Monday, August 31, 2009

The boys' closet & bedroom!

With 3 boys sharing one small room I was running out of places to put their clothes. (I have been having to stack their pants on top of their dresser!!) So I talked to Tony and we decided to design a closet system and make it ourselves. Tony was super busy this last week with it being the first week of school and I was just too impatient to wait for him so I did it...all by myself!!! I have to say I was pretty impressed with myself...and Tony did tell me that it looked really good and he was impressed as well! We picked out paint on Saturday and I've spent all morning painting! I was going to paint all the walls, but realized that it was going to need 2 coats (it was darker than I thought it was going to be) so I only ended up doing 2 walls. Don't know if I'll go and get another gallon and finish or if 2 walls is enough??? Guess I'll see what Tony thinks. So here are some pictures!
This is the "before" picture.
This is how Rhett entertained himself while I was painting! He climbed up onto the top bunk and found some books to "read".
The finished product!
This is how I found Rhett when I was all done!! I guess I wore him out!:)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Check this out!!

I found this website yesterday and I LOVE it!!! She does such an amazing job with word art. Here are a few examples...

Go check it out here!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Playing Zorro & Robbers!

Caleb found the Zorro hat the other day and decided he wanted to make a mask to go with it so we pulled out some old scratch material and made a mask and a belt to hold his "sword". Then Eli decided he wanted to be a robber and so we made one for him as well. And then Rhett wanted to join in on the fun so he got one too! They played around all afternoon like this. I even had a friend call me and tell me that when they drove by they saw them outside running around playing with hats and masks on and got a good kick out of it! Boys will be boys!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Picture overload!!!

The preceeding posts are chuck full of pictures from what we did on our vacation this if you don't care just skip it!!! But make sure to look at the fabulous blog my sister-in-law has after all the pictures. Too talented!

Vacation in Mt. Pleasant

Rhett's cheeser!
Kyla on the bonzai
Caleb on the bonzai
Eli on the bonzai...Rhett didn't dare try it! so no picture of him!:)
Tony's Mom got us tickets to the Rodeo in Fairview. It was not only my kids first rodeo but mine as well! Rhett loved watching the horses, but all the kids were tired and wanted to leave about half way through it...doesn't help that it didn't start until 8:00!!
Kyla taking Rhett for a 4 wheeler ride...thanks uncle Smokey!
Caleb and Rhett on the 4 wheeler
Rhett cheesin' it again on the trike.

These are pictures from our trip to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy. The kids had so much fun!! I was mad because my camera's battery died when we'd only been there about 20 minutes. The kids got to see some sharks and pet some sting-rays but I wasn't able to get that on camera...darn!!
Rhett checking out the big rainbow troat
Caleb with a giant toad!
Dad & Rhett
Eli with the jellyfish!
Rhett loved looking at all the fish...he especially loved the sharks, but he wouldn't go near the sting-rays!
Eli wanted to get his picture taken with NEMO!:)


Some picture from Retreat and our stay at the cabin! Fun times!!!
They caught this horny toad within an hour of arriving at the cabin...and I think that's the only one found the entire weekend!
Hiking in Red Canyon!
Rhett enjoying our hike!:)
Eli posing!
Tony driving the bobcat!
Welcome to the family Elyse!!!
Rhett had a good time watching, but didn't really want to get in...too cold!
The kids on the paddle boat...they loved jumping off of it out in the "deep" part!
Eli playing on the tire swing.
I think Caleb caught some air in this photo!
Ben fell asleep on Jamie like this...must've been REALLY tired!
Makyla holding Logan!


Here are pictures from Brandon & Elyse's wedding! What a wonderful day!!