Friday, June 26, 2009

A new project

I promised Hannah some time ago that when Leah turned two years old, we'd turn the toy room into the girls' bedroom and they could share a room. Well, Leah will be 2 in just a few weeks, so the process has begun!

Of course, I decided the project MUST get started during the time that Pete is teaching his intensive 12 day summer course... he didn't even come home last night because he was busy grading papers. Therefore, all painting must happen after the kids go to sleep.

The kids and I trekked to Lowe's yesterday and bought painting supplies. That was a blast because Leah decided she needed a nap, and I had to carry her limp, sleeping body through the store while pushing the other two in the huge basket that holds three kids. Thankfully, the paint section was right up front!

We inherited a twin mattress which will be for the top bunk of the not-yet-bought-bunkbeds (full size on the bottom)

I failed to take any pictures before I took stuff off the walls, here's the 'before' picture of the north wall.

Many toys are already packed up in those gray boxes... 'before' pic of the west wall.

everything moved to the middle!

We had a church activity last night, so the kids got to bed late, and I didn't get started until even later. I didn't get to open the can of paint until 10pm, so I didn't get too much done...

but it's a start, and Hannah was VERY excited about it this morning!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wii Fit Hula Hoop... irl

Hannah learned to hula hoop today, and she thought it would be funny if people tossed hula hoops at her like on Wii Fit. Unfortunately, the best one happend BEFORE I got the camera out.

Monday, June 15, 2009

What's Missing?

Elijah got this card in the mail today. I smudged out the addresses since you never know what kind of wacko will come across your blog... Do you notice what's missing??? I didn't see it at first, but I was looking for a postmark (it took a week for a card to get from OK to IN, so I wanted to see how long it was from NJ)... No stamp!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Elijah's 4th Birthday Party

He wanted a Mickey Mouse party... so I put a few decorations on the cake (the Mickey candle broke when I took it out of the package)


Leah was completely freaked out by the animatronic Chuck E Cheese... she was fine as long as we were away from the eating area.

Rodrigo & Elijah


Evan & Max



Connor, Max, & Calvin

Rodrigo & Elijah

Zack, Ben, Ty, and Rodrigo

Kate, Kelly, Hannah, Daniella, & Connor

Hannah, Daniella, and Connor

Max & Calvin

Daniella and Hannah

I was lucky to get this picture... There was very little warning, and I was in the right place at the right time!

Mmmm, cake

A freaked out and exhausted Leah being held by Ted

The gifts...

Aack!! There's a TRANSFORMER in my house!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Two Wheeler!!

Tonight I took off Hannah's training wheels! Wow... what a big girl!!! Now she just needs to learn to take off without help, and umm.... use the brakes!

Catching up!!

I can't believe I haven't blogged in about 3 weeks!! It's been pretty busy, so I'll catch everyone up with lots of pictures.

Hannah finished kindergarten!! Here she is with her teacher, Ms Beth.

Elijah refused to smile for his picture with Miss Sarah, so this is the best I got...

Hannah, however, was willing to smile and sit in Miss Sarah's lap!!

The grandparents came to visit and Grandpa took lots of great pictures of the kids.

Hannah was VERY happy with the fairy necklace Ms Beth gave her for kindergarten graduation.

The Double Paci...

Memorial Day picnic with Zack and Walker

This is what happens when you stand up on the moving merry-go-round when there's a GIANT mud puddle surrounding it... He was more upset about being dirty than falling off.

We saw these silos on the way home from the picnic and had to take pictures!

Walker's mom took a couple of pictures at the Chuck E Cheese field trip on the last day of school. Here are Hannah, Walker, Mason, and Elijah.

Hannah, Daniela, and Walker... We will certainly miss having them in class with Hannah next year!!!