July 15, 2008

Home improvements

We're getting ready for Jake's birthday party this weekend. It's surprising how much you can get done when there's a deadline looming...we should have a birthday party every weekend! We finished replacing all the windows in our house on Sunday. The old ones were in pretty bad shape. It's amazing what a difference it made inside, everything looks so bright and clean. Tim is working on cutting the boards to frame the inside, I will stain them tomorrow and they can hopefully be installed Thursday. I'm a lucky gal to have a husband who's so handy! We've done all our home improvement projects ourselves, which have included carpentry, plumbing and electrical work...AND nothing has fallen apart, leaked or started on fire yet! The next project will be re-shingling. We have all the materials, just waiting for a good, dry weekend.

Jake was helping paint the picnic table...so were the cats. We have cats with pretty caribbean blue feet now.

July 12, 2008

Rainy day

It was cold and rainy today...perfect "creative" weather. I should have been cleaning the house in preparation for company next weekend but there's always tomorrow.

I put together this quick page documenting how fun it is to "swim" in Grandma and Grandpas big bathtub!

July 7, 2008

4th of July

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday...the weather is usually pretty nice, it was this year anyway, there's nothing to plan/prepare/clean the house for. It's just a relaxing, fun with family kind of day!

In the morning we went to the parade...

Jake wasn't interested in having his picture taken.

After the parade we had a picnic at Homme and played on all the fun playground equipment.

We headed back uptown to check out the petting zoo and car show.

Next we went to the school park. Jake had been wanting to show us how he could climb to the top of the jungle gym for quite some time. We finally got to see...

We picked up some fireworks - smoke bombs, parachutes, snakes and sparklers and took off for home...

The day ended with the big fireworks show in town. Jake stayed with Grandma and we headed to the Legion.

It was a great day!