08 October 2009


My new uber stroller, te he he...it's green
Mia's station at the house
Silly Pencil Nose
I am beat down tired!! Goodness sakes! Yesterday was my first day home in three days. We put in some serious hours at the house racing to get everything painted. We still have a ways to go with touching up the paint and finishing all the doors. About 80% of the tape is now off the walls and half the blinds are back up. The new flooring looks awesome. It seems like a totally different house with the lighter walls and congruent floors. Hopefully we can finish the touch up painting tonight. Then comes the fun part...decorating and moving in. I can't WAIT to unpack and rediscover all our belongings.

Mia spent half of the week playing with other kids in the ward while I painted my arm off. By Thursday she was so crabby from late nights and separation anxiety we took a day to just hang out. She went with us to the house on Tuesday and Thursday nights. I was afraid she'd get into the paint and make a huge mess. Instead she bopped around watching her movie (Lady and the Tramp), ate her snacks, jumped on her new mattress, and played with her pater-piller bike. At one point she did through a fit wanting to help. I gave her the choice of watching her movie or going to Alison's house. She watched her movie likety-split.

Thursday it snowed here in Sidney. We made one fast trip to Walmart for pie dough, then spent the rest of the day deep cleaning our temporary home. The cub scouts are having a pie drive so I volunteered to make two peach pies and buy two pies. I used my newly canned peaches for the filling. It was super yum...not too sweet. For dinner we had a piping hot chicken pot pie. Miekka, Seth, Jacob, and Lia are not coming now until Monday. The weather station issued a winter storm watch forecasting 3-8 inches of snow between here and west of Cheyenne. I am a bit bummed because they can't stay as long but still glad they are coming. Now the house will be done!

The last piece of news that I am very proud of is at my 6 week post partum checkup I learned that I am below my pre-pregnancy weight. Hooray! All that working out paid off this time. I still want to lose 5-10 pounds that I never lost after Amelia but all in all am doing MUCH better than I thought. Give me a pat on the back....

PS: click here to view more pictures of our painting progress

4 Stupendous Remarks:

The Haley Family said...

Patting you on the back, hooray! Mia needs to get her tail back over here so I don't have the penalty house anymore! :) I'm coming over tomorrow to see the progress, I might just move in and hide from the world!

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

here's a pat on the back! pat! hooray for baby weight gone! and for painting almost finished! can't wait to see some pictures of the finished project!

Jess said...

Oh my goodness - I am sooo behind!!! Congrats on the arrival of your little man - he is sooo cute, but I would expect anything less with how cute miss Amelia is! I can't believe how fast she has grown up! It sounds like you are super busy but doing well - I'm such a slacker with updating my blog - I will for sure put some pics up soon!! I need to get better at maintaining this - With work, school, working out, and Aubs I don't have as much free time as I did! I hope all is well - I'll have to log on more so we can keep in touch!

Taylor's said...


Jeff is mailing off everything for Phillip now that I am going to be down and out tomorrow in surgery.