Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tooth Fairy

Natalie lost her first tooth today! She has had three loose teeth for the past couple months and she hadn't been able to eat properly because she can't bite. The last couple days I told her to bite into an apple or whatever to see it if would come out. She was so scared about the whole thing...worried that it would hurt and she didn't like the idea that there might be blood. So after dinner tonight, I was looking at her teeth. The one tooth looked like it was gonna come out really soon but then I looked at the one next to it and it looked even looser! I told her to see if she could twist it. She tried and it actually twisted all the way around. She was so excited! So she did it one more time and it came out in her hand. I actually snapped this picture right after she realized that her tooth was in her hand!

I still can't believe my little girl is so big! 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Half Marathon

Shane and Matthew ran a half marathon today! So crazy! It is so inspiring though to watch! Makes you want to get out there and run! 
This was Shane's second time running the Augusta Half and Matthew's first. We all went down to cheer them on and watch them come across the finish line. Shane came through first at 1:37 and Matthew came through a little bit later. He did a great job for his first time running! They both did!


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Home and Garden Expo

Shane and I are thinking about doing a little remodeling. I inherited this bug from my parents...I just love tearing walls down! In our last house I took the wall down between the kitchen and dining room and put in a eat in bar in between. Anyway...I just love it. The day we moved into this newly built home, I decided I wanted to tear the island out and put in a new one. The builders really didn't think about practicality when they built the island in my kitchen. It is two levels but the leven that you are supposed to sit at is too high and too narrow. It's just wasted space. So we want to build a bigger, one level island, replace the countertops and put wood floors all over downstairs. We've been waiting to do all this for almost 5 years now and I think we are finally ready to take the plunge! We spent the day at the Home and Garden Expo and got so many great ideas! We took the girls with us too...which was kind of crazy. Although they did have a Home Depot workshop where the girls got to make their own toolboxes. It was so cute!! They got to glue and hammer and wear a Home Depot apron with their names on it. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Late Valentines Day

Shane and I celebrated Valentines Day on Saturday. He planned the whole day and it was awesome. He surprised me with an early dinner at the Melting Pot in Columbia. We were both starved and dinner was so good! We took our time and enjoyed every course. I was so stuffed by the time we left! It was still early and Shane had more plans for us. He found this really cool outdoor shopping center with cute shops and lots of trees and fountains. We walked around and looked at all the cute shops...and then it started SNOWING! It was so beautiful and magical. We just walked around with these huge snowflakes falling from the sky. And took a bunch of pictures. :)

We had to head home early because the whole shopping center closed early because it was snowing! It wasn't even sticking to the ground and they still closed all the shops! We did manage to get cupcakes at this cute place called Sweet. So yummy! I have to be honest...I love cupcakes but I usually hate cupcakes from cupcake shops. They always have too much frosting and the flavors are too sweet. But this place...I haven't been able to stop thinking about it! I want to go back to that shopping center just for another cupcake! :) It was such a nice day with Shane. I'm so happy to have time with him again!