Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Annie's room

I transformed Gray's room into Annie's nursery just in time for her 8 month birthday. Yes, she's still in our closet:) Last week in the middle of the night I woke up with a vision of what the nursery could look like. I hit the yard sales, Goodwill, Lowes and every fabric store in Lexington and with a small amount of money the room is almost finished.

The walls are a "Kiss of Pink" and her accent wall is striped "Tea Party" pink. Remember how I promised I would never make my daughter wear pink or have a pink room? Well, I love how this wall turned out!
Rocking chair- sprayed painted it a wheat yellow and after a lot of searching found the perfect vintage fabric to recover the seats.

We moved G into Mac's room, now every night is a party!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fishing, boating and camping!

9 o'clock and still sleeping!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Remember how we caught 3 raccoons and then a possum and her 4 babies? No more cages in our backyard for us! I would rather not know what roams through our yard at night!
the mom with her 4 babies

over on the side were 2 more huddled against the cage! It made me little sad- the whole day I debated letting them go.
The possum babies were pretty dang cute!

Speaking of babies, mine just turned 7 months!
The older she gets- the happier she is! She got another tooth and smiles and laughs all day long!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This is what Drew and the kids do when I go out for a run....

Featuring Annie the most giggly baby, Mac the entertainer and Gray the narcissist....

Friday, August 12, 2011


Since we have been back from Utah we have pretty much spent everyday, all day at one of the Lexington city pools. It's been pretty great. I've been able to hang out with friends while our kids totally entertained each other. I'm kicking myself that I didn't get any pictures of the 20+ kids and us hot mommas- haha!

Mac and Gray took lessons for the first 2 weeks...

Mac's becoming a strong swimmer. He can swim the length of the pool only rolling on his back once to take a break.

Gray's lesson consisted of him sometimes putting his head underwater. Most of the summer Gray was content dipping his toes in the water but got a lot more comfortable towards the end of the season.Annie was such a trooper at the pool- rolling around with Elisabeth.
Mac loved going down all the slides and Gray was always there cheering him on!

Last Saturday after Drew got off of work we went to the Pirate pool. When we got there the diving board was closed. Instead of patiently waiting for the diving pool to open again, Drew told Mac to run up there really fast and jump before the lifeguards saw him. What are we teaching our kids?

Goodbye Summer- it's been great but bring on the cooler weather!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer of the coon

If you like raccoons do not read this post....

2 weeks ago we found raccoons living in our crawl space beneath our house. How did we find this out? We saw them in our vents! (WARNING - DREW IS NOW TELLING THE STORY - SLIGHT EMBELLISHMENTS WILL OCCUR) It was Saturday morning, I (Drew) was in the bathroom, perfectly positioned on the commode. I heard a noise, I saw a nose, then two eyes looking up at me through the vent cover. I screamed, not because I saw a raccoon but because I felt violated. I quickly pulled up my pants and called the critter what it was - a pervert. To make a very long story short... I checked out the crawl space and found traces of raccoon poop and shredded insulation all over. I found the peeping tom hiding in a corner, approached quickly, performed a Samoan war chant, and broke his neck Jackie Chan style. Okay, okay, I ran inside, went and bought a cage, and caught the sucker three days later.

Now this is where it gets interesting. Our friend Ramsey (prefers "Ramses" said in a spanish accent) came over to take care of the raccoon. Spoiler alert - he takes the raccoon away and shoots it - so hard! Well, Ramses and his dental school cohorts disposed of #1 but when they came back they found another one in the trash can. So for the next 1.5 hours the guys tried to figure out a way to get the raccoon out of the trash so they could kill it. It was hilarious- raccoons are feisty and extremely loud when they feel threatened. (Things to notice in the picture - (1) Shawn's face, the trash smelled real bad; (2) Ramses wielding a tee-ball bat; (3) the heads of my curious sons; (4) Shawn's use of a make-shift snare made of a broom handle and yarn; and (5) my absence, I was outside but I was 20 feet away with a gun (a nerf gun) making statements like "fellas, can you hurry up?! the mosquitos are really bothering me.")Don't worry though, we caught #2 and humanely took care of him. (Mac and Gray were removed from the window for that part). On Saturday night, #3 found her way into the cage and met a similar fate. The trap is back in the crawl space waiting for #4.

The best news about the whole thing is that after several days of having some issues, I can now peacefully enjoy my morning routine again.