Monday, April 27, 2009

The 4 seasons

Apparently the weather here is very unpredictable. Yesterday the boys were out riding bikes in shorts and t-shirts and today their bikes are actually burried in the snow! I was up having my hourly bathroom trip and walked in the kitchen and took a double take. I couldn't believe how hard it was snowing. Barrett and I were scraping the snow off the car this morning before school, and it was falling faster then we were scraping. If this is spring, i'm so ready for summer.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Nesting begins

We're at the 4 week count down and the nesting has begun. Only I can't figure out why it's called nesting, because although I want to get all these things done and in order, really I just want someone to do it all for me. I start out strong in the morning but by lunch i'm done and in need of help. My big project that I wanted done was to move the bunk beds into the other bedroom. The story of the bunk beds began when David built them in the dorm when we were going to move in the fall. Of course he can't just build free standing beds, these were custom, built into the walls, quite impressive. So he moved them into our house in Nov. and I was determined that they should go in the small room and then I'd put the other 3 (baby included) in the big room. I guess I was having a mental lapse when I thought that would be a good idea.
So saturday began with David taking down the bunk beds, yet again and moving them into the bigger room. He then patched all the holes left from the removal. Sunday he got up and started painting the baby's room. I had some paint in the closet and thought it would be great to paint a kakhi color, that way, if it's a girl, throw some pink in there, and if it's a boy, i'll finally get to use the cute lime and blue bedding I bought for Flint but never got to use. So the boys and I played outside enjoying the perfect weather, while David kindly slaved away at painting the room, his less the favorite thing to do. he was thrilled when after 2 coats of paint I walked in and realized that I had actually given him the wrong gallon, and instead of a nice kahki color, we now have a sage green room! He was delighted at the thought that there's good chance i'm going to want it re-painted in a few weeks. I think i'm going to have to bake a lot of blonde brownies for my penence for this one. i'm still not sure if I'm convinced that putting 4 boys in one room was a good idea either, but it's all i've got for now, so we'll see how it goes.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Easter Day

We had a great trip to Birmingham. It was so good to see friends and family. We landed in Bozeman on Wed. to find snow everywhere. It was a little disappointing to say the least. Thankfully once we got west of the divide, it was sunny and warm and absolutely perfect weather. it's so good to be home again. The boys have been playing outside, finding toys that were buried in the snow for the past 4 months. Who needs christmas? just have snow covering the stuff that got left out and then you find them and it's so exciting.

Dyeing Easter Eggs

We had this great idea to have all the kids dye easter eggs on Saturday. Dotty, Katie, Anne and I got the tables all covered in newspaper, we made all the day, and spent about 30 minutes getting it all ready. We put big paint shirts on everyone, and then, for about 10 minutes, maybe they dyed eggs. I guess it was fun while it lasted.

We had a great time on Easter. We went to church and saw all our friends, and then went back to Mike and Dotty's for lunch. The weather was absolutely perfect! the kids played outside all day and we all ate lunch outside and enjoyed the sunshine

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

BBQ, Sweet tea, and Sonic slushes

Flint getting in touch with his feminine side on the princess bike and strawberry shortcake helmet.

Oh it's good to be in the south. We flew into B'ham last tues. night. We started the day at 4:30am, leaving Lakeside in the snow and driving 5 hours to Bozeman, MT, a 5 hour drive to the airport. The boys loved flying and did amazing on the plane. We've been in B'ham enjoying some nice weather and some good food. Luke turned 6 on Monday and we had a cold birthday party at the park. The boys have had so much fun playing with their cousins and friends.

Our bug scout, Luke found a dead snake that David had run over with the lawn mower. They were fighting over who got to play with it.