Thursday, June 26, 2014

School's Out for Summer!

Or at least a month ago it got out!  Ha!  Show how I'm still playing catch up on the blog.

Anyways, about a month ago Kennedie finished her last day of Preschool!  So crazy how fast time flies.  Here is her first day & last day picture to show comparisons:





I love the sheer excitement in both of these pictures!  So sweet!

Kennedie actually turned 4 on her last day of school.  I asked her if she wanted to bring donuts or cupcakes to school with her friends, and she picked donuts.  So Lantz went by early before she got out of bed and picked up some donut holes to share with her classmates & then picked up Kennedie & Sawyer fun frosted & sprinkled donuts.  I don't have a picture, but Kennedie had a butterfly donut & Sawyer had a start donut.  We put a candle in Kennedie's & sung happy birthday to her as a family.

We also gave her her present from us; a new swimsuit, swimsuit cover, and swim lessons.  Take note of the swim cover in the above picture.  She had a water day at school for the last day activity.  The swimsuit we actually gave her didn't fit-- it was too big (imagine that!).  So, Daddy & Kennedie headed to Target before school started & he let her pick one out that fit.

Sawyer, Preslee, and I headed up to Kennedie's school to watch her have some water fun.  I got Sawyer in her suit too so she could play with big sister.  Here are a few pictures from the last day:








And here's what Preslee was up to while the big girls had fun in the water:


Then later after school Kennedie got to go to her first swim lesson for this season.  To say she did better than last year is a huge understatement.  She didn't stop crying for 3 days last year.  This year, she walked right into the water on the first day like such a big girl, and listened to her teacher the whole time.  Here are some pictures:





Girlfriend was a rockstar for all 4 days of her lessons!  Here are a few more pictures from her last day of swim lessons a few days later:







This next picture shows how far she was able to swim all by herself:

We are hoping to get her back in lessons again this summer & hopefully she'll be swimming on her own in no time.  We are ready to get rid of the life jacket for her.

Sawyer & Preslee came to watch big sis swim on her last day (ignore Sawyer's runny nose-- she had the flu {yes, the flu in June!... and she had the flu shot!}):


A great way to start summer!

Sweetness...

Almost a month old of sweetness....... 



I took these in the middle of some unpacking chaos because I wanted to freeze time just a bit....  Mission accomplished.  So thankful for these sweet images.

Dear Time,

Please slow down just a bit.

Thank you,
A Mommy in need of more snuggles

Play Mat

Preslee is not loving the play mat.  Typically if I lay her on it she will end up doing one of two things after a few minutes-- either screaming mad or passed out asleep.

At least I know her preference.

Here are a few I snapped of her on her mat {The first two she's under a month old & the last one she's a little older than a month}:




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Random Picture Dump....

So here are a few random pictures for you from Lantz's phone & then just some I've found on the computer that I haven't shared yet.....

Here is our last picture as a family of 4.... it's a selfie & I adore it:


Here was a picture from Preslee's first trip to the doctor... the big girls loved showing their sister off:


Here are some from Mother's Day.  Kennedie made me a cross at school and a necklace in Bible class, Sawyer made me a paper in Bible class, they both got me a red rose from worship, Preslee got me some sweet little happy faces, and then they got me a dress up doll Mother's Day card (not pictured):



Here is a picture of Papa & Nana getting to meet Preslee for the first time.  They didn't get to come to the hospital to meet her & they had to wait a few weeks because Papa got sick & they didn't want to get her sick.  So here they are getting their first set of snuggles with her:

Because sometimes you need to rake the leaves in your birthday suit..... silly Sawyer!

The big girls still love playing with their baby dolls.  We are a baby doll loving family around here!  Don't worry, Preslee isn't stuck in there somewhere!

Here is a picture from the girls first bath together as sisters.  You can see what Preslee thought about it:


Here are the girls in their Easter dresses & you can see that Bee made Preslee one to match... so sweet!

I LOVE that my girls all love each other.  Such a sweet little bond that they already have with each other.

5th Remodel Post


Let's talk about the progress on the house again.... 

Last we left off the hardwood floors were being laid.  

So before the floors were sanded, Lantz painted our "built in."  (It's not really a built in, it's more like a built out, but I'm not sure what else to call it.)  It was there when we bought it, and we decided we wanted to keep it, but just paint it a pretty dark grey.  


Then Lantz got the fun job of sanding our floors..... 

Then he stained them & put polyurethane on them....

Don't you just LOVE them???  I think they turned out amazing & they are one of my favorite things about the house.  It just adds so much character! 

We had to re-build the double oven box since the original one was too small and we reconfigured the double oven to sit lower so we could put the microwave above it.



And Lantz had to make a new refrigerator box...

The house got painted.  Notice the pretty picture frame molding on the paneling got painted white while the walls are a nice soft grey.  Bedrooms painted the same grey & the bedrooms also got new ceiling fans & the most amazingly softest carpet EVER!







So as you can see from the above pictures, Lantz worked SO hard, & SO many long hours.  

Stay tuned for the next update!