Monday, July 21, 2008

Home Improvements

Jake has really been into watching HGTV lately and has been coming up with all these ideas for improving our house (which I am not complaining one bit) :-). We finally were able to get a few things on the list taken care of last week, crown molding and painting. Eventually we want to get a deck in the back along with alot of landscaping, all stainless steel appliances and granite countertops (just to name a few). Here are some before and after pics of our latest projects:

Before Pics:
The living room:

The foyer/dining room:
The kitchen:
After Pics:
The living room:
The foyer/dining room:

The kitchen:

Birthday Fun

Sorry I'm a little behind on this post, but we went to a fun birthday party a few weeks ago for Nathan's good buddy Owen. We had so much fun! His birthday was everything Mickey! Nathan had a blast. There were so many kids there and by the end of the day, all the kids were pretty much stripped down to their diapers since it was so hot outside and they had so many fun activities to do outside (like swimming, painting, a playhouse, etc). Here are some pics from the fun day:






Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July Festivities

We had such a wonderful 4th of July! We spent the day at the James family annual 4th of July BBQ in Belton. The day started early with a fun parade that Nathan loved! Nathan and his buddy Luke rode down to the parade in Luke's wagon and Nathan just stood there for much of the parade just waving his little flag and saying "hi" to all the people in the parade.




After the parade we went back to the house where we enjoyed the BEST BBQ ever. The food was so good! Of course I tried to put Nathan down for a nap, but he wasn't having it. There was just too much activity going on and he was having too much fun to sleep. Surprisingly he was a very good, happy boy all day despite no nap. Well I say no nap, but around 2 he was swinging in their little car swing outside and was so tired he started doing the whole head-bob move so I held him while he took a little nap for about an hour. Here are some pics and a little video of all the fun activites he did.


Here's a little video of him sliding down the little pool slide. He LOVED it! Every time he went down the slide, he had to stand up and clap for himself and make sure everyone else clapped for him too. What a ham!

video

Thank you SO much Jim and Sharon for having us over for such a fun afternoon and for the awesome food!! We can't wait till next year!

30 Weeks and growing


I realized that I hadn't really posted much about my pregnancy or posted any pics of me and my big belly. I can definitely say that this pregnancy has flown by and we can't believe that Andrew will be here in 2 months, but we are getting excited. I'm ready to not be pregnant anymore cause this heat is rough and it's getting physically challenging trying to carry Nathan and rocking him is getting uncomfortable too. Anyways, I'm gonna try to just spend the next 2 months enjoying being a mom of 1 kid and enjoying the sleep that I'm getting cause that's gonna soon be gone.