Saturday, May 30, 2009

Names! Names? Names????

I'm afraid I've started some trend that might get me in trouble. You see, each time there is a need for a name in our family, I have been the one to think of it. For example, I name Rylie, Saige, Evan's business (E2interactive), My business (Shear Serenity), and our dog (Bella.) Now it is time to think of a name for our next beautiful little girl and I am at a loss. I have had a few ideas but none of them seem to fit. I've asked Ev to think of names but he hasn't had any ideas. I think its like doing a man's laundry, once you start doing it...they suddenly lose all ability to do it themselves :). So, here I am, feeling anxious because I don't know her name and I'm stuck. I can't decorate her room without knowing her name. I know it sounds dumb but its true. So, here are some of my ideas...

Dylann __________

Jayden __________

Addison _________

Adyson __________

Bailey ____________

As you can see, I'm also at a loss for middle names!

Friday, May 29, 2009

With Daddy away the girls will play!

Daddy is camping this weekend so we decided to have a girls night. We started off with making our own little pizzas. The girls were excited to chose their own toppings and make them all by themselves.

After pizza we got in the bath and then had popcorn while watching a movie.

The most beautiful girls in the world...

May 14, 2009

Photos taken by the best photographer in town. Let me know if you want his #.

Today...Thank goodness for Summer!!!!

This has been a great spring/ far. We love every minute of soaking up the sun. Here are some pics of my sun girls today. We've had the pool out every day that its been warm enough and have loved every minute of it. I thought I better get some pics of the girls today before they changed into swim suits and soaked their hair.

Aren't they so cute!

We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo. How about you, you, you?

April 20, 2009

SO much fun to go to the zoo! We went with Auntie Amy, Baby Drew and Grandma. We had a great time and the weather was perfect!
On the carousel.

We finished the day off with a train ride.

What a fun day!

Sharpe Markers are both a blessing and a curse!

Permanent markers have so many great purposes...displaying art work on the walls and blankets is NOT one of them.

Saige may have seen her life flash before her eyes when I found this beautiful display on her closet door.

Maybe its more fun to do when you have to watch over your shoulder, knowing that you will be in big trouble if you get caught. I almost lost it when I saw this drawing on the blanket. I just splurged and bought the girls matching comforters for their beds. I sat them down and explained that these were just for them and that they need to take care of their things. Apparently, Saige considered drawing on hers a great way to take care of it. Needless to say, she has slept without blankets for the last week. Good thing the weather got warmer and she has snuggy jammies. Any ideas on how to get it out? I've tried oxi clean, and bleach straight on the luck in getting it out :(.

She really is on her way to becoming a great little artist.

4 Moms 9 1/2 little girls

Isn't it interesting that each of us have 2 girls about the same ages? This was a while ago but we had so much fun. We all needed a play day and the weather hadn't quite turned so we went to the mall to play at the tree. Hannah, Torri, Karen and I each with our two girls plus one extra that Karen was babysitting and 1/2 that I was carrying...literally.

We had a great time! Until it was time to leave and I had to scrape 4 inches of snow off of our car. Crazy spring weather...this was on April 15th.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Well...did you know?

Rylie: "Saige, I know why an evergreen is called an evergreen."

Saige: "Well....Do you know why an everorange is called an everorange?"

Monday, May 18, 2009

More pics of our sewer nightmare

A Crazy Month.

Last month we had the pleasant surprise of finding that the sewer had backed up into our house...YES! The SEWER! It was definitely as gross as you can imagine.

We called a plumber to come and snake the line and then they came back the next day to run a camera through the sewer line to find out the problem. To make a long story short, they found that the entire sewer line from our house to the street needed to be replaced. They gave us an estimate that was completely insane so I decided to get some other estimates. I ended up having 4 other estimates and the next closest estimate to the first was $5000 less! Can you believe that? By the way...don't call "action plumbing" unless you want to pay WAY too much.
Anyway, we finally found an excavation company that did the work for you can see it was a mess!

We woke up in the morning to find a huge tractor in our front yard. The girls were completely mesmerized with watching them dig up our front yard. I was sad as they destroyed our lawn and my flower bed.

The trench was long and destructive but the workers did a great job! They were quick and efficient and they actually left the yard in pretty good shape...considering the extent of the project.

We are happy to have this project crossed off the list of things to be done. And even more happy to not have sewer waste in our basement!