Saturday, December 29, 2007

My Pride & Joy!

This has been an exciting week for our house. Andrew and his friend Mike spent 3 days installing the laminate floor in our entry, dinning room, kitchen and hallway. Also, the plumbers came and installed all the fixtures, the cabinet guys came and finished the cabinets, the granite was installed and electritions installed their fixtures. Here is a picture of my kitchen which I absolutely love.

Daddy's hat

A couple of days ago, Keagan discovered Andrew's hat. He put it on himself and didn't want to take it off. He found it when we were going over to our new house to see Andrew while he was installling the laminate floor. He has been "finding" it several times a day and puts it on.


We had a fun and relaxing Christmas Day. Keagan wasn't so sure about ripping the paper off his presents, but really liked what he found underneath the paper. We also enjoyed a wonderful Christmas dinner just the three of us.

Keagan received this bucket of cars from Santa Clause and would have been happy with just that. The only thing that took him away was the bucket of blocks we gave him.
This was his other favorite present. It is a car that he received from Grandma & Grandpa Smith that makes the car noise and drives.
This is the best picture we could get of him and his presents. He just wanted to play with the cars and wouldn't pose very well. At least we know that he liked his presents.

The first snowman

We woke up Monday morning to a decent amount of snow on the ground so Keagan and Andrew went outside and made a snowman. They seemed to have a good time.

The Smith Christmas Gathering

The Smith side of the family got together in mid December to do an early Christmas celebration. My parents rented a big house in Parowan, Utah and we all gathered for a fun weekend. Keagan had fun playing with the three other girls his age and showing off his climbing skills. One night, we decided to put the 4 toddlers in the bathtub together. Here are a couple of pictures from the weekend.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Gone to see Santa

Yesterday (Thursday) we braved the mall and took Keagan to see Santa Claus. Keagan likes looking at pictures of Santa and says "nantee", but when it came down to sitting on his lap, he wasn't so sure about Santa anymore. But it was fun to take him down.

Completed Outside

The stone work has been finished on our house. They were going to pour the driveway this week, but it has been quite rainy all week.

The Before & After

Last week, Andrew was able to paint the inside of our new home. Here are some before & after pictures.

Living Room
Kitchen & Dining Room
Master Bedroom

Friday, December 7, 2007

The outside is painted!

We were really lucky to have some nicer days this week and so Andrew went and painted our house. We are really happy with the way it turned out. The first day that Andrew went to paint our house, he left a paint brush out. Keagan found it, climbed up on the chair and started to "paint" the walls. He looked quite proud of himself.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Time to make the ornaments

On Saturday, we finally got around to making some ornaments for our Christmas Tree. We made them out of cinnamon and glue which made our house smell really, really good as they were baking. Keagan was quite the helper. He wanted to help roll out the dough and cut the shapes. Today before church, we put string through them, which he also wanted to help with and then put them on our tree. Here are some fun pictures of the experience.

Keagan & the Blanket

Keagan has been quite the immitator lately. A lot of the time when we are sitting on the couch, I usually have a blanket the I curl up with. Well, lately, Keagan has been wanting to do the same thing. Everytime he brings a book over to read, he always grabs a blanket as well and has to put the blanket over his lap and then he can start reading his books.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Our ballonaholic...

First of all....Keagan has loved balloons ever since the first one he got. Everytime we go to a store and he sees balloons (even if they are very far away), he always points at them and says balloon over and over. Well, when Marie and Joe were in town last week, we went to Red Robin for lunch. On our way out, we decided to ask for a balloon for each of the little ones. After we got home, the twins had lost interest in their balloons and so Keagan took advantage. He carried those balloons around the house pretty much the whole night. When he sat down to read a book with Marie and the twins, he still wouldn't let him go.

When we got up the next morning, the balloons were sitting on the ground, be he still carried them around with him most of the day.

Our house

The inside of our house is really taking shape. They insulated at the beginning of the week and today they were supposed to start sheetrocking. Also, the oustide is all sided and Andrew is going to paint it either this coming week or next (depending on the weather).

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Recent Developments on our house

Our house is really starting to take shape. The house is all framed and they have begun siding it. On Thursday, Andrew went out and painted the facia (the stuff that is white in the picture for those that don't know construction language). They were hoping to have the rest of the house sided by Saturday, but it rained a lot on Friday and Saturday and so they weren't able to get it done. Inside the house, they have the plumbing done and the electrical is almost done. After Thanksgiving, they should be able to start sheetrocking.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Our Little Music Man

Keagan has become quite the piano player lately. Whenever I sit down to play the piano, he always comes running up and stands on his escalade down at the bass end and plays along with me. He usually has to have a book up there as well so that he can turn the pages. Also, whenever the mood strikes, he goes over, opens the piano and starts "playing" and turning pages. Here are a couple of videos of him doing it. The first one he was standing on his escalade and then Andrew put him on the piano bench and he played longer.

The last stages of framing

Here are a couple pictures of our house. The darker one was taken on Wednesday and the other one was taken on Friday. They are almost done with all of the framing. The plumbers started doing their thing on Friday as well.

Monday, November 5, 2007

House Update

Today was an excited day for us. They put most of the trusses on our house. It is excited to see it taking shape. They plan to have all the framing done by Wednesday.

Our little Monkey

On Sunday morning Keagan decided to start pushing the kitchen chairs around. He got one tipped over and proceeded to climb into and over it. This entertained him for about 30 minutes. Here are just a few of the crazy positions he got into.

We got a couple of new church outfits for Keagan because he outgrew the other ones. He looked so cute when he got him ready to go to church that I couldn't resist taking a picture and posting on our blog.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Have you ever seen.....

Have you ever seen a white tiger driving a car? Well here is your chance. We dressed Keagan up as a white tiger for Halloween. He wasn't sure about the hood, but once we got him to the trunk or treat and he saw all the kids, he forgot all about it and had a great time. He even growled for sound effects. When we went outside to get in the car and go, Keagan couldn't resist running over to his little car and getting in it.

The Corn Maze

On Monday, we went to the corn maze with our friends Shawn, Jess & Bryce (Andrew's business partner and his family). The boys had fun watching and petting the animals, playing in the corn box, riding the cow train and sliding down the big slide.