Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
There are houses being built all around us, and ours is the only house on our street that is occupied. Because we are in a construction zone, garbage from all the construction has been blow all along the back of our yard. On Saturday, Eric took the kids out and they collected a lot of trash from the back of our yard and the neighboring yards. It looks SO much better. While they were out there, I did our taxes online which I finished.(yeah) It's nice to have both things done. Eric also finished submitting our damages from our move which was also a project needing to be done. Another thing that badly needed done were haircuts for the boys. Jarem loved his haircut until the very end when hairs got in his face. He giggled everytime I used the clippers.
This is Alex just after his haircut. He was begging to be done the whole time. He just can't stand the "itchies". Haircuts are a least favorite thing for him.
This was Jesikah crying about doing dishes on Friday night. I have to throw in these pictures every now and then to remember reality. :) She got dishes as a consequence for acting out. She wasn't happy so Eric got out the camera in hopes of finding a better attitude. (It didn't work as you can see).
Tessa lost ANOTHER tooth! She must be in 2nd grade or something. When her teeth get really loose they bother her a lot. She came into my room about 4am Friday morning and asked me if I would pull her tooth out in the morning. We didn't get it done until after school though. I got the needlenose pliers and it was so loose that I pretty much just lifted it out. It is the hole that you see there next to her bottom middle teeth on the left. There are so many holes that it is hard to know which one.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Here's a close-up picture. The cement from the porch is on top and then just below the cement you can see the green flashing that they added in the joint and the top of the bricks below they had just put back on. We've learned a lot about construction through our building process.
This is how I found Alex and Jarem when I came back in from cleaning the porch. I thought it was pretty cute. I was glad Alex was taking care of Jarem (who had missed his nap), even if he was doing it while playing a computer game. :)
A close-up of Alex and Jarem...they are becoming really good buddies. Pictures like this give me hope and comfort on those bad days when the sibling fighting seems to never end. I love catching them in a moment like this.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Notice Jarem's fat lip? Alex was playing one of his signature "wild games" Sunday night when someone got hurt (it's a novel idea, I know). I would call the game "diving airplane". He was running around the house holding Jarem horizontally like an airplane when something went wrong and he dropped Jarem flat on his face on the hardwood floor. His bottom and top teeth went through his lip and he also split his gums. Poor Jarem...
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Don't they look like they love each other? :)
The kids wanted to take some pictures of us...so get ready for the mushy stuff. Just Joking!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Joel with all his sisters(left to right) Candace, Melanie, me, and Brenda
Same girls with Cindy.
Joel and Cindy with my parents and our whole family.
The happy couple!