Thursday, March 31, 2011

Street repairs

They are replacing parts of the street right in front of our house. It's been backhoes and dumptrucks and bobcats all morning. You couldn't pry that boy away from the window with a crowbar.


This morning a little boy & girl has been glued to the window watching the tractors repair our street.

Now if I could just sneak off for a nap :-)


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cute quote

Every time we drive by the hospital G mentions that is where we got baby sister. Sunday while on our way to meet some friends he mentioned it again and daddy's response was should we stop and get another sister and G's response was, no one is enough.

Why do I have a feeling we saw a glimpse of their teenage years.



Thursday, March 24, 2011

Life is wonderful. Dream home, two beautiful children and a wonderful husband. I wish for 50 or more years of this!


Location:Happy Anniversary !

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

6 months old!


Melts our heart more every day, just like her big brother.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Goodnight prayers

As a child I remember my parents always saying our prayers at night. I wanted to carry on that tradition with our children but wasn't fond of the tradition children's prayer "if I should die". So I decided to write my own prayer for G & S. So here is the Dalton children's prayer.

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
Be with Mommy & Daddy
Gideon & Sylvie
Pa & Barba
Granddawn & Dandy
Be with cousins and friends
Aunts & Uncles too
And keep us safe all
The night through.

It melts my heart, now that he says it all by himself.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Project House 1.2

We had a extremely productive Friday & Saturday.

Friday night while J was gaming I decided to go ahead and start the project, with the help of a little boy I managed to get all the old flooring in the dining and entry way pulled up so J was able to get started as soon as he woke up.

Well it took him a day! But our dining room and entry way are done and they look wonderful.

Here are the before & after pictures...



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Project House

When we closed on the house, we were in an extreme hurry to move into the house, after sleeping on the floor for 6 months who wouldnt be :-), but in the rush we put some project off. We are back in full "Project House" mode. We have three major projects that we want done before Memorial Day. New flooring in our entry way, dining room, kitchen(Thank you Lowe's for putting in on sale!!!), new banister and my laundry room. We are hosting 3 parties in May/June so hopefully we will get everything done. I will post before and after projects. I am so glad I married a "handy" man that can do all these, the only problem is that his job has recently been pretty demanding with training and conversions so hopefully we will be able to get everything done.

My new resolution is quality vs quantity, so I have been working on decluttering and getting stuff out of J's way and getting ready for a yard sale. I have been listing some stuff on Craigslist to get rid of things now vs. later.

Stay tuned for the pictures and updates.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day

So we headed downtown with some friends to watch the parade this weekend and had a great time. Sylvie and I camped out early to save our spot while everyone else played in the City Gardens.

This was G's first parade and he was super cute. He was front and center with one of his friends watching and commenting on each float. The cutest thing was every time they would throw beads at our group and he wouldn't catch them he would turn and say " Now I will never get one " and as you can imagine we heard this several times. :-)

-Here is my favorite picture! G went crazy at the store when I showed him the shirt that matched his for daddy, his exact quote was "daddy needs that"

Dancing in the streets!

My best baby purchase! Besides my video monitor :-)

One day we will get a family photo that everyone is looking!

Love my baby girl!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shutterfly Stock

I am thinking I need to buy stock in Shutterfly.

My latest projects ...

Dalton Quotes -

So G has been our little entertainer lately. He talks non-stop and is always causing us to smile in some way or another. I have decided to start writing down in a notebook all the cute/sweet/funny/not-so-funny things in a book. I am planning on doing the same thing for S. I am thinking I am going to put it in a shutterfly book.

Paintings & Pictures

I have saved all of G's pictures/paintings/artwork from daycare/church/home projects and have started scanning them to put them into a shutterfly book. I am having problems with the ones that are done in cotton balls and toothpaste :-) but I love seeing the progress he has made in just a year.

I have in the past created books for occasions and this year I have decided to do seasons. We are starting to get a rather large collection of these books so I am hoping this will help condense some of the books.

I have been looking at some of the other on-line programs that are now competing with Shutterfly, but I have to be honest I am still a happy customer with them.