Tuesday, November 26, 2013

My new Picnic Table


I have always wanted a toddler or kid sized table and one Saturday Alma was going to be gone all day so I decided to do something fun with my day and go to my dads and attempted to make a picnic table with my dad and his awesome experience and tools.
It was a great Saturday.

Here are all the pieces of wood before we started.


Then I made the table top 

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Then cut and put the legs on

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Then added the bench seats.


Finished Product


It was so much fun. I really want to start getting tools to make more things now! It was so much fun to make and even more awesome to know that I did it instead of buying it. 

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All painted orange and finished!

Our neighbors had a picnic table and that is what made us want to make it like theirs. So here we are eating Pizza on a Friday night using our new table!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Halloween


This year we had two 50’s people two pirates and a cow. It was a great Halloween.

Here we were at our ward Trunk or Treat Party!


Getting home from Trick or Treating.

To me Kaitlyn looks so big in this picture!


Brad absolutely loved rolling in the candy and sucking or wrapped candy.  

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Well here we are 5 1/2 almost 6 months since we have had Brad. He is such a sweet boy. Here are some things about him.

He is so smiley! He is just a happy baby. I feel so very blessed to have his happy nature in our home. He loves to smile and cries when he is hungry and tired. Seriously, such an easy going baby who just loves the world around him.

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He is nursing, every now and again I will give him a bottle. Sometimes when I know I will be out and I just don’t have the chance to feed him. Like when we went trick or treating. It is nice that he can take a bottle. Whitney wouldn’t and I felt like I couldn’t go anywhere. It is nice to feel like he is taken care of when I am not around.

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He is super active. He loves to move. Roll. And he is trying really hard to crawl. He moves his arms up and down a lot. Sometimes it hits me in the face but he is just excited about something.

Sleep. Well, he is not the best at sleeping. We have had to sleep train him since we got home from vacation. He is doing about what he should be. Down by 7pm up at 1am and 5am and then up for the day at 7:30am, lately he has added a new feeding at 11pm. I am trying to not go to him but he always falls back asleep so quickly and sleeps for while to it is hard to not go to him. When he does that he is up at 11pm 4am and then 7am. Still not horrible. Those nights it feels like he is only up once at 4am.

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I don’t mind getting up with him for now. But sometime in the next couple months I will need to stop.

He is so giggly and he just loves his sisters. He is always watching them.

To me he just seems like he has the sweetest heart. He is melting my heart every day.

He is just a calm loving happy guy. I love his rolls and his smile! Can’t believe he belongs to Alma and I. I feel so blessed. We looked at some of Almas baby pictures and I see a lot of Alma in Brad. I love having a boy! I even love dressing him up! 

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He reminds me a lot of Kaitlyn. They look alike to me and they were both so active and wanting to go. It will be so much fun to see the person that he becomes and the things that he will love and do! We love you Brad!