Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sweet visitors and sweet treats

Ice cream at Grandma and Grandpa's always comes with sprinkles and a cherry on top. Isn't that the way it is supposed to be?

Cooper and Jackson and their mom spent Saturday night here as Ryan was in Kansas for a big basketball game. We won't talk any more about the game. I guess he did have fun with his brother so the trip wasn't a total waste!Cooper enjoying his ice cream.
I couldn't get a smile from Jackson, but aren't those the best cheeks for kissing you ever saw?? Chubalicious!
Cooper loved the bubbles. It was his first time in the big tub and the bubbles were a hit. It was a little hard to find the tub toys though.
Then on Monday Elizabeth and Benjamin came by for a little while. Elizabeth discovered some toys in "her" room that she had forgotten about and played by herself for quite awhile. Ben decided he wanted a bath so he could go fishing. I have a little pole and a few magnetic fish and he was occupied with that for some time. I didn't really like having one in the tub and one in the bedroom - hard to keep an eye on both! I obviously had to stay in the bathroom with Ben, but Elizabeth wanted me to come play with her too. I hate to disappoint any of them!!
After the bath Ben wanted to be a "bug" I have a ladybug and bumblebee costume and he calls them bugs. {which I guess they are} He is a pretty cute ladybug.
It was nice to spend time with all of them this weekend - and I'm looking forward to more of the same this weekend when they come over for the super bowl.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


January and a new year always make me want to do some projects, a little organizing, and just try to spruce things up a little. I have been looking for some mini chandeliers or small lanterns for this hall that leads to our guest room for quite some time. These lights that came with the house just weren't cutting it! {you can also see the color the whole house was before we bought it - every inch including the ceilings was this color - don't even know what color you call that!}
Isn't this much better?
When we were in Minnesota visiting my sister and family a few weeks ago we were admiring her new kitchen and family room. Every thing is just darling and I could bring the whole thing home and put it in my house, but I don't think she would let me. She did have this cute little light hanging over her desk though and I thought it would be perfect for my hall and I was right! She got it a few years ago at the lumber yard and I was so happy that they still had it.
So I copied! Thanks Amy - and Bob for being a handy husband and installing them.