Sunday, April 11, 2010

Brayden's Baptism, Owen's Soccer, and more

A busy busy week indeed!

Besides painting the walls, and more painting of the walls...we had Owen's first soccer game and Brayden's baptism!

On the walls: Almost done, but I guess we didn't realize how much time and work really went into painting. Perhaps we should have taken everyone up on their offers who wanted to help. I guess we thought we could handle it ourselves though?
 It's  been a week since we started and we have finished the living room, most of the dining room, and most of the school room. What's left includes a small wall in the dining room, the small laundry room, a tiny patch in the top part of the closet in the school room, and all of the master bedroom (which is the boys' room - blah!).
 We bought posters, table and chairs, and cool school room stuff for the school room that I had hoped to be ready by Monday...but its just so much work! We'll get there.

Here are some more sneak peak photos - nothing exciting yet, but you get the idea:

The living room - you can see the green better in this photo, and the trim we changed to pale yellow, the same yellow of the school room:

 In this photo you can see a portion of the school room - but its also our painting supply central, so it's pretty torn apart right now. We did a yellow on the walls and the same green as the living room is the trim in this room:

On Owen's first soccer game:
It was a rainy, drizzly day but Owen had so much fun! He was quite the ham on the field and was having more fun then caring about winning I think. So that's good! It was tricky to get get photos because I couldn't seem to catch him fast enough, or it was blurry, or Gabriel was just so fussy and didn't like competing with the camera. haha But here's what I do have:


On Brayden's baptism:
The day really snuck up on us, and the time too! We were almost late for his baptism. Typical for us though, drives Billy crazy. However, what can you do with five little kids and only two adults? haha
Grandma was in town and came to see Brayden's baptism, thanks Grandma Beki! He was first to get baptized and did really well, despite his nerves. There were two other children being baptized that day also. The little girl to go last was petrified of the water, the poor thing. :( Finally after about half-an-hour of coaxing, she was able to get baptized too!
As I can't take photos during the baptism, the only photos I have are of after:

Also, I forgot to post last month but Brayden also started cub scouts when he turned 8 yrs old. He's been happy about that and having a fun time. He looks forward to scout nights! Here he is in his little uniform the first night of scouts:

That's all I have for now! Check back later for finished house photos!!

1 comment:


what a truly happy looking family!