Thursday, November 20, 2008

The best big sister

Boston has really adjusted well to another little person in the house. From day one she has been so hands on, in fact she threw a fit when she coould not hold him right after he was born (at the hospital she would let other people hold him only for a few seconds and then say, "I want to hold MY baby brother.") She has since let up a little, but any chance she gets she tries to hold him and has even figured out that he is getting big enough that she can pick him up herself (yikes). I do have to say though Lincoln loves Boston so much, anytime she starts to talk he looks around for her and once Lincoln finds Boston he will not takes his eyes off her. I love to see the two of them together, it truley shows what unconditional love is.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Favorite Quote

So after watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time, I decided to finally write down this quote. I think that is it something that we all need to remember when things get hard and do not go our way.

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift that is why they call it the present." -

Be present today and do not worry about the things that are beyond our control :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

From that to this

I can't beleive it has been almost four months. It is amazing how fast kids grow. Lincoln has gone from sleeping and eating all the time to smiling, laughing, and still eating all the time. Although I am excited to watch him grow I will always treasure the day that I held him for the first time.


Boston and Lincoln at Halloween.

Daisey and Rosco

These are our dogs, Daisey (7) and Rosco (2). This is what they do every morning when we let them out, they just sit and watch. What are the watching for? Well, we have a squirl that live in our backyard tree that torments the dogs. It runs up and down the tree trunk teasing the dogs and the best is when he get on a branch and drops juniper berries.

The joys of a 4 year old

I know what you are thinking, "why is she up side down over a baby gate?" Well, the baby gate was used to keep her in her room at night and for some reason it kept on keeping her in the room as she got older. Then the question, "is she upside down?" Yes, she decided to throw a temper tantrum (the best yet I should mention) and simply threw herself over the baby gate and this is how she landed, upside down. Ben and I could not stop laughing because she decided to stay her for a good length of time all over cleaning her room. Ahhhh.... the joys of parenting.


These are our stairs. Does the color look familiar? Lets just say the basement stairs and floors remind me of my elementary school lunch room, probably even down to the asbestos.

Our future walk in closet (hey you take what you can get)

Basement Remodel

Knotty Pine walls (this was what the basement walls were finished in) of course this was hot in the 70's.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Daddy's little helper

Boston loves to help Ben work on our basement or should I say our 3 year money pit. Our house was built in the 1940's and the basement looked something off "That 70's show," really, even down to the shower in an odd place. To say the least it was disgusting.
This picture was taken about four months ago before the real work began. With the help of our friends, thanks Darin and Peach, we had to jack hammer the concrete, take down old cast iron pipes (you would be grossed out to see what was petrified in them), move drains into the joists and lay new ones in the ground. It was a process, but Boston managed to help out as much as she could.

Ben's new baby

This is Ben's new bike. Well, not so new he go it in May. His excuse to get it was to save gas, but I really knew he was feeling like he needed some type of thrill (after all he did have baby #2 on the way) and should I mention he told me it was "such a good deal." However, that good deal ended up costing us about a $1,000 extra just to get him the stuff to actually be legal to ride it. I guess that is the car salesmen in him.

Hammers, Music, and Dresses

Sorry, I am not so good at adding in pictures yet, so you are going to have to tilt your head to the side a little. Among the many other gifts, Boston got a few princess dresses because what girl is complete if she does not have dresses.
Another highlight of her birthday was having Dayton play some Metallica are her party. Don't ask me why, but she loves the hard core songs the best.

For Boston's 4th Birthday Ben got her some tools. Let me explain. We are remodeling our basement and Boston loves to help Ben work downstairs so he got the wonderful idea to give her tools of her own, he even bought her a mini drill.

Not so small

Today we were up at grandpa's house, who always has the camera out, and took Lincoln's two month picture. It is amazing how fast he is growing. Did Boston really grow this fast? I am sad and am trying to treasure every day.

Light em' up

Instead of staying at the hospital we decided to do light treatments for Lincoln's Jaundice at home (need I mention I got out of the hospital less than 48 hours after a C-section). Our whole bedroom glowed at night, I wonder what the neighbors thought.

My little elf

Mommy's little elf. This picture is my favorite one. It was taken at the hospital on my cell phone; however, I just learned how to email myself the pictures from my phone. Nothing like being cell phone literate even if it takes you ten minutes to type in the address!