Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Aleksia finally got her last two two year old molars and I had no idea she was even cutting them. She has always been an easy teether. She now has all her baby teeth.

Another accomplishment with her is that she has been sleeping at night in big girl panties for over 2 weeks now and hasn't had any accidents (she has been accident free during the say for a few months now), way to go baby girl. Well, I guess shes not really a baby anymore. My 'baby' girl is getting so big. She is also as smart as ever. She knows all her letter, numbers, shapes, colors and can recognize a few sight words. She just amazes me everyday.
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Getting Closer

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

We have been busy with the house. We got a lot done this weekend. I mentioned we were originally going to do linoleum tiles in the bathroom but then decided to do ceramic tiles. Boy am I glad we did. They look great, so nice and even and they don't even have grout yet. Richard will be grouting them tonight and also putting the toilets back in. YAY. We are getting closer.

We also were able to borrow a paint sprayer, boy that thing is awesome. Wish we had it about it 3 weeks ago for the inside of the house. We used it to paint the cabinets and baseboards. We got all the cabinets primed and painted. They look good. So glad that is done. We kept putting that off cause we were so DONE painting, but with the sprayer it only took us about 3 hours to do them all. We were also able to paint about 1/2 of the baseboards before we ran out of paint. I swear we have purchased so many gallons of paint for this house. I am so glad we will not have to paint anymore, aside from some touch up here and there. I'm sure while moving stuff in we will create some scuffs.

Let see what else is there to report...Oh, Aleksia's furniture was delivered, it is so cute. She loves it. Her bedroom is going to be the cutest little girl room ever. I am so excited to get her stuff moved in and decorate it a bit more. I am excited to get ALL our stuff in and decorate. I just can't wait to hang all our pictures and make it OURS.

We just have the Pergo to finish and then we can get the appliances in and then we can MOVE IN. I can't wait. Like i said earlier we are getting closer.

Here are some pics of this weeks progress...

Laundry room - new tile, pre-grout

Downstairs bathroom - new tile, pre-grout

Paint shop


Aleksia's new furnature.

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Micke Grove

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

We got to meet Cristin, Fiona, Margo and Emma at Micke Grove today. They girls had so much fun and the zoo and the splash pad. Us mom had a good time catching up as well. It sucks that they live so far away, it would be nice to let them play more often.

We got to feed nectar to the Lorikeets, Aleksia though that was the coolest thing. She was so very brave holding that cup of nectar and letting the bird drink from it. All the girls were so good and not scared at all. One of the birds even nibbled on Aleksia's thumb, it made her jump but she didn't cry or complain at all. My brave girl.

Hopefully next time we get together will be at Disneyland, that is where Crisitn and Fiona live. That would be so much fun.

Here is a cute video of them singing...
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Work of Art

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Isn't it BEAUTIFUL? I got my drawing that the wonderful Sarah Brokke drew up for me for Mother's Day. I just love it. Thanks Sarah. I can't wait to get it framed and hung on our new walls. I totally want to get one of her wonderful color ones too.
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Happy Father's Day

(pic taken at Easter - but it was a cute one of them two)

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband, who has been busting his butt getting our house ready for us. He took today off and I don't blame him. We spent the day shopping and hanging out. We went and ate lunch at his grandparent's house and then went to a furniture store and Lowe's (of course - but we had to buy our tiles). Richard made a great dinner tonight too, shrimp fettuccine alfredo and ceasar salad, I know I know, i should have made the dinner, but he WANTED to. It was so yummy Hunny.

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there...
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New Mattress

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

We didn't work on the house today, well not really anyway. Richard got the hardest light to hang, hung today and we got some stuff together to take back to Lowe's and Home Depot that we were not going to use. We also decided NOT to do the linoleum tiles in the bathrooms and are going to do ceramic tiles instead. So we ripped up the few i laid the other night (took over 3 hours to lay and only 2 minutes to take them up) and took them back, along with the other stuff. That was it house related.

We went to lunch today, just the two of us, at Chili's...YUM. It was nice getting away and just talking and relaxing. We also went to the Sleep Train next door to look at new mattresses and sure enough we left that store with buying a new King size mattress. We got a Sealy Posturepedic pillow top mattress, we also got 3 new pillows, priced at $129 each all for FREE. We also bought a nice mattresses stain protector cover and got one for Aleksia's new mattress for FREE as well. They are delivering it tomorrow to the new house. Kind of sad though cause we wont get to sleep on it right away as we are still not moved in yet.
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Busy Bees

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

We have been so busy with the house lately. We had a date (yesterday) to get the carpet installed so we have been spending every waking hour getting the rest of the house painted, so we didn't have to after the carpet went down and risk getting it all messed up. The carpet looks GREAT, our house now looks livable. The only thing left to paint is all the cabinet doors and 2 closets downstairs.

We are hopefully starting the Pergo floors downstairs this weekend. Boy what a lovely Father's Day for hubby; spending it working on the house. I can't wait to get this all done and moved in. I am looking forward to decorating.

Here are some pictures of the NEW carpet...

Master Bedroom

Aleksia's Bedroom


Ceiling fan Richard hung last night.
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New Look

I decided to change the look of the blog. Loving the Owls. I'm still debating what to do with the header...hmmmm.

I have been so busy with the house lately, I have been bad about blogging. I will be blogging some more updates really soon.
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Making Strides

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Lots more progress on the house. We got the stucco and drywall done around the new sliding glass door yesterday. Now we just need to do some touch up paint on the drywall part. We are not going to be painting the outside of the house anytime soon so we are just going to have to live with the discolored outside...oh well. We got lots more painting done and really don't have much more to do. Just a lot of edging, the kitchen, Leksi's room and bathroom and our room and bathroom. I painted the cabinets today and did a lot of cleaning. We also need to paint all the doors and the cabinets doors.

I got a cute new bathroom set for A's bathroom on clearance today at Target. It's going to look so cute. Its orange, pink, blue and green stripes and polka dots. The walls are going to be orange. I can't wait to post pictures of the finished rooms.

Here are some more pictures of the house in progress...

Top of the stairs painted.

Cabinets all nicely painted.

New light.

More to come...
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House Progress

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

So as you may know we bought a house almost a month ago. It's 4 bedrooms and has 3 bathrooms and is just under 2000 sq ft. It's a great starter home and we got a killer deal. There really was not much that needed to be done but since we needed to paint and replace the carpets we decided to do some other things as well and we are STILL working on it 28 days later. We needed to paint the whole house and have the sliding glass door replaced. The carpets are being installed by Lowe's (as soon as we are done painting) and we are laying all the Pergo in the downstairs as well as the linoleum tiles (bathroom and laundry room) ourselves. We are about 1/2 way done painting and as soon as that is done we will start on the bathroom/laundry floors.

We would be closer to being done painting but we had a bit of a setback in that department when i decided to paint the master bedroom two very dark hideous colors. Now the whole room needs to be primed...again and re-painted. UGH!

We got some new lights hung last night and seeing the front room done (aside from some finishing touches and floors) has a great relief. Here are some pictures of the progress...

The new sliding glass door
Thanks Don for installing it.

New front door color and door handle.

Wall colors.

Downstairs bathroom pre-floor.

Lots more to come...

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First Post

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

So i made the jump and decided to start blogging. Oh what fun this will be. Lots of things happening all at once. New house, new town, big girl panties for Aleksia and hoping to expand the family soon. I can't wait to start sharing the journey of it all with you.
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