Wednesday, May 27, 2009

House Projects

With the baby on the way, we've been trying to complete a long list of house projects that we probably won't et to anytime soon after the new peanut arrives! We have a couple of art niches in the house and we painted 2 of them a metallic bronze. This one is in the upstairs hallway and I love the way the dark color sets it off!




Since we're having another girl, we don't have to make any major changes to the nursery. But we wanted baby Reagan to have a few new things for her arrival! We painted these canvases with a stencil kit we ordered.



We've done a few other small things, but the BIG project we're working on is Mckinley's big girl room. I'm hoping it will be done soon and I will post pictures then!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Big Girl Bed Advice??

We are finishing up Mckinley's big girl room and should be done in a week or so. (I'll post pics when we're done!) So, in hopes of not having to buy or borrow another crib, we are going to give the big girl bed a try. It's a queen bed we already had and I think we will put rails on it.

The baby is coming July 14th, so we'll have about a month and a half to either get used to the big girl bed or find a crib if we need to! Mckinley is a good sleeper now, but every time you put her in her crib she screams bloody murder when you leave the room. She screams for 30 seconds to a minute and then she's fine. So, I just think with a big girl bed she will get out of the bed, follow me to the door, and sit at the door and scream.

So, any advice? Any opinions on the timing? She's 21 mos old, 2 the end of August. It's so nice that now she's pretty much in bed by 7:30 and not up until 7:30 or 8 every day. I just don't want to have 2 babies up at night!! Any help is much appreciated!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

More from our photo shoot

Here are just a few of my favorites from our recent family photo shoot:


























For those of you in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, our photographer was Jackie Walker, http://www.jjwphoto.com/ . I was very pleased with what she was able to get with a VERY uncooperative 20 month old!! Also, I didn't do any maternity photos with Mckinley . . .I just didn't think I would like them. But since this is most likely my last pregnancy, I though I would do them this time. I was much happier with them than I thought I would be! I told Jackie she made me look a lot prettier than I felt! I will definitely use her again - her prices are reasonable and she was very patient with Miss Mckinley.