Friday, January 30, 2009


Sierra and I decided to make cupcakes today. We baked them earlier today and waited until after dinner to have fun with the family to decorate. It was fun. Of course the best part was eating them!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hands and Feet

Sierra was showing me how she can trace her hands and feet. She looked so cute standing there tracing her feet. If you look closely at the picture below (her feet) you can see the polka dots. I think the dots are suppose to be on the toe nails. When Megan painted Sierra's fingernails last (one of Sierra's favorite "Megan" things to do), Megan put dots on her nails, so of course her feet and hands needed dots too.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

House Update

Once again we took our weekend trip up to see the house. It was a super cold visit. It was about 4 degrees with wind. The girls and I didn't stay long. Jake had to do some work - but he said he wasn't cold - whatever! I have been excited all week to see it. I get more excited every day, and I think, how could I be any more excited - then tomorrow comes and I am even more excited than yesterday. I can't wait!
This week our electrical and plumbing were put in, along with a shingled roof. Jake and Jason (the guy he works with) put up the wood trim around the house and they also put up two of the four posts out front. They also put in our chimney - the wood burning stove will be delivered Monday! Insulation on Monday and Sheetrock on Wednesday - yay! Hopefully next weekend we will have a warm weekend visit.

Our tubs were put in this week.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Two Big Girls

We have two new big girls in our house. Sierra has upgraded to a twin bed, and Maddie is now in the toddler bed.

The new bed that Jake built.

We decided that when we move, we don't want to set the crib back up - which meant that Sierra needed a new bed - so that Maddie can have the toddler bed. We have my old twin bed and it is set up in our extra bedroom, and we were originally going to use that for Sierra, but we did some measuring and realized that the frame for that bed was a little too long for the spot that I want Sierra's bed in her new room. So, Jake got started right away making Sierra a new bed. He found some old posts in his pile of wood and some extra sheeting for the headboard. I think he bought the wood he used for the trim. The sheeting was already stained the orangy color and he bought some stain for the posts and trim. He stained them the same color, but because they are different types of wood, so the colors turned out different. I love the three different colors of the bed. Sierra LOVES her new bed. I took Sierra shopping today for a new quilt to go on top. Their new room will be purple, so I tried to keep her away from the pinks. Maddie on the other hand is having a bit of a hard time adjusting to her new bed. She likes it, and she likes being a big girl, but sometimes has a hard time going to bed. She is getting a little better every day.

Sierra lovin her new bed. :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

More House

I went up to see the house today and take pictures to post, but I figured I would first post a cute picture of the girls. I always feel like I need to put up more cute pictures of the girls - so here you go. :)

The house is coming along nicely. When I went up there today they were getting ready to put up the 4 posts that support the big beam in the front. They put up the dormer yesterday (the big triangle in the center of the roof), so I was very anxious to go see it. I wasn't sure if I would like it better with the dormer because I really liked it without, but I like it. It definitely adds dimension. I think the plumbers/tinners, and electricians will be in next week - after that is Sheetrock - yay! I am really excited to have heat. Usually when we go up to see the house, we end up hanging out in the vacant house next door. The "green house" as Sierra calls it (it has green siding - very original) was just finished about a month ago and was waiting to be sold. It has heat - and it is very nice to be able to hang out there and daydream about our house (because we have the exact layout). The green house sold yesterday, just in time, because we will have heat in our house soon. I think Sierra will miss going to the green house - today when we went to see our house, Sierra got mad because she didn't want to see our new house, she wanted to go in the green house. We did end up going over there to use the potty, and warm up a little - so Sierra got her wish.

The back of the house.

Sunday, January 11, 2009