Monday, October 24, 2011

My Gamers

My children crack me up. The other day they found my Super Nintendo controllers. And althought they have only seen us play it once, they threw the plugs under the tv and began "playing."

Miss A was teaching her sister how to play!

I think she has figured it out!

She has it all figured out!

I love how they pretended/thought they were controlling the tv!

Uh oh! That is "the gamer face"! I think she may be sucked into this world.

Quick! Unplug it! Hurry, before that face sticks!

I think we made it before it was to late! It was a close one!
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Beds that Cole Made

Did I tell you that my girls needed beds? Yeah, they were sleeping on the floor. Did they care? No way!! They were so excited to be sharing a room, they would have slept on the floor with a blanket. So here are the before pictures.

And the after pictures!

Did I tell you that Cole was awesome?
I am so proud!

I found all the bedding at Target. All the linens, wall art, and rug was less than $100! I was stoked!

We had not let the girls see the beds since we got started. So now for the big reveal!


Yes, I know Miss C has her finger up her nose. But look at Miss A's face!

They were so excited. They kept telling us "Thank you so much!"

She is impressed! Can't you tell?

That face of satisfaction is totally worth all the hard work!
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Beds and Birds

My family has been very, very busy! I made a vow that I would not blog until we finished our latest project. Well, we have been finished for over a month and I still have not had time to blog. ;) Oh well, I am back. I think!

In case you did not know, I have a WONDERFUL husband! He is a awesome man, who would do just about anything for a total stranger. He helps, encourages, loves, laughs, works hard, and knows how to have a good time. He does whatever he can to make our lives easier. This fall has been no exception. My hubby built beds for our babies!

We have been needing to get the girls beds for a while now. They both HAD beds, but when Miss C's bed literally fell apart, we knew we had to do something. So, we started shopping! Holy Cow! Beds are expensive! The bed that I wanted was almost $1,000! And we weren't buying one bed. We were buying TWO. So my wonderful hubby decided that he would build them!

I have to be honest, I was SCARED! I really didn't know what we were getting ourselves into. But we did it anyway. So we invaded my dad's garage and got busy!

I have to tell you, I absolutely love working with Cole. We have the best time doing projects like this! We laugh and play. We learn from and talk to each other. It is awesome to be able to watch him do what he loves. I am so glad God has given me this man!

Back to the beds!
Foot board - check

Headboard - check

Hubby - check
(He is still smiling!)

Yes, I do! The bottom of the shirt says "Federal Witness Protection Agency"
You should see the looks he gets when he wears it! Some people look quite scared!

Base - check and square

Second Base Cabinet - check

Ready for paint!
Now, remember me telling you how wonderful my hubby is? He is a man's man. He likes to hunt and fish and do all those 'boy' things. But, he is a softy too. We watched this hummingbird all day. He was trapped inside the garage. He flew back and forth for hours! It was very sad. At the end of the day, the bird landed exhausted on the wall. Cole and took this opportunity to catch him. How many people can say they held a hummingbird? Cole can! We were quite scared that we had caught this bird and now we were going to watch it die. I ran and grabbed the feeder and prayed that the girls were not going to watch this thing die!

We put him up to the feeder and NOTHING! Cole and I just looked at each other and shook our heads. But then Cole said he felt a flutter and out came this teeny tiny tongue! And he went to town eating away!

My hubby sat there and fed a hummingbird for 15 minutes. They he flew off, right into the RV. :( 
Bummer! So, what did Cole do? Picked him up, and fed him for about 15 more minutes!

Finally, the bird sat up and looked around. He flew! He landed! He lived! He was still at my parents just a few weeks ago! How do we know it is the same bird? Well, we don't for sure. But, for some reason this one bird isn't afraid of people anymore!

Stay tuned for the finished bed project!