Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Camping in your own backyard with a fire pit right next to the creek, so when it's dark you can make smores.
The fun of watching your dog play and drink out of the creek.
The sound of the water flowing over the rocks as it pushes down stream. All of these are great but, there are a few other things that come along with having a creek in you backyard like....
Remember last week when I said I wish it would stop raining and that our ground couldn't handle any more water.....WELL I WAS RIGHT!
The clean up isn't fun and Arthur started on it right away. Clean up calls for lots of bleach, pressure washing, and throwing away water damaged items.
Monday, September 28, 2009
We are a people family of 12,
with 1 dog,
and a 75 gallon fish tank.
Wonder what is next???
And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds; livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to it's kind." And it was so. Genesis 1:24
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wesley liked to have Janie sit in his high chair with him and feed her.
When we left for our Canada trip Janie was waiting at the door to get loaded into the RV, and Arthur turned around and said "Janie is staying home"! Wesley had his bunny so he didn't really need Janie. We never worried about Wesley playing with Janie because he mainly wanted to feed her and carry her around by her hair :)
Wesley also likes to sleep with Janie (thankfully Amanda found some boy clothes for Janie to wear and we tried to change her name but Wesley really likes Janie). This picture was taken of Wesley back in May, most nights this is how we would find Wesley sleeping. You can see Janie over against the wall. So what does all this mean????
It means that now Wesley has a "live" baby!
This was the second time Wesley came to see Ruth Ella in the hospital. Elizabeth brought Wesley, William, and Stephen on the second day to see Ruth Ella a little better. Wesley was very taken with Ruth Ella.
Wesley and William wanted to take off Ruth Ella's socks to see her feet. They were all about this moving baby.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
4 weeks ago yesterday we took Wesley to the ER yet again. This time it was just like the first ER visit, it was for his chin. Wesley was running down the hall after breakfast with socks on, socks and hardwood floors aren't a good combination. Wesley slipped hit his freshly healed chin and opened it right up....so off to the ER Arthur and I go! This trip making our 4th trip to the ER with Wesley in less than 4 months. Thinking back on the LAST POST I wrote about Wesley and the ER, really they should give discounts! This time they also remembered us and to prove that we are now frequent clients they didn't even ask for our insurance information :) They just signed us in and we signed out when it was time to leave. Wesley is such a little trooper and this trip he walked away with more stitches than before. They had to put in 8 stitches, and we are praying this doesn't happen again. One thing for sure if he wasn't going to have a scar before he will now.
My mom found this pajamas and bought them for Wesley, they say "Chicks dig scars".
Here is a view of his chin a few days after his second set of stitches, you can also see the scar on his right cheek from the ER lamp trip.
Friday, September 18, 2009
We purchased all new appliances, which was fun
and something I've never done before.
We now have lots of counter space for mealtime prep.
Here are a few pictures of the process. If, you go back to THIS POST you can see what our kitchen and dining room looked like before.
The old cabinets, floor, and yucky paneling/wallpaper...not missing the old kitchen!
Oops! out of order..this was the kitchen before the cabinets were pulled out.
The computer area in our old kitchen and the opening to the girls bedroom off the kitchen. The plastic was there to keep out the dust from the ceiling, where Arthur was cutting holes for the can lights.
Elizabeth and Rebekah putting some back work into getting the old floor pulled up.
Picture now at top of post..Wheee...see Wesley running on the side. Here you can see we have the walls painted green, the back wall is the wall that we just finished in August. That wall had to be pulled back down to put the new shower in place. Down the hall you can see the new flooring waiting to be laid. We still had the old wood floor to pull up in the dining room area that you see. The white table and stools are where we ate for a few months. We also had the joy of eating outside on our patio tables by the pool...we were thankful we did the remodel in the summer. If, you ask my kids they would tell you the kitchen remodel wasn't bad but they sure did get tired of sandwiches :)
Elizabeth was taking a little break from helping lay the new floor, with 5 of us working on the floor we had it laid in less than a day.