Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kauai, Hawaii 2014

Been a while since I posted anything, but between working full time, being pregnant and living with a 4 year old it's hard to find even 5 minutes of free time.  So going back to October 1, here are some pictures from our yearly Hawaii vacation.  It feels like its been forever since we were there!

On our first night, we went out to dinner and opened the envelope the Doctor had given us revealing the gender of baby #2.

And it's another boy! haha

 Next day, we're off to enjoy the sunshine!  All day long!  We stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai and I have to say, the grounds are beautiful and the lagoon just perfect for Carter.

Hanging out in the terrace, me drinking lots of water and Tim drinking lots of Mai Tai's.




When we needed a break, we'd drive up to Old Town Koloa.  A cute little town with lots of shops!







Beach life, that's the life....we had a great time, can't wait to go back soon!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Project Master Bath

One year into this house and I am so excited to finally be getting our master bath remodeled.  Well, I wouldn’t really call it a master bath, there’s nothing master about it.  It’s a tiny box with a tiny shower, a toilet and sink.  But it hasn’t been renovated since this house was built in the 60s I think, except for the floors.  We are currently interviewing contractors and thankfully, Tim is leaving this all up to me!  Usually he has such high design opinions but not this time.  I’m picking everything out on my own and I couldn’t be happier!  So much easier to get stuff done when you don’t have to compromise!  So here’s what I've picked!
 
Marble shower with a glass divider.  Our shower will be a bit smaller than this one and with no window, obviously:




I'm thinking this pattern of marble for the bottom of the shower floor so that not everything is rectangular shaped marble:

White vanity with marble top (unfortunately, we can't fit a double sink in our bathroom) and Kensington mirror from Pottery Barn:
 
 

 
A small light above the mirror such as this one:
 
A natural stone tile floor, that makes a smooth transition from the current tile throughout the house to the bathroom, which I haven't picked out yet.

I’m sticking with all white, of course, to make the little space seem a bit bigger and with the cottage look to fit the current style of the home.  We will be making the bath just a bit bigger by removing a small vanity with a mirror that’s just outside of it.  I currently use it for putting on makeup but I'd rather get rid of it use the extra space. 
 
Stay tuned for before and after pictures!  I don't think I've ever taken a picture of how the bathroom currently looks.
 
 
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Disneyland 2014

We went on a mini vacation this past weekend and drove down to LA and Disneyland.  We had the best time.  We spent one day in Manhattan Beach, our old neighborhood. And the next two days in Disney and California Adventure, Carter loved seeing all of his favorite characters, Mickey, Woody from Toy Story and also loved going on all of the rides....twice.


The next morning, we were ready to meet Mickey!


 




So much to see!

My friend Erica works at Disney Studios as a publicist and she was kind enough to come with us, so we got all the benefits of having a Disney employee with us!  Her husband Sean and Tim have been friends since they were 6 years old.  They never thought they would be taking their kids to Disneyland together all these years later.

Carter was over the moon as soon as he saw Lighting McQueen pull up and he knew he was going to ride in it!  This was the perfect age to take him as he was tall enough to go on all of the rides!  (thank goodness for shoe inserts!!!)

Taking a break in Radiator Springs.

 
Disney is such a magical place, just look at Carters face!  The few days when we all forgot about life and our problems...


 
 
The long ride home after a weekend full of fun!

It was a fun but exhausting 2 days walking around in 100 degree weather all day from 8am-11pm, but it was well worth it.  I certainly have the post vacation blues....so now we just have to wait a few more weeks and we're off to Hawaii!







Monday, August 25, 2014

Working From Home

Carter is done with Preschool and next week he starts Pre-Kindergarten.  That's crazy!  So since the school is closed today, I'm working from home.  Here is how Carter keeps busy while I get some work done.

Checking Isis's blood pressure. 
 
Listening to some tunes.
 
Isis covered with tools and medical devices.
 
Yeah...
 
And just a shot in the tail.
 
Such a patient dog...



Monday, July 21, 2014

4-Year Check Up

Carter just had his 4 year check up and it went great.  He loves going to the doctor...wonder where he gets that from?...and kept telling the doctor that he needed to check his blood pressure, his ears and eyes and weight him etc...

When it came time to get his 3 vaccine shots, he didn't even flinch, like nothing ever happened!  I was way more scare than he was!  Pays off having a doctors play kit at home and having a little present to give him right before the shots so he can be distracted opening the present while they sting him!

Here is the link to him getting his hearing test:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0o1-_JcIzw
 
This kid never stops smiling!


 





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Days

Carter is now 4 years old, whoa, where did the time go!!! He's acting more and more like a little man everyday.  So handsome, full of energy and opinions, opinions, opinions.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!