Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another first for Jake!

Last week while I was super busy with my W.O.W. project (see before and after ) I didn't get the chance to blog about 2 HUGE events that happened in our house. I will start with Jacob's big first. He lost his first tooth!! We were so excited....well maybe I was so excited! The story about how it came out is really funny and I will try my best to tell you how it all went down. It had been loose for awhile and I knew it was coming out soon. I was shopping at WalMart with Kimberly when Ben called me and said "Did you want to be here when Jake loses his tooth?" My response..."Uh, Yeah I do!" He told me that I needed to hurry home because it was coming out soon. So, we finished our shopping and hurried home. As soon as I walked in the house I got my camera and took this first picture.....before the tooth came out.
The funny part comes between these two pictures. As I was switching my camera from still shots to video Jacob grabs a napkin and starts playing with his tooth. I tell him not to touch it because I don't want it to come out before I get the camera on. Well he says "I'm just going to wig....*pause with shocked look on face*....I didn't mean to mom!!" HAHA It came out without him even trying to pull it. At the end of this post is the video that I got after the tooth actually came out. He was pretty proud of himself for pulling it out on his own. Here's a couple pictures of out 1 missing tooth boy.

So here's the video. Please don't pay any attention to the funny sounding voice in the background. You will quickly hear that I thought it was all pretty funny and I so wish that I could mute out my voice.

I will get the other "event" up on the blog soon. Curious to see what it is? You will just have to check back soon.....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My W.O.W. update....

Ok, so I have to be totally honest with you, this was really a hard one for me. I don't know if I just picked something too hard for the busy week I had (they are all busy though) or if it just stretched my brain to be so creative. Anyway, I got half of my goal done. As I started thinking about what I really wanted to do with the walls and the "art", it took way longer then I had expected. So, the organizing of the crafty closet didn't get done. But, I am so happy with what I finally decided for my walls. I didn't have a lot of extra money to buy pictures and things for the walls so what I did was bought some cork board, fabric and a clock. I covered the cork board with the fabric and hung it on the wall. I also took some buttons and glued them onto thumb tacks. This is how is turned out.

I even got some more books up on the book shelves. I think I have some more somewhere but sort of ran out of time to find them all.
I am super happy with how it all turned out. Thank you Becky for doing this again to keep me motivated. One more thing....did you notice the Starbucks coffee in the picture. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you draw my name Beck!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Within One Week I Will.....

My sister-in-law Becky is doing another one of her famous W.O.W. projects this week and I'm jumping aboard!! She did one a couple of weeks ago and I was not prepared for it. This time I've been thinking about it for awhile and after much debating have decided to work on my office. We painted it, put curtains up, got a new desk and a couple of nice bookshelves for it about 2 months ago but that's as far as it has gone. So for this week I would like to finish the office. I would like to put some pictures on the walls and get some books on the shelves. We have books still in boxes from our move a year ago, some good kids books in the basement and a few other places I'm sure, so I would like to get them all in one spot (the spot where they belong!). I'm afraid that this doesn't seem like much of a project but it is something that I've really wanting to be finished with. Here are some before pictures.......While I was up there taking the pictures I decided to add the closet too. It has all of my scrapbooking/crafty stuff and it is totally unorganized!! I hope to find a place for everything and have it all in it's place by the end of the week.

Now, if you want to join in on the fun (and you really should because there's a coffee prize) go over and visit Becky. Good luck to all you other WOWers out there!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Our new family toy….

I realized today that I didn’t tell you about our new toy. For Jacob’s birthday we decided to get a new basketball hoop. It’s so fun to have. With four kids, three of which are boys, we know that it will get a lot of use in the next few years. I have to admit, even I have enjoyed it some and Ben has really enjoyed it. Here are some pictures that we took the first night that we had it. As you can tell…all of the kids were getting into it.


Who knew Sarah could dunk huh?


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Zac the Muscle Man!!

The other day Zac put on these matching boxer briefs and tank top. We thought it was so funny. He looked like a gymnast to us. He thought it was pretty cool that we thought it was so funny so he had no problem posing for us!!




This one is my favorite. Isn’t he such a stud?


Sunday, May 3, 2009

My first official run!!

So today I did something that I never thought I would ever be able to do....I ran a race!! Bloomsday is a race here in Spokane that is the biggest timed road race in the US if not the world. It is a total of 7.46 miles (12K) and that's a really long way to run. I was pretty sure that I would walk at least half of it but guess what? I RAN the whole way!!! Now my run was pretty slow but I still ran it. My sister-in-law Crystal came over and ran it with me. She a tough chick and pushed me, I mean encouraged me the whole way. We don't know our official time but we think we did it in about 1 hour and 20 min, maybe 30 min. They will post the results tomorrow probably. I am very very sore tonight but so excited that I did it. I will be running more and maybe I will work my way up to a half marathon. Here's a few pics of us before the race. I will let you know the official time when I find out. I just had to tell you all about my experience.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sarah's new dress made by Grandma

Awhile ago Grandma made Sarah a really super cute dress. Our weather has not been real nice around these parts so today was the first day that she actually wore it. It is so beautiful and fits her perfectly. Thought I would share some pictures. She was being very silly and didn't want to stop, smile and look at the camera all at once so this is the best that I've got.