Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
They had a small obstacle in the back for younger kids so off the 2 little ones went until this happened.
We were the first paramedic call at the park. This one got stung by a bee. He does look pitiful. This was taken after the hysterics. There was a Boy Scout troup there and one of the moms helped as we waited for the paramedics to show. She definitely lived up to their motto. She was "prepared". Anyway, thankfully he is not allergic. This was his first sting. There is never a dull moment with 3 boys:)
Monday, August 11, 2008
I think my first grader was a little nervous today. He does not know anyone in his class this year. He will make friends fast, that's the type of kid he is.
The oldest one ( fourth grader ) was so excited to get to school this morning. His teacher from last year looped to the next grade level and kept all her old students with a few new ones sprinkled in. Not having seen his friends at all this summer he couldn't wait to tell them all about the fabulous trip to Washington DC he took this past weekend with his dad. My cousin is on senior staff at the White House and gave them a private tour of the West Wing. They even got to peek into the Oval Office but no pictures allowed in there. They did get some pics in the press room and many outside. This was a once in a lifetime kind of experience and I'm so glad they had the opportunity to go.
I'm sure there will be lots of stories from the first day of school when I pick them up this afternoon. I'll listen to them all over chocolate chip cookies and milk when we get home.
Friday, August 8, 2008
I decided to purchase this armoir style refrigerator. I really like it, but if I didn't have my old side by side in the garage right around the corner, the freezer would be a little tight. Now how do you get the kids to use the handles and not put their hands all over the stainless.
My kids love to sit at the breakfast bar to eat. We finally made a rule that if Dad is home for dinner ( he travels alot) then we all eat at the table. So now they eat at the bar for breakfast and lunch when not in school. That curved wall of windows is in the family room. You'll have to stay tuned for a tour there.
My kitchen table is a little sad. The chairs keep breaking. They have been glued so many times I cannot even count. We bought this table 9 years ago to withstand the children. I think we only paid $150 for it. No sense spending alot of maney on something the kids will destroy right?
We are saving up to buy a new table and chairs. The new one is coming from here.
It is the one you can see in the inset picture. This table can withstand almost anything. The top is made from old Canadian pine floors from Quebec. Being from Canada and speaking french, it's kind of cool my kitchen table has the same heritage as I do. Maybe that's kind of weird!! There is nothing my 3 boys can do to hurt this table. It was walked on for 100 years, so it can withstand anything.
This chandelier is from Costco and was only $75. I had been looking for a new one ( the one the builder put up was UGLY!) and thought it would cost me $250-$350. Bliss when I happened upon this.Thanks for visiting my kitchen. Have a wonderful weekend. We are having a yard sale. Tryin' to make some money for that new table!!
Monday, August 4, 2008
This part of the room is a little blah, still have to work on that. I have 2 chairs in the basement waiting to be reupholstered, and I keep putting it off. I think they would look good flanking the armoire with some kid photography. The master bath is still quite sterile, but I will add some pics to this post tomorrow. Then it's off to the kitchen for the next room. This tour has no rhyme or reason except I am showing you the rooms that I have at least somewhat decorated first. Have a great day.
Hooked on Houses is having a house tour blog party on Tuesday. Be sure to stop by and check out some tours.
Friday, August 1, 2008
We had a great time swimming!!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Oh how I miss the old neighborhood. I loved my neighbors and had formed some great friendships there. I still see my friends, but it's not the same as walking over to say hello. But, nothing lasts forever. This neighborhood is not quite the same. We haven't lived here long enough yet. I do have wonderful neighbors on one side that have been very kind to us. People tend to keep to themselves more here. I guess everyone is just so busy.
So here is the story of how we came to move. My husband and I like to go driving around and looking at new homes. I even like to drive through neighborhoods at night so I can see inside houses. I like to see how people have decorated their homes. I wouldn't call myself a Peeping Tom (well maybe I would):) We were driving through this neighborhood with new construction and got out and looked at a few. Well, I fell in love with THIS house.
When my husband said he loved it too and maybe it would be doable I got very excited. Three months later we were moving in. One of the things we love about this house is it is very close to our church. Since we are very involved in the ministry there it makes it very convenient. Here you have it. The exterior. Stay tuned for the dining room tomorrow.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
- The date on the milk container is the sell by date.
- Milk is good 5 to 10 days after this date depending on how it is stored.
- You should store your milk in the back of the refrigerator to keep it at a constant cold temp.
- If you store it on the door, everytime you open the door the temp can change.
- If you're unsure about milk, just pour some and smell. The nose always knows:)
We had to all wear hairnets while we on the tour. The kids looked so cute.
Here are 2 of the 3 boys.
Here's my little on trying to look goofy.
Why can't they just smile nice when you want them to?
The best part of the tour is the ice cream at the end. Mayfield makes delicious ice cream. Here the kids are eating with all of their friends. And of course we had to get a group shot in front of Bessie. I'm not sure that is her real name.
MOO said the cow!! We had a great time.