Thursday, July 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Braden!

Happy Birthday Braden! Today was Braden's 4th birthday. It was a really nice day. He started off the day by being able to open one present. He chose a present from Grandma and Grandpa Stewart and he opened WALL-E. He loved it and played with his little moving robot all morning.

When Daddy got home from work we had dinner and then Braden got to open his presents. He also got an outfit, books, and PJ's from Grandma & Grandpa Stewart. He got some clothes and transformer toys from Grandma and Grandpa Peterson. We got him some transformer toys as well and the movie Robin Hood.

You can tell by Braden's face that he was so excited about the transformers. He is a big fan. He loved blowing out the candles on his cake, but loved eating it more.

I think that Dad was just as excited about the Transformer toys as Braden was. I on the other hand hate them, because I cannot transform them, and who is home all day with Braden asking, "can you transform this?".....ME! I am getting better now though. I guess practice makes it perfect. We ended the happy day with Braden wearing his new pajama's to bed. I cannot believe I have a 4 year old. Time flies when you have kids!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


My boys have this new love for dominoes. I got them out a couple of days ago and they ask to play with them constantly now. Here are their towers that we built. It was a great time.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I know I am really pregnant!

You know you are really pregnant when....
1. People ask you if you are having twins
2. Your son tells you your belly is getting really fat
3. People ask you how far along you are and when you tell them they just get this look on their face like, wow you're huge.
4. People say, "oh there's no way you're going to make it to your due date!"
5. You think you might have super human hearing powers. Translation - every sounds your children make will make you want to claw your ears drums out. Or at the very least, tie them to their beds so they stop running through the house. Around here we call that "time-out".

I know that I am really prego! I get comments everywhere I go now. I know I have four weeks left, but people just think I am abnormally large. Every doctors visit that I go to they tell me that I am measuring perfectly and that my weight is fine, so why does every Tom, Dick, and Harry think I am a moose!?! I dunno. I think that's why I hate the end of pregnancy the most, not because I am uncomfortable, but because of peoples' comments.
I also must say that I need to be more patient with my boys, lately I get very agitated very quickly. They are just little boys afterall. They do all the normal things that little boys do.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Kitchen Counters


Some of you might know that we recently put granite tile on our kitchen counters.  I am happy to say that we are finally done!  Barry did it all by himself and I think that it looks fantastic.  I helped here and there, cutting tiles and what not, but it was mostly Barry.  It took about 6 days to complete.  The hardest part for me was living without a kitchen sink and a dishwasher, but it was well worth it.  If you live in Brandon come on over and take a peek!  

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lithia Springs Park

This week Barry has had to work a 1pm to 10pm shift. So he has had the mornings off. This morning we went to Lithia Springs Park. It is a beautiful county park about 15 minutes away from our home. The water is pretty cool and it is a really fun place. As you sit in the water little fish just come right up to you. I was sitting in the water and they started to circle around me. It was so neat! After we played in the spring we went for a walk around the park and just saw some beautiful scenery. Then we took the boys to the playground to play. The spring connects up with a river and so you can also go and canoe. There is a camp ground as well. I think that we will definitely come back and camp there sometime.

Barry's Beard

Okay, so some of Barry's friends had a mustash growing contest a couple of months ago. Barry didn't participate (he wasn't invited either) because he has to shave for work every day. The contest went on for about 2 weeks, and all of the guys mustash's were pretty pitiful. Here are pictures of the guys' mustaches:

I think the reason that they didn't ask Barry to join the contest was because they knew he would win. Here is a picture of Barry not shaving for the past 3 days. What do you think?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A visit to Grandpa Turnbull

Barry has off for the rest of the week. We were supposed to go to the Blackwelder family reunion, but were unable to due to my being so far along in pregnancy and the fact that the family reunion is in Tennessee. So we decided to go and visit Barry's Grandfather Lloyd Turnbull in Fort Myers, FL. We had a nice time visiting. The boys loved looking out the window of Grandpa's condo, being that it is on the 19th floor of a high rise. They also loved getting rides on Grandpa's mobile chair. My favorite part is listening to Grandpa's stories of when he was young. He told me about how the radio came about when he was a teenager. Kids have it so different these days. He also told me about how men weren't allowed in the delivery room back then either. I am so glad that Barry is able to be in the delivery room now! He has so many things to tell and we enjoy visiting him.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Beach Time

Today we went to the beach with extended family. Laura and her boys Tyler and Travis came as well as Ginny and Jeff. The boys enjoyed themselves playing in the water and building sand castles. I applied 50 spf sunscreen twice to the boys in a 4 hour time period and they still burned, not too bad though. I guess that's Florida for you!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Yesterday we had a very wonderful 4th of July. We started out by going to the parade, which the boys loved, but it was so hot.
We went with a lot of friends. The Pirotta's were the troopers and went early to save us a seat. We showed up about 20 minutes before the parade along with the Mitchell's, Thayn's, and the Ostrom's.

The kids colored the road with sidewalk chalk until the parade started and all the adults just visited.

When the parade started the kids lined the curb and we had a nice time.

I felt so bad for the boys, both of their faces were bright red, but they were having loads of fun. Lincoln clapped and cheered for every single float that went by.

Then we went to see the movie WALL-E which I didn't think was all that great, but Braden and Barry liked it. Lincoln got pretty wiggly about half way through but what can you expect from Lincoln...he's got a short attention span! Anyway, after that we went home and took naps, then went to Robin and Netta's (my in-law's) for a BBQ. We went to the park not far from their home and played Frisbee...I just watched the boys play on the playground. Then we went to see the fireworks that they shoot off at the mall. We had a nice time and by the end of the day we were all sweaty and dirty and ready for baths and bed.