Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fun in the Snow

Sunday was such a beautiful day we spent most of it playing outside. With the temperature above freezing and with all the snow we received last week it made for perfect building material. The neighborhood kids all worked on the snow fort in our front yard (see above). I made sure the kids did not attach it to the house because I didn't want to get assessed for added square footage.

We also played street hockey and slid down the man made hill our neighbor is making from the snow. Last year he was the neighborhood hero for all the kids. He had made a nice hill in his front yard and the kids spent hours sledding and snowboarding down. This year he moved it to the side of his house and it is already a hit with the kids.

Today reminded me of why we added on instead of moving.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Time to Lose the Kitchen

The time arrived to clear out the kitchen so it could be taken apart. All the plates, glasses, utensils, pots, pans, cans, boxes and everything else had to be boxed up and stored away. Below is pictures of the Tupperware and plastic ware being sorted to find covers and put away. Do you think we would ever have that many leftovers?

Jordan help pull out the stuff in the way back and found himself in a new little room.

Here is how the kitchen looked(minus a dishwasher).

This is the same corner the next day. Notice the window is now a doorway.
As of today...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Its Colorfull

Jaden participated in his first Cub Scout pinewood derby. Though he wasn't very successful on the track he did win the "most colorful" car award.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Business Woman

Megan's humor is really begining to shine through. Below are some pictures of her putting on my suit jacket, grabbing an old brief case, and a hat I wore when I was a child.

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Special Guest & Piano Recital

The weekend started with a special surprise for Megan and especially Jaden. Back in early October our next door neighbors moved to the other part of the state and their daughter was Jaden's best friend. This weekend she was going to stay with us while her mom went to help a friend of hers. We did not tell the kids that Claudia was going to stay with us and the look on their faces when she walked in the door was priceless, I wish I would have had a camera. It was great to see Claudia and her mom, they are missed.

Friday night Janelle had her Christmas piano recital for her students at a nearby church. This would be Jaden's first recital. Both Megan and Jaden, and all the kids, performed well. The best moment was when Jaden got done playing, he stood up and looked at his teacher (& mom) from across the room with the look of "how did I do?"
Jaden and Megan play after the recital

Jaden plays "Go Tell It On The Mountain"
Megan plays "The First Noel"

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Programs

Megan and Jaden all decked out for their Holiday Program at school. It was a nice program with songs song by 1st through 5th graders.

Every year our church puts on a kids Christmas program. This year Megan was Mary(this is the 2nd time she has had this honor) and Jaden was an angel. Jaden wasn't too happy because he thought angels were girls. We need to teach him more about Gabrial and Michael.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Constuction Updates

The inside of the addition is now insulated. This is looking out to the south from the new kitchen and dining room.
Most of the house is now rapped in Tyvek and roofed. Notice no bricks on the front and new windows.
Back view.