Wednesday, July 23, 2008
And the After shots:
Altogether, it cost about $75 and I now have "matching" furniture in my bedroom. Not too bad, next I'm going to design a headboard to match....
The two days that we got to spend with Joe's family were great, except that I felt somewhat like a zombie the whole time because of lack of sleep. Sam and Andrew ate up the attention from Grandma and all the other new "audience members". It made me wish, once again, that there was a way that we could live close to both sets of grandparents, but I don't really see that ever happening! They took us on a tour around their family's old neighborhood and that was fun to hear stories and go see things that were part of Joe's childhood. The birthday party was a success, except for the food, but that's a whole other story that I probably won't get into! Pearl was a little mad that Phillip had put us through the whole standby ordeal and felt horrible for it, even though it was in no way her fault or responsibilty. Overall, there were enough good things to offset the bad and I'd say (now that it's in the past) that any time that boys get to spend with their grandparents is worth some sacrifice. But I'm never doing that again!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
It was fun to kind of look back at our first five years and see where we've come. I'm so greatful for such a wonderful husband who is truly just what I need. He's so kind and supportive and is a great dad. I am lucky to have him in my life. I love you Joe!
I'm not sure how much Joe reads this blog, so I guess we'll see. Anyway, here's to many more happy years together!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Since I like to take the boys for bike rides during the week while Joe is at work, the trailer hardware was already on my bike, so instead of switching it and then having to switch it back, I just pulled the trailer. Whew, it was quite a workout! We got some funny looks and comments about it, but oh well! Joe offered to switch bikes, but I wanted the exercise! But, boy did it get hot. Andrew doesn't really like the trailer, especially that day because it was hot and nap time. So, he was crying which made Sam miserable. We were heading back to the car, after only going a mile or two, when he finally calmed down, so we kept going. A few minutes later, we realized that they were both asleep! Too cute!
After the bike ride (and the boys' nap) we took them down to put our feet in the river. The water was freezing! Our boys love the water though. Both of them just wanted to dive in, which kind of scared me to death considering how high the river is right now and how fast the current is...but it sure felt good to get our feet wet!
This was probably when I was explaining to Sam for about the millioneth time that we were not going to get in and go swimming and no he couldn't go climb on the rocks by himself.
On our way out Sam found a big stick, what more could he want? I don't quite understand the fascination that boy have with sticks, but I remember that my brothers were the same way!
And this was the end of Sam's stick, Sam threw it in the water and they are all watching it float away. Bye-bye stick! I was glad that we were able to avoid the fit that inevitably would have happened when we got to the car and I said that we weren't taking the stick home. This worked out perfectly!
It was a fun morning and I came home appreciating the beautiful area of the world that we live in. I love that we have so many fun outdoor things to do within a short distance. It's great!