Sasha & Patric & Josh & Camilla Too!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Our new kitchen

We bought this house May 23...and I KNEW that I wanted the kitchen completed relatively quickly. It was not a functional kitchen the way it was before. Now we have more storage then we need, but I am sure that will change soon enough!

Before --

After --

When we bought the house, the microwave was inoperable, so we bought the new one. When I was putting our dishes back into the cabinets, my casserole dish's top fell from the cabinet above the microwave onto our glass top stove and onto the floor and broke. I was angry to say the least that I was so clumsy and now my favorite casserole dish would not be able to be used....but then horror of horror's, I BROKE MY GLASS TOP STOVE! So, we had to buy a new stove...which we were planning on doing anyway, but just not so soon.

A couple of days in DC

Patric's friend was here on business from Sweden, and spent the weekend with us before he went home. We went to the capitol, walked the mall, went to the national archives museum, the White House, the botanical gardens and the supreme court. We also went to the temple on Sunday before he had to go to the airport. Josh was so good during our long day...he truly amazes me sometimes!
Here are some pictures of the weekend.
Patric and I in front of the capitol.

I thought this was a cute picture of Josh and his daddy.
We rarely take family pictures, so I had to take the opportunity!
The beautiful DC temple, with a cute little boy wreaking havoc on the grounds.
Us in front of the temple.
A staged photo, but none the less, a cute one.
Awwwww, how sweet.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Because Patric asked..

Patric took some pictures of Josh and Carlie last night. I was over at a friend's house, so I was not home for the fun they had. Apparently Carlie did not fight Josh during this torture...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Moment I was waiting for!


I go to get Josh from his nap this afternoon, fully expecting a fully clothed, happy, giggly toddler who has thrown all of his stuffed animals and blankets out of his crib...just like any normal day. Instead, even though all of his blankets and stuffed animals are out of his are his clothes and he is playing with his wet diaper that he took off!! I must admit, it cracked me up!! Especially since he didn't have a poopie diaper...that would not be a laughing matter. I even ran and got my camera. When I load the pictures on my computer I will upload them into this blog. He just was SO happy to be naked. I hope this doesn't start a trend.

Oh--and he is officially 18 months nursery (no big whoop, I am a teacher in nursery). I took him to an 18 month old check up and he was 29.6 pounds and 33 inches tall. My little toddler is actually a husky little boy! Perhaps he needs to lay off the carbs.

As are the pics. I particularly like the second one where he is smiling SO BIG! and SO PROUD!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Josh loves to sing!

I took a bunch of pictures of him singing today, because I love when he sings...

And I'm singin....

I love you, I love you I LOVE YOU
Still singing...though it does look like he is whistling.
Probably my favorite picture I took of him today. He was being a bad boy though with acorns in his mouth. He puts EVERYTHING in his mouth!

An attempt to do a self-portrait...I got stung by a stupid mosquito on my forehead and didnt know until I took the picture.

New Camera Fun!

The past 3 months have had its ups and downs. We bought a new house and got out of debt, so that was nice...but its like no matter what, we can't get ahead. Major expenses that came our way unexpectedly--

Four new tires for my car - $800
New Clutch for Patric's car - $1,100
New Stove (after getting a new kitchen, which I need to take pictures of, a casserole dish fell onto our glass top stove) - $1,400.00
Two tires for Patric's car (stupid vandals) - $180
Camera - $700

I mean honestly--how are we supposed to even stay ahead when all these expenses come at us at once!!

Oh well--I finally got to take new pictures of Josh---we were without a camera for about two weeks. We weren't sure what we wanted to do, buy a cheaper camera or just get a really nice one that we can keep for years. We have been married 4.5 years and never bought a camera (Patric had one when we got married) so I guess I can't complain too much.

Here are some fun pictures I took today--trying to figure out this high tech camera.

Not quite sure what he is doing here. But he looks funny!

Smoking a stick.

Patric got me 4 rose bushes for my birthday. The other day I was smelling them and so he went over and smelled them and then said I thought maybe if I ask him to smell the roses today he will do the same thing. And he did. He is so cute sometimes...even though I want to get a major break from him sometimes.