Monday, March 30, 2009

Kicking into high gear!

We had a great weekend!! We actually had TWO date nights!! Yes, you read that right!!! Friday night we went to dinner to my new favorite restaurant Table Mesa with Chad and Jennifer (Shane's brother and wife). We had such an awesome time and the food was AMAZING!! Thanks you two for such a fun night! We had planned that dinner last week and my grandparents watched the kids, they had a blast at Nina and Papa's! Then Saturday night, Mom and Jake took the kids to see Monsters vs. Aliens and that gave us one more night to go out for dinner and hit the mall to finish up our Easter clothing shopping for the kiddos. We love our family so much and are so thankful for them!!

So now that we are only about 5 months aways from the arrival of little angel Bree, it is time to kick the planning into high gear!! If you know me well at all, you know I live for this kind of stuff =)!!! Over the last couple of days I have been really starting to feel her move, she is a night owl and really starts moving after dinner...

Friday - I did my first shopping for the little Miss! I bought her some blankets that are being monogrammed with her name and initials, as well as some super cute burp cloths! I also bought some tiny headbands that she will be able to wear when she is born that I can just slide any of our many hair bows in our current collection!! It has been so long since we were able to shop for my own baby girl, me, Mom, and Claire had so much fun (Owen could careless and was making his own fun=))! I am kind of insane about monogramming and that was just the beginning of what there is to get =)!! She already has her first outfit as Tara went out the day to get her the cutest little outfit!! I will post pictures later this week when I go pick up the blankets!

I am looking for fun places on Etsy and Ebay to find fun things for not only Bree, but Claire and O as well...do you know of any good places to shop? What are your favorites? I have a bunch of great fun boutiques here, and you know I love Bibs and Cribs, but I have not figured out the Etsy thing????

All day Saturday, Shane and I cleaned out and organized the upstairs. I am embarrassed to tell you how many trash bags of stuff was thrown away from Claire's room, but let's just say things look soooooooo much better up there!! While cleaning out her closet, I found the only crate of baby clothes I had left from Claire. You see, once we found out that Owen was a boy, we went ahead and sold or gave away all of Claire's clothes except for the really nice ones or the ones I never wanted to part with. We just knew that we were done, yeah, I am kicking myself now. But the clothes in this crate, OMG, they gave my chills!!! They totally took me back to such a long time ago of Claire as a baby!!! It seemed like yesterday she wore this stuff, I was holding back tears...until the little butt comes in furiously telling us that we do not need to throw away whatever she sees in the trash bag =)...oh Claire how you have grown =)!

We finished Owen's room, his now big boy room =(. He is now sleeping through the night in his big bed and loving it!! We got Claire a new TV and gave him her old one, so he thinks he is big stuff being able to watch movies in his room =). Last night I went to check on the kids as they had gotten really quiet and was 9:30pm...well Claire was snoozing away in her bed and so sweet...Owen was jumping on his bed to the current song playing on Shrek =). Here is the big boy showing off his new room and big bed...happy as can be =)...Oscar loves the bed too - he is always up there with O - they are buds =)....

Now that we have organized the upstairs and Owen's room is done - nursery planning is underway! Claire is also getting a new big girl room. Bree is getting a gorgeous off white and gold nursery, while Claire is getting a big girl room full of jewel tones, black, and all things girly! I seriously cannot wait to complete them!! Again - if you know me well - you know I am loving this =)!

One last thing - hop on over to Lane's blog as they just announced they are expecting Baby #2!!!!!! We are so excited and we know that Claire, Owen, and Bree are just going to love their new cousin!!! Sterling is going to be a great big brother! The Brown family is just full of excitement!!!!!

Have a wonderful week!!!! I am off to a date on the couch with a sweet brown eyed beauty and Dancing with the Stars (one of her favorite shows)!

22 comments:

Lane said...

I LOVE O's new bed!! As I am going to need to do the same for Sterling here pretty soon!:) Thanks for the shout out!

I can't wait to see the nursery and Claire's room!

Kristy said...

Oh yes... seeing Owen jump on the bed, makes me think that he and Kinley would be perfect.
When Keira got her twin size bed, I thought about putting Kin in the toddler bed, but decided to wait a little bit. I love my sleep too much!

alyssa said...

you are so cute!! i am so excited for you! you have to let me come & get my baby fixes : ) and perfect timing for O to decide to sleep! so you can sleep too!!!!

Amanda said...

Owen is sooo cute in his big boy bed! Love it!

Can't wait to see the girls rooms!

I love Etsy, and I can give you a few searching pointers when we talk next! It can definitely be overwhelming--there is so much great stuff!

The Preppy Polka Dot said...

How fun~ Can't wait to see how the girl's new rooms turn out! :)

morewineplease said...

sounds like a really fun weekend.
I bet your nursery will be amazing, cannot wait to see pics when you get it all together!

My name is Megan... said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! two date nights sound great! I am loving the big boy bed..that plaid is awesome!! I've not bought anything of Etsy yet but I hear it's great! Hopefully I'll shop soon!

Megan said...

Owen's new bed is adorable!! Love the comforter and pillows! Can't wait to see how the girl's room's turn out!!!
Glad you had a great weekend!

Hollie said...

the new rooms sounds like they are going to be incredibly cute. I can't wait to see pics for sure!!

glad the two of you were able to enjoy two dates!! that is awesome. thank God for sweet family!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Awe, so cute!

Taylor, The Queen's Momma said...

I can't wait to see the new nursery and Claire's room! I love Etsy but I have never bought baby stuff on eBay. I have been making my own feather headbands for Stella... I have some of them at Bella Jack's, I can show you how to make them! Also, you can make the cutest tutu outfits for nothing! It is so easy to go overboard with a girl!

Casey said...

Love that color combo for a nursery!

so I'll throw in a shameless plug-I make lots of girly things. I haven't updated in a little while, but more stuff will be up very soon. Anyway www.blueeyedbeautiesgoodies.blogspot.com

AmyT said...

O looks so cute jumping on the bed!! Glad he is sleeping through the night. Can't wait to see what you do to their rooms - I LOVE re-decorating!!!

Lindsey said...

Aww Owen is so precious in his new bed, how exciting!!

YAYAYA for 2 date nights!=)

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

I agree...our dinner was fabulous! Chad and I had a great time...date nights are awesome!

I'm so glad Owen is enjoying his new bed...love the plaid!

amywelborn said...

I have been wanting to try Table Mesa!! We may have to make a date night there too!
Okay, I don't really get Etsy either...but, a friend of mine does painted canvases that are really cute. She did one for me that totally matched the boys bedding and said "brothers make the best buddies" (they share a room). I loved it. She's on etsy under "the peekaboo images" I just don't know how you find it though...

Tara Gibson said...

I love owens room! he looks so happy! Oscar and O are buddies! love it.

I cant wait to see the finished product of Bree's room... its going to be amazing!!!

Kari Beth said...

owen's room is great...all boy! just how it should be!

can't wait to see what you come up with for bree's room! and, leighton is one of my favorite girl names (discovered it from leighton meester on gossip girl!)...love it!

Carolyn said...

I cannot believe O and his new bed...he is SUCH a big boy!!! I think the color themes for the girls rooms are perfect. SO happy for your family and for Heath and Lane!!

Jessica said...

I want to get together this weekend. Haven't seen y'all in a while. I plan on shopping a lot this weekend and nothing else. We are going to San Diego in 2 weeks, so I want to get some new clothes. Let's meet up!!!!

writing4612 said...

Can't wait to see the decorations in progress! I know everything will look great.

Maggie said...

Love his bedspread, Rachel!! And I love the pirate stuff on the wall - OMG, they did an awesome job!! =) That is such a cute idea to do pirates. I think we are going to go with a car theme for Jonah's room, and get him a racecar bed. They are somewhat expensive, so I'm sleeping on the car theme idea for a while before we take the plunge. haha