Sunday, May 17, 2009

Brent's Projects

I thought I would put up some pictures of Brent's work.  He's amazing!  I believe he can do anything he puts his mind to.  The pictures are of a bathroom he remodeled (he gutted it first), some wing back chairs he reupholstered, a fireplace mantled he made from scratch (he later tiled around it, but I couldn't find the finished project picture), a couch he reupholstered, and a floor he was building to fill in my parent's pit in their family room.

The Emperor's New Clothes

So last week Lily and Noah got invited to a Princess Party.  They were to arrive in the proper attire.  This is not a problem for Lily.  She has plenty of girly outfits to choose from, along with accessories.  We had nothing for Noah, so I told him that Brent would make him a cardboard crown.  Brent does a great job with creating things, thank goodness for husbands!  Noah continued to ask me where his prince outfit was and I continued to tell him his clothes were just right.  I finally said to him, "Noah, the crown is all you need to wear."  He looked at me with startled eyes and said, "You mean I have to go naked!"  I was laughing so hard I was crying.  I could just picture him naked with all the other 4 and 5 year olds.  I love the funny things my kids say!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ethans new word "NO"

Ethan has learned to say No!  My sweet, mellow boy crunches up his face, makes a growling sound and spits the word out at me.  I know I shouldn't laugh, but it seems so unlike him it catches me off guard.  Yesterday when we were brushing teeth I caught him practicing his no in the mirror. He would growl the No out and then start laughing.  He did this four times in a row.  Maybe he is going to be an actor or comedian.  His other new words are "I see" and "bus".  I like these a lot more than "no".

Spring Cleaning

I have had the spring cleaning bug.  I love having everything clean and organized, but my kids don't seem to feel the same way :).  This weekend Brent and I redid parts of our kitchen.  He installed four new shelves in our pantry and my mom and I went crazy pulling everything out of the cupboards.  It was so satisfying to see an empty clean pantry.  After the shelves were done (minus the paint on the side of the shelf) we spent time analyzing where everything would fit/work best.  The finished product looks great and I love it.  Plus I got half the other cupboards cleaned and organized.  I can't wait to finish the rest.