Friday, August 22, 2014

Swimming...

Earlier this week, the boys completed their Summer Swim Lessons. Next week, they will start in new classes for the Fall semester.







Both boys will be advancing to their next levels- Roen to Advanced Aquatots and Remi to Swimmers. I have to brag on Remi by saying that in the class he just finished, he was the youngest by at least a year and kept up! This month makes TWO YEARS that the boys have been in continuous swim lessons every single week. I am so proud of the progress and confidence they have made! Way to go boys!

Here are some videos of the little fishes. When Roen turns four, he will be taught how to use his arms like Remi does- they say that is skill that isn't developed until age 4. As you can see, in the video Remi is still working on turning his head to the side to take a breath instead of forward.

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And just for fun, here they are on the way to their very first swim lesson... my how time flies!!!


Roen was 15 months old and Remi was two

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Electrical...

This week, all the fixtures were hung, outlets installed and bath accessories put up! Another productive week in my book! Here are a handful of fixtures that were hung (I say handful because I think there were around 35 different fixtures hung- I may have went overboard with my lighting fixtures!)

This is my library- my very own place for just me and my books- probably my favorite room of the house! Didn't it turn out lovely... I can't wait to share the furniture that seems to have been made for this space...



This is another favorite room of my- my beloved formal dinning room...



This is my office/art room... a gold chandelier... yes, please!



And here is a shot of our back porch with the ceiling fans hung...



And my front door finally has it's accessories as well.... I CAN NOT wait to add my rocking chairs and topiaries!!



Here is a picture of our countertops and the master sink. We went with a black granite with a brushed texture. It isn't shiny but has smooth almost soft texture to it... kind of reminds me of the way a river rock feels. We used this same granite throughout the whole house...



And last, but not least a little update on the mancave... countertops!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Barber Shop...

Boys may not can play beauty shop (unless they are at Anne's house), but they sure can play barber shop...






Don't worry they can't cut

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Finishing Touches...

The house is now getting all it's sweet little finishing touches like door knobs and cabinet hardware.

Don't get me wrong, there is still PLENTY to do before this little puppy is complete (like tile, toilets, staining hardwoods, etc...), but the light at the end of the tunnel is at least glimmering!

These just might be my favorite part of the entire house. I looked and looked for the perfect crystal doorknobs, and I believe I found them...



Because of the price tag on the above doorknobs, I chose to do them on only the main doors. Here is what I chose to do on all the secondary doors- closets mainly- and I think they are pretty sweet too...



I chose three different styles of cabinet hardware for the house. My favorite were these mercury glass knobs in the picture below. Because they were also on the pricey side, I only did them in the main living part- kitchen, dinning room, pantry. I did oil rubbed bronze in the boys bedrooms/bath because I didn't think they would really appreciate sweet little glass knobs as they get older. In the rest of the house I did glass knobs.



About half of our countertops have been installed. We changed two sinks last minute and are having do redo some cabinetry to accommodate- so the countertops are having to wait in those areas. I think our cabinet guy might hate us :/

Tile did not get started last week- no surprise there, but hopefully that will get underway soon enough.

Anyways, things are moving along and every time I go out there I have half a mind to bring a couple things with me... like maybe hang a couple of my favorite dresses in my closet just to test the waters a bit :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Super Boys Super Cute ...

These little boogers are so much fun. They LOVE putting on their capes and flying around. Roen squats down, says 'on your mark, set, go' and runs around the house as fast as he can. Then he stops and does it all over again... over and over... it's pretty cute to watch him immersed in his own little super hero world!



Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Morning With Gran...

Remi woke up on Tuesday insisting that he go visit his Gran. So, yesterday morning, we went to Gran's house and the boys had so much fun that they stayed there while and I ran some errands and didn't want to leave when I came back.

Sweet little Gran took them for a ride on her riding lawn mower and the boys were in Heaven.

These are the moments that we will look back on one day and say "those were the good 'ole days"...







Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Progress...

Well, lots of progress seems to be going on out at the house construction site this week...

I love it when I can make statements like that :)

We officially have a front door. We also have all of our shower walls installed- they are a white marble.

In the next few days, all of our countertops will be installed. We are also supposed to get our tile started this week. I am super excited about our tile. I knew exactly what I wanted when I went to the tile store and found it. Tile will be going on all bathroom floors, master shower floor, and kitchen/laundry/pantry backsplashes.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

5 Days in San Angelo...

We just got back from a long weekend in San Angelo.

The main reason for our visit was Mallorie's 2nd Birthday... can my precious little niece really be two!? We celebrated Minnie Mouse style at a bounce house land full of bounce houses... what could be more fun for kids?!!

I also got to hear the heart beat of my next sweet little niece (or nephew) while I was home. The kids had a blast as usual and were very sad to leave! Here are a few pictures from our weekend...







Friday, August 8, 2014

Happy Friday

from these sweet little brothers who love to fight, bicker and steal my heart everyday....

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Teaching...

A good friend of mine and I started teaching the 1st & 2nd grade Wednesday night class at church last night. I think it will be lots of fun and lots of laughs! Here is a sweet little message one of our sweet students wrote on the chalkboard before class started...