Friday, August 29, 2014

Summer Bucket List; Splash Pad with Grandma & More...

Donna had another audit in Orlando this past week which was another opportunity for us all to go see grandma. We also had a construction meeting with the contractor on he house. Since we would have all the pets & the boys in tow & it was suppose to be the hottest day of the year with the heat index at 110, we thought it was best for me to go ahead down to Grandma's while Donna went to the meeting & then on to the station to do her audit before meeting up with us. So the boys, the pups, the kitties & I all got on the road about 9:30am & arrived at grandmas about 1pm. Since the boys did really well in the car all the way down I thought it would be nice to take them to do something new & really fun. I'm really not sure why we have never gone to the splash pad here, I know our nephews have been & the idea has come up before but for some reason we have never made it there. Well we made it this time & look at how much fun the boys had...

Tavares Splash Park


Caden

Garren & Caden 

Kellan

Garren & Caden

Garren & Caden 

Garren front, Caden back

This place was awesome! I can't believe we haven't been before now?!?

Kellan front, Caden & Garren on the slide

Grandma & Garren

Caden

Grandma & the boys

Donna worked late thursday night to get her audit done & ended up having Friday off, YAY! Once grandma got home from work Friday morning we all headed to Ikea. We wanted to check out some storage & shelving for the new house along with a little dining table for the breakfast nook. While we were there we discovered 'mini beds' they are longer than a toddler bed but not as long or wide as a twin bed, which we think will be a good option for the boys new bedroom until they are ready for bunk beds. 3 twin beds would be wall to wall beds & as much as they like to sleep together, they play (& fight) too much before going to sleep. 

Saturday we visited a few furniture stores to try & decide on living room & dining room furniture for the house. Our current furniture will go in the family room. The new living room will be kid free zone, it will be an adult space reserved just for the moms. We're looking forward to having one space where we can actually have lamps on tables & maybe some nice decor that won't get manhandled by 3, 3 year olds. Heavy duty security gates (baby gates) will be involved in keeping it a kid free zone!
Grandma helped us out by keeping the boys entertained while Donna & I looked around, THANK YOU GRANDMA!!!

Sunday Donna had to head back home, I decided to stay a couple extra days with Grandma. We kind of like her company ;) Donna has also taken on an additional station (congrats on being awarded manager of the year for the 8th time, here's some more work for you, lol) that needs a little extra attention right now. So we are giving MomMom a couple of days of not feeling like she needs to rush home because I've been alone with the boys all day, giving her a few more hours in the day to get stuff done. 

After Donna left Grandma & I took the boys to a BIG bounce house place to play. They played hard, (grandma & I worked hard keeping up with them) & they had a great time!!!

Did I mention it was the hottest day/weekend of the year?!?

Kellan

Garren

Garren

Caden

Kellan

Kellan, Garren & Caden

Kellan

Caden

Garren

G, K & C heading into a new bounce house

Garren

Refreshment break, Caden, Kellan, Garren & Grandma

Caden talking on the uh... phone?

Garren pounding those acorns!

Monday we headed back to the splash park & the boys noticed the very cool playground right next to it. They wanted to play there too so we let them explore the maze of climbing towers & neat obstacles there before cooling off in the water.

Caden & his love of trains

Grandma & Garren

Caden loved it so much he hugged it goodbye when we left, lol

Grandma & Kellan 

Caden

Garren & Caden

Kellan & Grandma 

We had a wonderful time with Grandma & can't wait for our next visit!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

34/52; Gorgeous Morning

It's been seriously HOT around here lately! Last week & weekend brought the hottest days of the year. Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised when I took the dogs out & almost needed a sweater, lol... It was a breezy 70 something degrees. I couldn't help but get the boys dressed quickly & get them to the playground to enjoy the weather!
 
Project 52; Gorgeous Morning
 
Caden
 

Garren
 

Kellan (Caden on the slide)
 

Front to back; Garren, Kellan, Caden

Monday, August 25, 2014

13 Weeks In; Amazing!!!

It's incredible how much work can be done on a house in a weeks time!

Doors...

Windows...

Electrical...

Lighting...

A/C...

Bathtubs...
 

& house wrap.


The shingles have been delivered & should be going on this week :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

33/52; Not A Super Photo

Project 52; We had a busy week & I never caught a decent photo of the boys but here they are after speech therapy this week looking less than impressed that I wanted to take their picture :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

12 Weeks In; It's A House!

After getting a text message Monday with the photo of the framing of the house going up I was incredibly anxious to see the house again. I couldn't hold out until Saturday, the boys & I snuck down to sneak a peek of the house on Thursday. This is what we saw...




After we saw the house we went out to Amelia Island to check out the playgrounds & beaches, the boys approved!

Kellan

Garren

Caden

G,K,C


We headed back down yesterday with Donna this time. The house is completely framed up & even has tar paper on the roof. The contractor said they have a little bit to finish on Monday & the plumbers showed up while we were there to connect the plumbing from the street (city) to the house. 


view from the frnt door
family room
kitchen
backyard to the left
backyard to the right
master bedroom
front bedroom
boys checking out the view
the garage
the plumbers 
Garren using giant bolts as drumsticks
Caden showing Thomas around
 
Kellan using a bold as a microphone
 
It was a very exciting week watching the house actually go up. The boys even ask to go see the new house now. They tell random people they are building a new house when we are out. It's really cute & I can't wait to see how excited they are when the house is done & we get to move in!

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