GRAY and The Princess and Jester

We have a contract on our house! 

Tomorrow we are getting our sewer line checked for leaks. We are praying there are none! 
If there are, it could cost up to $10,000 to fix. 

Let me see if I have $10,000 in my purse....umm, no!

I decided to paint gray over my pink dining room. Let's get real, pink probably appeals to about 5 people. Katie and I are two of them. And then maybe 3 of her friends. 
Marcus didn't even realize it was pink.
Now it's Mindful Gray from Sherwin Williams.

The living room got painted the same color about a month ago. 

The kitchen got "grayed" too. I feel like such a grown up!
The gray got us a contract, so I like it! 
I painted my awning heirloom white too. 

I am thinking the new house will have mostly neutral walls, but I will still have colorful accessories. I'm trying to look around for ideas. I want to move in and have it decorated the next day. 
Or really flip that. 
Decorate it, then move in. 
I'm so ready! 

On Sunday night we went to a friend's house to pick up some moving boxes. Katie thought this was the appropriate attire. I was severely undressed.

I need to include the boy too!

Jesse has been making faces at Katie during meal time to make her laugh. It works every time! She giggles herself silly!
He's so funny! 
Especially with jelly on his face.
 He is starting to big boy things. It's so crazy, because I feel like he's still a newborn! The things we need to work on are waking up after the sun is up, breaking up with the bottle (honestly I don't see that happening anytime soon) and he calls me Dadda! 

And he's so proud of it too. He pats me, looks at me lovingly in the eyes and says, "Dadda!"

He's about to get a full lesson on pregnancy, heart burn, c-sections, breast feeding, and stretch marks if he doesn't say Momma soon!


Here Comes The Sun

So, I don't know if you've heard...but it's been a little bit soggy around here!

D/FW beat the record for the wettest May in the history of ever. AND we beat it by over 3 inches. We have been in a drought for 5 years, so it's hard to complain. We have just had to deal with inconveniences, but some people have lost their homes or even lives. (that sounded kind of dramatic, but true)

These pictures are of a baseball field.
Now ducks are swimming on it!
This is what Marcus would call a "turd floater". I know it's not ladylike, but I have lived with him for almost 16 years, so he's rubbed off on me. And it's actually factual this time!

So the past couple of days have been sunny and we were ready to bust out of the house! 
This was our first swimming day of the year. 

Too cold for Jesse:
This little puddle jumper thing was too big by the way. We took it off. It only works if they are 30lbs, I found out later. We LOVED having Katie's the past few years!
So he sat in Katie's old lady bug.

The big girl tried it too. 
She swam great for her first time since September!
She said it was "swimtastic"!

The other day when it was only misting outside we went to Six Flags!
Katie is a dare devil. 

She and Marcus are on the last car of that big roller coaster.

Jesse and I just watched safely on the ground! 
It was fun and we just got a little damp.

So glad the sun is supposed to be shining all week. 
And now I just realized, I didn't get ready one bit for shorts or bathing suit weather! 
My body was made more for big sweatshirts and leggings!


It's About That Time Again!

We have been here 5 years now, so we've got the itch to move.(I get the itch after about 2 years really)
And Katie starts kindergarten in the fall, so it's best to do it now.

Since my house is clean, I thought I better capture this rare moment!

And look, I painted my living room walls gray! 
I kept my turquoise wall, because I didn't want to be too neutral! 
Also, my dining room is pink and my kitchen is green. So I guess neutral is WAY out of the question.

That poor horse is living in the garage right now. 
We want things too look roomy, and a big horse doesn't help that situation. 

 No piles of laundry on my chair!
The hard thing about your house being for sale, is that you can't hide things in the closet! People look there too! EVERYTHING has to be clean. 
This has been a challenge!

Jesse has not gotten the memo that we want to keep the house clean. In fact, his mission is the exact opposite of "keeping the house clean".

We are praying for a quick sale and no drama is the process.

I'm ready to move and decorate a new house!


The Graduates

Katie Belle is a Pre-K graduate!
They didn't say for sure, but she might have been the valedictorian?

They had a video of all the kids saying their name and what they wanted to be when they grew up.
The girl that shot the video said that she practiced with each kid first and wanted to know what they were going to say.
Katie said, "I don't need to practice I've got this. And it's a surprise!"

"My name is Katie Belle and when I grow up, I'm going to be a rock star!"

Earlier in the day we were at Sonic...shocker
She said she wanted to work there. Then decided that actually she wanted to be a rock star. I was still surprised to see it on the video, because I didn't know it was a thought in her head for more than a few seconds.

Katie had such WONDERFUL teachers this year! 
We love them. 
And I love this picture, because when they announced Katie's name and she went on stage, her brother SQUEALED with delight. He was SO happy and excited to see her! She loved it! 
So cute! 

Lots of family came to watch the graduate!
Marcus's parents came too, but left before the picture. 

Then we had another family graduation the next day!
My niece, Jennifer, graduated from college! 
She did it in 3 years!!!

The party was at David and Lisa's house.
 (Marcus's brother and Jennifer's other aunt and uncle.) 

Melissa made the cake and cupcakes, of course. 

This is Katie enjoying the massage chair. Her head was where a big person's back is supposed to be, so it was bobbling her head all around! Funny! 

Jesse was there too.

We are so proud of both our graduates! 

Katie had her last day of school after the graduation. 
The left is the first day of school and the right is the last. 
I don't think she looks too different? 
She's grown a couple of inches though.

Silly face:

The sweetest girlfriends in her class:

We celebrated with Nonni and some ice cream after school!

Jesse shared bites of all of ours.
I think he liked it! 

The next day we did more celebrating at Legoland with Katie's friend, Courtney.

They had fun and Katie got to fulfill her dream of being a rock star!

Now it's time to get ready for kindergarten.
I need to train myself to be a morning person, or at least pretend to be! 

Speaking of morning...
I love when Katie goes to see Jesse after he wakes up.
They are so happy to reunite!

I wish she could actually get him out of his crib, change his diaper and make them both breakfast.

Oh that picture made me think of these pictures...
Time flies. 
They will both be graduating high school in a blink of an eye.

The day after that, I will sleep in!