Monday, October 15, 2012

Not Much to Say

We had a busy weekend, which means virtually no nap for Willow or Mommy.  We went to a free even at a Railway Railfair on Saturday and then Oktoberfest for Daddy on Sunday.  Things have been better for me around here.  The neighbors/snowbirds are coming around and my doorbell seems to be ringing more.  I have been going to the MOMS club events as much as I can.  I have yet to still meet all of them but the ones that I have met are really nice and so helpful with just getting to know things around here. 
Willow had her second week of swimming class.  It didn't go as well as I wanted.  I couldn't get her to do the things she was suppose to be doing.  She just cried.  The instructor took her from me and she was doing everything for her.  Frustrating how kids will do so well for others but not for their parents. 
The house is moving a long well.  We are right on track for our closing date of December 6th.  I am also on track for delivering on November 19th.  So much happening so close together and it is not just little things either. 

I will leave you with pics from this weekend.

You would have thought it was going fast with the way Willow's hair is blowing back.

Did NOT like the bounce house this time and it had nothing to do with the little guy behind her.

Mommy and Willow on the train.

Oktoberfest with the Popp's. 

Willow and Addie putting the "apples" on the trees.

She always puts the sunglasses on upside down.  At least she wears them though.

Another day of riding a merry go round. 


Free activity of painting the maze.

Willow getting in her art skills with Whitney.

The girls and their master pieces. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

No Time to Cry

Man last week was a busy week for me and I got a lot of windshield time in.  I put 400 miles on my car in just 3 days! I had a friend in town from Nebraska, a date night with the husband and a doctors appointment plus starting swim lessons with Willow. 

We had an appointment to "pick" out our granite, so they say.  That was really not the case.  It was more like here are the 5 slabs of the granite color you wanted do you like?  Good, sign here.  It was such a waste of a trip to the East Valley but to make it worth it we got to see my good friend Russ.  He was in Scottsdale for a convention.  It was so good to see him and he always knows how to make me laugh.  He brought me a little bit of home to me, which was himself. 

Tim had got me concert tickets to Jason Mraz for my birthday on the 2nd.  I had signed up to find a babysitter for us since we have no family here to watch the beast while we tried to have adult only time.  I thought I had one all lined up and then last minute she said she couldn't make it.  I was so frustrated!  Who was I going to call then, I know no one.  I should have seen it coming when she was suppose to come over to meet us and Willow the week before and she called and said she was sick and couldn't make it.  Thankfully, a co-worker of Tim's said she would watch Willow.  She lives like blocks from where the concert was, so that was convenient but Willow didn't go to bed there.  She immediately fell asleep when she got in the car to go home about 11:15 that night. 

Willow started her first day of swimming lessons.  It was  good, but she has a lot to work on.  On the way there she puked and on the way home she puked again.  Man I am a pro at washing and putting the car seat back together.  

We did a walk through on the house with our realtor and foreman before they put the drywall up.  There was a lot of things missing that we paid for and some things that I am glad we caught now.  We paid for some extra outlets that were not there and some in the wrong spots.  Some good things that came out of it is I got the door from the bonus room to the garage taken out and then a door put in the laundry room to the master closet.  YEAH!  That is huge to me.  I am very thankful that our realtor was there.  She asked why we didn't have overhead lighting in the bedrooms and I said we didn't want the ceiling fan pre wire.  Well little did we know because no one told us was that it also meant wiring for ceiling lights.  Um no we are not going to light the rooms with a lamp.  So all that pre wiring was extra.  Who does that?  Really you are going to charge us more just to have overhead lighting?  We want it though so they have us there.  We decided if they are going to do it they might as well do it for the fan also.  It just amazes me what I think should go into a house they call it an option.   We did get a final closing date of December 7th, so we can move in.  Yes!  It is not the exact time frame I was wanting but what can I do?

We also have a date when the little one will be here too.  Either November 19th or 20th.  Tim wants to work it around his work a little so he can get the most out of his days off.  So we have a busy couple weeks there for us.  I am thankful my mom will be here for a couple weeks to help with Willow when the baby gets here and then Tim's mom will be here for a week.   

32 weeks

Quick bath in the sink.

Pink EXPLOSION!  She picked out the shoes, according to dad.