Thursday, July 29, 2010

Such an Exciting day!!

It's been almost a week, but I had a very exciting day last Saturday. Although we were Given a beautiful crib and chest of drawers, I kept wondering where I would change the baby. Micah had a long low dresser which I loved and I have a hard time thinking about spending $100+ on a changing table that's not even real wood. Maybe it's just me, but what else can you use it for other than changing diapers? In our house we need as much storage space as possible, so I REALLY wanted another low dresser, but had a hard time thinking it was going to cost $400 or $500 for a good piece (real wood). Last Saturday we went furniture shopping. I had already done extensive researching online, but furniture is something I prefer to see before I purchase, so that's why we went. We went to Rooms to Go, which is not by all means my favorite at all, but I thought maybe they would be a little more affordable. I couldn't find a thing that I liked. We went to Babies R Us. I was sure that I could find something there, but I couldn't. I remembered that Micah's bedroom suite came from Baby Depot and thought we should try there. We looked at all of the furniture and then Stacy, Sweet Stacy spotted a Big Clearance sign. We went over and found the PERFECT dresser. It was originally marked at $400! It had been through a couple of markdowns and the lowest sticker was for under $200!! I found an employee to find out if that clearance price was only for the floor model (which was scratched) or if it was the price for anything in stock. I was told it was for all of the pieces that were left. I was EXCITED!! He wrote out the paper and we went to pay. The problem was the dresser rang up as $400. Long story short, the employee told me wrong. The price SHOULD have been for the floor model only, but after 30 minutes of discussion. I was sold the dresser at the price I had been told. PLUS an employee had given me a coupon for an EXTRA 20% off!! I ended up paying $165 including tax for a real wood dresser that matches the crib and chest PERFECTLY!! I still can't get over how lucky we got. I am so happy with how the room looks now. What do you think? Aprox 3 weeks and we'll have a baby to enjoy this room :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Family Fun

I'm pretty sure that I shared that my doctor didn't think it was a good idea to go to New York this year. I'm pretty sure I shared that I cried. Well, after having such a rough several months, I knew that I was in major Need of a vacation. Mama, Daddy, and Nut went on an East Coast Tour. They drove all the way up the coast and back down, stopping at tourist sites along the way. Although I know that would have been fun, I knew that if I couldn't go to New York, then that was out of the question. The plan was for them to stop in Charleston on their way back, and have the rest of the family meet there for some fun. The plan was to leave on Wednesday and return on Friday. Short trip, five hours away didn't seem like a bad idea. Originally I had a Dr. appt on Wednesday. I got it changed to Tuesday, so that we could leave early in the morning. Daddy made me promise to ask the Dr if I could go. I knew what he would say and I REALLY didn't want to ask him. I need a vacation! Long story short, I asked him, he said I couldn't (shouldn't) go. I cried again. I understand why he said no, but I still have probably 6 weeks... maybe 5. He told me that I could go on vacation in 8 weeks. That made me laugh. There is no way in the world that I'm taking a 2 week old baby on vacation. Who would enjoy that? Anyway, we were stuck at home. Stacy was off of work, so I thought we should try to do something fun.
On Wednesday morning we went to the free movie at the mall. This week it was Veggie Tales Pirates who don 't do anything. It was very good. We all enjoyed it, Stacy even bought Micah popcorn which absolutely made his day. After the movie Micah wanted to go to The Apple Store. We let him choose lunch and enjoyed The Atlanta Bread Company. After lunch we went to Party City and let him choose his birthday supplies. I can't believe that in less than a month our little boy will be FOUR! Wednesday turned out to be a great day.
Thursday we went to the Georgia Aquarium. Micah was So excited. Stacy has been wanting to go for a long time, but I wanted to wait until Micah could really appreciate it.

The very first thing that we did once inside was pet the stingrays. Stacy and Micah petted them for a while before I actually got up the nerve to touch one. It gave me the hebbie jebbies and I didn't touch another thing while we were there.

My favorite was the Beluga whales. I love how big they were. I could have watched them for a long time.

Stacy's favorite were the otters. They were so cute, but so were the penguins. Stacy also liked the Grouper. Look at the size of that thing!

We had a great time at the aquarium, but either didn't stay long enough, or stayed too long. We had plans to go to The Spaghetti Warehouse, and sit in the train for lunch, but we ended up eating lunch at the aquarium. We were so tired we left that there was no way in the world we could think about wasting 3+ hours in Atlanta. So we headed home. We ended our day at Scoops, because who turns down ice cream on a hot hot summer day?
Speaking of ice cream, that's how we spent our Friday. We went to Mayfield Dairy and took the tour. Never in the world would I have thought that it would be as crowded as is was. We had a great time anyway and enjoyed a cool treat afterwards. Can you tell I'm pregnant or what?

Friday, July 9, 2010

July 3rd and 4th

For the past 3 years Stacy and I have worked (taken moonwalks) to The GA International Horse Park for the 4th of July. So for the past 3 years Micah has enjoyed staying with Mama instead of seeing fireworks for the 4th. This year since the 4th fell on a Sunday and a lot of fireworks were done on Saturday, we were able to take Micah to see his very first fireworks. We had one of our moonwalks rented to a church in Auburn, and Auburn had a 2 day festival. We, along with Mama and Daddy went and had a fun time.
Micah and Mama went on a hayride.

Micah wrote his name in the dirt.

While we were there picking up the moonwalk, we saw Boyd Langley, a man that I have gone to church with forever. I had a great time catching up with him and found out that he is now a photographer. He said "I'd love to get my hands on your camera." I think he was sad that he didn't bring his own, but I told him that I was hoping to get some good pictures, so I handed him my camera and told him to have fun. Here are some of my favorite Micah shots.

He even got Micah helping with the moonwalk :)

Micah LOVED the fireworks! He sat with Mama and asked, "Is God making the fireworks." She said "no, some men are making them." Micah the replied, "well do you think God likes them."

Thursday, July 1, 2010


For those of you who do not know, we do share the gender of our babies, but choose NOT to share the baby's name. Not only do I think that some things should remain a surprise, but I also don't like all of the comments (mostly negative) that go along with sharing names ahead of time. Everyone has their own opinion, but in the end Stacy and I choose the child's name. I really like the name that has been chosen for this squirmy wormy in my belly. While I was sick, Stacy came up with it. And since I got to choose Micah's name, I had no problem with letting him choose this one, because like I said I really really like it! With Micah, we only shared the initials before he was born with one friend who wanted to get him something monogramed. This time around, everyone is allowed to know the initials, and I think that it's real fun to hear people guess what the name is. We've heard Piggy Back, Plumber boy, Peanut Butter... the list goes on and on. Before Micah was born I had everyone in my family guess what his name would be just for kicks. I plan to do the same thing this time around. We'll see what kinds of guesses we'll get. What's your guess?
I have an aunt who I mention a lot, Ms. Martha. She is wonderful. One day a couple of months ago, she called. She told me that she was having to clean out a closet and found her daughter's baby furniture and wondered if I wanted to sell it at a yard sale, or HAVE IT!!! She made my day!! I could have cared less what it looked like, I was excited to save several hundred dollars! When we picked up the furniture, I was even more excited to see how beautiful it was. When we put it together and set it up in PBR's room last weekend, I LOVED it even more.
I am so happy with our bedding too. I had it narrowed down to 3 sets that I really liked. Stacy said that one was a little girly, so we went with this one. I love the colors and think that it will be much more soothing than Micah's Georgia Bulldog room. Stacy is already afraid that PBR won't be a UGA fan since he won't see Red All of the time, but I'm sure he'll turn out alright :) Here's some pics of the completed room minus a changing table/ dresser..... I'm on the lookout. Feel free to let me know if you see any for sale :)