Monday, March 28, 2011

Getting the Garden Ready

Andrew helps Daddy rototill the garden. I love how in the first picture he looks like he is directing Micah, and telling him where to go.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Master Bedroom Makeover Part 2

You may remember that this summer we posted Part 1 of our bedroom makeover. Well, we have now finally put the finishing touches on it. We put up some pictures, moved some furniture and hung some new curtains. You can check out Part 1 here.

New Guest Room

Recently we have been working on getting a guest room ready. At first our motivation was that Micah's parents were coming to visit at the end of this month, but then their plans changed and they will come out in June instead. Then we found out about an opportunity to house a college student for the summer while they are doing an internship with our church, so we decided to participate in that. And we wanted a better bed for anyone who stays with us.
We were able to get a bed for free off of Craigslist, and then put our mattress on it and got a new mattress for us. The guest room is also my craft room, so I have my big desk and a dresser for my work area.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Adventures in Potty Training

Andrew has been wearing big boy underpants for 3 months now and is doing really well. In fact, recently we have had very few accidents. And he will even be playing and tell us he has to go potty, go to the bathroom, and get on the toilet all by himself. He is doing so well, we are very proud of him!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Josiah at 6 Months

Yesterday we took Josiah in for his 6 month appointment. He now weighs 17 pounds, 8 ounces; and is 26 inches long (which is the same length he was at 4 months which means he was probably measured wrong at the 4 month appointment).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Andrew's Crash

Last night Andrew had a crash on his little car. He was using it to stand on, and of course ended up falling off, and he hit his mouth on our heat register. I went over and held him while he cried, then when I held him out to look at him all I saw was blood all over his mouth. I called Micah and had him clean Andrew up since I cannot stand the sight of blood. But Micah did have me look at it while we discussed if Andrew needed stitches or not. We thought it looked deep enough that we wanted a doctor's opinion. Well, when Micah took him to the urgent care by us they said they couldn't treat him because they do not have the anesthetic for children, and that they don't stitch up cuts in the mouth. Since Andrew's was half in his mouth and half out, we decided to just take him home and keep an eye on it. So far he has been doing really well, and it hasn't bled any more. He was a very brave boy!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Zoo Trip

A little while back we took the boys for a trip to the zoo. We got there right when it opened on a day that was supposed to rain all day. So there was almost no one else at the zoo. It ended up not raining at all while we were there. We got to see lots of animals and take our time. The best part of the trip was when we went to see the sharks there was a lady there who said in a few minutes two divers were going to be getting into the tank to do a shark talk. We stuck around and watched the divers and learned about the different sharks. On the drive home we asked Andrew what his favorite part was, and of course he said the divers. It was pretty cool. I wish I had taken a picture. Oh well.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Snow Day

A few weeks ago we got about 4 inches of snow at our house. Thankfully I took Andrew out to go play in it in the morning, since almost all of it had melted by the afternoon. We had fun making snow angels, eating snow and making a snow woman (it started off as a snowman, but then the only thing we could find for eyes was rosemary from our garden, and it looked like our snowman had eyelashes, so the he became a she). After all of our playing outside we came in for some nice warm hot chocolate. Yummy!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Just Riding Around

Andrew loves to ride around in this little car. A little while back he decided to put his skateboard in the "trunk". Daddy thought it would make a perfect seat for Josiah. We were amazed that Josiah stayed on, and that Andrew was okay with him being there.