Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wayne's brother salvaged these cabinets from a house he had worked on at Richmond American. The cabinets were brand new, and they were just going to get rid of them. He asked us if we'd like them, and we said of course!!! (Duh, I am married to an accountant! Of course we'll take free stuff.) So he brought them to us. It saved us a bundle! Thanks Alan!! I haven't picked out a sink yet, so for now you have to wash your hands in the tub. But it is a functional bathroom and we love that! I plan on getting a sink as soon as tax season is over.
Friday, March 20, 2009
The closet shelves are built in my craft room too. I have 30 slots for organizing my 12 X 12 paper, and other shelves to store everything else. My brother in law built them for me & they look great. I can't wait to finish up the room so I can attempt to catch up on my scrapbooks. It sad, but true, I have only done 3 layouts since I brought Elli home last year. (And I just did those last month.) I have sooooo much to do.
The bathroom is just about done, and it is usable. You just have to wash you hands in the tub because we don't have a sink & faucet yet. We will soon though, that's a priority for me.
We are going to have to wait a bit for the appliances in the kitchen. (A stove so that I can do all my canning downstairs, and a small refrigerator that will fit under the counter.) When you're married to an accountant, there is always a plan for spending money wisely. Wayne's plan for the basement is the take our time, spreading out the expenses. I would have loved to get it done all at once, but I know that financially this is a better way to do it. We began the project early last year, and should be able to have a good chunk of the basement, and the backyard complete by the end of this year, if not all of it.
Monday, March 9, 2009
On our way home I was explaining that we have been counseled to attend the temple often, and that his dad and I try really hard to go at least once a month. Then I told him that I haven't always been able to do that since we brought Elli home, but that I am I going to be better this year. He must have been able to sense my guilt, and turned to me and said, "but mom, Jesus understands why."
Oh how I love that little boy!!!!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
- She finally began army crawling (she has been mobile for a long time by rolling everywhere, but it's nice to see her crawl)
- She is saying Bradley, Dad, book, bear, baby and lots of others. We are working on identifying them all.
- She can sign milk and more. She tries to sign book, but somehow she ends up signing Jesus instead. That's okay, it's a good sign to know too.
- She weighs 15 lbs. 3 oz. and is 29 1/2" tall (she was up 9 oz. and 1/2" for the month which for her is tremendous, especially considering that she had stomach flu for 1 week)
- She LOVES to read books
- She can make the sounds of monkeys, dinosaurs and light sabers (Bradley thinks that is awesome!)
As they tested her at her review they found that she is at the 14-18 month level for her cognitive development as well as her fine motor skills. She is still behind in her large motor, but now that she has figured out how to army crawl she will strengthen her core and arms and it won't be long before she catches up on all of those things. She will begin play group in May or June (after RSV is over), and that will help her progress a lot! She is such a sweetie!