Saturday, September 16, 2006

We have a house

We closed on this house on Monday, the 11th and since then we've been over there every spare minute painting just about every room in the house! Not that they needed to be painted-- We just decided to add some color. Mike and Travis were a HUGE help Wednesday night as they painted the family room in one shot. Very steady hand on the trim work, Travis!

My mother also came for the week and painted the boy's room and Lindsey's room and then did a lot of nice stenciling in Lindsey's room as well. We hope to be finished with the painting this weekend so that we can concerntrate on packing next week before our move on the 23rd.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Lindsey Loves Soccer

Today was Lindsey's first day of organized soccer. It's just a six week instructional league for five-year-olds, and she had a great time, playing with other girls and trying to kick the ball to who-knows-where! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Bumper Bowling

It was great to have Miss Emily visit over the long Labor Day weekend. One of the many things we did was bumper bowling. This is bowling in a regular bowling alley, but they pull these little fences up on the sides of the lanes so that the ball doesn't fall into the gutter. Kind of a cool idea! Unfortunately, it's only intended for kids so the fifteen or so balls I pushed right into the gutter (and the one time I fell into the gutter) did not benefit from having those up on our lane!

Here are some pictures of the kids giving it a try.

One of the funniest things was watching Reece, who always wants to do everything all by himself, pick up the six pound ball, carry it to the front of the lane and push it while we wait, and wait, and wait for the ball to knock over a few pins.

Here is a audio-less video of just such an event: