Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Fall Flowers

A bunch of happy zinnias from my front planter. The bees just are happy to bumble around them all day long.

New Room for Owen

Here's Owen...pretty happy with his new room. He was very impressed with all the work Dave and I did to his room. I don't think we'll be ready for another project like that, until, oh...Maggie turns 3!

Here are some "before" pictures of Owen's room. You can see how cruddy the carpet is. When we moved in, it was pretty clean....but spots kept appearing...we're pretty clean...Owen doesn't eat in his room and he's pretty good about taking his shoes off....somehow those spots kept magically surfacing, so it was great to get rid of it.
All I can say is, "Yuck!" I'm not even going to tell you what "might" be in those stains. blech.
The floor before I scrubbed it clean and then polished it with lemon oil.

The "after" picture. It took Dave about 2 weeks to put the rocket bookshelves together. He made it from scratch. It was Owen's "big boy" present for when he got potty-trained.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday, Owen!

Maggie's new favorite toy...the balloon. It's amazing how easy they pop outside in the heat!
Me and Owen.
My sister-in-law Mindy, and her daughter (my first niece) Hannah and Owen.
Owen. Don't you just love his tie? He told us when he was getting dressed for his birthday party that he wanted to wear a tie, just like his Daddy.

Saturday was a great day to celebrate Owen's 3rd Birthday. He had his cousins Hannah and Jack (along with Aunt Mindy...I'm sure Uncle Jeff was thinking of us...I took him to the airport that morning around 5 AM.) Uncle Darin made it out, Owen's "best friend," Kjell and his lovely wife, Lisa came out, and of course the grandparents....Grandma and Grandpa Hudson and Granny and Grandpa Spiehs all came out to celebrate with us. He is in love with all his "new stuff." We're just trying to find a spot for everything....

Monday, September 01, 2008

Summer is Over...

Here's Maggie enjoying the sprinkler.
Owen, the tinkerer.
Here's part of our church praise group. We played for the County Fair in July. "Soul Force" from Louisville joined us. It was hot and fun!

So it's been forever and a few days since I've posted any news....

It was a busy summer. School is back in session.

Owen turned 3 last weekend. The kids continue to amaze us.