Monday, August 29, 2011

Earthquake, tractor, and sink!!! :)

(Silly title, but did not know what to name it!)
Oh boy!! What a crazy week it has been! First the earthquake and then Hurricane Irene!!!
Here is a picture that I took exactly 5 minutes before the earthquake happened! We were busy eating lunch when the house started to shake! At first I thought my washing machine was on the spin cycle until I realized that I put the door frame back in earlier and closed up the laundry closet (these old houses have tiny spaces... so Chad had to come up with a way for us to fit a regular size washer and dryer.... I will post a pic of that later and explain). Then, I thought our house was falling over since it is so OLD.... built before 1850! And FINALLY it hit me that we were having an earthquake! I grabbed Weston out of his high chair as fast as I possibly could (which led to PB sandwich and banana all over the floor) and we ran to the bathroom!!! That was CRAZY! Thank goodness everyone is OK!
Saturday morning, Chad rushed to get the lawn cut before the rain came! Weston enjoyed a ride on the mower with Daddy!! He was so happy! After mowing the lawn Chad wanted to get into a project for the house. He ended up putting in a new kitchen sink! It is HUGE!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

W's New Toy!!

Today was a pretty gloomy day here. Weston took a 2 1/2 hour nap and boy that was amazing! It could have been because he has a cold and needs the rest or maybe because it was super dark in his bedroom this morning. Probably both. While he slept I got LOTS of photog stuff accomplished! 4 shoots from last week are packaged and ready to be mailed! Now I have 1 more shoot from last week to edit as well as the 2 from this week. Ugh... not to mention I have another shoot tomorrow (which was supposed to be tonight, but got canceled because of the weather). I am having SO much fun, but finding it hard to catch up. Next week I only have 2 shoots (unless my shoot on Sunday is canceled which it probably will be because of the hurricane) so I should be able to try to stay on top of the pictures!!

Anyway... today was pretty gloomy. Weston and I needed a change of scenery, so we headed for Goodwill. :) Yes, Goodwill is one of my favorite places to go to find props, furniture to refinish, and well now toys for Weston. I needed something new for W to play with and did not want to spend a fortune so I checked out the toy aisle at Goodwill and found a few nice things!! We bought a Fisher Price Piano, telephone, rainstick, and this car!!! All purchased for $10!!! After scrubbing them clean, they looked brand new! Weston LOVES his new car!! I had a ball watching him crawl around and drive this car. Sometimes the car would drive a little too fast and he worked his lil tail off to keep up! Toooo cute! This video is a little shaky (because I pretty much laughed the whole time). 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Home Sweet Home

We are officially all moved into our home! 16 days now! Weston absolutely LOVES his new home and we do too! It is nice to see all of our old neighbors. It took no time for Pepper and Norma to remember their boundaries. They just chill on the back porch soaking up the sun. 

Some of Weston's favorite places and things in the house are:
-The kitchen pantry. He loves to take everything out!! Keeps him busy while I am getting dinner prepared or unloading the dishwasher.
 -Playing in his playpen outside while Mommy works in the gardens! Pepper and Norma stay close to keep him company. Wonderful babysitters.
 -The highchair!! Weston loves eating his meals at the highchair! No more bumbo! Cannot fit his chunky legs in that thing anymore. Here is a pic below of Weston trying peanut butter bread for the first time! He loved it!

- His crib. Weston has been taking wonderful naps. Usually 2 hours in the morning and 1 hour (at the most in the afternoon). He just lays right down without crying! It is so nice!! I hope it stays that way!

-The back door. You can see why! I will be cleaning away drool and handprints everyday! ;)
- His dino! Weston loves, loves, LOVES riding his dino.
And at the end everyday we are zonked...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Painting, Painting, PAINTING!

Well, the whole house is almost all painted! I still have the hallway up the steps and the hallway into our bedroom to do. After my photoshoot tomorrow morning, I plan to clean the upstairs first (so then the whole house will be squeaky clean) and then paint those areas. I took Weston by the house this afternoon and he just loves his new home! Boy, I forgot how small this place was! Here are some pictures of the main floor.
Family room

Living room... now Weston's playroom
Not a huge fan of the terra cotta pot covers on the chimneys! They were there when we moved in. But LOVE the brick!
Looking into the dining room from the playroom

Breakfast nook and kitchen
FYI... It looks like Christmas in the kitchen now with the green walls and red doors! The doors will be painted a deep, dark burgundy so it will not look as silly!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

SO Sore!

I am laying in bed feeling SOOOOOO sore!! Sunday night Chad and I went to our house and walked through it with our renters. OMG... we have A LOT of work to do. I mean A LOT!! Everywhere we look, there is something to be fixed, cleaned, or painted. After swimming classes on Monday morning, I headed straight for the house. Kristin was so nice and decided to come and help (what a lifesaver)! We washed down the walls and started painting. 
Monday's Accomplishments:
- painted kitchen walls (first coat)
- finished painting breakfast nook
- finished painting dining room
- finished painting master bedroom walls
I picked up Weston from my grandmother's house around 4pm. At 8pm I headed back to paint again! 
After swimming lessons yesterday, I dropped off Weston at my mom's house and then started another day of PAINTING! Ugh... I am so tired! 
Tuesday's Accomplishments:
-finished painting master bedroom floors
-finished painting family room
-finished painting living room (AKA Weston't play room)
- finished painting kitchen (except for the high part.... I need to take a ladder next time)
Again I was there until almost 10pm last night!

The house is filthy. Dog hair and gross grime everywhere! My goal for today is to completely finish painting the kitchen (high walls), paint Weston's room, and paint upstairs hallway. After lessons, I need to head to the paint store to get a few more things mixed.Then hopefully Friday I can spend the day scrubbing and cleaning every inch of that house before we move in Saturday!

Well, I need to get out of bed. In an hour and a half I need to head to the Athletic Club for swimming lessons with Weston. The question is... Can I get out of bed?!?!?!?!