Camera cord has been found and we are back in business. So, for your Preston pic-fix, here are some recent pics from the last few weeks as promised.
The Pryors came to spend the night one night of my birthday weekend. It was so nice to see them, even if it was a short trip. Emma fell in love with Preston's car and he was happy to help her out when she and her baby, "Baby" got a flat tire.
We've been desperately trying to spruce up our backyard with some creative landscaping. We still need a few square yards of sod, and some more trees or large flowering shrubs, but those may be projects for next year. (You know, when I have tons of time on my hands with not one, but two kids under the age of 3.) I really regret not bringing some of the beautiful perennials we had at the old house over to our new one. I did make a trip this spring with my master gardner mother in law to pick out some new ones and I've also been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of her plant splitting a couple of times this year. Anyways, we have a desperate need to add some privacy along our deck. Our neighbors are very nice, but their bedroom window is literally about 12 feet from our back door, so if I were them, I'd be very thankful for some privacy there. We planted a really pretty chokecherry tree, and along the back of our yard, a serviceberry tree. Preston enjoyed helping us plant and water them.
Speaking of sprucing up the backyard, we are getting our effort and $'s worth, because we're spending tons of time out there. Preston has a water table, a pool, a golf set, balls, trucks, sidewalk chalk, etc... And today, much to his surprise, he's getting a new Little Tykes climber courtesy of Grandpa and Grammy Roberts. (pics to come!) Anyways, we've had playdates, planting, and dog washing sessions out there and even though I keep him slathered in 500+ SPF sunscreen, he still has a farmer's tan. The suit goes on and he's immediately in play mode. Seriously, I hope you won't get bored with pictures of Preston playing in our back yard because that's what most of our days consist of right now.
We recently watched his cousin, Baby Elliana a couple of weeks ago and he was sooo great with her. Loving on her and giving her kisses. I really hope he'll be as good with his new baby sister when she gets here. How sweet is this?
I mentioned that we had some painting done in my last post and promised pics of the nursery color. It's ridiculously far from being done. Like, stressing-me-out far from being done. But, alas, it's painted and that's a step in the right direction. We went with a very pale pink called "Pine Hutch." I'm really happy with the color because I was pretty worried about a pepto-bismol look.
And, while I'm at it, here's a 27 week belly shot and a pic of the upstairs bathroom color, called "Quietude."
Last but not least, Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband Kevin who makes being a dad a top priority every single day. Our kids are so lucky. And so am I. :)