Thursday, April 29, 2010

Elise at 6 months...

Our sweet baby girl is a growing like a weed!:) We went to her 6 month checkup and she is weighing in at 18 lbs 6 oz so she is at 90% on her weight. And she is 27 inches long so she is at 97% on height. So she is just a solid healthy girl!:) She has been sitting up now and she likes to try to crawl and will get up in position but she just can't get her body going! It's so cute! We have officially tried some veggies and she liked them. Her fav right now is sweet potatoes. We have only tried one fruit, pears which spit out every time! Maybe she will love her veggies, that would be a first in our house!:)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ethan's 7th Birthday with our family...

It was a great day! We took the kids to eat at Chuck E Cheese. We had never been before so it was exciting for them. I was glad I had a coupon because we got to play 40 games and eat pizza for around 20 dollars. Can't beat that deal! We opened presents and had cupcakes. We had his party with his friends today which was a lot of fun! Ethan is so blessed to have so many special friends! I have some really good pics, I'll try to post soon!:)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Our basement windows; Before and After...

We have been working on our old 1937 house since the day we bought it going on 4 years ago and have never looked back. We had the old original basement windows still in tack, well sort of. Over the winter the glass finally cracked we had cardboard up until it warmed up so we could take the window out and repair it.

First Mario had to rub the rusted out metal frame of a window with a wire brush, then knock out the original glass and glaze(which holds the glass in old windows), then paint with Rust-Oleum paint, and finally replace glass. The whole project cost around 20 dollars. It was mostly just time consuming getting all the rust off of it. We thought about just replacing the windows but after hitting every home improvement store we soon realized that the standard basement window was too big that was in stock at the stores. And we would have to have a professional window installer do it which was way out of our budget. So Mario with a lot of work and a little money managed to bring our old basement windows back and I think it is very neat to say we have the orignal windows to the house! They even open to let fresh air in our basement!!! I snapped this picture of our house to show we don't live in a creepy house we just "USED TO" have creepy basement windows! But now they look much better! We are working on making a small retaining wall with the bricks around each window but that is for another weekend! :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I took these pictures in our house and in our front yard. We had a good one except that our water heater/heating unit had to have 4 parts replaced on it and was not fixed until Monday. So we had no hot water or heat. It's been pretty warm but at night it gets down to the upper 30's. But we made the best of it! I am planning Ethan's 7th birthday for next weekend! He is having a Super Mario Bros. game theme party. I had to order the plates, balloons, etc on line yesterday because we couldn't find any Mario themed party stuff. He is so excited. I've been busy planning it, I hope all his friends will have a good time. It's funny because I was thinking about my own 7th birthday. I still remember exactly what I got. Barbie's of course, but it made me realize that from here on Ethan is making childhood memories that he will take with him into adulthood. The days are moving fast and I am seeing Ethan grow up right before my eyes. The good news is he still will let me hold him, on my lap of course. He's been too big to pick up for many years!!! And he still lets me kiss him! He tells me he'll always be my baby boy. :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Elise Fun, at 5 months...

Elise has 2 favorite toys, these baby keys(which were Ethan's) and this jumper we bought for her. It is a Baby Einstein and she loves it! She has figured out that she can jump like crazy in it! The girl has a lot of energy! She is sitting up pretty good now and when we put her on her tummy she moves her legs and arms but she just can't seem to get her bottom going! I can't believe she is 5 months now! She now cries if someone holds her that she doesn't know. She knows her name because she'll smile if we say Elise, it's so cute.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Very nice!

This is a great video...~Mario