Monday, March 11, 2013

we are alive

We have finished the house. The move has been pretty terrible and rough, but we are getting there and there is still so much more to go. However, we are starting to get somewhat settled into the new place. Here is a picture of growing Collin and Big Sister Margaux to tie you over.
My Dad says he looks like Charlie Brown

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

the wait is over

Collin Gary Silvey
8lbs 5oz
21 3/4 inches long

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

38 weeks

Well here's the 38 weeks picture. We are still set to induce and have this baby next week. Looking forward to it and counting down the days.

Monday, November 19, 2012


So Margaux and I had a discussion about milk coming from a cows boobie while looking at the cattle/cow magazine. She proceeded to lick the picture of the cow udder and tell me how much she loves milk. Going to be an interesting next couple months.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nearing the end

I have been so sick the past two weeks. This week is week two and I feel quite a bit better than last week. I can see why they have signs up at the OB office that children under the age of 4 are not allowed to visit during the cold and flu months. However... I am really bummed that Margaux will not be able to come at all to the hospital to see the baby. I'm going to miss her so much. We will have to try to do something special for her when we come home from the hospital with baby boy.

36 weeks
The girls threw me a surprise little sprinkle last week and we received some of the sweetest and most necessary items to help bring home baby boy. I'm getting pretty anxious to meet him.

I've been trying to plan ahead, but I don't think I'm going to be able to plan for everything. I have some things that will have me checking in here at the office. We will be moving. We have Christmas coming up. There's just a lot of things on the plate but we will make it all work. I'm having a hard time believing that Thanksgiving is next week. Where did the month of November go?

In my planning ahead I had worked on Margaux's little gifts for her friends. We don't really buy all our friends and their kids Christmas presents. We usually just bake each other something and do something really small for the kiddos. I found a pin on pinterest for bath crayons. (here's the link). I had been putting the project off for fear of a huge clean up afterwards. However, I looked at the stuff last night and decided I was tired of looking at it and went for it. Super easy! and the clean up... not much at all. I'm not sure what I was so worried about? It's soap for goodness sake. How hard is it to clean up soap? I'll have to try them out in the tub. I tried them on the stove top and they didn't leave a mark so the kids may just be getting some red and green glycerin soap, unless I feel like melting them down again.
step 1: put glycerin soap in microwave safe container. I used a bowl first but then went for the pyrex measuring cup because the bowl was hard to pour into the molds. 

step 2: microwave for 30 seconds at a time until liquid.

step 3: add food coloring

step 4: pour into molds

step 5: the easiest clean up ever while allowing the molds cool a bit.

step 6: place the molds in the fridge for a few minutes to finish up hardening process wait about 5 minutes and pop those bad boys out. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Our life in pictures

Well, I'm now 34 weeks pregnant with Baby boy. He does have names, but I'm just not set on any of them. I REALLY like Noah. But I also REALLY like Collin for a little red headed boy. I just have a mental picture of this little boy having red hair and feel that if he does... He's my Collin. However... I'm usually wrong about these things. The middle name will be Gary after Matt's brother (and father).

Margaux was a a little lamb (little lamb, little lamb) for Halloween this year. She was going to have to be a lamb or a kitty because she loves those two animals so much. Mommy has been in such a terrible funk lately so we didn't go way out for Halloween this year. By the end of the evening the kid was passed out cold and snoring. I cut her out of the costume, changed her diaper, put on her jams and with barely even a disturbance in her sleeping. I made her costume (fleece like dress) out of cheap-o fabric and her hat out of a sweater from goodwill for .99. I would have painted her nose black, but she was a bit of a bear and it wasn't worth the fight.

The house is coming right along. In fact after I got settled from Halloween last night I worked on house figures and specifications for meeting with the cabinet maker today. Matt and I also had a confusing discussion about where to put the faucet for the master bath tub that made my head spin. We now have a front door as you can see and below is the fireplace. Matt changed his mind at the last minute and said he wanted a thru fireplace that could be enjoyed in both the sunroom and family room. I'm glad he did because it is going to be really nice. The cut out above is for the TV we haven't purchased yet. I believe I know what Mommy and Daddy are buying each other for Christmas. 

The brick layer will be begin on the brick probably next week. That should take about 3 weeks I've been told. We have a lot of stuff to brick. The plumber has been there this week and the heating and air folks have begun the duct work. Soon there will be more digging for them to lay the piping for our geothermal heating and air unit. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Grand Tour

As some of you know we are in the process of building a house. On my facebook page I have posted several pictures of the building process. The amount of decisions have been overwhelming this week. I think I finally have chosen where all the plugs, switches, and lights should be. All of these decisions made while trying to consider and picture cabinets we don't have, ovens we don't have, beds, furniture, and appliances we don't have. And all their placements of course. whew! It was a lot. On Friday I had the mission of finding bathtubs and a fireplace. Bath tubs... check. Fireplace... I'll have a check next to it by monday. Today we looked at TV's and gadget for placing the TV above the fireplace. Had to get the dimensions for whatever size TV we might plan to have one day. Then we went to look at flooring and prices for hardwood and tile. Now... to decide which rooms to put those two in and how much will it all cost, and will it be in our budget?

Anyhow... here is the grand tour as of this evening.

Tour of the house in progress from Shelby Silvey on Vimeo.

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