Monday, October 3, 2011

'Mine Pumpkin'

Last year we had around 70 pumpkins and we gave them away like crazy. This year for some reason we only have 5, but one is huge and Will claimed it 'Mine Pumpkin' a few weeks ago. We go check on it a few times a day to see if it has grown any bigger.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I just wanted to repaint the baseboards!

I should have realized that when you want to do just one little project on a 1928 house, it turns into a bunch of big projects.
It all started when I wanted to repaint the baseboards. They had been painted over and over for years and there were 'paint boogers' everywhere. So I began to scrape the baseboards. We (now it is 'we') then had to take out a vent along the baseboards and Richie noticed something under our laminate flooring...The original hardwood! It had been previously stained and then partially sanded before they covered it up with the laminate.

Since I had started scraping the baseboards I couldn't help but try and peel the paint from the walls which were lath and plaster. It was like peeling a sunburn... I couldn't stop!

It was too much to try and smooth these type of walls so we decided to texture the walls and replace all the window trim.

After 3 weeks of working almost every night we now have original hardwood floors, new walls, trim and paint! Thank you Richie and Will. Sorry I started this unplanned project.
(my pictures don't show the wall color very well. The last picture shows the truest color.)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentines day

This is the face Will gives me when he wants 'treats.' How could I resist?
So he ate his Valentine treats BEFORE dinner.
Showing off his new Hot Wheels Chevy Truck he got for Valentines Day.

Dinner with my 2 favorite Valentines I could ask for.
(Lobster, steak, asparagus and mashed potatoes..yum!)

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year, time to blog!

Ok, so I am the ONLY member of my family who doesn't keep up on their blog and they give me a hard time about it. I don't know why it is so hard for me, but I will really try harder this year.

Keeping ourselves busy before our Christmas Eve Party

Christmas Eve and Christmas and my mom and dad's house

Look how Richie wrapped my presents!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

'I vant to suck your blood!'

This is Will's 2nd halloween but his first at kind of grasping the concept. He couldn't say 'Trick or Treat', but he could sign please by waving his arm and then say 'bye' instead of 'thank you. ' He had a hard time with all the candy within arms reach and not being able to eat any. So that's why there was a sucker in his mouth most of the time he trick-or-treated.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Greetings from Maine!

Will and I have been at Camp Vega now for 6 weeks now. It's my 9th summer working here and the view below is one reason I keep coming back. This year Will coming with me was obviously a must, but since I am working from sun up to sun down each day, I've had a little (well, maybe a lot) help from my family. My mom came up and watched him for a couple weeks, then Richie came, then Katie, and Richie will be back on Friday to be with him until the end of camp.

Our House

Katie, one fabulous babysitter! Will loves her soooo much!

Before Will got to Camp, he just started walking and could only say 'uh oh' Here' s what camp Vega has taught him to do so far:

walk up and down stairs (with a little help)

ride in a boat

look like a camper

eat a marshmallow


actually like the water

love any kind of ball

The girls here LOVE him. He hasn't learned to love back quite yet!

Will is Vega's Mascot

but he sometimes ponders why he is the only boy at an all girl's camp