Thursday, August 21, 2008

My Guys

Since his Dad was wearing a hat, he had to wear a hat. I thought it was pretty cute...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Either way, it's all about the ball.

Ethan moved his art station to the fireplace. It give him the freedom to either stand or sit - however the art moves him. But sometimes drawing various sports balls just doesn't cut it, and he needs to get his hands on the real thing. So he takes a break from the crayons and either shoots at his basketball goal or hits a ball off his makeshift tee. (we really need to get him a real one - poor piano keeps getting nailed) We know he's really serious when he asks for his baseball hat...

Friday, August 15, 2008

The BirthSurvey

I am so excited that the BirthSurvey has gone nation-wide this week! We were trying to find a new doctor for our second baby and it was virtually impossible to get detailed feedback on local doctors in the area. It's seriously been easier researching digital cameras! This website should be a great resource for moms looking to find the right maternity care provider. I encourage everyone who has had a baby in the last few years to fill out the survey so that it's easier for others to learn more about doctors in their area...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Oothie, Oothie

Ethan has been sick this week. We took him to his 18 month "well check" last week, and I think he got a virus while we were there. (forget well checks from now on!) He has blisters all in his mouth, so eating has been rather painful. Luckily, our latest favorite food is a smoothie (aka "oothie, oothie"). He's been drinking at least two a day, and it's pretty cute seeing how excited he gets when he sees a smoothie cup . He's definitely my son - very passionate about about favorite foods. Of course if he's anything like me, he will drink smoothies like they're going out of style and then be done with them forever...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Jack & Claire

Enough about houses. Check out this cute pic of my nephew and niece... Seeing them starting to interact makes me excited to see Ethan be a big brother.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A really good Thursday...

Thursday we had the inspector come out to make sure there isn't anything major wrong with our house. It looks like everything is okay with a few minor things to fix. It was a relief to hear that.

That afternoon I had my first appointment with our new baby doctor (whom I LOVE), and we go to hear Baby Hoyle's heartbeat! I don't know what it is about that sound, but it makes me want to cry everything time I hear it. It was such a relief to know that the Baby is growing and developing. Thank you, Lord!

That evening we went house hunting (if you can count looking at two houses as "hunting"). Both are in the same neighborhood and two houses down from our friends the Crawfords. We put an offer down on one and should hear back today.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

House Update

There has been some progress on the house-front this week, but the waiting has been excruciating! (Patience really isn't a strong suit for me.) Monday we had the bank come out and make sure our house passed the loan requirements. There didn't seem to be any problems there, thankfully. Tomorrow we're having an inspector come check out the house. As long as they don't find the mold and asbestos we should be fine. (Kidding.) I think then we have to have the house appraised. Ahhh! It's painful. We're going to go look at houses on Friday to make sure we still love the one we think we love. If we do, then we'll go ahead and put an offer on it. I have already started mentally hanging pictures in that house, so I pray it all goes well. Have I mentioned that I hate waiting?!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

A really good Saturday...

I had a good weekend. Yesterday was especially good. My sweet, sweet husband bought me a massage because I hadn't felt good all week. So I started my day with one of the most amazing massages I have ever had (I have had quite a few in my "bad back" days). I left the salon feeling pain free and a little "drunk". It was great. I had a message from our fabulous realtor, Jill, saying that someone wanted to look at our house. When I got home, Chris had cleaned the house and we left to get me sushi for lunch and hit Banana Republic. My day was pretty perfect at this point. BUT we got another call from Jill saying that the person was going back to our house AND was writing up an offer!!! Beautiful. By 6:15 last night, we had a signed offer on our house. We're waiting to make sure that the loan she qualifies for covers our house, so it's not a done deal. But it's stinkin' close. We should know for sure by tomorrow. If all goes well, we'll be in a new house September 15th...lots of time to get the nursery ready for Baby Hoyle! Man, God is good.