Thursday, February 26, 2009

Closing Day

Tomorrow, it's official...we will be closing on both houses!!!

Everyone couldn't get it all done by the original closing date as everything got delayed due the ice storm at the beginning of the month. It took a bit for the inspectors to arrive and then we had to hire an electrician to come and take care of some electrical to get it up the the current code on our old house.

We close on our old house at 3:30 pm and then close on our new house at 4:30 pm. It's going to be one busy afternoon!!!

It's been nice as we've already been living in our new home for the past 1 1/2 weeks as we just had an addendum written that allowed us to move in plus transferred the utilities into our name. I love being here and I love having the room for us all to spread out.

Monday, February 23, 2009


I'm glad to see that the kids haven't been too disturbed by the moving that's taken place the last week.

Monday, February 16, 2009

11 Months Old

As you can tell, this little 11 month old is getting into EVERYTHING!!!

I can't believe that this is my last post before the big 1 year mark. Where has the time gone? Last year at this time I was already off on maternity leave and anxiously awaiting her arrival. I was so excited and couldn't wait to meet my little girl. We finally decided to name her Lily Helene and it just seemed to fit her even before I met her. I would say her name and she would wiggle and kick inside me...almost giving her approval of her sweet name.

Here's the latest on Lily:

- Crawling at lightening speed.

- Getting into everything .

- I have to vacuum daily as she will see a teeny tiny speck of something and it will immediately go into her mouth.

- Starting to pull up on things. She will get up on her knees and bounce. At times she will put one foot on the ground trying to push herself up.

- If something makes her unhappy she will cover her eyes with her hands and cry. If sitting on the floor she will bend at the waist and put her forehead on the ground but she'll peek at you too to see if you're watching.

- Eating more table food and wants a bite of anything that you have.

- Wearing 12 month clothes.

- Still wearing size 3 diapers.

- Her feet are growing and all little size 2 shoes are too small now.

- Her hair is growing too. In the back it's getting longer and when wet it's got a little curl to it.

- Doesn't like the sippy cup so we're back to bottles for the moment. I need to try some different ones to see which is going to work for her.

- Says mum-mum (mommy), daaaaa-deee or daaaa (daddy), illlllll (Will), ba (ball) and doooo, which we think is for dog. Poor little Hayden doesn't have a sound for him yet.

- Loves to pet our dog Fritz and will squeal and shriek with excitement.

- Loves to play patty-cake

- Anytime she hears music she bounces and dances or claps her hands

- A champion bathtub water splasher

- Gives all 4 of us slobbery kisses on the cheek. (Hayden hates it though and claims she spits on him every time...hee-hee)

- A top tooth is now poking through. When she smiles you can see it now and it appears that another is coming through soon. She has a grand total of 2 1/2 teeth.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

We Got The Keys!!

It's going to be a busy weekend. We're moving!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Little Ones

I'm posting this as I just think it's a cute picture. They were "talking" to each other.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ice and Snow Damage

Here's the reason why we were without power for days 5 days last week. The lines were ripped out of the house and large limbs were down all over our backyard.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Snuggling with Daddy

This is the view that I saw when I came to bed one evening.

I took a long bath and knew that Lily was laying in our bed for a bit before I got there. I thought this was so cute!!

Sorry for no posts this week. It's been a hectic week. We finally got to come home last weekend and Anders and I both had horrible colds. Will and Hayden got a little bit of a cold but Lily was real sick. Plus she's cutting her front teeth. On Wednesday she was so pathetic with fever and horrible runny nose. She's doing much better now and getting back to her little self.

We also had our house inspection on our current house Thursday and need to get a few thing fixed before the closing on 2/20.

It's been a stressful week but hopefully next week will be better.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Home Sweet Home

We've been without electricity since Tuesday around 1:30 am. The power has been restored and we're home. I'm so thankful to be home again. :-)