Saturday, August 28, 2010

Summer Luau

Summer is wrapping up and I've been thinking a lot about the fun things we did this summer. One of my favorites ever summer is our annual luau. this is year #3 to host our little luau while my sister and kids are visiting. Next year we'll make sure Ryan can come too...k, RyRy?

YUMMY kabobs

Even yummier chicken wraps!!!! We also had cole slaw, hawaiian meatballs, rice and a yummy hawaiian cake.

After we ate it was game time!

Hula Hoop contest

Mendy think she's #1! She might have been had Lilly Jean not needed a hug in the middle of the contest!!!

Aunt D was the winner!!!

Coconut races

The kids invented their own game of coconut bowling. Pretty clever, I thought!

Delish pina coladas

Beautiful Hawaiian girl

This is a joke between us. B can't eat a strawberry without getting a little red mark on the sides of his mouth. Here he is sporting that strawberry mark.

Lilly Jean surfing on our decorative surf board. Can you see it under her feet?

Then we cracked open a coconut to have a taste. It was.....sooooo yucky!!!! Glad I let Paul taste it first! hee hee


LOVE this picture!

Kristi freaked me out with her bendiness. She was our champ!

Although, it does run in the family

Can't WAIT until next year!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Science experiment #1

Question: Will an egg behave the same or differently in salt water and fresh water?


Benjamin- It will float in salt water and sink in fresh water
Cait - same as Benjamin

The results are in!!

The egg will float in salt water, but not in fresh water

Science is cool...

Furniture Before and Afters

Yeah, we've been busy since we became home owners again. Paul and I have had a blast finding, prepping, painting, sometime repainting and setting up furniture in our house. We have become Craig's List experts over the last year.

I just wanted to document here some of our before and afters. When I think of all that needs to be done in our house I can get overwhelmed, but when I look at what we have done I feel a little sense of accomplishment.

Cait's bedroom furniture



(little sneaky toy under there!!)

Love the detail on this 100 year old set!

Happy girl...she loves her new room even though it is far from finished! Paul and I are in the middle of building bookshelves for her room as we speak. We bought baskets to go on the shelves to store all her STUFF!



Tis was our $2 garage sale chair from a few weeks ago. I just knew it would be precious repainted...and I think I was right!



This is the pattern we've chosen for the guest room. I heart damask!

This was another Craig's List find for our homeschool table.



Last but not least...

These were the chairs we pulled out of our neighbors trash. Her cats had destroyed them with the hair deposits and scratching! Look at them now though!!



We've caught the bug BIG time and now can't look at a piece of old furniture and wonder what it COULD look like!!