Saturday, August 24, 2013

A Boy and His Pup- Part 2

Growing up with a dog you are said to have less allergies.
Be more protected.
Have more fun.
And in our case, ride a miniature pony.

Natas loves Daniel.
Daniel loves him back.
In other news:
The oldest starts school Monday.
The two middle ones start on Wednesday.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Yay-She's Home!

Her favorite color is blue.
The girls picked all the decor out.
A lady at the store asked if a boy was just born...

Everyone is over the moon:)
The girls have been sleeping on a pallet on her floor
every night since she has been back.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sleeping Baby

A naked sleeping baby is the cutest kind.
Let that sleeping baby sleep, but
you may kiss gently.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Daniel at Four Months

He is to stinkin' cute.
And really determined to get going.
And has obviously learned to roll over. 
He would not allow one quick picture of him on his back.
A little stubborn.....
not sure where he got that ;-)
He is growing so fast.
Up to 12 lbs. I finally packed away all the newborn clothes
and even a few of his 0-3 months.
He seems to have motion sickness in the swing,
so that was officially put up as well.

And no matter how often I trim his nails,
he is almost always sporting a scratch
on his little face :(

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Say Hello To My Little Friend (in my best gangsta voice)

Meet Mr. Blue the beta.

The girls picked him and everything in his bowl out themselves.
That floating green thing is a live moss sponge
that creates oxygen and helps keep the bowl clean. 
His likes his rock cave.

He's so pretty, he feels more like decoration.

When we put him in the bowl he swam excited little laps
and he got lots of cheer from everyone.

P.S did you notice all those flash spots in my pics?
Well I'm hoping to get a spot in a photography class.
Pray for me ;-)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Sisters Love the Brother

These pics were taken all on different days.
He gets held alot.
I don't think he minds much.

Missing the oldest.
10 days to go:-)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Her Favorite Shoes

While we were at T.J. Max
Derek spotted some sandals on clearance.
Wouldn't you know they were a perfect fit for MiKayla.
She llllllooooovvvveeeessss them.
She wears them all day everyday everywhere.
She even falls asleep  in them.

And yeah, that happened.
Socks + sandals.
Whatta you gonna do :-)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Missing Her

Making spaghetti. Kirstin always browns the meat.
We usually don't have green beans with spaghetti but 
when they are fresh......
And usually she snaps the greenbeans.
I enjoy cooking with her.
Hanging out in the kitchen.
Teaching her.

Cooking without her makes me miss her :(
But she is having loads of fun!

Two weeks down. Two weeks to go.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Antique Dresser Turned Kitchen Island

old island:
This is super old picture, our kitchen table has not
been in there for a few years......
We have very limited counter space so the
island was needed but in the end to small.
Enter antique dresser in desperate need of some love.
Can you see the potential?
I sanded it and took the top off.
Derek added the beadboard to the back to look less dresser-y.
He filled in some spots and fixed a leg.
Then I painted it, distressed it a little, and waxed it.

While at T.J.Max I saw this shelf-liner on clearance for $4.
Matches perfectly :)
Derek added a butcher block counter top.
Cut it to size, sanded it, and added a couple of coats
of wood conditioner/protector.
I put a printed jute rug under it to make sure there
is no sliding.

Almost double the counter space and 
double the drawer storage. 
Much needed and awesome :-)