Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's Fall Y'all!

We've been trying to get out and enjoy the nice fall weather as much as possible the past few weeks.

We spent a weekend at Grandma and Grandpa's last month, and Caroline got to help Grandpa make her favorite breakfast that she always looks forward to at their house - blueberry pancakes. Last weekend she went back all by herself for some one on one time with them (and a chance for Mommy and Daddy to get some things done around our house.)
We welcomed our friend and neighbor's new baby, Zachary. Caroline loves him and can't keep her hands off of him any time he's around. She's going to be a BIG helper when her little sister arrives.

Wilmington's Riverfest was a couple of weeks ago, and they had a big area set up for the kids. Caroline sat still long enough for a clown to paint this butterfly on her face.
She rode a little train with Caitlin who had her whole face painted like a princess kitty.
And she enjoyed the inflatables. We had to wait in line a while to go on this inflatable slide and then she wanted to go again right away. After waiting in line the second time, she went up and took her time jumping around for a while before sliding down...guess she wanted to make it worth the waiting.
Yesterday we participated in a breast cancer awareness walk downtown and then went out to get some pumpkins and mums.
It was hard to get her to sit still for a picture. She immediately wanted to start picking up pumpkins and flowers for us to take home.
I think she was most proud of this tiny pumpkin she picked out. As soon as we got home she wanted to wash it so it would be clean, then played with it for a while before finally putting it on the porch with the others.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our summer so far...

May - our first boat outing of the season, it started drizzling when we got the boat in the water but we decided to ride around a little at least. And we were so glad we did, we got to follow a group of 3 dolphins around the intracoastal for a while, it was great to see them so up close.
We started a Friday night cards tradition with some friends in the neighborhood. Caroline, Caitlin, and Samantha enjoy themselves while mommies and daddys have fun too.

We began June with what turned out to be a family trip to Camp Don Lee. This was our first time camping with Caroline and she enjoyed it.
Got to take her sailing for the first time.
Our attempt at a group shot of the 5 grandkids (no one knew at the time that #6 is on the way!)
Relaxing in the CDL pool (glorified pond.)
The whole family.
Travis' mom and step dad came down the week of Caroline's birthday. Doug along with some help from Travis built Caroline a swing set in time for her birthday party.
Grandma and Grandpa Grimes came down on Caroline's birthday and brought her birthday gift..a big girl bicycle. She's gotten very good at riding it now.
We had a princess and pirate themed birthday party at the house for her.
Couldn't get her to stop playing to come eat pizza, but she finally slowed down long enough for some birthday cake.
After cake everyone headed inside to open presents, Caroline's 2 best helpers were right by her side as ususal!
Caroline as Buzz Lightyear.
I visited her daycare for their July 4th parade. Caroline were her "Big Sister to be" shirt to announce that we're expecting #2. We surprised my family the next day at their local July 4th parade too where caroline shared the exiting new with them too.

Monday, April 26, 2010

April 2010

It's been a while since the last post, so here are several pictures to catch up.

Easter weekend we went to see the Disney Live Rockin Roadshow with Brianna. Caroline loved it and is still talking about it.
She participated in a few Easter Egg hunts this year, this one was after church on Easter Sunday.

Caroline posing with Maggie, she asked me to take their picture this morning before I got her dressed. Caroline is wearing her Buzz Lightyear pajamas which she loves. We "borrowed" them while at a friend's house several months ago and Caroline just kind of claimed them as her own. Maggie is still worn out from "helping" us around the house. She is so loyal and wears her poor old legs out following us around 24/7.
We go the Certificate of Occupancy for our new house March 31st! We didn't have time off from work to move until April 9th, but started taking a little at a time to the new house that week before. This is a picture of us having our first meal in the new house on the card table and chairs.
Trixie hid between this mattress and boxspring for a couple of days after the move.
But not Shelby, she claimed the stairs as her territory.
Caroline picked out pink and "lellow" for the colors in her new big girl room. We got her a new big girl bed which she has fallen out of one time during the night. The mattress and boxspring are just sitting on the floor for now so she didn't have too far to fall, just enough to scare her a little.

This is the game closet upstairs, I love this closet! It's big and has lot of shelves to store all of Caroline's toys and some other stuff too.
Our new dining room complete with new table and chairs. We can look out this window every evening and watch the 3 deer that come to the edge of the back yard to eat the corn Travis has put out for them. The first night we saw them, he was so excited and was pointing them out to Caroline.....her reaction, "Shoot them Daddy!"
And finally this is what we spent this past weekend doing, 20 pallets of sod for the yard, that's 1,000 rolls. It made for a long weekend and we were very fortunate to have some wonderful friends willing to help us with it. The end result was worth it though.
By Sunday afternoon we had grass over part of the back yard.
And all of the front yard. What a big difference grass makes! We plan to get a few more pallets this weekend to finish what we're going to do in the back yard in case there are any volunteers out there who'd like to help.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Almost Done!

Our new house is almost complete, only a couple of weeks away!
The exterior brick and vinyl siding is done.
Kitchen cabinets, countertops, and appliances are in. Lighting is up throughout as well as plumbing hardware.

Garage door was installed.
Back porch still needs to be screened in and deck needs finishing touches.
Hardwood floors were installed today (no pictures yet,) and carpet should go in Wednesday.

Caroline has been busy as usual. She and Caitlin thought these closet shelves would be a good place to nap the other day.
She enjoyed helping Mrs. Swartz clean up. (Hope she doesn't lose interest in that!)
She thought she was something else being the "big" cousin pulling Brayden around in his wagon last weekend.
T-R-O-U-B-L-E! Need I say more?!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Coming along

Feb 19th - Trim work has started
March 6th - Most of the interior paint is complete, and exterior brick is going up.
This is the bonus room upstairs.

This is our bedroom.
Living room, kitchen and dining area are all this color.
The brick outside.
I can't wait to see it this weekend - interior paint is complete now, exterior brick is almost complete (couldn't beat the rain) and the cabinets and countertops are scheduled to be installed tomorrow. We're hoping everything will be complete a month from now!

Monday, March 8, 2010

My Princess

This is Princess Caroline, complete with her high heels that unfortunately you can't see in this picture.
Caroline's cousins came down for a visit Saturday. After playing hard for a while they snuggled up for some down time to watch a little TV in my bed.

After only a week of truck shopping Travis got his new used truck to replace the wrecked one. This one is a year newer than what he had, with less miles on it, and a lot of features that his old one did not have....he's happy.
And Caroline likes driving Daddy's new truck too.
Caroline graduated to her "big girl" bed a few weeks ago also. She tried to learn how to peddle her bicycle the same day, but I told her she's not allowed to grow up that much in one weekend. She's about mastered the peddling now, who knows what will be next?