Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
He loves it so much that he laid down on it while I was cleaning up all my mess and FELL ASLEEP! I decided to just leave him, for two reasons, 1) he has gotten heavy and his room is upstairs, so that is a haul and 2) I wanted Alex to see how cute he was all curled up in the floor sleeping on his new mat cover.
**If you know anyone in need of a sleepmat cover, send them to my website.****
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Maddie liked to carry her own ball up to the "slide" each time. I was a nervous wreck that she'd drop it, but she never did.
Ashton played really well. He got two, yes two strikes and one spare. Pretty good for a first timer. Heck, I didn't have but one strike and one spare the whole game.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I love you Alex and Happy Anniversary!!!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Yesterday the kids and I went to my sister, Casey's house. The kids call her KK for those of you that don't know that. We played with KK and Addison for a while and then we all, KK and Addison included, came back to our house. While at KK's house though, the kids had some fun playing around in Casey's little "treasure chest" of stuff. All three of the kids thorougly enjoyed playing with one particular item.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tonight, our every other Wendesday night women's group meets at our house. I've really enjoyed the series so far. I've been amazed, as I've been doing the daily studies, how much they have spoken to me with regard to things going on in my every day life. I've gotten answers to situations that I was unsure as to what I should do. How great is that?!!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Saturday, we had Maddie's 2nd birthday party at our house. We kept it fairly small. It was mostly family with a few of our really good friends that Maddie plays with most. It was a princess theme and I decked Maddie out for the festivities as you can see below.
For anyone that knows me very well, knows that I AM NOT a girlie girl, so this was a huge stretch for me. I am trying really hard to give Maddie more girlie things even though they aren't my favorite.
The birthday party went great. We had BBQ and hot dogs with all the sides, followed by some cake, cupcakes and ice cream. It was nice! Maddie was surrounded by lots of people that love her. She got tons of clothes and books and was super excited opening her presents! The kids all got to play outside on the trampoline and our little bouncy thing. They also ran around the yard and played on the swingset. It was HOT, but the kids didn't seem to care one bit. The men didn't seem to mind too much either. They got a cornhole game going and they stayed outside probably longer than the kids did. I think everyone had a nice time and we were glad!!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Finally, she woke up and Ashton was ecstatic!! We couldn't get her shoes on fast enough. He took her outside and showed her the new jeep "like Mr. Erik's" that he had gotten her. They played around riding it until the rain started and then it was a fight to get them back inside.
After dinner, we enjoyed some cupcakes to celebrate. (We're saving the cake for her party.) She loved it. We had to sing "Happy Birthday to You!" at least four or five times. She'd eat a little of her cupcake then say, "sing again" and we'd have to do it all over again. It was cute. All and all Maddie had a super birthday and now she can't wait for the party on Saturday.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Alex, on the other hand, started working on a set of cornhole boards. I have to say, I did assist some on that also. I made the cornhole bag, which happen to be a very important part of the game. Without them, you couldn't play. I even made a "monogrammed" set for Alex. How many people can say they have a set of monogrammed cornhole bags?? LOL
All and all it was a nice, fun filled family weekend. We were super glad to have Alex back home!!!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Last night, Alex came back from his trip. The kids and I surprised him at the airport and boy were the kids thrilled to see Daddy!! It has been a super long week without him. We got his luggage and headed for the car. The kids enjoyed the ride to the car ON Daddy's luggage as you can see.
Our church, The Journey, was apart of the first annual Providence Shopping Center 4th of July festivities. Alex, the kids and I headed over there after we left the airport to join in on the fun. It was nice. A little humid, but tons of fun. The kids jumped in the bouncy things and had snow cones. That was all they needed. At dark, the kids all sound down and watched the fireworks. For a minute, Ashton wasn't so sure.
Then, began really enjoying it. He, Kaleb and Erik sat together and watched them almost all night. It was so cute to watch the excitement on his face when it was a big colorful one or one that he thought was "cool".
Maddie DID NOT like it at all for probably the first half of the show. She clunge to Alex for dear life with her head down and her blanket over it. I started thinking we might need to leave. I didn't want her to stay and be that afraid. Then she looked up and saw one that she thought was pretty and it was over. She got super excited and we stayed for the whole show.
It was nice to enjoy some fun with a ton of friends! Can't wait to do it again next year!!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Some time after ten o'clock, I talked Tiffany and Katrina in to going out to the garage and "the girls" breaking out some tools. As some of you already know, I'm in the process of redecorating Maddie's room. I've decided to go with a little bit of a princess theme. In doing so, I've also decided that I'm going to make, yes I said, I'm going to make, a headboard myself. We're going to move her from her crib to a twin bed. I've found several I like online, but not willing to spend that much money on a headboard. It looks like it would be so easy. I CAN do this!! How hard can it be???
Well, Tuesday afternoon I got the castle drawn out on the board. It was pretty easy. I'm thinking so far, so good. Last night "the girls" broke out the jig saw (Thanks to Robbie loaning it to me!) and started cutting it out. Yes, I used a saw. Can you believe it?? No instruction from anyone. I used a power tool!! I was super excited! Tiffany and Katrina, on the other hand, weren't as enthusiastic. First of all, we had to use cases of water as our saw horses because we don't have any real saw horses. Next, we had to keep the board from shifting while I cut, so Tiffany & Katrina held it from bouncing on me. I couldn't find safety goggles in Alex's tool box, so "the girls" truly looked like bank robbers holding the board. Tiffany had her sunglasses on and her shirt over her face and Katrina had her entire head down inside her shirt. WOW! We were super professional. I think we probably broke every safety rule there is. It was funny though and I happen to think we had a pretty good time! I almost couldn't concentrate on what I was doing because I was laughing at them so much. It was definitely a Kodak moment.
I'm not done with the headboard yet, but I am well on my way. I have a big portion of it cut out. It is just a lot of cutting and it started getting late. I can't wait to finish it, sand the edges and get started on the painting. It is going to be so cute!!! I'll definitely post pictures when its done. Stay tuned.....
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Here is a cute shot of her playing in the sprinklers. She & Ashton both had a good time with those!!