Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last few weeks!

The last few weeks have been a blur around here - a ton of back and forth between the new house and the old (about 5 miles so not too bad!), lots of packing, cleaning, painting etc... I am so thankful we are almost through the "craziness". We have been so fortunate to have so much help and support, which has made our move much easier! The house looks great and we are now on night 3 - Yay! My pictures are random - I will have to post more again soon.. but at least here are some to give a general overview!

My brother Andrew was our painter! We repainted everything - trim, ceilings & walls. My dad helped him with most of the trim. Andrew is just finishing up our master bath tonight and mudroom.
Bobby's dad came down a few times from NH to help. I love his outfits and knee pads ;) He helped us put a ceiling fan/heater in the master bath and he also had the terrible task of cleaning the basement!
Bobby's mom also came down a few times and helped make the house sparkle. She helped clean the bathrooms, kitchen, floors etc... My grandmother and cousin Victoria also joined in on the kitchen team by cleaning the cupboards!

This is Isabelle's room before carpet and paint.

The living room before..
My mom was a huge help with the kids plus a big inspiration to my packing! We enjoyed quite a few meals at our card table.
I think Andrew has an artistic side and loved to get the paint out of his rollers on our walls...
The dining room/playroom after...
Emma's very pink room - but it has grown on me and I am really enjoying the bright, fun color!
Kids bathroom - bright green - a bit too much but once again I think it is growing on us. It is called "fresh cut grass" :) We were so lucky to have 2 friends come over one afternoon who have an amazing eye for colors - they picked out all of our colors in under 2 hours! We couldn't have done it without their expertise.
These are the accent walls in our living room/back wall of the kitchen. Love the color - Georgian Brick!
the other side of our living room - sweet butter!
Emma's favorite thing - feeding herself! Gotta love the yogurt :)
Last week we took a much needed break from the chaos and walked down the street to our neighborhood playground.

Emma is getting so big! 2 more weeks til she turns one! I can't believe it.

Random side note: we moved back to CT on October 31st 2007 (where does the time go??) Isabelle was 11 mos, 10 days. Moving day last week to our new house was September 25th 2009 Emma was 11 mos, 10 days old. I think that is really strange! What are the chances? seriously! Plus it is so hard for me to picture that Isabelle was that little when we moved back from Tennessee.. They really do grow up so quick!

LOVE Emma's shoes! too cute.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Beach for the weekend

Labor day weekend for us started the Friday before and we were able to head back down to Rhode Island. Katie and Kelly were able to join us for the day. Between all of us, there were 7 little girls that day ranging from 10mos to 4yrs.

Love this one of Emma and Kyla!

This was as far as she got with it.. lol.. maybe next year.

Emma LOVED crawling into the waves - it was the funniest thing!

Audrey wearing Kelly's sunglasses ;)
Katie, Kelly and I
The moon was incredible that night so we took our tripod and headed down to the beach. This first picture is taken on the beach and you can see Block Island which is across Long Island Sound all lit up.

This one is looking down the beach and the neighboring town, Misquamicut.

The weekend was so much fun - we really spent most of the time on the beach! It was gorgeous and all the kids did great. Some days we were even lucky enough for the kids to sneak some naps on the beach. We went for walks, enjoyed seafood, had our favorite ice cream, "attempted" a few carousel's and most of all just enjoyed each other's company!

Too cute..

My FAVORITE picture of Andrew. Gotta love the cool kite in the background.
Isabelle's favorite - dribble castles!

On Sunday - Dan, Molly, Andrew, Wayne & Em joined us.