Saturday, January 29, 2011

What We've Been Up To

Since Thursday, Chad and I have been babysitting for some sweet friends of ours. They have a little girl that is 6 months older than Grayson and a son that is 4. So we've been very busy with these 3!!

Grayson and Leigh have had so much fun doing everything together.
They love playing these little handbells. They both spin around and around. Notice that Leigh has on her brother's shoes--she has a little infatuation with shoes!

One of the most exciting parts about the weekend is that I've been able to try out my second seat attachment with my new stroller. I love it!! I put them facing each other and they started kicking, so I had to turn one of them around. We've already walked to the mall twice and taken a walk to the park. It's been a great trial run and I'm so excited to have it when baby girl Hayes gets here. I'm so glad we had it early to get us through this weekend so that we could get outside!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Aunt Bonnie and Mimi Week

This past week, my mom and Bonnie came to stay. Bonnie and I had so much fun doing lots of shopping while Mimi stayed home with Grayson. We were also able to get some sewing done. I helped her slipcover her cushions for her glider and we made some sweet onesies for our little girls to wear to the beach in September!

The most exciting part of our time together (I think we would both agree) was that we ordered a stroller!! Since this is her first child, she's trying to find a stroller that will be useful for 2 kiddos in the future. (Yes, she's just as practical as me!) And as for me, we never really got a nice single stroller because I knew I would eventually want to get a nice double stroller. So the best solution that I have found is this Baby Jogger City Select. Yep, it comes with a whopping price tag!! But... we were able to find it on Amazon for $280, which is only the price of the single. I still have to order the attachments for the second seat and the car seat adaptor. And for me, that's still alot of money for a stroller. However, this stroller is absolutely amazing!!

The seats come in and out easily and it can be used as a single or a double--a lifetime stroller!!! Now, this is where my Swagbucks have been a HUGE help: If you are not yet signed up for Swagbucks, you should do it now!! Check out the link on the side of my blog. So far, I have had enough Swagbucks to get $75 of Amazon credit to use towards my stroller!!! And I'm earning more everyday--so I plan on earning more to help me buy my other attachments!! I'm also selling my other 2 strollers that I had with Grayson (that I won't need anymore--yay!!). So all of that money will also go towards the new stroller. One stroller that will meet all of my stroller needs!! I'm so excited!! And that means I won't have 3 strollers to store around my house!! So, in the meantime, we're both awaiting the arrival of our strollers and I can't wait to get outside with it and try it out!
I'll leave you with some pics from the week:

Growing Baby Girls

Grayson trying on Mimi's shoes! He was a little outnumbered this week with all of us girls!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Chad was so excited with the recent snow, the first thing he did was set his pan outside to collect snow for snowcream. Within 45 minutes, his pan was overflowing, so he brought it inside to get started on his beloved recipe.

Grayson enjoyed the snow so much more this year. We took him sledding on the road in front of our house. He loved it!

"Crunch, crunch, crunch". After reading his favorite book, The Snowy Day, about 2 million times so far, he was finally able to get out to experience the snow. Now he especially loves the book even more, so we find ourselves reading it to him over and over and over.

Since Chad had 2 days off of work, he spent most of his day in this room--Grayson's big boy room. He's in the process of patching cracks and priming, so that I can get started with the fun part--painting. I'm so anxious to get this room finished and get Grayson moved in so that I can get started on Baby Girl's nursery!

I'm starting to get "cabin fever" and I'm so ready to get out of the house!! Hopefully the ice will be melted from the roads very soon.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A few recent photos

Enjoying his last gingerbread man of the year (thanks, Mimi!)

Chad and I received a book of 15,000 Baby Names for Christmas. (We have yet to decide --or agree, rather, on a name for Baby Girl. ) For some odd reason, Grayson loves looking at this book. We will often find him sitting in a chair flipping through the pages and studying it intently. This is how I found him the other day -with that book.

Since he has really enjoyed sitting in the "big" chairs recently, we decided to get him a chair of his own. So now we are sure to find him sitting in his own chair "studying" his books.

Monday, January 3, 2011

One More Stop

We traveled back through Clinton on our way home to stay for a few more nights. Since we missed playing in the snow, Papa saved Grayson a snowman so that he could decorate it. Not much left of it, but it was better than nothing!

And of course he had to get a few more hugs and love from Grandmama and Daddymac!!

Christmas with the Hayes

We left Clinton and headed to the beach to have Christmas with Chad's family. As we were leaving, the snow was coming. Unfortunately, there was no accumulation at the beach, so we just had to watch it fall from inside.

Grayson had so much fun with Noah. They're learning to take turns.

We had so much fun visiting with Grandma and Pops. It's so fun having all the cousins together!