Friday, August 31, 2012

Day 243

Cody did some observation of bubbles today, lots of good, clean fun!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day 242

Boys in the Dirt...
 Our back yard is lacking grass, so the boys have started to dig and play in the dirt areas.  They are having a good time and spending more time outside, so can't really complain here!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 241

This one turned six today, finally six.  I think we will say that every year as he seams to be the youngest of his friends.  We had a very mellow day, but he did get a Birthday donut and went out to ice cream with the Grandparents in the evening.  This weekend we will celebrate with family and next weekend we'll have a party with friends.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Day 240

Rough day...
 This one might be on his way to Australia. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 239

With the great re-do of the office and bathrooms, I started making a list of other areas in our house that could use some re-organizing.  The bathroom vanities were first, lots of things thrown away that haven't been used since we moved in 4 years ago.  
Today's project was the two corner cabinets in the kitchen.  Things were tossed, moved and added to the give away pile.  A little each week, hopefully it will be done before I know it!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Gifts for Baby...

In the next couple of weeks, the boys will be gaining a cousin and we will be getting a nephew!  It's very exciting and it will be a lot of fun to have a little one around again.  
Virginia's shower was this weekend and this meant I could get crafty!

These are scrap fabric blocks, found in a magazine I purchase years ago.  
Along with a simple draw string bag.
 A set of baprons (full coverage bibs, kinda like an apron)
Instructions found here.

 The best model I could find. 

 A small patch blanket, with tags to play with, and lots of different textures.

 A set of painted shirts....
 Happy Parent's to Be

Day 238

Party Sunday....
Today we went to a Birthday party in the morning, then my Sister-in-Law's baby shower and the Niello company bbq. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Day 237

Soccer Saturdays begin....
Both boys had their seeding tournaments today so their teams can be placed for the 1st half of the season.  Let the games begin!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 236

Another one gone....
Cody's super wiggly top tooth finally fell out this morning. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 235

Man cave....
The boys barricaded their toy room and hung a blanket as a door, then called it their "man cave."
Goof balls.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 234

So after much debate, I took the advice of a friend and have gone with a bathroom rug that blends into the floor.  This lets the curtain and other features shine through, while having a mat that soaks up the water as the boys are getting out of the tub.  
The orange rug is still around as a back up and will be thrown into rotation on occasion.  
The others will be going back.
Gotta love first world problems, the little things that keep you up at night. 

Oh and eventually I'll have to buy matching towels for the room, any ideas?  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Day 233

Bathroom project...
The bathroom is now finished and fully functioning.  
Now if I can just pick a color for the rug.....

Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 232

First day of School....
One down, many more to go for my 1st and 3rd graders!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Day 231

Loved working in my new space today, knocking out a few projects.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Day 230

87% Finished
The bathroom is just about finished!  The plumbing for the toilet and sink are now connected and working.  We need to mount the new mirror, hang the shower curtain and some framed photos to spruce it up a bit.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Day 229

Flipping out....
 The boys hung out for a bit this evening trying to perfect their trampoline flips.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Day 228

Tyler wants to have his Birthday party at a bmx track/skate park in Folsom so we thought it would be a good idea to check it out before hand.  The boys had a great time, only taking a couple of small spills.  Can't wait for more!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 227

Crafty finishing touches....
I've finished the first (major) overhaul of the school/craft room. 
 Pinterest inspired a bit of crafty for the walls. 
(the dark one on the bottom as a really pretty purple print that obviously doesn't photograph well)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day 226

Be jealous....
The caulking gun and tape were my weapons of choice for the day.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Day 225

Not good soccer weather, belch.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 224

It's hard to focus with two major projects going at one time, but things have progressed through the weekend.  The new flooring was installed in the bathroom today and the new vanity was set in to make sure it would all work.  
In the office a new shelf was put up and things are starting to find their new homes.  

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Day 223

 Tyler had another gymnastics show today, in honor of the Olympic games. 

Day 222

Still Painting....
But at least it's done!  Today's job was to put one more coat on the walls and trim.  I also found the ceiling paint and put two trim coats around the top to seal out the last of the green. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Day 221

Six Flags....
After staring for 3 months at the tickets the boys earned for reading hours, we finally made it down to Six Flags!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day 220

It started out Citron Green, then started easing into blue (you can still see a slight green tint) and ended the day almost the right shade.  
We'll see how it looks in the morning, but I'm thinking it will need one more coat, at least one if not two more coats along the trim. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Day 219

Pool Party
Today we had a pool party to celebrate summer birthdays for the Momtourage kids. 
Flips in the pool, water guns, snacks and cupcakes made for a great afternoon.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 218

Soccer fever....
Tonight, the boys stayed up late to watch the recorded showing of the USA women vs Canada semi-final match.  It was a nail biter of a game and we were happy to see the US pull it out in the last seconds of 2nd overtime. 

Day 217

Family Birthdays...
Today we split the difference and celebrated Keith and Virginia's Birthdays. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Day 216

Meet of Champions
Both boys had a great day swimming, so proud of them!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Day 215

Last day of swim...
For real this time!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 214

Today was spent rearranging the office/school/craft room.
Now I have to organizing it and finish moving tables around. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 213

Soccer begins...
Somebodies happy to be back at it!  
It was hot and he was draggin' it a bit, but he loves being on the field with his friends.