Monday, September 15, 2014

Flag Football...

This evening, Remi had his first flag football practice. I was really excited about flag football, because it seems to be right up Remi's alley... with the flags around the waist and all :)

However, he didn't nap and I guess I should have drugged him with Benadryl or something because tired Remi is ALWAYS uncooperative. When I saw Remi yawning half way through practice, I knew trouble was coming. Sure enough, soon after, he left the team to come over to me to say that he was done with practice. I finally got him back on the field with bribes and threats only to be enlightened later in the car that "It was boring and I don't like it at all".

We have another practice this week and I am hoping that a nap will make a big attitude difference or this might prove to be the longest 8 weeks ever!


Sweet little spectators


Stretching... he was still smiles at this point


Getting the flags.... loving this


"Huting" the ball


And this is how we ended... see that boy over on the right playing with bugs and grass... that would be Mr. Remington... having not a care in the world about his coach, team or flag football...


Friday, September 12, 2014

Remi Humor...

The other day Remi and I saw a spider as we headed out the door and were getting in the car....

Remi: I bet that was a Daddy Long Leg

Me: No, it wasn't

Remi: What was it..... A grandpa?

He was being dead serious! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Keepin' It Real....

This picture cracks me up! Yesterday morning.... it wasn't so funny, but now I can laugh about our morning.

This little picture describes many of our mornings and the boys personality a lot of the time! Roen just wanting everyone and everything to be happy and Remi upset because he, once again, can't run the show and do things the way he wants! Oh, this little stinker pulls this so many morings! Throwing a fit because he can't bring a million toys in the car on the way to school or because the tv show he was watching wasn't over and I won't let him finish it or because..... the secenrio never ends!

One of these days, Remi's strong will will serve him well, but today, well.... it really only makes him impossible to deal with sometimes!



This 'little' fit he threw was not just a pouty face, by the way. It was sitting on the floor screaming that he couldn't walk, telling me I was mean and needed to apologize to him and demanding that I atleast let him have my Ipad if he couldn't finish his show...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Plumbing....

Well, we have toilets.... 3 of the 4 anyway. I don't think I have ever been so excited to see a toilet in my life :) Most of the shower/tub fixtures have been installed and the guest sink/faucet has been put in. The rest is waiting for the grout to be done... which means the tile has to be finished! I think these tile guys only work 2 hours a day!

The last, most exciting part of this whole thing is my clawfoot... hopefully I can share pictures of that soon!


(powder room)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Boy and His Dog....

Remi sure does love Little Anne.... and Little Anne sure does need to be groomed :)



Friday, September 5, 2014

Tile....

Well, the tile guys are still hard at work. They have most of the bathroom floors down and are waiting on the rest of our granite countertops before finishing our kitchen backsplash. *IF* the granite gets here, they should finish up on Wednesday. That means at the end of next week, plumbing (toilets, fixtures, my clawfoot) should all go in. Today, they were supposed to turn on the AC to acclimate the wood floors. The AC has to run 3 weeks before they can stain the floors. The floors will be the very last thing they do, which puts the house being completed at the end of September as planned. I am crossing my fingers that all these *ifs* will go accordingly.

I LOVE the tile for the bathroom floors. In fact, I saw them being laid on a HGTV show a year or so ago and bookmarked it in my brain. I was lucky enough to find the exact tile... a total 'meant to be' moment :)

Anyways, here it is...



This is what it will look like with the white grout...



I didn't really have to compromise with the house at all. In fact, Micah pretty much gave me free reign to do whatever I wanted. Anytime the builder called to ask him something, he would reply "Call Lauri.... I just want her to be happy". This was my baby from start to end and I think it's safe to say I am pretty lucky :)

BUT, there was ONE THING that Micah requested... a ceiling fan in our bedroom. This was a bit tricky because I had my heart set on a chandelier over our bed. So... I got my creative juices flowing because honestly, I hate ceiling fans... I think they are so ugly and I didn't want to lay in bed staring at my 'should have been chandelier' ceiling fan forever!

Well ya'll, I found it!! It's called a fandelier and I just love it! It is unique enough to fit right in with my quirky details and makes us both happy... well, so far anyway... I'm a bit nervous that it won't actually put out enough air flow to make Micah happy, but at least for now, it is just PERFECT....





Thursday, September 4, 2014

1st Day of School...

School officially started for the boys today. They loved it! When then got in the car, they were both full of things to tell me and couldn't seem to tell me fast enough! Roen was very excited that he had lemonade at snack time and about playing at the playground. He tried to tell me the name of a little boy he played with, but neither Remi or I could decipher what name he was saying! Remi said he played with his best friend, Bradley and was full of smiles. I think they had a great start!

These little pictures make my heart proud of the relationship these two share and the big boys they are becoming...


Of course, Remi was tying something up and had to have his rope in the picture... and his little red frog





We started the morning off with baths (since we got haircuts yesterday and didn't bathe last night) and then breakfast in bed while watching Paw Patrol (Roen's pick)....

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Orientation...

Well, today, was the boy's orientation. Roen finally got to meet his teacher, classmates and see his classroom. According to their teachers, both boys were very quiet. The students stayed in their classrooms for about an hour while the parents met with the director. Tomorrow will be their first official day at school.

Roen did great. His shyness kicked in a bit as we stood at his classroom door and I think I caught a glimpse of apprehension in his eyes, but he gave his teacher her present and slowly walked into his classroom with a smile on his face. I, however, almost lost it as I led him into his room.... his sweet little smile.... those big blue eyes... his heart of gold... can't he stay my baby forever!?



Remi was so proud to tell Roen what to expect and led him into the school. He was very sweet and reassuring with his words to his little brother.



When I picked them up, Roen seemed a bit disappointed because they didn't get to play at the playground- we have been driving by the playground and talking about getting to play there when school starts all Summer. Bless his heart, he probably thinks school is a just a place to play :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Remi to the Rescue...

The other afternoon, Roen spotted a scorpion running across our floor. I didn't have on shoes so I grabbed a jar and trapped him. When Remi heard us yelling about it, he ran to put on his boots and saved the day :)





Monday, September 1, 2014

Healing...

This is what we did most of last week.... hanging out at home and trying to get little Roen well! Remi still hasn't gotten this mess... thank goodness! Honestly, Roen has felt great, he just looked pretty bad for awhile. Most of his spots are fading and I think they will both be able to go to their first day of school!