Saturday, July 31, 2010

Diaper change

Jack was going through my stuff the other day and came across some gloves. They are from way back when... you know when I worked... let me rephrase that... When I got paid for my work.

Anyways. He decided Collins needed a diaper change and he would use the gloves to properly protect himself.



Collins was not at all thrilled with this idea...

Thank goodness daddy stepped in!!!

All in all he did a pretty good job :)

Such raw talent

PS. We have taken a break from cloth diapering this summer because he was getting so hot in them.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Still here...


Still just enjoying our summer. Hanging out. Building forts...

Loving on these boys...


Arguing over the vacuum...

Enjoying a nice visit to timeout because the argument could not be resolved ;)

I hate the heat of summer, but I love the pace of summer. We are just enjoying our days doing whatever we want too!! I love being a grown-up!


Monday, July 19, 2010

For Sale

As you can probably tell by now, we are in the process of redoing every room in our house. The dining room is next on the list. We have a formal dining room and I am wanting an informal room to go with the cottage feel... like a farm table and vintage hutch. In order to do this, I must sell what I have. So I am shamelessly using this post to get it out there:

Full dining room, clock, accessories and all $2000

Hoping you want it, or someone you know!

Also trying to sell these things...

Pottery Barn Taylor Rug. Blue 5x7. $100

Fleurville Diaper bag $50
Pottery Barn Bedding. Bumper and skirt. Elephant pattern. blue and green. $50

Keeping my finger crossed :)



I found a paint color I liked!!

The wall color was Jamestown Blue. While it is one of Pottery Barns colors of the seasons, it no longer did anything for me. After 6 painting attempts, I finally found the perfect color, Misted Green ( which actually isn't green at all ).

After being inspired by the new color, I decided to tackle the laundry room. Its right off our bedroom and has become the disaster room...

Disaster NO MORE!!!
I later went back and painted the ceiling the color of the bedroom. It looks great :)

I decided these little containers would be the perfect things to hold my detergent...

What were the boys doing while we were busy in our projects???

Getting into trouble of course. They must love timeout!

I also cleaned out the kitchen cabinets. To say they were a complete mess would be an understatement! Now everything has its place. Makes me so happy :)

I am nesting...IN a NON-pregnant kind of way!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

You can find me at...


I would blog more, but I can't seem to stay out of this place. We love mexican food and Birmingham finally has a place worthy of our love! They opened last week and we have already eaten there 4 times.

Now, I really don't want to advertise for this place because the wait is long enough. However I wouldn't be a friend if I didn't share the perks of HAPPY HOUR.

The back of this car...

Has all the makings for nachos. And if you come between the hours of 4-7 m-f its all free!! Not to mention super yummy...

They also have a secret. Its called jalepeno cream. Basically its the best ranch you have every put in your mouth with a kick! Its FREE too. Just ask for it with your chips...


What does Bren think of this little jewel right down the street in the Summit...

Did I also mention the Margs are $4.50 during happy hour??

Well, better get off the computer. Meeting friends for dinner tonight... at Chuys of course!!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Room to play

It is finished...


The room that has been in my head is now actually in our house. I am so excited for the new look and the boys love it.


We got all the accessories at Ikea and the couch and rug at West Elm. The couch is the perfect size and was the perfect price as well! It was discounted $400 because of a broken leg. We just built a sturdy base around the bottom ( it still needs painting as you can see ). The TV/ toy unit was originally a built in tool shelf in the basement. Although it is 60 years old it was still in great shape and nothing a little paint couldn't help. I must say it was a huge task getting it upstairs though.

Jack loves his magnet board to show off all his art. I love the stainless bar with hanging cups! It feeds my need for organization...

And we all love the chalkboard/drawing board/dry erase board...

( Collins wanted the monkey in all the pics :)

During the process we cleaned out over half of our toys. They just seemed to clutter up everything and get in the way of toys we really loved!

I can happily say... It is finished!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The best weekend ever

Seriously, we just wrapped up a super fun weekend! Me and Bren took off to Atlanta for some shopping and a little R&R.

I got to hit my two new favorite stores...


We literally shopped till we dropped! Our mission was to outfit the playroom and we had big time success.

Bren was my car loader...

By the time it was over, our ride was loaded down with a couch, rug, 3 tables, and numerous other things!

We stayed at the Marriott Marquis and it was awesome...


When we went to check in, they told us they had upgraded our room. It was a huge suite!! We got such a kick how the Lord not only provided for us all weekend, but upgraded us, and everything that we had prayed about finding... we found... at huge discount!

So much fun.

We made it home in time to celebrate the 4th with the boys and cook a little chicken on the egg...

We wrapped up the weekend with a family playgroup in the morning and dinner with just adults at the premier of Chuys in Birmingham. Brendan got us a VIP invite since he did their liquor license. It DID NOT disappoint. Its located at the Summit and has the best mexican in the city. PERIOD. We took our neighbors and had a great time!!

Hopefully I will get the room put together soon and share some pics with you!

( Big thanks to Grammy for watching the boys! )


Like a fish in water

May I introduce you to...
Micheal Phelps Jack Fuller
The last two weeks we have spent busy with swim lessons. Can I just tell you... I am so glad that is over. It sure did interfere with our social life ;)

He enjoyed it. Not sure that he can swim any better though...

Oh well, I think good ole' backyard swimming is probably the best way to learn. He's like his mom and dad... learns better outside of the class room!

We have also been busy camping out in our new room...

Ahhh... to be a kid again.