Thursday, February 12, 2009

Catching Up

So this tonsillectomy really took it's toll on me. After the meds wore off the first day I was toast. I'm finally feeling well enough to at least blog a bit today. So here's what's been going on around our house the last 2 weeks. Warning: Lots of pics to follow

Grandpa Jim came to help with the kids for several days and we had so much fun having him here. We can't wait til he is here with Grandma Kandi all the time. Jason and I even had a minute to go on an adult-only slurpee run and when we came back, Grandpa had been playing Twister with Madi & Jake. I almost wish we'd been there to see that.
Occassionally, we played...

Mostly, I tried to sleep...

Jason decided to redecorate... or just decorate actually. He took this blank wall:

A little bit of sight measuring...
A little bit of package removal, a homemade stencil made with posterboard, an exacto-knife and some dragonfly stickers
And we have this beautiful arrangement on the wall downstairs now. My husband has pretty good decorating taste sometimes. Bonus: Total cost for the project was like 35 bucks. Can't beat that.

We got a new family member. His name is Bo, and he's almost 5 months old. A purebred Golden Retriever. He's a sweet boy and Jason is in love, though Gracie hates when he tries to get anywhere near her. She screams and the louder she screams the more he wants to comfort her and therefore be near her.. it's a vicious circle.

Just this past weekend I had the opportunity to suprise Jason with a little overnight getaway. We went to a friend's wedding reception in Bountiful and Grandma & Grandpa kept the kids and we got to celebrate Valentine's Day a week early.

King Bedroom at the Hampton Inn Lehi: $100.00

Bag of silk rose petals & strawberry scented tealights: $6.00

Two plastic champagne flutes & bottle of Cider: $5.00

An Evening spent laughing & dancing with my husband and a full nights sleep without having to listen for the baby monitor: Priceless
(BTW: We also went shopping for new church clothes for J. How handsome does he look??)

One day I tried to do Gracie's hair.. 19 month olds don't like to sit still

So it ended up like this: but it was cute for the 5 minutes it lasted

Yesterday the kids and I worked on Valentine's projects for Dad. We all made him "love bugs" Great project for your kids. You could have a whole family of bugs. Some googly eyes, a couple pipe cleaners, some markers and an egg carton.. at least an hour's worth of entertainment.

We all also know that Jason LOVES magnets.. so I made him some (I admit I ripped this idea off another website and now for the life of me can't find it)

Became these: (there are magnets on the back of each)
Now Dad has magnet pictures of all his little SweetHearts

I think that about covers it for the last two weeks. I've become rather familiar with our DVR and like catching up on Rachael Ray when I can now. Jake and Madi both have Valentine's Parties this week at school so we've had lots of Valentines & candy around the house. Jason is still working hard and just this week he got a new toolbox for the house, so he's all sorts of excited. It makes me laugh. But now there arent' tools laying all over the place and that makes me happy too. And percoset.... that makes me happy and sleepy... think I'll go take a nap now.


Older and Wisor said...

Who knew Lehi could be so romantic? And a husband that decorates? Hubba hubba.

Ivylmnm said...

I never knew J was such a good interior decorator! Wow! I love the love bugs and magnets that you made. How cute! I really hope that you continue to get feeling better. I have thought about you a lot lately but I am sorry to say that I am so selfish that I haven't even gotten out much. In fact, for Valentine's Day we just went out for a Slurpee...that's all I wanted and it turned out great. I actually did my hair and everything. I think I may have even shaved my legs! I haven't been over to see your new house yet. Let me know if there is a good time to come over. We haven't seen you guys for a long time. Take care.