Monday, June 12, 2017

Big Boy Bed

Last night was Ollie's first night in his big boy bed.  Riley and I spent the weekend getting a bunch of projects done around the house and this was a major one.  Riley painted the baby's room so that the crib and dresser could be moved out of Oliver's room and his new bed and dresser could be moved in.

I can't believe that he is big enough to sleep in a big boy bed, but he couldn't be happier.
He did great!

Saturday, June 10, 2017


We officially have our first room completed entirely in our new home.  Riley and I have been working hard trying to get projects done on our never-ending list.  We've got lots done, but still have lots left to do.  It was nice to get one room completed - Oliver's playroom.

I'm really happy with how it turned out and know that it will get lots of use.  Our routine has been that after bath time, we hang out up here and wind down before bedtime.  

Oliver is very pleased as well and often asks to go upstairs to play (mainly because that is where all his big tractors are, haha).

Summer Fun

Summer is underway and I've been using it to try to spend some time with Oliver doing fun things before his little world gets rocked when baby sister joins the family in August.  Although it is hot and we've got a massive list of house projects to get completed, we are also making memories with our little boy.

As I was painting the table and chairs for Oliver's playroom, he decided that he wanted to paint too.  I knew monitoring his painting with real paint would keep me from continuing my own painting so I gave him a cup of water and a paint brush.
I told him that he could paint anything that he wanted and it kept him occupied for a long time...
...and he had fun.  Win, win!

My friend, Kerby, came to town so I drug her along to the pool with us.  It was our first time at the Clay Center pool and Oliver's first time ever at a public pool.
He wasn't too sure of it at first and wanted to be held the whole time, but finally decided that the shallow kid area wasn't too bad.

Snuggling with Aunt Kerby is the best.

As his grandma would say, "Picasso in Pampers!"

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Week a Maamaw & Papa's

Oliver's daycare was closed last week and I still had to finish up the school year and start summer he spent the week at my parents' house.  It actually worked out nicely because Jim and Marica just took him home after Carter's birthday party.  They were keeping Tyson for the week so they had a carload going home.  They kept him for a bit and then passed him off to my parents.

Maamaw & Papa sent pictures daily of his adventures at their house...from the looks of it, he did a lot of eating :)


This favorite, always requested, "chicken and fries."
(He looks SO grown up in this picture.)

They went to the summer library program to listen to stories and do an art project.  (I wish I could take him to more things like this, but they usually take place in the mornings and I'm working at summer camp.)

The timing of his little trip away was really good.  I've been having major lower back pain from being pregnant with little miss and haven't been able to do much of anything other than work.  Riley and I had high hopes for all that we would get done around the house since Oliver was gone, but we didn't get much of anything accomplished.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Carter's 3rd Birthday

We ventured to Halstead to celebrate Carter's 3rd birthday on Saturday.  He was a happy, energetic, little birthday boy.  (I didn't take many pictures as I wasn't feeling the best... baby girl is super low and sitting on some nerves causing terrible lower back pain...ugh!)

Happy 3rd Birthday!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Never-Ending Menards Trip

We are still working on getting settled into our new home.  We have much fewer boxes and most things have a place, but we've got lots of projects to get done which means a trip to Menards on a Friday night.

We've been waiting for the 11% off everything sale because we had a list a mile long.  

2 carts, almost 3 hours, and nearly $900 later we made it out of Menards!

We were at Menards so long that I sent Riley along and stopped to change Ollie into his pjs since it was way past this bedtime.

For such a long and boring shopping trip, our little guy hung in there and was pretty cooperative throughout... if I can just get Riley to cooperate and install all of the stuff we bought in a timely manner...