Yep, after 2 full days of looking, we finally found the perfect car for our growing family!! I never thought I'd be driving a minivan one day, but I have to say that I love it!! The space is amazing!! So, there you have it...my official "mommy mobile", "grocery-getter", "swagger wagon" (The Swagger Wagon--you should definitely click this link!!),--whatever you want to call it---we are loving our new-to-us Toyota Sienna (and will for the next 20 years)!!
We owe a huge thank you to Chad's mom who came for the weekend to watch Grayson so we could do our searching!!
This past weekend we headed to Greenville for a shower for Bonnie. We were able to spend the day on Saturday with Uncle William and Aunt Bonnie. It was so nice outside so we went to the park downtown for lunch.
Grayson loved running around and seeing the water.
Here's me and Bonnie at the shower trying to see who's bigger. It's so funny because everytime we take a picture, she usually looks bigger. But, I promise, in reality, I am the bigger one!! I can't wait to see which baby comes first!! We spent the rest of the weekend in Clinton with Mimi and Papa, which Grayson always enjoys. Grayson's friend, Lydia, came over for the day to play with Grayson. She is such a big help in that she keeps him entertained the whole day!! He loves doing anything that she does!!! She even pushed him around in the yard in the stroller for a little while. I'm looking forward to more days with her once the baby gets here--I'm sure Grayson will love the special attention from Lydia!!
We've been having AMAZING weather this week, so we've been spending lots of time outside. Grayson was determined to wear this hat today, even though it does not fit. A few months ago he wouldn't have anything to do with a hat. But now, apparently, he loves them.
I finally have pictures to share of Grayson's big boy room! We finished hanging the pictures on the wall this weekend. We had quite a collection of painting/drawings that Chad had done in high school, so I was happy to get to use those in G's room. The fish painting above the bed was a painting that Chad did when he was 6 years old--isn't it precious?! Sorry for the dark picture. There is no over head light in his room, so that's another thing on our list. Chad painted the sailboat picture in high school--the colors worked perfectly! We still need to get a mirror to hang over the dresser.
I love how G's toys are all organized now. He seems to really like it too, and he's great about keeping things in the right basket and cleaning up after himself! The drawings above this shelf are also from Chad's high school artwork. So, it's not quite finished, but definitely close! Mimi is making a bed skirt, Papa is making a bookshelf to go above the bed like this, and Grandma is going to come do some monogramming for me on her fancy machine! We have had so much fun putting all of this together for Grayson and he seems to LOVE it!! We're also thankful for the help we've already had from Mimi and Papa--they came to hang crown molding a few weekends ago and Mimi helped out with Grayson while I got some of the shopping done. Next up? A sneak peek at Baby Girl's nursery--and maybe we'll even reveal the name!!!
Yesterday I attempted to put Grayson down in his big boy bed for his nap for the very first time. Much to my amazement, it didn't seem to phase him and he went right to sleep as usual!! I couldn't believe the transition could go that smoothly, so we put him to bed that night in his big boy bed (prepared to be up in the middle of the night at least once), but, much to our surprise, he laid down and went right to sleep!! We didn't hear a peep until his normal wake up time--and he was just sitting there talking to his bear bear. We couldn't be more proud of him!! He seems to love his new bed! I guess I wasn't prepared for it all to happen so fast!! During his naptime, I walked into the nursery and saw his empty crib--I couldn't help but cry--just realizing that he may never sleep in his crib again!! My little boy is growing up so fast!