers. I sort of like a room to have space to breath. My closet isn't huge, but it is for sure the biggest I have ever had....



On one side I have triple rods- the other side has hanging for dresses and off-season up top. Also on either side, are little shoe towers. The are only wide and deep enough to hold one pair of shoes, but the shelfs are adjustable and they go all the way to the ceiling which gives all my boots a perfect little home.



I am waiting on some outdoor furniture to arrive before I show pictures of the outside, but those will be next. Happy Thursday!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Silly Faces....

The boys got into the stickers and made some pretty creepy, silly faces...





Friday, November 14, 2014

It's Finished....

Micah's beloved mancave is finally finished! Furniture and the refrigerator is being delivered in the morning and I feel sure I know where Micah will be Sunday afternoon :)




The tall ceilings are for all the animals with long antlers he will hang. The empty space between the upper cabinets is for a TV.








The safe door to the tornado shelter/gun safe. This is actually inside his closet which is for all his hunting gear and there is also a small desk inside this closet.

And here is the actual 'shop' portion- some storage closets,a place to park his truck if needed and most importantly, a place to clean fish...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Flag Football Comes to an End...

This past Saturday, was Remi's last football game. To say I was excited might be an understatement. Remi never did get into the sport... it was a long season of bribing and frustration. Funny enough, I think his last game might have been his best... by this I mean I saw him do more running than walking :) His favorite part was getting the medal!

Here are some pictures of his last game...







And here are the pictures he got taken at the beginning of the season...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Little Rooms...

These little rooms aren't much to write home about, but here they are nonetheless...

The powder room...





The mud room- which we use A LOT more than I thought we would. The boys love having an easy access place to throw their coats and shoes... especially Remi!





My laundry room. Nothing fancy, nothing huge... but just perfectly quant and cozy... I have a thing for cozy rooms :)


Oh, and those cute little aprons... I wear them every chance I get... makes me feel like the princess of my own kitchen :)







I think all that is left is the guest bedroom, the master bedroom, my office and the outside. I will be sharing the master bedroom & outside soon and the guest bedroom & my office soon enough... there are still a couple of things I need to add to those before showing.

Have a lovely night...

Remi's 5th Birthday Party....

This year, Remi picked his very own birthday theme... volcanoes and critters!! Despite the fact that these things have nothing to do with each other, I just started brainstorming and ran with it. I think it turned out pretty cute and he LOVED his party- probably his favorite to date.

It ended up being pretty hot, so most of my pictures are of sweaty kids, but they are all smiling so it's pretty cute. We started off the day letting the kids jump themselves silly in the bounce house, opened presents, ate BBQ and ended the evening with The Creature Teacher. The Creature Teacher is a sweet lady who brings critters of your choice to a location of your choice. The kids gathered 'round, listened to her talk about each creature and then got to touch it. Because Remi was the birthday boy, he got to hold each one and then at the end each child got to hold one animal. When I say Remi loved it, I mean he was in HEAVEN!! So was Roen... best present we have ever given Remi!

































Here are two of his favorite presents... a bucket full of insects and a remote control tarantula (go figure!)....






Here are the 6 critters Remi chose to have The Creature Teacher bring...

Hairless Guinea Pig...




African Burrowing Bullfrog...




Giant African Millipede...




Hedgehog...


Blue Tongued Skink...


Corn Snake...




Blowing out his sparkler '5' candle...



And a few of my favorite pictures from the day...


My two my favorite girls :)




Always has Little Anne with him :)