Saturday, July 31, 2010

Newphews Visit

My sister and her husband had the opportunity to take a trip to Jamaica, and I was thrilled she asked me to keep the boys for a week. We had a GREAT time! When I aske Stephen what he wanted to do the last day, he replied, "Why don't we stay at the house? We've pretty much gone somewhere everyday..."

I forgot my camera when we went to Fun Depot, so I was sure to remember it for Lake Lure!

We met my friend Kelly whose son is 8, and her sister Kristy. (Yes... they are twins!) They were kind enough to watch Josh for a few while I took some pics, and then...

Here Stephen is waiting on the water slide....

SPLASH!!! Kelly & Kristy watched Josh so I could go slide. It was AWESOME!

Saturday, we went to Pisgah to the fish hatchery and education center. The boys got to feed the fish.

Josh had Nanny hold the food, and he would only throw one or two pieces at a time! He is so funny! (Stephen was done in about 20 seconds.)
Just a shot of some of the trout... (there are 3 kinds: Rainbow, Speckled, & Brook)

Soooo handsome!

We had a great week! I hope Michelle will let he keep them next summer, too!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Backyard Rainbows

It started raining out the blue, literally! The sun was shining, and I think the sky was blue. I went outside to see where Moldy was hiding, and I see this:

I have NEVER seen a rainbow this closely before! It was beautiful! I followed it across the backyard to here:

I just had to laugh, because this is the edge of the septic tank! The "pot of gold" is apparently located where our drain line begins. I feel sorry for those leprechauns...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Your Moment of Zen

Sorry it's a little blurry, but check out this little guy!

A New Door

Moldy has a new door to the basement! We had her litter box in the spare bathroom, which is not very big, and she has a tendancy to kick her litter all over. So Matthew decided that it should go in the basement.

We showed her that her litter box was in the basement, and we bribed her to come through the door to show her how it works. It only took a day or two (she had been going outside a lot). I heard her go through the door all by herself! It was a very proud moment. :) Here she is in action.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Read, reading, & home improvements

"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is the 5th book in the Chronicles of Naria series. Only Edmund and Lucy return to Narnia, but their obnoxious cousin, Eustace, goes with them by accident. I am looking foward to reading "The Silver Chair" next.

I am close to finishing a CRAZY book called "Mistress of the Game" by Sidney Sheldon. Oh.My.Goodness! The characters in the this book are so maniacal, yet so believable... it's scary that people like this could exist!

Yeseterday, Matthew had his "crew" working around the house. A hill of kudzu was attacked. A radon vent was installed, which meant running a 4" PVC pipe from the basement floor, through the hardwood floor, through the ceiling, and out the roof! It's only about 30+ feet. The porch ceiling has been primed and is ready to be painted. (The pine beadboard knots bled through the first round of paint.) Matthew and a couple of guys built a shelter for our firewood. I managed to pick 2.5 quarts of blackberries and make round 1 of jam!

I am hoping to tackle some curtains tomorrow. We'll see how it goes!