Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday Madness

 Madison's last day of preschool was Friday. 

Bring on Summer. With no plans.
Lots of playground and library time(which started today)

Alan's been working hard in the yard lately. He's rebuilt our deck stairs and will be replacing 2 sections and various boards soon. We will be restaining it in a couple months when that new wood ages a little. He's also trimmed trees, we've planted more flowers and I've been trimming up our bushes and done some weeding. Busy bees trying to make our yard a prettier place! Our blackberries are coming in too! Now to get my garden planted and plant some blueberry bushes! I want 3 acres of fruit trees and bushes! 

Excited for the Bachelorette tonight! What a twist with TWO girls!? I was a huge Britt fan until she turned crazy at the end and was a big Kaitlyn fan the whole time, except maybe her introduction to Chris.. I thought she was a little much then but she grew on me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day

I decided that morning that I would like to ride to the mountains.. We got up and left mid morning. We stopped in Hendersonville, NC and at at Moe's BBQ on Main St. After that, we walked downtown. After that, we rode into Brevard. Madison likes OP Taylors so she played int here a bit. We left and went to Looking Glass Falls..

We headed home after that. It was a full day! We all had fun!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Yard improvements!

Nothing like a tractor trailer half full of sod..


After bushes pulled out..

After some planting. 
Planted 3 gardenia and transferred 1 gardenia(the bigger one by the a/c), 2 purple calla lilly and a few other flowers that I don't know what they are. We will finish the rock border all the way around and put down black mulch.

Also hoping to find an a/c cover similar to this..

Also looking for a nice garden hose holder like one of these.
The other side before

A purple lantana in the corner, Fire Power Nandinas in between the bigger bushes with 3 colorful flowers in front of the nandinas.

Patchy yard before


I thought I got a pic of the after. Just imagine the dirt patches gone ;)

Also had the glass filled(from the wreck in February) grass dug up and sod laid.

The front of the house.. Working on trimming and shaping. Mulch will help a lot!

They are coming back to put in another irrigation zone this week. Mulch will be a fun project(sarcastic font). Trying to do a little at a time!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy 16 months, Riley!

Weight- 20.44lbs (35%)
Height- 30" (24%)

Words she says- "uh uh", "no", "Wawa"(Wilma) "mama" "uh oh" "bye" "bzzzz" "cat" "dada" "mine" "taytay"(thank you)

She's "talking" so much more. She laughs at everything! Her belly laugh is so funny!  She's the perfect balance that our family needs! Very laid back, easy, happy and funny!

She goes to bed between 6:30-7pm, sleeps all night and wakes between 7:30-8am, sometimes 9am. She takes a 1-2 hour nap around 10am and then again around 2pm. If she skips her morning nap, she will nap 3-4 hours in the afternoon.

Wears size 3 shoes, size 3 diapers, 12 or 12-18month clothes. Her favorite food is anything that doesn't eat her first. She loves fruit and veggies and likes snacking on raisins.

Better at pulling up and cruising... Still working on the walking ;)
(to see videos, go HERE)

Madison making Riley laugh