Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Shed That Jake Built!!

One day Jake and I were going for a walk... I asked him what he thought about building a shed. We walked around the property, talked it over, mapped it out and that was that, Jake was going to build us a shed! He got right on it and ordered all the lumber. As soon as the weekend rolled around, he got right to it!




He built the whole thing by himself.... well, I stained... but he did everything else. It's a 12x12 shed.
All framed up within a few hours!
Jake putting the siding up.



Getting ready to stain.



Jake cutting the tails off of the facia.


Getting started shingling



Time out for a few pics of the girls.



They were very good at entertaining themselves most of the time. They made their own see-saw.


A little too high for my comfort.




Back to the shed! Almost done!
I love this picture. You can see the big storm clouds all around. If you look closely, you can see the rain pouring down on Jake as he was finishing shingling the roof.


TA-DA! Finished! It took Jake about 2 days to build! It's nice having a carpenter around! :)













Saturday, May 22, 2010

Visitors!!!

(Sariah, Sierra, and Maddie)

My mom, Lena and Sariah came for a visit this last weekend. I had such a good time, and I know the little girls did too! It is ALWAYS nice to be around family. Lena took probably about 800 pictures (literally) and loaded about 400 of them on to my computer. But instead of going through the pictures and then writing a big blog about all the things we did, and how cute the girls were... I thought I would just link you to Lena's blog. She did a great job at blogging about the things we did while they were here. Click the links below to read about our visit. ;)
Miscellaneous
Madison River
Photoshoot

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Congrats to the Grad!


Congrats to Sierra! Her first year of preschool has come and gone. She really enjoyed school.... I'm sure most kids her age do. She has really learned a lot this year in school. She made lots of friends and made lots of cute crafty projects. :) She has one more year of preschool before she is off to the big school and full days. I'm glad that I have one more year with her at home.

This is a little video of one of the songs the kids sang for their graduation. (the boy next to Sierra is AJ)


video

Sunday, May 2, 2010

OH boy!


Sierra and Maddie had been begging me for days to make cards. Finally we had some spare time for the kids to get their hands sticky (Literally. They use WAY too much glue!). Anyway.... so I got their paper out and let them be. Sierra was so excited to show me what she had been making. She made this specail card for her friend in her class, AJ. She told me that AJ said 'hi' to her in school. Now, when I was in preschool, I remember liking a specific boy. Yes, it is way too young to like boys, but I guess I just couldn't help it. Not sure if Sierra is the same way... So on the inside of the card she drew a dragon and a snowman and lots and lots of hearts! Um... Right away I thought, 'Jake isn't going to like this AJ kid'. Then she wrote AJ's name (she spelled it JA) and her name at the top. I love her drawings. Her dragon and snowman are cute. I think I am going to snatch this card up and keep it before she gets a chance to give it to AJ. She only has 3 more days of school left. She will be going to preschool again next year. I'm not sure if AJ will be moving on to kindergarten or stay in preschool. I guess we will see...


close up

Here is a cute butterfly she made the same day. She is really proud of her butterfly. We hung it up on her magnectic board in her room. Super cute!