White front door (it used to be dark green)
(painted walls and trim, moved the huge TV, and
hung some pictures)
Our "kitschy" artwork in the living room (thanks
to Wal-Mart and etsy.com)
(repainted the red walls, painted the trim, put
in a new roman shade, and hung some artwork)
Kitchen windows got new cordless roman shades too
"Pruned" the landscaping a bit
(probably need to do before and after pics to get a true appreciation for
this, but let's just say it was pretty overgrown)
I love etsy.com!!
(decorated our mailbox with some peel and
sticks...please don't stalk us now that you know our address...LOL!)
The house in the daylight...minus a huge sweet
gum ball tree and the overgrown landscaping
(we've also traded out all the lighting)
The remaining oak tree...and our sweet gum ball
(couldn't grind it up b/c the gas lines run right
under it...of course)
The gloriously large (and naked) backyard!
(again, probably need to see side by side before and after pics...but we had
about 20 trees taken out)
"Handy Nathan" has started working on the
deck...we're changing it over to Trex decking
For Melanie...this is the swingset we scored for
$700 on Craigslist (including pick up, powerwashing, and set up)
Dave and I took out our aggression on some wild
ivy and Andrew and Courtney are adopting these hostas
Disney on Ice!
Aladdin and Finding Nemo
Mickey and Minnie
Beauty and the Beast...Woody and Buzz
The guys...the girls
Mulan and The Incredibles
Trying on flower girl dresses for Rachel and Brian's wedding
Swimming at Great Aunt Carole's
Hanging out on the "island"
I'll pull you...
...if you pull me
Perry and Ella LOVE to swim!
Luca LOVES to jump!
First day of school!
Perry was still a little "grumpy", so I snapped a
few shots of Ella by herself
Updates of Luca's room
From the door
It's a sports theme, can you tell?
Art above his bed...bedding
LUCA..."revamped" ceiling fan
New closet doors...replaced the bi-fold doors
Lukey's in a big boy bed!
Little monkey kept climbing out of his crib...so
he's in a big boy bed now!
Sports Sampler Class at Lifetime
Fitness (our new gym)
Messin' around before class
Look out Tiger!!
Ella showing off her superior soccer skillz
A little bit of gymnastics
The Best of Chesterfield
Lukey does NOT like the bounce house
Now he's got the hang of it!
Lukey and Daddy passed out after a long day
Daddy was REALLY tired
Get a good look while you can because I have a
feeling these won't be up long ;)
Finally a pic of the kids in front
of the new house
Forest Park Balloon Glow
Having a little picnic
And the balloons go up!
Mmmmm, funnel cake
Mommy and Luca
Goldfish balloon...Perry (and Sneetchy and Hop
Hop) were the only ones who weren't afraid of the loud horn and fire!
Someone is loving the one on one attention with
Balloons in the background
Waiting for fireworks
Strassenfest in Chesterfield
Luca's face says it all, right?
At least Perry and Ella smile
The girls went through all by themselves 2 or 3
Aren't they so cute giving their tickets to the
Lukey rode the boat by himself while the girls were in the fun house
And the carousel of course
Butterfly House with Aunt Angela
and Baby Noel
Not too sure about this
Baby Noel likes the Butterfly House!
No one's ever cooperative for a photo op
Ella and Luca looking at ROACHES
Posing with the butterfly and praying mantis
Climbing on the huge caterpillar
Working on the Letter "A"
First you color it
Then you cut it out and glue it on another piece
Then you glue on eyes and teeth
And then you have Alligators!!
Candy Corn Witches!