Friday, June 29, 2012

June happenings

We spent the month of June on home improvement projects. We painted the family room downstairs and put in new carpet. We also painted the front room upstairs (after fixing some damage), added some cabinets, and ordered a new couch that hasn’t arrived yet. Some day I’ll get around to posting pictures of the finished projects. I also need to post pictures of Abby’s gigantic mess after finding a paint roller that was left out. But those pictures are on my cell phone which is MIA.


We also celebrated Grandpa Doug’s birthday:



I’m sure I have more pictures somewhere for June, I’ll come back and post them when I find them.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Happy Birthday, Sandy


Sandy’s birthday was on a Sunday this year. So we had our traditional birthday pancakes before church.
My mom was in town and it was so helpful to have her there to help with Sandy’s birthday.
Here is Sandy with the pinata for her party:

We bought this amazing pinata off a street corner for a very reasonable price. So, if you are looking for a pinata in or near Salt Lake City, I recommend you go visit the people on the corner of 2700 South and 400 East. Saturday mornings they sit outside and sell pinatas. I went a week early and asked them to make a pink dragon for the following Saturday.

When your dad works with computers all day, he uses electrical wire to tie the pinata up.

It was a sturdy pinata. After the kids each took several whacks at it, the moms and the grandma had to get involved.
But finally, the treats were released:

Then, there was cake and cupcakes and ice cream:

We celebrated early with Grandma and Grandpa Buhler because they were in Canada on Sandy’s birthday. Here is Sandy with her cupcake from that evening:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Abby’s Messes

Sandy made plenty of messes when she was two. Abby has kept up with her sister, but I don’t know if I’m as good at documenting them.

Mommy’s mascara:

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But her latest mess is the biggest one either girl has ever made.

We have been remodeling and it has been a mess.

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But we finally got the room done and painted. We stayed up most of the night to do it and one of the rollers got left out. The next morning I sat down for a minute and feel asleep (couldn’t have been more than 10 minutes). I woke up to a thumping sound and went out to find this:

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Here’s a close up. I guess Abby decided we needed a newly painted floor to go with our newly painted walls.

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And while she was at it, she painted the hallway.

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And the kitchen.

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Amazingly, we did get it all cleaned up. Of course, it did take 2 hours.