Sunday, July 26, 2009

Farmer's Market

Just got back from Dekalb Farmer's Market with the family. It is quite a trek to get there, but worth it. Im always impressed by the quality and selection of food. We bought almost everything organic and I couldn't believe that our bill was only $100. If we had gone to Kroger or Publix, Im sure we would have spent at least $200 and not gotten the fresh foods that we did. 

As we were walking in, Michael said that the market reminded him of Europe. I agreed. It was really crowded and we played bumper cars with other buggies to get around. Michael took charge and we zoomed through the store, Wade in tow.  Wade loves the fish section. He likes to watch the live crabs and fish. I should have taken a pic.

I believe we bought every veggie that we knew the name of. Kale, spinach, broccoli, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, onions, green onions, zucchini, tomatoes, lemongrass, and probably some others that I cant remember. What are we going to do with all these veggies?

Off to make some veggie soup.

Here is our stock pile of healthy foods. Go get some! 

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hi Monkey

Wade loves the Zoo. We bought a season pass and try to go every two weeks or so because Wade loves it so much. Everyday I ask him "what would you like to do today?" Answer: "Zoo"

Wade is always sure to talk to the gorilla in the picture below. Wade thinks he is real. He says "Hi monkey" and gives him a hug.

The sweetness of kids...gets me every time.

Haircut #2

Today I woke up feeling brave and rested, so decided that I better take Wade to get a haircut before my motivation wore off. We went to a place called Pigtails and Crewcuts. The name is cute, yet kinda annoying in a way. Maybe I just decided the name was annoying as we were driving home, worn out from our haircut experience...but it kinda is.

It was way past time for us to make this adventure. I have been putting it off for so long because I LOVE Wade's long blonde hair. I'm not into high and tight haircuts for babies and it is probably the only time in his life he can get away with having long shaggy hair. But, he needed a real haircut. I have been taking a few snips here and there for the last few months, but he gets so mad at me, so I gave up on that. I have even tried cutting it in his sleep. He started to look like he had an old school bowl cut, which doesn't work so well with his XXL size head(thanks dad!).

So off we went to Pigtails and Crewcuts. They had the cutest little cars, airplanes and fire trucks for the kids to sit in while having their haircut. See pic below. When it was time for Wade's haircut, I ended up having to hold Wade in my lamp and pin his arms down with one hand while holding his head in place with another hand. Every now and then he would get an arm loose and hit the lady that was cutting his hair. I felt so bad...but she acted like it happened all the time. Wade screamed so hard the entire time and kept looking at me like " dont you see I am being tortured?" When the haircut was finally over he just laid his BIG head on my shoulder, heaving for a few minutes to regain his breath from all the crying. We were both worn out, but he sure does look handsome. I know his grandparent will like his haircut.



Still cute in the back

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Home Reconstruction

Finally! Our home reconstruction is underway. Construction began about 2 weeks ago, the house is framed and the roof should be shingled by end of day today. 

Our house was built in the early 1940's and all of the rooms are small.  Wade's room was the size of a medium sized bat
hroom. Since a tree fell on our house and the entire roof had to come off anyway, we decided to add a second floor. Wade will now have a normal size room upstairs. We also love our home location, so we want to stay here for a while!

It has been fun to watch the construction progress over the past two weeks. Michael has gone over to the house everyday to make sure things are going according to plan. Also, Michael has been able to get some free materials since he is in the business! 

We are supposed to be able to move back in at the  end of September...we will see.

Second floor added. Our yard is trashed!


Visiting our house on our second anniversary. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

One of our favorite places

Cashiers, North Carolina.

Michael, Wade and I were able to get away for a long weekend in the "mount"(thats what Wade calls it) over the 4th of July holiday. It was so nice to be out of the HOT Atlanta weather. We spent most of our weekend outside just piddling around. Daddy Reed just built Wade a fishing hole... so we spent a lot of time by the lake checking out the fishing whole and taking rides in the canoe. It may be a year or so until he catches on to fishing(pun intended).

Michael and I went furniture shopping on Saturday. It was actually Michael's idea. He is NOT a shopper, he is just excited about buying furniture for our house. We didnt buy anything, the area is a little pricey for us, but saw some great antiques and got ideas for what we want in our house. We did find these charming church pews that would be so cool in our house...if they would only fit. They were about 8 feet long. Oh well, good idea.

I know Cashiers is Michael's absolute favorite place to be and it is in my top three places to be. We got married there, so how could it not be one of my fave spots? My others... HOME and Kennebunkport, Maine. Michael's family has been going to Cashiers since he was a kid, so it has a special place in his heart. Sweet.

Wade leading the troops.

I love this picture.

The only picture we got of the three of us, why is it so hard to get a family picture?

I LOVE this picture.

Daddy Reed and Wade dancing in front of about 500 people. Hilarious. I have a video of this that I need to post.

Just being thoughtful...

End of the night, so tired.

Cant wait to go back. We had a great time with the Kellers.