Saturday, August 29, 2009

Welcome, Henry!

Henry is here! I'm a few days late on the post, as he was born on August 26. He's the son of Amanda, one of my most favorite cousins, so he'll be our boy's second cousin. They'll be so close in age! I can't wait to meet him. As long as everything goes as planned, I'll be able to meet the little fella in Omaha in October when I'm there for Julie's wedding! :)

Check out those chubby cheeks! I'm thinking it's a family trait because my cousin Missy's little baby boy has the cutest set of cheeks on him, too.

Tearing out the Flooring


Ah, fun with home ownership. My parents want to get Andrew and I new flooring as our housewarming gift. Unfortuantely, as it works, before the new stuff comes in, the old stuff must come out.

The kitchen and bathroom floors were raised about two inches higher than the rest of the downstairs flooring. We knew, of course, that this meant previous owners had failed to remove the layers of old flooring before adding on their new choices. So it came down to Andrew and me to remove the layers (and layers) of Pergo, linoleum and sub-flooring.

OK, so Andrew did most of the work. I scrubbed down the kitchen appliances as they were moved, though, and that was pretty much the nastiest task ever.

At this point, half the kitchen is down to its subfloor, and the other half has one more layer of linoleum left. Thankfully, it doesn't appear to be glued down. Point one for us. On the other hand, it's held down by approximately 2.3 million staples. It appears someone had a little too much fun with their staple gun...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Baby Shower

I had so much fun on Sunday at the baby shower. My mom and I arrived at Tre Jolie just before two. Aminta and Julie were setting up, and it looked stunning. There were bunches of balloons behind my seat, gifts lining the window, and baby bottles full of M & Ms at every place setting.

They organized a few games (Price is Right, Baby Style! and How Much Ribbon Does it Take to Circumnavigate Becky's Belly?), and every time someone won, I won, too!

There were so many gifts, from a baby monitor to diaper bags, from a baby swing to teething rings. I had such a good time, and I'm starting to feel a little more ready for Baby to arrive.