Sunday, June 26, 2011

Goodbye House

Well, we're in the process of emptying and saying goodbye to our house.  It looks like we'll have to get out soon, since our buyers are kind of in a rush to get it. 

Our wonderful little house. It's been a good home to us.  I brought home all three of my babies home from the hospital to this house. 

I got 1/3 of our stuff out so that it would show nicely.  Jason thought it looked empty but I liked it this way.  I'm going to try not to clutter up our new home too much.  (Yeah, we'll see, right?)

Goodbye family room.

Goodbye entry way/piano room.

Goodbye bedroom.  You've never looked so clean and now we're leaving you.

Goodbye kitchen, you glorious kitchen you.

Goodbye backyard.  Sorry we didn't do much with you.  Sorry I won't get to see my sunflowers bloom.

Goodbye nursery.  Good thing I had all boys so I didn't have to change you over the years.

Goodbye Hunter's room that became McKay's room too.  (Poor McKay really didn't feel like he had a room.)

As I worked this week to scrub all evidence of our life here off the walls, I was hit with a little sadness and a little nostalgia.  I began wondering what the marks I was washing off the walls were from.  "Was that the time that Hunter pushed his wagon up against here?  Was this from that chair we moved around?  Oh, here's McKay's handiwork when he got a hold of the crayons...."  

It was a little sad, but really, it's just a house.  It's our family that made it a home, and now we're moving our family into a new place that will become "home" in every sense of the word. 

Now if they'd just FINISH the darn thing so we can move in already.   (Should be just ONE more week.  Like I haven't heard THAT before!) 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

He's On the Move!

My sweet little Ashton is 5 months old!   He's approx. 16 lbs of chunky baby love and is doing all sorts of baby things.  He spends his days: rolling over the second he's set down,  grabbing everything in sight, drooling extensively, and playing with his toesies.  Time flies when you're adorable!

And his most recent trick, ladies and gentleman, is to......umm....I don't know what you call it.  It's not crawling and I don't even know if you can call it scooting.  Basically I set him down on his playmat and when I come back to check on him he's not there. Of course he flips over immediately and checks out his toys, and then he takes off!  He demonstrates his technique in the following 3 short videos.

I'm in so much trouble.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

McKay's Graduation

Preschool wrapped up with a trip to the park and then a graduation ceremony a few days later.

My little guy with his buddy Tyler.

Conner, McKay and Tyler:

They sang all the songs they'd learned all year -- including the turkey song.

Then they got to put on their caps and take "the walk." 

 The future class of 2024.  Weird. 

The best teachers ever.  Hunter had em' first and we've loved them so much.

Now what am I going to do with this boy 'till September?