Monday, June 1, 2009


May was a good month for us, we were busy (how can you help but be busy with 4 1/2 kids!) and I continued to spend as much time as possible on the couch!

*Kessiah and Jenessa had their dance recital. They did a great job. We are sad that their dance teacher is moving. She has been teaching dance out of her house for the past 3 years and has been great (not to mention tons cheaper than going to a studio!) It looks as though someone else we know is going to start teaching though, so the dancing will continue!

*I had a good Mother's Day. Sienna kept telling me "Happy Mommy's Day" She must have seen something today that reminded her of it because she even told me "Happy Mommy's Day" today! Every Mother's Day at church the children get up an sing a song. This year Sienna was old enough to get up and sing too. But the whole time she was up there, she was crying for me! Jenessa was standing by her and even put her arm around her shoulders at one point to try to console her (so sweet!) It was least it made me laugh and not cry!

*We are in the middle of Little League season. Kessiah is playing softball and Jenessa is playing t-ball.
*We have our garden planted. Our peas, corn, carrots, beets and cucumbers have really struggled, so Ryan planted a few more peas, corn and cucumbers. We also have some tomatoes, squash and pumpkins growing.

*We are done with school until August! Yeah, I was ready for this break! I just didn't have enough energy to keep up with school and the house! We are also taking a break over the summer from gymnastics. Hopefully, we'll manage to get at least one swimming lesson session in.

*Ryan painted over Memorial Day weekend. I have lived my whole life in houses with white walls (don't worry, I'm ok with that!) When we moved into this house about 19 months ago, we talked about painting some walls but never got around to it. When I asked Ryan what he wanted to do over the 3 day weekend he said "paint." I didn't really think he meant it, but sure enough we ended up at Home Depot on Saturday buying paint. So far he has painted a wall in the kitchen blue and most of the front room tan. (I say most because we need to get more paint to finish it, but the store has to order more base before we can get it...just a little aggravating!) We also have paint for the kid's rooms and the entry. I have to say that I love having a little color on the walls, it's beautiful!


Joan said...

You must show pictures of the rooms when you are finished. It sounds exciting!

Janel Ogden said...

Your hair is so short!!! Wow! Do you like it? I'm glad you had a good month!

Cynthia said...

Love the update, ecspecially about the paint and seeing your hair FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love that you guys are painting. Ryan, You are doing an awesome job! Keep up the good work. What are you trying to do, get me to come back and visit you sooner? I am not kidding mister!
Glad you all are doing well and I love your hair short. It is a little easier, isn't it? I actually am suprised how much I love my hair short now. WHo would have known?