Thursday, May 15, 2008

Recycled Overalls

When Ethan was a baby, I saved everything he grew out of. I knew that Brandon and I would have another baby soon and I wanted to keep all his cute little outfits for use again. When I found out I was having a girl, I gave away almost everything I had saved up. I'm sure one day Annabeth will greatly appreciate that she is not a candidate for Ethan's hand-me-downs :) However there were two things that I was able to save for her.

One was a pair of little white shoes:

(Ethan, 3 months old)
(Annabeth, 6 months old)

The other was Ethan's pair of Oshkosh overalls. They were my favorite clothing item of his (he lived in them for months!). I think little ones in overalls are the cutest thing in the world. Annabeth has finally grown into them, so now I am enjoying them all over again! :)

Here is Ethan wearing them when he was two:

And now Annabeth:

It's little things like this that remind me how short and precious these stages are, and how they go as quickly as they come!

Thank you, Lord, for recycled overalls and for the babies that wear them!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sadie gets a haircut!

Just when we didn't think she could look any more runt-ish, we were proven wrong!! So cute, right?! :)

Monday, May 5, 2008

A Home of Our Own

We did it, folks. We bought a house!! And though it hasn't been built yet, I'm super excited to finally see a house in my not-too-distant future! The Lord has blessed us beyond what I even expected!

We bought a Quadrant Home in what is technically considered Kent, but is actually the Maple Valley area. The neighborhood is nice and big and there will be FIVE parks when it is all finished! The house will be just over 2400 sq. feet...which means we won't be growing out of it any time soon. :) The backyard is small, but big enough for a play area of some sort -- definitely enough room for the kids and dog to get out and run around in. There will be 4 bedrooms plus a den, and a big dining room...lots of room for guests and holiday gatherings, I'm hoping (if I can get everyone out to Maple Valley, that is;). The most exciting part is that Brandon and I get to pick out everything before it's built. The layout, optional extra rooms, carpet, paint color, faucet handles, light fixtures, counter tops, and even the shape of the toilet bowls. EVERYTHING! It's kinda nice to have a say in what everything looks like.

Here is the link to the floor plan if you're interested:

All of this is subject to change, so I'll keep you updated as things proceed. Our loan and offer are contingent on us selling our condo -- so please keep that in your prayers. If it falls through, I'm okay with that. I figure the Lord has a plan for us and I'm just excited to sit back and watch it unfold. :)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Peter Pan is a girl...

Or so my daughter thinks. Her new favorite movie is Peter Pan and the other day while she was watching it I thought, "I should let her dress up in her Tinkerbell outfit!" I tried putting the dress on her..."NO!! NO!!" was her grateful reply. Ethan was more than happy to get into his Peter Pan outfit...he LOVES to wear his costume. But Annabeth would have nothing of it. "Oh, well," I thought. I gave up and went to check my e-mail while I had a few minutes of movie entertainment going. When I went back into the living room, this is what I saw:

So much for Tinkerbell! She had stolen Ethan's hat and sword! What was even funnier was that she kept poking me with the sword making gun noises and saying, "Shoot! Shoot!" Haha. Don't worry, though...Ethan was able to find another weapon (now there's something I never thought I'd say in my entire maternal career). Apparently, Peter Pan is not only a girl...he's also a Jedi:

These two never run out of ways to make me laugh! :D