Saturday, February 23, 2008

Our new family photographer

Smile! Emma just took your picture! She's dressed in her best and ready to take some pictures! Emma if the photography thing doesn't work out you definitely have a job in fashion! I love your style!

Dr Ethan Octopus!!!!

Ethan has quite the imagination he came up with an idea to be one of his favorite characters, Dr Octopus! He asked me if he could borrow a pair of my sunglasses and he wanted me to help him put his snakes in his shirt so they could be Dr Octopus’s arms! He even had to mess up his hair b/c he said, "that's the way Dr Octopus looks in the movie!" Then he asked me to take a picture! Our little Ethan sure makes a sweet looking Dr Octopus! You always keep me entertained! He couldn't wait for Mario to get home from work to show off his new creation! It 's this time in all of our lives that we can go anywhere or be anyone in our imagination! Being almost 5 years old can be so much fun! I'm sure we all have crazy memories of silly things we did as a child. I'm just so thankful I get to experience it all over again with you Ethan!!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Cabin Fever!!!

I'm starting to wonder if the kids will be hunting for their Easter eggs in the snow this year! Or maybe we'll just have to hide them inside our house! Either way I'm ready for Spring! Or just a small sign that it's coming!!! But with the way our weather is going it might be getting a late start! I guess I'll have to settle for just decorating for it for now!!!

Blizzard '08 Part 2 ARGHHHHHH! Please Stop Snowing Now!

It's becoming a very LONG winter for us! But I have to admit it is so beautiful, if you just sit back and enjoy it! Unfortunately we have the dilemma of snow shoveling our long drive way just so Mario can get the truck out to leave our house for work! Luckily we have our little helpers to give us a hand with just that! Even with all the snow gear Emma looks soo cold! But I think Ethan looks like he is having a pretty good time! I caught him rolling in the snow laughing so hard saying he was Sandman from the Spiderman movie.

Happy Presidents Day!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Here's a pic of my new trays! I have to keep myself busy somehow, tomorrow the high is going to be 4 degrees! So with that being said I guess the kids and I will clean, clean, clean! Have a great weekend everyone!

Our Valentine's Day Party!

We had a lot of fun making our Valentine's bags to put all our candy in! The kids were pretty excited about the neat Valentine's goodies they got! I must say Ethan that Octo-Spidey is sure neat! Emma's Barbie is just as beautiful as she is! Mario and I will have a lot of fun playing with the new toys!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

We hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day! :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More Snow...

We got another 6 inches of snow today! We have boxwoods in our front flower bed that are buried under all the snow! Ethan has been super excited about Valentine's Day, so I asked him why and he said, "because the snow will all melt away on Valentine's Day!" I think Ethan is going to be very disappointed! I wish it were true! Mario will have to snow shovel it again tonight...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

eBay! We've Modernized!

We finally joined the internet age and bypassed the garage sale and went straight to eBay! Aren’t we computer savvy ha ha ;) Check us out online and feel free to bid! We’re cleaning house and ridding ourselves of some unwanted and unneeded stuff! Comment us and we'll let you know what we're selling!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Blizzard of 08!

We are forecasted to get 15 inches of snow today! Mario is going to be hurting tom. after we snow shovel our drive way. But it sure is a pretty snow.

The Bug Stuck in the Snow

I tried to pull in the driveway and got stuck! Rockwell shut down today because of all the crazy snow so now I get to shovel the bug out then finish the driveway. I've said this before but I'm getting a snow blower next year.

Emma in the Snow

Emma decided to pose in the snow.

Ethan and Chloe in the Snow

Ethan decided to race Chloe down the driveway.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Amy's big purchase!

Here's a picture of Amy's new sofa. There goes the rest of my contracting money :( Amy likes to remind me it's money well spent.


Here's a picture of Chloe our crazy miniature schnauzer. Can you believe Amy made me call and reserve her when we were looking for dogs…called and had me reserve her… you believe it. Amy hate’s it when I remind her about that ;)

Study: Before and After

It's been a slow process updating our study but it’s finally finished. It’s taken a little over a year of hard work and decorating as our budget would allow. When we purchased the house we thought the room was painted a solid white but we soon found out that it was in actuality white wall paper. I guess the previous owner had put it up to conceal the cracks in the old plaster walls:(

Work consisted of first stripping the whole room of wall paper. Then digging out the broken plaster and repairing the cracks with fiberglass mesh tape. Next we resurfaced all the walls, sanded, textured, primed and painted. Oh…then decorated Amy’s favorite part :)