Monday, April 27, 2009

We went to a wedding this weekend up in Joliet. One of my buddies from college, Chunck, was getting hitched. We didn't get a whole lot of pictures, but I had a fun time catching up with some old friends.
Olivia got lots of compliments on how good she looked, so I think she had a pretty good time too. We left the boy with Grandma and Grandpa Dudley, so he had a good weekend too. He got to ride the big blue tractor both Friday and Saturday, so he was in 7th heaven.

Grandpa turned on the GPS and put the boy on the wheel so he thought he was driving. I would have loved to been there to see it.

Here's the boy with Bob and Pop.

Thanks again to Grandma and "Pop" for watching the boy.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

How to Build a Bathroom in 101 Simple Steps

I put the finishing touches on the shelves and got them installed today.
So, with that the bathroom is essentially done except for a few small odds and ends. To mark the occasion, I was going to land a jet on an aircraft carrier beneath a huge "mission accomplished" banner. But, my jet's in the shop this week so I just made a video...

With the bathroom out of the way, I'll have much more time to post stuff about Nathan an his little brother. That's right. We found out this week that Nate's little sibling will be another boy. The early front-runners for his name are Andrew (Drew, not Andy) and Caleb. We're looking for feedback on the names. Tell us what you think of those and offer up any others you like.

As for the kid we already got, here's some highlights from his week. Goldfish in the bathtub.

Rolling the back yard with grandpa, or "Pop" as he is now referred to.

And test driving the bouncy seat for his little bro...

Oh, and he is demonstrating that he can learn from his little miscues. You may need to turn the volume up on this one.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thank God for Margaret Thatcher

We finally made the new bathroom presentable this week. We had friends coming over Friday night, so we cleaned it up and put all of Olivia's pretties out.

Our company consisted of my high school friends that were back in town for Easter weekend. We hadn't even met some of their kids yet, so it was good to get everyone back together.
What a flirt.

Saturday was spent working on fancy shelves for the bathroom closets.
It took all day to put them together and get them sanded. If I can get them painted this week and finish up a couple other odd jobs, we'll be calling this big job done.

Saturday also marked Nathan's maiden voyage in the tub.
Hmmm, he seems to have found something hiding behind Margaret Thatcher...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fun with Laundry

We didn't make a whole lot of progress on the bathroom this week, but that's ok since the meat of it is finally done. Uncle Logan and Aunt Megan came over Friday and helped. We finished the entry door.
We also trimmed out the access doors in the closet. While we were working outside, Nathan was supervising from on high...
He and Megan had a good time just hanging out.
Yes, he is a boy of many faces. Thanks to Aunt Megan for all the cute snapshots. We also discovered that the boy does a pretty good Marilyn Monroe impersonation.

Saturday morning Grandma came and got the boy for the day/overnight. So, I was able to get a lot of stuff done. I finished the closet doors and got a good start on the shelving.
I also got the new lawn mower fired up at last and finally got the tile grout sealed up. Judging from the pictures Grandpa sent me, Nate had a busy day too.
I leave you with our newest game. It's called bury the child in laundry.