Sunday, June 20, 2010

Green Jello with Carrots

Have you seen this website? They have lots of fun file folders and games. I have ordered a few I can draw books and they are great to keep the kids busy during quiet times (ie. church). You should check them out!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

We bought a house!

So, two weeks before Miles was born, our landlord told us that they were going to put our townhome up for sale. Well, we thought it was a good time to look for a place of our own and take advantage of the tax credit for first time homebuyers. Long, long story short, we ended up buying a fixer-upper short sale property. It was the first place we put a bid on and I didn't see it in the daylight until after we made an offer. Luckily, it had "good bones." We have been working on it since the end of April (almost everyday and with lots of help from Matt's family). We moved in over Memorial Day weekend and although there is still lots to be done, we are loving the space and having a place of our own. Here are some before shots:

The front room:

The kitchen

The master:

Lily's room:

Miles' room:

The basement:

The family room in the basement:

Close up of the nasty carpet:

The craft room:

The "yellow room":

After pics to come...

Four months

Where has the time gone? Our baby is four months! He definitely loves smiling, snuggling, swaddling, sleeping, and his big sister. He has a great laugh and loves to "talk." He loves being around people and is loved by many. Here are a couple of pics from today:
Don't you love those eyes?!?

Oh, yeah, I got a haircut. And you can see the cupboards in our NEW KITCHEN that still need doors!