Saturday, December 09, 2006

some christmas pics and demolition, day one...

So yesterday I took the boys to Mom's to try to take some Christmas pictures - "try" being the operative word. Between Mom and me dozens of photos were taken, yet not one was good enough for the Christmas card. I guess we'll try again this week at home. I was hoping to get the cards done before Christmas this year, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Max and I are in the middle of some do-it-yourself home improvements right now. We're replacing the (rather nasty) carpet in our living room with hardwood laminate flooring. The video demonstration looked pretty easy, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that it goes well. We'll start laying the actual flooring tomorrow evening; hopefully we'll finish up on Monday.

I've been enjoying ripping out the old carpet and padding, and Will & Christian have been wonderful helpers! They've been taking some of the smaller pieces of garbage to the trash piles for us. Max just wants the whole process to be finished already! :)

That's about all for tonight. Will and Christian are playing on my Nintendo DS, but I think bedtime's coming up VERY soon. And dear Andrew is fussing for his nightime bottle and veggies! Talk to you soon!

(I apologize that the pictures are not in order - I've been battling with this thing for a while now, and it's just not doing what I want tonight! Ugh!)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

we're back...

After a bout with a stomach bug last week, I'm feeling back to normal. We've had a busy past few days around here. This weekend we headed to Lancaster with the family to visit Thomas. The boys had a blast - they got to ride right behind Thomas and get their picture with him and, of course, get some new Thomas toys. :)

The crowds were insane - I had no idea there were many Thomas fans out there! Max and I are thinking of taking the boys back in the spring on a non-Thomas day so the boys can see all that the railroad offers.

On Sunday, we did a little shopping at the Point Park Mall. I thought Andrew was so cute "driving" the stroller, so I had to share this picture. :)

We visited "Build-A-Bear" and all three boys got some animals (a bear for Will, a koala for Christian, and a puppy for Andrew). I'd post a picture, but the koala has gone missing. Once he's found, I'll post a pic of all three boys with their new friends.

When we got home from our trip, there was a package on our porch. When the boys saw that there were presents inside, they went to work on the wrapping paper! What a happy surprise for them - two Dr Seuss books from Aunt Ceil and Uncle Tony! Thank you so much!!!

And last but not least, it looks like we might finally be moving! Yippee!!! We went to a neighborhood that we looked at a LONG time ago (before I was even pregnant with Andrew). We found a great lot and a fabulous floor plan. So we're thinking of auctioning the house early next year (we're meeting with the auctioneer next week!) and building a brand new house! We're praying that all works out this time. I'll keep you posted.

All this leads to my last picture. We're doing a bit of painting to get the house ready to sell, so we went to Lowe's today. While we were waiting for the paint to get mixed, we visited the organization aisle. I've been looking for some canvas totes for a while now, which I found at half price! Plus, we found this great unit for the boys' room. It's called "cubeicals" by Closetmaid, and it's so cute. You buy the canvas drawers separate (under $6 a piece) and they have a whole range of colors. Will and Christian helped put the piece together, and I have to admit, it turned out pretty cute!

I need to get dinner going so I'll sign off for now.


P.S. I've been crazy busy adding things to the ebay store. If you have a minute check it out (