Friday, June 29, 2018

Decking continued and Soccer

The deck has been a whole family project, here's everyone wiping down the dust after Dad sanded.


Joe and I finished up the last of the balusters last night so we haven't cleaned up yet but there's the completed back deck. :-)




And it's soccer season again, the girls had their second game last night...we love being able to drive right up the road and sit the forest to watch them play.  Such an awesome league.





Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Decking and head injuries

We are getting so much closer to having a railing - which will make me feel so much better. ;-)

 When they can be calm and sit still we let them out on the deck with us and watch Dad from up there.




This little kitty is found quite often sleeping with Jackson in his crib - which by the way is semi-hilarious that a kid this old still prefers his crib over his perfectly good bed.
 Oh my word!  The head injuries in this house are never ending.  Jackson magically ran into the corner of a wall and then Hunter slipped on a railroad tie and caught herself with her forehead.  Sigh - just add it to my nightmare list.



Friday, June 15, 2018

The deck continues...






See these stringers?!?!!?  Well two of them accidentally fell off the saw horses and broke. WTF! So Joe brought them back to Lowe's and they actually replaced them with upgraded pressure treated wood for FREE!  Yahoo!


Monday, June 4, 2018

Holy Deck Batman!

It's deck building time!  Boy am I lucky to have Joe in my life...I couldn't imagine having to hire these types of things out.  The labor costs would kill me.

Here's the start of the project.  You should just be able to go out to my OneDrive and look at all of those pictures.


Saturday's Progress -
https://1drv.ms/a/s!Au3Zc4lt6QZ9qGeitGATrnfiApWU

Sunday's Progress
https://1drv.ms/a/s!Au3Zc4lt6QZ9qH7qgwiF9A290tJm



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Running behind...

Running behind...that should be what is on my license plates.

Whew.

And of course a picture drop.

Jackson attending his first Monster Truck Rally with Dad.  And his first of several head wounds this particular week.  This one was courtesy of the shelf on the fridge.



Joe and I were making dinner when we heard a commotion in the living room, followed by a loud thud and screaming.  Jackson had been kicked off the couch and fell back and hit his head on the coffee table splitting it wide open.  They try and prepare parents by saying - head wounds bleed A LOT - but I am hear to tell you...head wounds bleed a lot.  It became very evident very quickly that we would have to shave Jackson's hair to get the butterfly closure to work well.  He was such a good calm boy during all of it but started crying so hard when he saw his shaved head...which meant that Dad bought him his first Cubbies hat and shaved his own head as well.


 Poor little guy.  His head looks amazing now and the scar is already going away along with the hair growing back.  Although I must admit, I read a Mommy blog the other day talking about how she used to believe that she suffered from anxiety and now she thinks it could be PTSD from things just like this head injury replaying itself in her mind.  I can totally relate with that Mom - sigh - I spend many a sleepless night sitting straight up in my bed in some sort of panic attack.





Friends of ours have a 1940's tractor that they let Joe and Jackson take out for a spin...now that was a big deal to that little man.

Obviously this big girl think she is ready for school.

Joe is getting into Bees and has started a beehive in our backyard, the kids love learning new things about it.  I am hoping the experience will lead them to not be so fearful of them.

The kiddos had their end of year carnival complete with face painting.





Releasing the bees into their hive.








Wednesday, April 11, 2018

And just like that...

And just like that our "baby" is 2!

What an absolute delight this little girl is.



We had the salamanders move back into the pond...boy is that a whole lotta fun watching them.

Big ol' Amos sitting around panting...since he is literally always hot.

 The kids hanging out like "bats".
Chewy's birthday cake...I didn't get many pictures at the party since I was cooking and running around but it was a great time.