In more ways than one. The babies room is just about ready for furniture. I've purchased a crib
and just picked up the mattress today. Still no bedding, one thing at a time. :) I've still got some time.
I need a dresser or something to store clothing. We are working on that right now..not sure what we want to do for storage. It's been such a long time since I went baby shopping. It's absolutely overwhelming! I've picked up things here and there for family members and friends, but I haven't set up a nursery in over 10 years! I get exhausted just walking through the doors at these baby store warehouses.
I'm anxiously awaiting the birth of Leo, over at A Half-dozen Productions. Should be any day now!
Just found out another good friend is expecting. It's nice to be among these women who are such wonderful mom's. They are font's of knowledge and advice.
I'll take some pics of the nursery once it's put together. Or at least, as put together as I can get it. We still have to finish up some painting of the trim and molding and get the door on.
I can't wait to meet his little guy.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The annual homeschool prom is coming up in March. My son, who has a girlfriend to take this year, really wants to go.
Hubby says boys shouldn't go to prom until their Senior Year. If at all. I say, I went twice. Junior and Senior.
Hubby says he should pay for his tux. I say that's parents responsibility.
Hubby says Prom=nonsense. I say Prom=fun. Fond memories. It makes me smile.
Son says "So? Can I go?"
It's not cheap. Tickets are just over half a Ben Franklin for a couple. Plus transportation, tux rental. It's tight around here these days.
Hubby shakes his head and sighs. "What's the big deal?"
I sigh and think of the awesome pictures of my son all dressed up in a Tuxedo with a pretty girl on his arm. The fun of picking a corsage. ***sigh***
Secretly, Between you and me..I think he's going.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
For the last week our internet access has been hit and miss. We finally got access tonight around 6:30 pm! Hallelujah!
The little babe on my sidebar is due in roughly 62 days and we needed a spot to put him. I'm a believer that after 2-3 mos they get their own room, own bed, etc. So, we started trying to plan this out. We have 5 possible bedrooms here, and thought that we might move the oldest boy down to the "spare room". I wasn't a real fan of that because it's sort of our "workout" room right now and I'm not a fan of the kids living downstairs.
So we started looking at how to make it work. Well our bedroom is some 44ft long and almost as wide. There's this little punch out "sitting room" thing that we never use and have talked about walling in. That's what we've done. Here are some pics of the progress. We still have to paint the walls and get the door painted. Buy some baby furniture and get it set up. It's almost done! Painting will be done next weekend when it's warmer here. When Baby gets too big to be "in our room" then we'll rearrange the other kids and turn the new room into our workout room/office or something..but for now it works and adds a possible 6Th bedroom to the house. It's a 9X13 space. Not bad, and we walled it in for under $300!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year to all of you! We are at the tail end of Christmas, Epiphany is just around the corner!
Today is the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin. It's not a Holy Day of Obligation this year in the US. Are you going to Mass anyway? There are a few being offered around town. Hubby has just left to drop the big boy off at work this am so I have a few minutes to get some words down and get everyone ready to go.
We stayed up last night to watch the ball drop..relatively uneventful. Only because I was dead tired, slept until 1155 and then woke up..kissed the hubby and kids..went back to bed.
New Years resolutions? Just be nicer. Stop being so judgemental and prideful. I'm talking to myself here ;) Unless, of course these things apply to you...then feel free to use them as well.
I know they sound so "stock" but it really is true. I also want to read one book in the Bible, every quarter and really let it soak in. Practice Lectio Divina. This is really not a resolution, just a reminder to do it.
Well, I better get a move on the clock is tickin'!
Happy New Year to ya'll!