Saturday, May 26, 2012

May Happenings

Here's a little update from the month, I have more pictures on my camera, but don't want to download them right now (so you may never see them).

I spent my birthday* money on a window. Yes, it's totally worth it. Our laundry area was super dark, so I hired a window guy to come cut a hole in the wall and install a window. All the extra natural light is so awesome! (Thank you to my mom, mother-in-law, and Aunt Carroll for funding this project). But, as you can see, Plan A didn't work out (due to some electrical cords in the wall), so we centered the window, instead of putting it over the washer or dryer and having a larger space for a cabinet. The window looks great, but we still need to tape, texture, and paint the new drywall that we installed to cover up Plan A. When it's done, you'll get a picture.

David's parents came to visit last week. They were here a few days and we spent all day just enjoying having Grandpa, Grandma, and Aunt Laura with us. It was like Christmas for the kids. Rachel and I got sick and spent a lot of time sleeping, so I was grateful to have the extra help.

This was their first time meeting Rachel. We saw them 6 months ago before Thanksgiving and baby David was really shy around them the whole time. This time, he was much more outgoing and loved spending time with his "Papa" especially. 

This is a dress we got at a yard sale for Kathryn. She wants to wear a dress almost every day right now.

Rachel is 4 months old! She is very active now trying to roll over and reaching for toys. She's not content to sit and play in her swing anymore...though she does occasionally nap there still.

Her face lights up with a huge smile whenever she sees a familiar face (or anyone who gives her a big smile a little attention). She gets really excited whenever Mom comes around. She likes to coo and babble and "tell stories".

This weekend David starting working on our deck. It's rotted and decayed very badly in most areas. A while ago David actually fell through one of the boards. Today he and a friend ripped the whole thing out. We're only going to rebuild part of it, the section around the right side of the house where the door is. I'll keep you updated on that.

*I celebrated my 30th birthday this month, but let's not talk about that.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Random Pictures

Nice fake smile Joseph. =) He did ask me to take the picture of him with Rachel though.

Kathryn built this herself. I had to capture it on "film" before one of her siblings destroyed it, which is exactly what happened about 10.5 seconds after she finished, then she burst into tears.

I won't mention who might have been the culprit. Isn't he cute though?

Sarah's log house.

All done!

The little cutie on the right is Elsie, she is 5 weeks younger than David. He knows her name and likes to shout it out in the middle of church services when he spots her.

Joseph playing basketball with his buddy.

Here's Rachel at 3 months...looking all happy and chubby. (Sorry it's sideways).

Family movie night--they're watching the original Land Before Time for the first time.

All curled up with his favorite paper airplane book.

She's strong enough to sit in the exersaucer now. It's a nice change from the swing when she's wanting to wiggle a little (but the floor isn't safe because there's too many little feet running around).

Mowing the lawn together.