About a month ago Chris and I decided that we need a bigger house. This stemmed from the fact that we want more comfortable space for grandparents to come and stay, and even more importantly, Chris needs a better office. Working in the unfinished basement just isn't cutting the mustard anymore. We thought about finishing the basement, but our Realtor advised against it in that we are already the largest floor plan on the block and finishing the basement would price us out of the neighborhood.
So, now that we have our daycare straightened around (not an appropriate story for a blog...let's just say that a switch was made due to some concerns that we had), I am working full time, de-cluttering and packing unnecessary stuff, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning (damn dogs), and staging the house to be appealing to anyone who walks in the front door. All of these things must happen while Bryan is at "school" in that he only takes two 30-minute naps per day. So when he's home, NOTHING gets done!! That means lots of hustle from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm when we leave to pick him up. And while it doesn't sound like much, I am managing the cooking, cleaning, house prep, baby loving, bath time, working full time, and being a wife all with a pinched nerve in my neck that's causing significant pain and also making 40% of my fingers totally numb and tingly all the time. It's awesome.
Mom and Dad will be here two weeks from today, and three days after they leave, my in-laws will be here. Did I mention NUTS??? When it rains, it pours. But we love every second of it!
The result of all this nuttiness is an awesome looking house. Combined with a little creativity here and there, and we have a house that anyone would want to buy. But, in all honesty, our greatest accomplishment in all of this chaos is a VERY happy baby. Tragically, he doesn't like to have his picture taken. We go from cooing to frowning the second the camera comes out!
So, here are a few pictures of what we are most proud of:
|4th of July, practicing sitting up.|
|I got a smile!! Thanks for the onesie, Kim! Gnome sweet gnome!|
|Bryan gets Daddy time every morning. So sweet!|
|And because we had to get rid of the pictures of grandparents in Nugget's room, I had to find something for the wall. I couldn't find anything I loved. So I made something. Cool, eh?|