It's been awhile yet again, but we took time out for enjoying my parents visiting for 3 weeks during the holidays. While Nana was here, we did a lot of shopping and redecorating. Jeremy got a new (and much needed) bed and linens.
We surprised him Christmas morning by texting him the above picture since he was in Connecticut visiting his dad, and he texted us back with this pic:
And Gabi got a new bed, too. Once we got started with Gabi's room, we decided to just redo the whole room.
So these are the before pictures:
We had many, MANY holes and dings to fix on the walls, the walls where dirty and the colors were just not as vibrant as they once were. The blinds were broken, and the carpet was dirty.
And these are the After pics:
A new bed, new linens, new blinds, fresh paint, new area rug, cleaned carpet, and a few other added details make her room look great again. And although the bedding is technically "High School Musical," don't tell that to Gabi. The moment she seen it, she declared it a "Kiki room." She is talking about Kiki from The Fresh Beat Band on NickJr.
As you can see, Gabi is more than happy with her new room:
And Just after Nana and Papa left, we had our first big snow storm of the season. Jeremy was happy to just have a day off of school. Gabi and Preston wanted to experience it all. So outside we went.
The first thing Gabi did was take off running in the snow.
Then, they decided it was fun to throw snow at Daddy who was just inside that window there:
Whoops! Guess I should've put a belt on this little girl:
The snow was still falling as we played outside. The most beautiful snowflakes landed on my gloves:
And I had to get them to stop and pose for some pics, too:
And guess what else we tackled during our bloggy absence? Here is the hint:
Just in case some of you haven't figured it out. Here were the clues: Preston is sitting on a pack of toilet paper and wearing underwear. Did you guess? Preston is a big boy now! He was potty trained in 3 days for pee and a week for pooping! Yayyyy Preston! And yay me since I finally don't have to change diapers after a 10 year run at it! Gabi was 6 1/2 when she finally potty trained and Preston was born within a few months of that.
And I am not sure why this happens during the winter, but the Lawn Mower Fear is rearing it's ugly head again. Ugh! And Gabi did so well last year with it!
And what happened to these 2 little kids that featured at the beginning of this blog?
They have both grown up so much since then. Here is how they look today: