Monday, June 29, 2009

The Birthday Girl

How can we collect one year of joy into a "birthday"?
Our little girl turned one on Friday. We hosted a "Hungry Caterpillar" birthday party at our new house on Saturday for a few friends and family.
She refused the cupcake.
She LOVED the lollipop.
It was delightful to see the joy she brings to others as much as she does to us.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bathtub fun

I don't know about other kids, but my daughter loves her bathtime. Thanks to bathtub baby skills she loves all water activities. Her new favorites are the bathtub crayons I had been saving for her. I didn't know if she would use them or know what to do with them, but she did chalk about a month or so ago, and she LOVED them. Tempers abound when I take them away.
Don't you just love the chubbyness?

Sorry about the song...but I added it and I don't know how to edit it :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

We're getting ready...

The move date is Saturday, but Kate moved in already to her new "house"...except she got a barn too, lucky girl.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Home life.

We have been going at creating a home.

We are tired, but so excited.

I keep going to bed late and waking up earlier than Travis (a RARE occurence) excited about all that we have to do.

Last weekend, we have ripped out all the old flooring. The comment after this was done by very courageous men and boys was, "There wasn't one 3'X3' segment that wasn't stained".

we have painted almost the entire downstairs.

which was really good, because we thought the carpet was coming first for the upstairs. But then Lowe's called me and the hardwood will be installed on Tuesday.

all we can say is WOW.

Monday, June 08, 2009


I ran across this picture and could not help but laugh at how similar they really are.