Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tour of Parker's Room

I finished Parker's room about a week ago. The only thing I wish I could've done is paint, but other than that, I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out! It's a perfect combination of modern mixed with rustic (the color/finish of the furniture with the exposed metal finishes and deer head ;)) A few of my favorite things about his room: 

1. The utility shelf-turned-into-changing/storage table. I first saw it displayed as such in a picture on Etsy and knew I had to do the same. More than likely it will just be used for storage, as I see many a changing on the living room floor ;)

2. The Cardboard Deer Head. This was the coolest thing I think I could have stumbled upon for his room. This was the perfect compromise for Austin and I. He likes real animal heads and I like modern decor....voila! lol. Not to mention, it was fun to put together, it was like a puzzle! 

I keep finding myself wandering into his room just taking everything in. I can't wait until he's here with us....just three more weeks, or less!! :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

My One and Only

I've been soaking up each day of it just being Peyton and I. We only have a few weeks left! It really is a bittersweet time. She's going to be such a great big sister. She talks about Parker alot (or "baby brother"). She comes to many of my doctor's appts with me and has been to every ultrasound. She's an expert at knowing what his heartbeat sounds like and what he looks like on the "tv". I think bringing her to my appts has helped her make that connection and realize what's happening.

We've been doing some fun things that don't require going outside because it's just SO hot! We've gone to "kid's movie day" a few times at our local theatre. We've been doing some crafts and she's discovered a new love....painting. She would sit at the table and paint ALL day if I'd let her.

Peyton is growing so fast, and sometimes I still can't believe that she won't be my only one!!

Our Staycation

Austin's "staycation" was really awesome. It was so nice having him home with us all day, everyday for a whole week. Peyton especially loved it. A few highlights from the week are: breakfast at Metro Diner, a trip to Little Talbot Island, a little kiddie pool time for P at Grammy and Papa's, a date night, a pedi for me :), and I even tried (and succeeded!!!) a Pinterest dessert. 

It won't be too much longer until he's home with us for another week....when Parker comes!! 

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Hodge Podge of a Post

It seems all I post about lately is my pregnancy. That is really about the only thing we have going on around here. It's summer, and it's super hot so we haven't been doing anything outside. Low key play dates inside and things like that. Austin is on vacation this week, so we'll hopefully do a few fun things and have some pictures to go along with it.

I think we have most definitely hit the Terrible Twos. Peyton, overnight, has become very difficult, does NOT want to listen, and throws tantrums about any.little.thing. She has always been stubborn but things have been kicked up a few notches. Sheesh!! I'm hoping the worst will come now before I have Parker to deal with too. On a postive note, she is talking so well and such a funny little kid. She has to make sure you're ok if you say "Ouch!". If she has an audience, she starts dancing crazily and puts on her funniest faces. I love her more than words can say.

Parker's room is about 30% finished. That is one of our tasks this week while Austin is home...to get it finished. (At least have the carpets cleaned and the furniture placed.) I only have about 8 weeks!! Eeek! Also, Austin's going to get the infant car seat down and we'll get it washed and ready to go! :) July is the month of showers for us. This coming Saturday is our family shower. Three weeks after that is my friend shower. Can't wait!!

We're going to start Austin's vacation off right by taking a family date to Metro Diner for some yummy breakfast! Ta ta!