Thursday, March 22, 2012

Waiting for Caleb

I've been anxious to take pregnancy pictures for a while now...we almost missed our chance with Olivia (we took pictures on a Sunday and she was born that Tuesday!) and I didn't want to miss it with Caleb!  I love "waiting for baby" pictures. They capture such an exciting time. I am 34 weeks along in these pictures.

We took them ourselves but they still turned out well, I think. We finally learned how to use the timer function on our camera!

Olivia is such a sweetheart. She is always kissing my belly and "giving Caleb hugs" by wrapping her arms around my belly. She's so excited to meet him! 

This picture didn't quite turn out the way I'd planned...Olivia was supposed to put her hand beneath Levi's but she kept moving it before the timer would go off. so it will have to work! :)

Love, love, love the "Daddy kissing belly" pose!

Deep thoughts about the coming addition! :P
I thought it might be fun to show a comparison picture, too...

This was taken at 38 weeks with Olivia. Not a huge difference in size!

Only about a month to go! We're all so excited to meet him at last! :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

House Update - Framing

Our builder is making great progress on our house! We've been going by every weekend and taking pictures. It's so much fun! Today Levi and I had a "pre-drywall inspection meeting" which is basically a walk-thru with the builder to make sure the floorplan is right, the electrical and plumbing is in place and makes sense. You can definitely see the skeleton of the house and get a good feel for what it will look like. Last weekend when we went by we took pictures and some measurements...

The first several pictures are a time-lapse of our house going up. so fun!

The lot

Preparing for the foundation

Foundation and plumbing

"The Stick House" according to Olivia

How it looks now! soon they'll be adding the stone and stucco...

Now for a few other random pictures...

Dining room

Stairs! This is looking from the living room towards the front door.

This is our backyard and the back of the house. Look at all the windows!!

The view from our living room. No neighbors directly behind us! We also discovered today at our meeting that we have a lovely view from the upstairs...I'll have to remember to take that picture next time.

Soon, hopefully, we'll be drywalled and will have more pictures to the builder said the house should be completely finished within 2 months! The whole process is very exciting for us, especially since we've never owned our own house before. Olivia is having fun with it too. She loves to go to "the new house" and explore.