Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Goodnight Lily

Oh Lily, my little stinker.  She won't take naps, but seriously needs them.  She handles it well most of the time but she is usually done around 5 or 6 and then we have to keep her happy until 7 :).  Well one of the nights while Grandma was here, Danny and I were both doing something in the evening so Grandma watched the kids for us.  She said at around 6pm Lily got upset about something and went upstairs, Denise could here her for a second and then around 6:15 decided to check on her and well she had put herself in bed and was already asleep.  I guess she was really tired, haha!  I was so nervous she was going to wake up at like 5:30 in the morning but she did great and slept until 7:15!  The funny part is that she had brought up and fell asleep with some balloons that Mason got at Clara's party, too funny!

Side note, this girl LOVES to get her fingers and toes painted, such a girly girl!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Clara's Rapunzel Party

One of Mason's favorite friends is Clara, and she had a fun Rapunzel party for her 4th birthday!  Like I have said before Mason is the only boy his age (with church friends) but luckily the girls don't leave him out even if they are "girly" parties, he still has fun!  Allison made a cute cake with Rapunzel and her tower, the girls got to do their hair with bows and fake hair, and play "hot and cold" as they tried to find the missing crown.  They also watched the beginning part of the movie, Tangled, when Rapunzel sings her song of what she does that day.  Then they had cake, opened presents and went outside to run around :)  Overall it was so much fun, thanks for inviting Mason Clara!

Playing "hot and cold"

Mason found the other boy, haha, and a car and some dinosaurs :)

Dancing to the movie.

Opening presents

Cake and ice cream!

Happy Happy Birthday Clara!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Grandma stayed a few extra days after Thanksgiving while everyone else had to get home.  It was so nice having her stay and visit with us.  Mason and Lily especially loved it because she would read books, color and play with them galore!

I am so grateful I have such and awesome mother in law :)  Thanks for hanging out with us Denise, and for all the much needed help around the house! 

Oh Christmas Tree :)

I like to put up the Christmas tree the day or the weekend after Thanksgiving!  A happily we got a new tree this year (bought on clearance last year) because our other fake tree was TOO big for our little house.  This one was perfect and so much easier to put together.  Mason and Lily loved seeing all the lights and then decorating it the next day!  Mason was being so silly and kept asking me to take pictures of him by the tree.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


"I play game on your phone, K mom"

Her favorites are the matching games and talking Carl.  It is amazing to me how well she navigates the phone for only being 2 years old geesh!  Now Apple needs to come up with a harder way for apps to be deleted because she also does that a lot accidentally :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Kitchen Remodel Part 2

After Kristi left from her first little visit the beginning of October (kitchen remodel part 1), Danny and I kept working on the kitchen so we could get some of it put back together.  We finished priming all the cupboards and got them all painted white, put the doors put back on with new hinges and painted the rest of the walls (sea salt on top, white on the bottom).  All in preparation for the free labor to arrive over Thanksgiving :). Jon, Kent and Danny did a great job of putting in a new floor, yay, and building an awesome pantry so I could get some of the stuff off the top of the cupboards and off the counters.  Here are some pictures of their labors :)

White trim, and white cupboards (bad lighting) the wall is primed but the final color is the pretty sea salt (a light bluish, grey, green)

Here you can see the color on the walls and the old microwave cabinet, soon to be replaced by the pantry.  Also the boxes of the new floor on top of the old floor.

New floor left, old floor right.

The boys building the pantry, luckily for them it was a beautiful weekend in NY!

Oh Jon, he is so funny and super patient.  I had to plug my ears every time Danny and his dad started getting technical about the pantry, and Jon patiently hung around them almost the whole time :)

Mason liked playing in the saw dust, until he realized it stuck to his gloves :)

Mason and Lily liked to help and watch the men work!

Yay getting closer :)  eeeep!

Stay tuned for part 3 and the finished product!!!