Monday, October 18, 2010

May 2010

Playing catch up still & still no pictures. I want to get as much done as I can before the children pull me away.

  • Packing, packing and MORE packing.
  • Hadley starts using a sippy cup. Elliot is incredibly jealous of her little pink sippy.
  • The kids decorated pots with their handprints for the grandmas and great grandma's for Mother's Day.
  • We were able to see both of our moms for Mother's Day :)
  • GRADUATION!!!! (5/8/10) The day Petey worked so hard for finally arrived. Mom, Hadley & I sat with Charlie and Linda. I'm so proud of my husband!
  • We had a graduation celebration at a hotel following graduation. Mom's side of the family was there as well as Petey's parents. It was a fun time to sit back, relax, and catch up with everyone. Some of the kids went swimming.
  • Packing, packing and MORE packing.
  • Closed on our house (5/14/10)
  • Painted some of the rooms in our house.
  • Moved into our house! (5/18/10)
  • Cleaned our apartment out in Ames while the kids stayed with Mum-Mum & Papa.

April 2010

Ok....back to blogging business. This will probably be pretty quick and have zero pictures - you'll just have to grin and bear it I guess.

Quick highlights:
  • Hadley started eating some solid food. Well, we tried anyway & it was quite apparent she was NOT eating off a spoon for us. So, we kept life simple and just gave her bottles. Obviously she's survived.
  • As the weather got nicer we got out more. The kids had fun at some parks in Ames.
  • Easter. Cornerstone Church did a fantastic drama. My parents stayed at our place. The kids had a blast opening their Easter baskets & we had a yummy meal. Elliot hunted for eggs outside our apartment.
  • Elliot spent a Valentine's weekend at Mum-Mum & Papa's. They made and decorated sugar cookies, he played with the animals and had a good time.
  • Hadley had her 6 month pictures taken. They turned out fantastic!
  • Elliot is obsessed with putting on hats.
  • We head to Orange City/Sioux Center for Grandma Bidwell's birthday celebration. It was a great time spent hanging out with family.
  • We start to box some of our stuff up. It goes super slowly, I get discouraged, and put it off ;)
  • Petey is extremely busy with school work and trying to get it all done before the end.
  • We discover we can check cameras (nice cameras) out from ISU. I spend a lot of time snapping pictures of the kids. Well, mostly Hadley since she couldn't get away as fast as Elliot.
  • We took graduation picture of Petey & Jess around campus.