Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Less than two weeks later...

I am getting better!  It has only been a little over a week since I last posted. Plus I was in Chicago for work last Thur-Sat, so I even have a good reason!

I think I forgot to post Chase's stats from his 2 yr appointment...he was 36 lbs (99th percentile) and 36 inches (95th percentile).  So he is definitely a big boy and will be taking after his daddy.  Beth found a height predictor that said Chase would likely be 6'2" as an adult...great...he will probably be towering over me at age 12!!  His appointment went well, we took him down to skim milk since he really loves his milk and are trying to keep better tabs on his eating and making sure he is eating good things....grandmas take note!! :) The doctor isn't worried at this point, especially since his weight and height are matching, he would just like to see him level out a little for this year...me too...he is breaking my back having to carry him!

He continues to surprise us daily with his almost-complete sentences and repeating statements back to us and asking relevant questions of us.  His last PAT visit went well, as he can identify and state most shapes by name.  He is not quite as good at colors, but does know a few and we are working on that.  It just amazes me how close I am to having full conversations with this little guy who has just been around for two years!  He is a smart cookie and is definitely learning new things each day (some good...some bad :). 

He has been having a ball with gamma and papaw around our house with all the renovations, so he can get some extra attention and help papaw with his tools.  His favorite is the electric drill and pressing the trigger to make noise.  He wants to be in the middle of all these tasks and help!  Andrew has been at the house helping and he picked up his name immediately and calls for him..."An-do"....but just recently said Lucy's name (the dog) for the first time.  Cracks me up!
Uh-oh...look what daddy did!
Just what I needed to fix this place up!

Just what seems to be the problem here??
Playing outside
Gavin's birthday party
Gavin hiding!
Chase showing his muscles
Mama and Chase
Sliding at Riverside Park
Paging Dr Lewis....

Friday, March 12, 2010

What a month!

Seems like all my posts begin this way.  Crazy days turn into crazy weeks and such has been a crazy month.  When I last posted, it was a few days before Chase's 2nd birthday.  I was so excited for his day to come and his party a few days later.  The morning of his birthday, we had some fun stuff to open up including puzzles, a John Deere book and  Nike hat.  He had lots of fun unwrapping presents and now thinks every wrapped gift is for him!
For his birthday, I sent little barnyard goodbags for daycare for the kids to enjoy...party of which were animal party hats...which I later heard made most of them cry.  Oh well, they sure were cute though.
His birthday party went well and he had fund playing with his buds Gavin and Jace.  Mom made a cute cake with Chase's Fisher Price animals.  He loved it!

Patiently waiting to blow out the candles!
Opening presents
 Goodie bags for the boys

The party went great, but the pictures not so much.  Much to my dismay, when I went the next day to look at all the pictures from his actual birthday and his party and all the ones I had taken in between...they were gone.  I have no idea what happened to them and I am just plain sick about it (consequently, the whole Project 365 had a major hiccup...I may start up again soon though).  Famous did videotape a lot of the party, now I just have to figure out how to edit the dang thing.  Hopefully we got some good stuff on there.  Thanks to everyone who took pictures and sent to me!  I appreciate them all!

Onto the next week, where we began the working on the kitchen.  It has been a lot of work, but thankfully Dad and Andrew were there to show us their talents and Famous and I helped where we could.  It was a heck of a week with no kitchen, but we made it.  So pictures from the start: 

Day 1 - Removed all the cabinet doors and took down the microwave
Day 2 - Removed upper cabinets and soffits
Day 3 - Removed bottom cabinets, tile backsplash and tore out sheetrock
Day 4 - Replaced sheet rock and patched
Day 4 - Removed bar top and spindles
(do you like all the contents of our kitchen cabinets in the dining room???)

Day 5 - Painting
Day 6 - Bottom cabinets get installed

We now have all the cabinets/countertops in and are just waiting on the crown molding and two cabinet doors.  But so far, it is just beautiful and I, for one, love it.  We have backsplash tiling to do still and floors will be done in about 10 days.  Can't wait til it is all done!!

Chase helping Papaw with the sink!
My sweet serious boy!
I do have lots more to post but promise not to wait so long in between!!