Saturday, July 26, 2008


Someone was playing in Bella's water bowl and made quite a mess. I wonder who it could have been?!?

Too bad they didn't leave any clues...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Birthday Party

Josiah attended his very first "peer" birthday party this past weekend. A little girl in our church, who is exactly 1 month younger than Siah, was turning 1 and had a Baby Einstein party!

The birthday girl and Siah, chowing down on treats (goldfish and craisins)

Baby Einstein bowling

Baby Einstein cupcakes made by the birthday girl's momma - aren't they awesome?!?

Singing and blowing out the candle

Josiah actually stuffed an entire chicken nugget in his mouth when I wasn't looking...yikes

These 3 are nursery buddies - they were all born within a month of each other! I can't wait until they're a little older and really running around & playing with each other.

It's hard to get a decent picture of 3 one-year-olds...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

In case you thought we left...

We're still here, just covered in paint! I realize I haven't blogged in a while, we've been busy making this house our home...

Our house is 25 years old...and came with some original wallpaper :) The dining room had a lovely layer of tan paper with tiny red flowers

And the kitchen had 2 layers - top layer was green, then under that was some red wallpaper that had been "primed" over before the green was put up.

I'll spare you the details and cuss words, but the wallpaper was AWFUL to take down. The builders had glued it straight onto the wallboard/drywall with no primer or anything. Therefore, I was ripping drywall down with the wallpaper. We tried every trick in the book. One of the Home Depot experts finally told us to take the wall down and hang new sheet rock. Seriously...that was his suggestion. Regardless, it came down and my mom came to help paint while Andy was in Florida with the youth group (lucky guy). So, we conditioned the walls, mudded, sanded, primed, and painted - 2 coats in the dining room and 3 in the kitchen.

Now, the dining room is a lovely "Smokey Blue"

And I finally have my red kitchen! "Daredevil" red, to be exact.

We even put Josiah to work! Not really, but he loves to walk around with the paintbrush now and pretend to paint the walls.

Friday, July 4, 2008


Okay, so it's a flower, not a sparkler and he's not quite dressed in red, white, & blue...but, Happy 4th of July!

I was pretending to be a photographer one day in the backyard (truth: it's my parents' backyard, ours isn't quite this fabulous) and snapped these pics. The lighting is a little off, but other than that I think they turned out pretty well! Josiah is now walking all over the place on his own, so here are a few still shots of that...