Sunday, August 28, 2011

Too hot

It has been beyond hot outside so the main request in this house...POPSICLES!































1st Day of School

Ashton had his first day at his new school this week and he was super excited to go. We went to meet the teacher last weekend and then we had to wait until Thursday rolled around to finally get to go. Well it came, and I cried, but he didn't so that is a successful day in the least! Casey told me I will probably cry each year from here on out until he is a grown man. (I couldn't argue) I was super anxious to pick him up that afternoon and he said he had a great day. Only downfall, he ate his apples and string cheese but decided to forgo all his other lunch/snacks. Oh well! Hope this is a great year ahead!

PS: On Monday he managed to slip and fall outside on the concrete and gave himself a nice cut on his eye....I guess it made him look tougher on his first day!




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy 14 Month Birthday sweet girl! This month you went from a baby to a full blown toddler who is into everything. You still have a sweet misdemeanour but there is definetely a mischevious side to you too! You love to undo stuff...folded laundry, toys that have been put away, open drawers and empty them. It is always pretty easy to see where you have been, hurrican Irene has nothing on you! You are doing better as a whole with your sleep, yet lately you like to have a 1 am call that tends to wake up your brother as well which can make for a rough night for mommy and daddy. You have also started to become a bit picky on eating. You still like fruit (bananas, strawberries, canteloupe, watermelon, grapes and apple) but depending on the day you won't necessarily eat any of those. Veggies you are becoming a bit picky on as well, you will eat peas but tend to turn your nose up to most of the others now. When it comes to mobility you are a walker by choice now. Occassionally you will drop to your knees but you are doing awesome with walking, which leads to your newest hobby....climbing. On the fireplace, on chairs, on the stool but your favorite place....your brother's bed! You are so proud of yourself each time you do it that you sit there with a huge grin on your face. And lastly, you still love one person more than anyone else, YOURSELF! You will sit forever looking at pictures and will flip until you find yourself and then smile that huge grin. Oh Reese, we love you to pieces!

To celebrate your 14 month Birthday you got some new boots, and you loved wearing them around! Now if we could just get some cooler weather so you can wear them out.




















Sunday, August 14, 2011

What's for dinner?

Spaghetti for dinner and some extra smiles to add to the mix. I LOVE these two more everyday....























Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Newest Addition

If the title of this post made you think baby, think again. We have talked for a while about adding onto our house and our options were pretty limited. Up was about the only way we could go, so we decided to go up over the garage. A few months back we had an architect draw up some plans for the addition and then about 4 weeks ago we started the project. I am hopeful that we are half way there because there are a few things I am ready to get rid of...hence the Portapotty on my driveway.

Before:


Phase One: Good Bye Roof


Phase Two: In comes large dumpster and lovely outdoor bathroom facility






Upstairs after insulation




Just in case you needed a reference:





Before Sheet Rock....



Outside Shot..



Once we get this done I will post more. Thankfully the dumpster went away this past week, but the toilet remains....

This is the view from inside the garage, the far back doorway will be a bathroom