Gymnastics Recital

On Mother’s Day weekend, Elodie’s gymnastics gym had a recital for the little kiddos. She  has upgraded from the parent-tot class to a big girl class all on her own, so this was the first time she could showcase all that she’s learned. All the kiddos who participated in the recital at the same time Elodie did probably were between ages 2-4, so it was kind of chaos. Cute as can be, but chaos.

Luckily, since it was Mother’s Day weekend, my sister, brother-in-law and nephew were all in town to watch Elodie’s performance!

The fan

The fam

The gym all set up

The gym all set up

The gymnasts had 3 stations in their routine: a trampoline/jumpy station, a balance beam station & a flip/roll station. Chris got videos of her at all three stations. The videos came out slightly better than the pictures. It’s hard to capture a 2 year old running around.

In these videos, Elodie is in the black leotard, black shorts & her hair is in pigtails. She’s hard to see sometimes!

I think the trampolines are Elodie’s favorite.

Elodie is usually better about walking on the balance beams by herself, but was being shy during her performance.

Right at the beginning of this video, Elodie does a perfect roll all by herself! This is rare, as usually her rolls go sideways and crazy. What a perfect time to be recording her!

Once all the gymnasts were finished, they called them all up to receive a medal. They all did a great job & deserved it!

A mother of one of the girls in Elodie’s class got all the little ladies in her class flowers. It was really thoughtful. This is the best picture we could get of the three sweet girls who’ve been in class together since last summer.

Gymnastics Cuties

Gymnastics Cuties

We are so proud of our little gymnast!

So proud of this cutie

So proud of this cutie

We love gymnastics! I’m so glad Elodie enjoys it as much as she does, because we sure love watching it. Looking forward to having a male gymnast on our hands when baby #2 arrives!

xoxo

Ash

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Baby BOY!

We found out on friday that our newest addition to the Watson Family is a BOY!!

Our sweet baby boy

Our sweet baby boy

There's no denying this one is a boy!

There’s no denying this one is a boy!

 

While Chris and I were both hoping for a boy, we honestly would have been happy with either, as long as the little bean is healthy. However, since he is a boy, we’re thrilled! Chris has his boy to play rough with and I have my momma’s boy. Elodie is going to be the best helper with her little brother.

We went out today & bought the very first thing for our new little man.

Our first purchase for the little man

Our first purchase for the little man

Can’t wait until September!

xoxo

Ash

New House Pictures

So, we’ve been a little quiet around here lately. Moving into our new house  & trying to finish up the school year has us a little busy. Three more weeks until summer break, so we’ll have lots of fun around the house/with Elodie/preparing for baby #2 during that time!

Anyway, as promised, here are some pictures of our new house finally. I just want to mention that we love this house already! The neighborhood couldn’t be any more perfect for our growing family and it was definitely worth the wait.

We’ve hung very little on the walls & haven’t painted anything yet, but all of that is on our to-do list. Think of these pictures as the “befores.”

Thankfully, it was pretty move-in ready, so there’s little/no work to be done. We already have a list of things we want to change/upgrade, but most of those things are wwaaayy down the line.

The front of our new house

The front of our new house

The front porch--new flowers included

The front porch–new flowers included

The front door

The front door

Once you enter into the front door, you enter into sort of a great room. The dining room is to the right of the front entrance, and the living room (vaulted ceilings included) and stairs are what grabs your attention straight ahead.

Our living room from the front door

Our living room from the front door

More living room/vaulted ceilings/stairs

More living room/vaulted ceilings/stairs

Dining room--to the right of the front door

Dining room–to the right of the front door

To the left of the foyer/entrance way is our master bedroom. I wasn’t sure I wanted a master-on-main, but it hasn’t really bothered me so far. We’ll see how it is when the new baby arrives.

Our bedroom

Our bedroom

Tray ceilings in our bedroom

Tray ceilings in our bedroom–excuse our temporary card table/computer/office area. That’s temporary.

Master bath: my sink area

Master bath: my sink area

Chris' sink area/shower

Chris’ sink area/shower

One of my fave features: the master bathtub

One of my fave features: the master bathtub

Master bath: the closed door is where the toilet is, the other door is our (messy) master closet

Master bath: the closed door is where the toilet is, the other door is our (messy) master closet

Out into the living room again and just past the dining room is a hallway that leads to the laundry room, half bath, garage & kitchen.

Hallway to the garage/laundry room/half bath

Hallway to the garage/laundry room/half bath

The first door on the left: laundry room; second door on the left: half bath; the door straight back: garage

The first door on the left: laundry room; second door on the left: half bath; the door straight back: garage

Kitchen--as seen from the eat-in nook

Kitchen–as seen from the eat-in nook

More Kitchen

More Kitchen

Eat-in nook, door to the back patio

Eat-in nook, door to the back patio

More kitchen

More kitchen

Our patio & backyard, which can be accessed through the kitchen.

Our back patio: table & grill

Our back patio: table & grill

Backyard + giant retaining wall

Backyard + giant retaining wall

Other side of the backyard + more retaining wall

Other side of the backyard + more retaining wall

Back inside & up the stairs are the rest of the bedrooms & another full bathroom.

Down the stairs

Down the stairs

Elodie's room--including her new full-sized big girl bed

Elodie’s room–including her new full-sized big girl bed

Other side of Elodie's room--easel & her closet

Other side of Elodie’s room–easel & her closet

Across the hall from Elodie’s room is our future guest room, aka current junk room.

The future guest room.. aka junk room for now.

The future guest room.. aka junk room for now.

This room has access to our full bathroom upstairs. The bathroom can also be accessed through the hallway.

The full bath upstairs--this is the door from the hallway.

The full bath upstairs–this is the door from the hallway.

Elodie's/guest shower & toilet area

Elodie’s/guest shower & toilet area

The other sink nook that you can enter from the guest room

The other sink nook that you can enter from the guest room

The final bedroom is at the end of the hallway. This is the future nursery.

The upstairs hallway. The guest bath is to the left & the "nursery" is straight ahead

The upstairs hallway. The guest bath is to the left & the “nursery” is straight ahead

The 4th bedroom--the future nursery.

The 4th bedroom–the future nursery.

And last but not least… our garage. I’m so excited we put our cat litter in here & installed a kitty door so the kitties can come in & out as they please. No more smelly cat litter in our extra bathroom. Notice our nice lawnmower.. it’s like we’re real homeowners now!

Our garage

Our garage

So that’s our house! Hope you enjoyed your tour.

If you’re around, come on over and see it in person at our Housewarming Party on May 18!

xoxo

Ash