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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NC Museum of Natural Science

This past Sunday, we took Olivia (and Owen) to the NC Museum of Natural Science.  Olivia always loves going there!  Here we are in the butterfly house:

Just to prove that Owen was there - although he slept most of the time:

Hissing Cockroaches . . . yuck!!

This one is for Papa!  A giant tarantula:

Here we are overlooking the dinosaurs:

Little blue poison dart frog:

In the dinosaur room.  Liv's feet are a bit smaller than this footprint!

 Our little DJ:

November 6th - House Update

We did our weekly trip to see the house on Sunday.  The newest changes are:

They started the backsplash in the kitchen:

They installed the dishwasher, sink, faucet, oven and microwave:

 The wood mantel was installed, but looks like it still needs to be sanded and stained:

The toilets have all been installed.  Here is the downstairs guest bathroom  - they also installed the cool counter/sink in this one:

They installed all the sink/shower and door hardware throughout the house.


 They also started the patio out back:


Here are some more pictures of the kids.  Olivia has been such a great big sister!  She loves to help feed him and loves to hold and cuddle with him. 

Owen has been doing a bit better at sleeping overnight.  3 of the last 4 nights, she has only woken up once and then last night he ate at 10:30 and didn't wake up until about 5:30 this morning!  Great job, buddy!

 On Saturday Grant volunteered at a 5K race with some of his staff.  One of his Techs, Jenn, that volunteered with him (a UNC grad) came over after the race to watch the NC State/UNC game with us.  We fully expected to get trampled by them - but we actually won!  GO STATE!!!

Here is Olivia and Jenn after Olivia helped style her hair!

Just some more cute pictures of Owen:

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone!  We had a great Halloween with our little ones.  Olivia was Cinderella this year:

Owen was a little pumpkin (Olivia's costume from her 1st Halloween):

We had Sara, Randy and Gracie over for Halloween to keep with our tradition so the girls could go trick or treating together.  Gracie was Belle, so we had two princesses!  The girls went trick or treating around most of the neighborhood in the rain with their daddies.  It was a pretty cold and yucky day, but the girls still got their rounds in and came home cold and wet with tons of candy!  Needless to say, Olivia had a tummy ache the next morning from eating too much candy that night! :)

Here is Olivia with her buddy, Jordyn from daycare:

October 30th - House Update

Last weekend we went to check on the house.  It is always fun to go see what new updates they have made since the last visit.

Here is a picture of the front of the house.  The shutters are new!  Our garage door and front door will be a dark chocolate brown like the shutters.

The kitchen island was updated quite a bit.  They had the granite on and the shelving in front of the island done.  

They had also painted the inside of the house.  Here is the ceiling in the family room - the paint really shows off the cool ceiling!  You can also see that the built-ins in the background are finished, too:

They also had come a long way with our master bathroom.  They had almost completed tiling the shower and bathtub.   They also had the bathroom sinks and counter top in:

Here is Olivia's room.  We picked "Friendly Yellow" for her room!  She really likes it!

While we were there, we had a visitor in our backyard.  We actually saw 2 deer back there.

The tile was completed in the guest bathroom off the guest bedroom:

Here's the kids' bathroom:

Pumpkin Carving

Last Saturday we carved our pumpkins.  Olivia was our official pumpkin gut remover.  She had a great time with it.  We even made one for Owen. 

Here are Olivia, Owen and my pumpkins.  Liv picked out silly faces for her and Owen's pumpkins and I did Tinkerbell.

Here is Grant's pumpkin.  Liv picked out a scary face for him to do.

Sunday, Grandmom and Granddad came to visit.  Here are some pictures from when they were here Sunday:

Look how big Liv is getting!!!