Sunday, September 28, 2008

Once the dust settled . . .

I realized that I needed more 5x5's!! Michaels has no more . . . . Hobby Lobby has no more . . . . and Kim has no more! I have an order in, so hopefully I will get them in within this next week! I have most all "boo" sets completed except for 4 sets! My plan is to ship out a bunch on Tuesday! I never would have thought that you guys would want anything like that!? Obviously, I know I have to come up with something good for the next holiday!

Well, we got about 65 more bags of mulch {rubber mulch} spread around our Ark {or should I start calling it the "pirate ship, arrrgh!!"} That is a total of 150 bags so far! And it's not quite were it "needs" to be. {No wonder we have no money - That mess is expensive!}


This is the view from our bedroom window. Next weekend, we plan to tackle the ship. It needs to be cleaned {thoroughly} and we have to "pirate" it up. Ya' know with a Jolly Roger and a name painted on it {which we still have not come up with!} - Suggestions?

You know, what really bites is this full sun back yard!


This was our backyard at our old place - LOVED IT! The only thing missing was a fence! Wonderful patio, car-port, porch swing {can't really see in this photo} & SHADY AREA! Oh, how I miss it! My ferns, hostas, . . . . ahhhh and this really isn't the best picture, but it was the only one I could find. Lonnie has tried to convince me that this new place is a clean slate and it will look better than the old house - Too bad, we haven't really done anything to it - And tomorrow will be our 1 year anniversary here at the new place! Time, money and patience - which I seem to never have enough of!


Well, speaking of "pirates" - I got the invites completed last night. I inked till my fingers had the nastiest residue on them! And for those who don't know - I have a MAJOR sensory issue! To make this long story short - I had a little anxiety starting with the 10th one - but then I busted out with the rubber gloves! Much better! Hudson thinks the rubber gloves are funny. I use them when we play with play-doh, sidewalk chalk and {get this} finger paints {just to name a few!} Yes people, I freak out when paint touches my fingers!!!!! That is why I wash my hands, apply lotion and cuticle cream about 97 times a day! Again, a sensory disorder that I've never been able to shake! I'm 29 +1, it's not going to change!

And since we are talking of Hudson {and not my weird antics} - check him out!


That would be him painting with his new favorite color! {That is what he said!} When he takes a nap - and goes to sleep without me threatening his life - he is rewarded with painting. He said that he was painting the words, "I love you, too, Mommy and Daddy" - Isn't that sweet?? But then he told me that I needed to paint circles and an "h" on it when he gets finished!? I'll oblige.


This stinker went to the doctor on Thursday for her 6 month check-up - because she was officially 6 months old on Thursday! Can you believe that? My baby is already 6 months?! Depressing how time flies! Anyhoodle, I'm not going to give all her stats - I need to save those for the fam blog that I've all but abandoned! This girl only weighed 12 lbs 8 oz!!! She is in "about" the 3rd percentile! Technically she isn't on the chart - I think we just decided that the 3rd sounded better! I did look up my stats for a quick comparison - apparently I didn't go to the doctor at 6 months {figures} - But my 4 month weight was 10 lbs 2 oz {so was hers} and my 9 month was 13 lbs 5 oz. So, I'm guessing I was around the same. Like normal, the doctor wasn't concerned and told me to keep doing what I'm doing.


And yes, she is sitting up unassisted AND crawling, too! Hudson said, "Look, it's an inchworm!" HAHA!!!! And he was dead serious and did not see why I found his perception to be so funny!

Okay, tons of pictures and alot of randomness - I hope you all enjoyed! ha

14 comments:

MaryannWilson said...

Your invites are too cool, you are such an awesome fun mom! I can't believe she is already 6 months old. She is a mini you Kim! :)

Courtney said...

I'm really digging the photo of your previous yard... I can see why you miss it! We, too, have lots of sun and not a shady retreat in the backyard. That petite little Miss Emsley is too cute!!

Bethany said...

Ella was in the 5th percentile at 6 mths, Mom says I was the same when I was young, but I don't have exact stats for me. Emsley is super cute and seems to be very healthy!

joanne said...

That sweet girl is just adorable, look at that smile! Stephen is also in the 3 percentile- TINY.

Megan L Hutchings said...

I can't wait to see all of the pics from this awesomes party ;)! The invites look AMAZING!

So, I go to Bunko on Saturday night and as I am passing the bathroom, who did I see? QUEEN FLO! I started screaming and told Ashley I had no idea she was the one getting the flamingo!

It looks GREAT in person!

Jenni said...

I love the little BOO sets. How do you order them? I got on your website but only saw your other designs. I would love to order the BOO set.

Rach said...

So you DID get them done! Go you! That pic of Em is too cute---she is just fine--just gonna be a runt like her mama! I say that with love of course. hee hee =)

Leigh Ann said...

I DID enjoy all the randomness. We have so been there with the rubber mulch, and it IS so expensive. E is so pretty. Ella Grace is low in her weight percentile, too. Looks like you have a mini-me with the painting. I love how he asked for the "circles." Sweet family you have, Kim.

Kris said...

Your invites are super cute and you posted them in the nick of time! My 6 year old just changed his mind from Speed Racer to a Pirate party right before we leave for vacation (Stress!!!!) Whew - thank goodness I had procrastinated on the first one! But I totally copied you on that one - I'll post pictures after we get them delivered this week! But THANK YOU!!

Jenn said...

that child has grown in a month! OMG...I just saw her. ADORABLE!! Hate that we won't be able to make it to the party...who knows if ATL will have gas by then and it's my "WICKED" birthday weekend! Hugs to all (except you since I know you hate them!) smile.

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to hear how the party turns out!

Kimberly said...

Emsley is such a cutie pie!
I'm glad you got your invites done, GO KIM!!!
Now I gotta go check out your fam blog to see if you ever did update it!

Kimberly said...

P.S. That'd be a big fat no!!! LOL! Slacker!

Kim said...

Her little toes are so cute!