Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thank you Lohrmanns!

Last Saturday, (the 23rd), the Lohrmanns (minus Uncle Mark and Kevin), came up to our new house and spent a day of hard work. They got a lot down, James pulled up all the carpet in the bedrooms upstairs. YAY! Sarah scraped a lot of glue off of the walls in the upstairs bathroom, and Aunt Eileen sanded the trim and patches in the living room, dinning room, and kitchen! John Paul, Cecilia and I went over as well to help. John Paul and Ryon spent the day in the backyard, and made a huge fort. And Cecilia played with Julia all day. (I was scraping glue with Sarah).

Here are some pictures:

Rose was very eager to help water the flowers. She did a wonderful job!

A new garden:

The other new garden:

Rose enjoyed a short ride in the wheelbarrow:

John Paul and Ryon showing off their fort:

'Cousins make the best of Friends' Inside their fort:

The hole for my window well: Chris McDonnell has been coming over to help, and he is the one who dug all that!

Our new front door, do you like it?

Aunt Eileen sanding: (beautiful as always!)

James ripping up the carpet:

Cecilia and Julia, in their secret "space":

The bathroom, sadly I didn't get a picture of Sarah working, but believe me, she was a HUGE help!

Uncle Jim has framed in her front door and windows:

Inside the garage:

Thank you sooooooooooooo much Lohrmanns for all the help!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

"My Sharpay Dress!"

We recently pulled down the size 5 girls' summer clothes (to which Rose was thrilled), and in among the clothes were several day dresses including this one:

Rose immediately insisted on putting it on and pranced around declaring:

"It's my 'Sharpay' dress!" For those of you who have not watched High School Musical, Sharpay Evans is the queen of the school's drama department, rather spoiled, full of herself, and wheres bright sparkly clothes. Rose's dress definitely falls under the "Sharpay" category, but it was funny to hear her say so herself. From then on whenever she wants to wear it Rose always refers to it as "My Sharpay Dress".

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Beth, Andrew, and Audie!

On Saturday (the 16th) we celebrated Beth's 21st birthday and our cousins from Virginia, Andrew and Audie's 14th birthday. It was a lot of fun, even though Beth's actual birthday was a few days earlier and the boys' birthday was in a few days. We had a cake for Beth and a cake for Andrew and Audie, and they all had gifts and cards. We spent the whole day at Grandma and Grandpa's house with our "Virginia cousins" (as we call them), hanging out and enjoying each others company.

Happy B-day Beth, Andrew, and Audie!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today my parents celebrated their 16th anniversary! Sadly they couldn't go out by themselves, but my mom got an ice cream cake that read: "Thank you Jesus for Our Family!"

It is also a beautiful May day, which makes up for yesterday's dull rain.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Baby Robins

We have a Robin's nest in our current yard and it has four cute baby robins in it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there! We had a positively GORGEOUS day on Sunday. My mother was very tired so after Mass she stayed home with Grammy and the two of them rested. Meanwhile my Dad took all six of us kids out to parks. We went to this park next to Lake Redman first. We went on a long 1.6 mile hike to this overlook which overlooks the highway and lake, hundreds of feet below us. Everything was soooooo green, and the picture up top with the title is of Max and Rose on the hike.

The Lake:


Rose was very happy!


"Look at my flower!"

"This is fun!" Ben enjoyed riding on my Dad's back during the hike.

We got very high, here if you look hard, you can see the lake.


The highway far below us.... ....Can you see the cars?

We passed a big vine, which Max and Rose tried to climb.

"Can I please try now?"


"WE'RE ON THE RIGHT PATH DAD!" John Paul enjoyed directing us with the map!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's Comming

Okay guys, I'm sorry it's been so long since I last posted about our new house: 232 Sheffield drive. I have taken pictures even though I haven't made individual posts. And now I am making one long post. :)

The boy's room all painted! The colors are bright and funky!

The living room, we put up the swatches of the green my mom picked, but it hasn't actually been painted yet.

Resting in between work:

One day my Dad and Uncle Jim jack-hammered a long section of concrete in Grammy's apartment and in my Mom's office. They needed to do that for the plumber to be able to run water and sewage pipes into Grammy's apartment.

Some more pipes:

John Paul showing off the pipes:

My parent's painted bedroom. Do you like the color they picked?

This picture is sideways, but anyway once you figure out which way to look at it, it's the upstairs bathroom. The tub is out and we are slowly scraping off the glue from the tile:

All the pictures below this are the currant pictures.

The framing on the outside of the garage for the siding:

The family room is being used as a warehouse.

Grammy's tub base is in!

Her bedroom, bathroom, hall, and closets are framed!

A part of her bathroom:

My dad got the drywall up in his workshop downstairs:

My mom started digging the hole for my window well:

We have a Robin's nest in our new yard, three beautiful eggs:

My dad got a riding lawnmower and was able to mow just about all of the yard, but we have a couple steep hills that he can't get. So of course the grass is pretty long. Max liked being able to practically hide in it!