Monday, August 29, 2011

Great Weekend

This past weekend was great...even though I am now 32...Aghh! Brady went and stayed all weekend with Grandma and Grandpa Petersen. He had so much fun and was wiped out when it was nap time on Sunday (slept for 3 not like him!).
On Friday night we met Steve, Kris, Brad and the boys at Granite City for dinner. It was so yummy! It was a fun pre-birthday celebration.
Then on Saturday Meggie and I headed to Williamsburg for some outlet shopping. It was so much fun and we got some great deals on clothes for the boys. I got a few things for myself as well for work (think workout clothes).
That evening Andy and I had a date night. We did some shopping, ate at Johnny's Steakhouse which was amazing and then did a little more shopping before coming home. Then on Sunday my parents brought Brady home and Chris, Jo & Cadence all came over. We went for a great lunch at Sports Page and then came to our house so the kiddos could play together and then had some cupcakes and ice cream. It was a wonderful birthday weekend! Thanks so much to everyone for making it so great!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Birthday Party

On Sunday we headed to West Des Moines to celebrate Jaxson's 5th Birthday. It was nice to see everyone. We had some good food and Brady had fun playing...I just wish my allergies would cooperate a little's tough being outside for longer than a couple minutes. Aghh! And so it begins...another allergy season!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

House Project

Well we had originally planned on putting in a ground-level deck off of our existing deck but the city regulations didn't allow it to be what we we decided to go ahead with a patio. Andy has been working so hard on it...with the help of our neighbors!! It's not totally done yet but wanted to share the progress so far. I know we're going to get many years of enjoyment out of it! We have gotten patio furniture and I'll have to share the totally finished product once it's all complete! Great job honey, your hard work is paying off!

Getting started

Daddy had quite the 'helper'

Almost done!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Venture

Okay so I know I mentioned a while ago that I had a new venture I'm partaking on. Well this new venture is being a consultant for Thirty One Gifts. I am just doing this very lightly on the side for fun and for a good discount! :-) They have wonderful products, are a christian-based company and what woman doesn't love bags, purses and organizational items?
I'm working on booking my first few parties but if you're intersted in hosting a party, ordering any of their products or learning more about the company, just let me know!

You can visit my webpage by clicking HERE

I will put a permanent link on the side of the blog soon so you can check it out any time!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

Double Trouble in a Double Stroller...this was from when we went to the Farmer's Market a couple weeks ago.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Brady is really starting to express his preference for things and his opinions. He now has to pick out his clothes every day and it's getting challenging because he only wants to wear purple or green. These are his favorite colors right he rotates purple and green shirts! Aghh! Anyway, he loves this hat of daddy's because it has purple in it...

Monday, August 15, 2011

State Fair Fun

On Saturday morning we headed to the State Fair. The weather was perfect and we went early enough that it wasn't super crazy busy yet. We had a lot of fun walking around and Brady loved all of the animals. One highlight was when we were in the Pig barn there was a pig getting corraled and it started running towards us. It was a tad scary at first but pretty funny after it was over. Here are some pics from our adventures!

I love this face! Pure excitement!

I think this was the highlight for Brady...he loved petting the 'baby cow'

He kept waving to the baby ducks

He loved the cows!

Hangin with Clifford

Brady loved his rice krispie treat on a stick

Daddy loved this police car!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Potty Training Time!

Well starting yesterday our daycare provider was going to focus her efforts on getting Brady potty-trained. 6 of her usual kids are gone all week on vacation so it's just Brady, Cale and Riley. She thought this would be a great opportunity to try it out on him and she thinks he's ready. Now, you might think it's ridiculous that our daycare lady is taking the lead on this...if you know our son, you'd know he obeys and listens to others more than Andy and myself (which is good and bad). For instance, Lori can trim his finger and toe nails but won't let Andy or I come even close to him with a clipper...Anyway, I'm so proud to report that he is doing awesome! He's gone on the potty multiple times today and has only had one accident! Woo Hoo! Lori also said that he is VERY proud of himself and is beaming ear to ear. What a ham! Let's hope he does as good of a job with mommy and daddy tonight. I can't believe my baby is already getting potty trained. Makes me a little sad!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

He loves his 'Choo Choo' and Cars...he has to have them at all times!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fun with Family

On Sunday Andy's Uncle Joe, Aunt Marilyn (from Springfield, MO) cousin Val and her boyfriend Mike (from Austin, TX), Aunt Lisa and Uncle Karl, Steve, Kris, Brad, Steph, Jaxson and Holden all came over to our house for a get-together. It was great to see everyone since it had been a while! We were able to chat, eat some food, spend some time outside and watch the boys play. We got out the little pool and did the usual water slide treatment and the boys had fun! The time went way too fast and before we knew it, it was time for everyone to leave. We hope we can see them all again sooner rather than later!