Monday, August 31, 2009
Our first project was to put in a chalkboard for our school time...but the problem we encountered was that we didn't have any wall space for one. So I found some chalkboard paint and used our school "closet" as the canvas.
This is the only before picture I could find...since I forgot to take the before picture. So look beyond the silly kids and the cabinet is what we used.
Our next project was a toy box we picked up at the thrift store for super cheap. As you can see by the pictures I almost forgot to take a before picture...so it's half painted and I already took the wooden knobs off the front. But you get the idea....pretty ugly.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
If you look closely, you can see Ansley's new top teeth...which I think makes her look so much older.
She's still crawling around like crazy and is now starting to walk along the furniture. Just today she let go of something and stood for a few seconds...I think she was just as surprised as we were.
We're loving this stage that Ansley is in and are so thankful for her. It will be fun to see what new things she will learn this next month.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Jason started it off by getting his picture with Ansley...aww, cute isn't it? And then the rest of us thought it would be fun, so the boys and I tried it next. Almost looks Olan Mills doesn't it? Ha!
Then Ethan wanted a self-portrait...this was right before he said "mommy, when do I smile?"
And then it just went down hill from there.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
and a number 6 cake.
Our big celebration was at Chuck E. Cheese where you can see by their expressions that they had a blast...they're just very serious when it comes to playing games. But with all the chaos there, I think we all left with blank stares and feeling a little overwhelmed.
And then you can't leave out the presents. I think his expression says it all here.
Happy Birthday Ethan! We are so thankful for our energetic, full of life, loving, hard worker, adventuresome little/big boy! I can't wait to see what little man God is going to grow you up to be.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
She is one determined little girl...if she sees a toy that she wants, nothing will stop her.