Monday, September 25, 2006

Growl Tiger!

Nicky has a new thing. It started last week. He'll be playing in his exersaucer or his carseat, or just about anywhere, chewing on something, or not, and start growling. Tom's caught him on audiotape a few times. I finally borrowed Tom's dad's camera again so I could try to catch him on video for you. I have it up in Nicky's Movies. I think it's just precious!
Well, things have certainly been hopping here! I've been fairly preoccupied, first Tom was sick, then Nicky was sick, then we're doing the house buying thing, and Jessie got mugged, Tom's mom came for a visit, and now my mom and Liz are coming up. Whew! I'm working up a storm too. Several days I've been at work until well after 6pm, sometimes it's 7pm before I leave! Ick! But hopefully soon we'll be in a new house and things will settle down. (And Gayle, you're first on my list to invite over when we move in!)
We close on the house THIS FRIDAY at 11:30! I'm so excited I could puke! Really. Well, hopefully not actually puke, but I'm pretty darn worked up about it all!

Tom just went by the house today and saw the new carpet and the new vinyl in the kitchen, dining room, laundry room, AND the bathroom! We have a new front door, new paint, and I just can't wait! We're supposed to make an appointment to view the house on Thursday for a walkthrough. I'm ready! I can't believe it's finally so close!

The really funny thing is that Tom's dad is going out of town and needs the camera for a few days. So you'll just have to be patient to see new photos. We might be able to get some crappy ones with Tom's phone, but since it's dark in there I don't think they'd come out.
Speaking of photos, I have few up today. I went out Sunday for the FIRST time ever with Nicky and without Tom! Just me and Nicky! For several hours! We left at 12:30pm and didn't get home until nearly 8! WOW!
At work I'm a member of a yarn group. We do knitting and crocheting every friday together and help each other. Well mostly we amateurs get help from our really knowledgeable members. LOL! Anyway, we've all been knitting (roughly) 6 inch squares for a few months now and we got together a few of us on Sunday to sew them together. We had a basic "green" theme to follow. But the interpretations on "green" were quite interesting. ;) I think we all had our doubts, but when we put it together it looked quite nice! We're having a raffle for it and donating the money to charity. I'm going to buy several tickets though. I'd really like to win it! Here's a photo of it before they crocheted an edge around it in a turquoise green:

I did take a few photos of Nicky at the Sunday gathering, and this one is my favorite. I know it's washed out, but look at those beautiful eyes!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

House-buying going well so far!

The Front

The Back

We're still doing all the things you do when buying a house. We've secured homeowners insurance now and just have tons of paperwork to sift through. The exterior paint job on the house is nearly done. I have new pictures of it in the photobucket account. Click on the new link to the right. It will take you directly into the new folder I made on the Photobucket site: House Photos.

I also have interior pics that Tom took during the house inspection. Remember the walls and ceiling are being painted and all the carpet will be replaced. We'll have to replace the kitchen and bathroom floors ourselves and take down the paneling and fake brick in the living room though. I can't wait!

We also have a closing date of September 29th. That's the date we're aiming for! Wish us luck!

I also put up some adorable pics I took with Tom's camera phone of Nicky in the cart in the grocery store. He had a good time! Once we put the papertowels next to him he was sitting up really well! I guess we'll just have to buy papertowels every visit.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Our baby is 6 months old!

Well depending on how you calculate it. He'll be officially 6 months on 9/17/06, and he was 25 weeks old at his appointment on Friday. He weighed 18 lbs and 6 oz. He's 27 inches tall. His head was 43 cm in diameter if I'm remembering right. That puts him in the 90th percentile for height and weight and 50th percentile for head circumference. He got 4 shots and screamed LOUD! But quieted right down when his daddy picked him up. He also immediately caught Tom's cold that he's had for a week. And seeing him sniffling, sneezing and coughing this weekend was NO fun! The last 2 nights were very hard on him. I called the doctor yesterday and found out that we can give him dimetapp infant drops now. So Tom ran to the drugstore and picked some up. They helped, but he was still having a hard time sleeping. (Possibly a side-effect of the meds too.) Poor baby!

I have a little movie up of him getting his first taste of prunes. They were prunes with apples, so quite yummy and sweet. He liked them. We just tried the gerber peaches yesterday, but they add acid to those like they did the bananas and they taste and smell icky so I threw them out. We'll just have to make peaches fresh like we do his bananas. So until we get new peaches we'll just have to try something else. Hmm, maybe I'll have to stop by the store today.

The big thing going on aside from Nicky is our house-buying adventure. Right now I'm trying to line up homeowners insurance and it's HARD! There are so many companies that won't even write a policy for anywhere in Florida! Grr! We'll see what I can turn up.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

We're Buying a House!

We looked at two houses on Friday at lunch, called the mortgage broker right after that and had her send over a pre-approval, made a bid Saturday morning and by Sunday morning we had our contract accepted! We're so excited! I've faxed all the documents to the mortgage broker today and now have to set up homeowners insurance! We have to pick colors for paint, the seller is painting it inside and out. AND we have to pick flooring, he's also replacing all the carpets! I'm so excited! We should be in the new place for the holidays!


More pics of Nicky are online and another movie. ;) He had squash for the first time on Saturday and loved it. Next might be prunes. Yummy!