Tuesday, February 26, 2013

No Nap!

 Cooper is one unhappy and very sleepy boy!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Valentines Fun

We enjoyed a quiet Valentines dinner at home together as a family. 

Homemade spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, wilted lettuce salad, and garlic bread completed our meal. 

After dinner the kids enjoyed opening their I Love you prizes. 

The kids had a blast and loved everything. 

 Volume 3 of the Mandy series for Madison

Lillian got the  Jake and the Neverland Pirate figurines and Bucky the Pirate ship that she had been wishing for.

 Everyone loves Bucky

 Cooper also enjoyed his Valentines pencil
 Enjoying Bucky all for himself

 Sibling rivalry at its finest

Back to playing together
 Even Luci enjoyed watching all the fun

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dog Park

The kids are loving Nana and Pa's new dog Luci (well the girls are and Cooper is getting better).

Sunday afternoon the kids piled into Nana's car with Luci and enjoyed an afternoon at the park with Nana.

Luci had a long walk and the kids enjoyed playing on the playground.

 There was even a lion on the trail- but we heard he was not dangerous.
 Slide time

 Everyone on the swings

 Check out Lillian's hair
 Cooper's turn
 Never too big for a trip down the slide.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Manicures, Pedicures

and Fresh Beat Band

What a fun night with my Sparkles!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Kitchen Baths

I love my new Kitchen sink.

It has many purposes including bath time for Cooper.

Cooper loves playing on his own, the water stays warmer and he is close to Mama.
Plus I get a ton done while he is "swimming".
Last night I was able to empty the dishwasher, mix my cupcake batter, bake 2 trays of cupcakes and make my icing before he was ready to get out.

What a happy, and clean boy.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Crib or Bounce house

While helping Madison with her homework, I heard Cooper wake up from his nap. Lillian asked if she could go by him until I came to get him up. (I was excited she was putting others first... which we have talked a lot about)

Little did I know what she would do...

Yup, that's right. She climbed in with him and they were bouncing around :)

I love my goombas!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Working with Mama

While Mama is busy working...

Cooper is busy watching Netflix and having is snack.

I think this is an awesome set up :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

House Remodel

5 months into living in our new house and we have finally dipped out toes into a bit or remodeling.

The Kitchen and Bathrooms all got new counter tops and a bit of paint on the walls and vanities completed the transformation.

Enjoy the BEFORE and AFTER pictures.

Before Kitchen:

 After Kitchen:
 Plus a new sink (which I LOVE)

Before Dining Room
 After Dining Room (new art work)
Before Kids Bathroom
After Kids Bathroom: (A huge improvement)

Its a jungle in there :)

I do not have the before pictures of the Master Bathroom or the Laundry room.
For the master bathroom- we painted the walls a light gray, added a fresh coat of paint to the vanity, changed to a smaller framed mirror, painted the light fixture and added new knobs to the vanity.

In the Laundry Room
We laid the same laminate as the rest of the downstairs plus added a huge counter top over the washer and dryer (best idea EVER)

We are very happy with the results (and even happier that the work is done).
Thanks, honey for doing such a fantastic job! I am blessed beyond measure to have such a handy husband.