July 31, 2008
Landon has a baseball tournament this weekend too, he is actually playing in the games so it's actually more fun to watch! We played against the other Zeeland team tonight and they won 14-10, so the bracket says we play tomorow night at 7 and I "think" if we win we have to play again on Saturday at 9... I may be a bit tired on Saturday!
Isn't she a doll???? Love ya Seeeee-D
I also wanted to share a few layouts, it's been a while...
This first one is using a kit available at We Are Storytellers for only $2.00 when you spend $3.99 or more (through Sunday 8/3)! It's called Make Lemonade!
July 28, 2008
When something seems to good to be true it probably is! When we initially foudn the renters we were thrilled, it was all perfect, they didn't need to be out of thier house until September, which gave us plenty of time to get out of our house and give them time to move in... This morning I got an uneasy wierd feeling (unexplainable really) and had a random and passing thought that they would not be moving into our house. About 5 hours later Matt called and said "We no longer have renters..." Ugh! So now we are on the hunt again, if you know anyone that wants a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home feel free to contact me! In the meantime we get to look forward to making dual house payments... b/c we are made of money you know! ;)
July 27, 2008
Just a GOOFY picture of my dear husband...
Jumping off the dune...
I bought trick candles, she was wondering why they would NOT blow out... and just waiting for it to light again!
Cake and then suckers for everyone! What else can we give them to sugar them up before bed? (I did buy Sprite Zero, so that may have helped balance it all out...)
July 26, 2008
We started at DeBoer for breakfast (they have a great breakfast buffet on Saturday mornings) with my parents and sister Sarah.
After breakfast we stopped at the house quick to see Matt and then Landon, Bailey, Elliot and I headed to Crazy Bounce for an hour! The kids had a blast but did not walk away unharmed. I think it's nearly impossible not to get burns on your arms when you are there in the summer with short sleeves. Poor Bailey was in pain tonight b/c of hers. They look so little and minor, but I know from past experience that they hurt... A LOT!
After Crazy Bounce we had a quiet afternoon while E napped. Bailey and I watched part of "Babysitters Club" and "Parent Trap" on ABC Family. When Elliot woke up Bailey and I went to Don's to get a new Webkinz for her (she picked the Toucan), then we went and picked up Landon from Dimitri's house and then headed to Grandville to shop. Bailey didn't want presents for her birthday, but wanted to go shopping instead. Good enough for me! :) We took her for dinner, she chose Chili's because it was in the mall and we wouldn't have to drive anywhere else (her words). Unfortunately we didn't know that Chili's closed last Sunday, so we went to Fridays instead. Her and I split Jack Daniels Chicken and fries (ahhhhh, a girl with similar tastes to me). After that we SHOPPED! We tried Limited Too, but it's so expensive that we just got a necklace and earings there and then we were off to Gap, only slightly cheaper, but we did find some stuff. She walked out with lot's of blue and green and a pair of shoes that she found for $4 (her Grandma Bell would be SOOO proud!). She had also seen a pair of shoes at Target that she wanted so we went there next. We had seen the shoes in Holland, but decided to wait til her birthday. I didn't know if the Jenison store would have them, but we thought we would try it. We did find them there (and I found a cheap cute yellow converse pair for myself too). The shoes in Holland were $11 and in Jenison (a day later) were only $4. Sweet... another deal! The toy selection in Jenison was pitiful to say the least, so she is going to spend her gift certificate from Aunt Sarah in Holland instead. Hopefully we can make it there tomorow!
OK, I've rambled. But to sum it all up we had a great birthday today, I love my little girl, as big as she get's she will always be my LITTLE girl!
July 23, 2008
Speaking of Africa, I found out a few weeks ago (and forgot to even write it down) that the dates have finally been finalized... we will be gone from January 12-19. I think that is one day more than was originally planned when we were supposed to go in May, but that's ok, what's one more day, right?????
July 22, 2008
One of my latest projects at the house... can you guess what I'm doing now? (No fair guessing if you already know...)
The mural in the front living room. I'm so excited to put the black furniture in there, I think it will look SOOO cool! I got a call today that our couch that we ordered is in (not the black, that we already have, but it's a brown couch for the back family room)... it wasn't supposed to be in until September so that's a welcome suprise, unfortunately we can't get it until we move in, I'm so excited to get all of our new furniture!
Elliot and I have a "tradition" of putting on lotion in my bed after his baths, sometimes it's the only way to get him out of the tub, by promising lotion! He is so cute and I love this little tradition we have together! It's only a short amount of time, but he's always so happy when we do it!
July 20, 2008
After I was done at the house I came home to a dinner that Matt cooked (the best kind) and then we all went for a bike ride. Our first time getting the adult bikes out this year... is that sad or what? E didn't even know what a bike ride was. He wasn't sure what to do in the buggy, but he seemed to like it ok, we may even ride to the park in the morning to meet Becky! Not sure I'm that ambitios yet though. We also tried to fly kites, but that was not meant to be... the wind was non-existent unfortunatly, but soon we will try again! Much to the delight of little E we did get to get up close and personal with some ducks though, so that made it all better I guess! (Pics of that soon too).
Off to bed now, sad that the weekend is almost over, but all good things must come to an end!
July 18, 2008
My favorite ALL STAR...
More House colors...
Looking from front living room (lime green) into the dining room (orange)
The family room, three of the walls are tan/cream, the fireplace will be tiled and the top of it will have our tv adn will be painted blue
Our bedroom (picture black furniture, silver bedspread), it's a super light blue, almost white
ETA:***Oops... I was looking at this closer and I think this is actually the laundry room/half bath, the blue is SOOO not accurate, it's more of a turquoise/spa type blue... does that make sense?***
Water fight pictures... Dimitri had the BEST expressions and he wanted to be sprayed with the hose...
Elliot slept through most of the fun, but as soon as he woke up he was like a magnet to the water and the girls couldn't help themselves and had to style his hair
The girls filled up a tub with warm water (which I noticed later came from many many dripping wet trips to my kitchen sink... oh well they had fun doing it)
The Obstacle Course
The boys team
The girl team
The second time around we made it a bit harder and had the kids lock arms/hold hands for half of the race
First obstacle: Shoot one basket
Second Obstacle: Dunk head in tub of water
(the girls were still shooting after the boys dunked heads)
Third obstacle: (not pictured) bounce ball on tennis racket ten times w/o dropping it
Fourth obstacle: go down the slide (oops, Bailey had a little fall)
Fifth obstacle: run around the chairs three times
Sixth obstacle: get all four beanbags in the hole, one shot at a time, all taking turns and throwing
Seventh obstacle: hit croquet ball (taking turns hitting the ball with all people on your team) through three "pins"
First person through all three "pins" is the WINNER! (I love Landon's expression here)
July 16, 2008
We had a baseball game tonight, Mary watched the two younger kids for me thankfully, it was an away game and you just don't know what the fields are going to look like... we were right on a road so it would have been a bit much with little E. I was under the false impression that if we lost a game we were done, mid game I found out that that wasn't the case, in reality if you lose a game you play a lot MORE games! We lost. 2-14. Now we get to have another game on Friday! I feel bad though, I've been a BIT negative on this whole experience, and I think I've taken it to far and am making Lanodn feel bad, so I'm trying to be more positive. We got out of there just in time (the game was in GR), the storm rolled in as we were leaving, there is no way the following game even got an inning in. On the way home I was going only 35mph on the highway, and I wasn't alone in that either. I was about to pull off and visit McDonalds (my favorite... read with MUCH sarcasm) to wait out the rain b/c it was SOOOO terrible, but just before I got to the exit it let up, a little at least... so we continued on and made it home safely!
July 15, 2008
So tonights game, despite the fact that the boy didn't play more than the minimum, was good! They ended up winning 14-13, it was a CLOSE game, the final play was incredible! So, now we get to play again tomorow! YIPPEEEEEE!
ETA: I guess I sound a bit bitter, maybe I should get over that! Maybe...
July 12, 2008
Other good news before I get to pictures... Matt is putting up the cabinets at our house today, love them! Thanks to Troy & Heather & Tom for doing some painting while we were gone, I LOVE my orange wall (Matt isn't sure yet, oh well). I picked up carpet samples today and we already made a decision! It's all coming together!
OK, enough delay, some more pics!