Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Easter Weekend

Dying Easter eggs with Willie
He loved having stickers on his face!
Willie loved getting rides in the wagon. He really enjoys being outside.
Great-Grandma Carter meeting Conner
Auntie Rose meeting Conner

Well, at 6:15 yesterday morning, Zachary went down to the basement to get some cereal for breakfast and this is what he found... again:
There was a little bit more water than last time, but almost everything on the floor was in tubs, and we are still cleaning up from last time, so hardly anything got damaged. We just kept reminding ourselves that we are very thankful to have a basement... even if it does flood sometimes. :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Finishing the Dining Room

On the day before Easter, we put up the border in the Dining Room...
...on the ceiling.

It didn't take too kindly to the idea...

...until we finally got some extra wallpaper paste.

At last! We now have a beautiful garden room! It was well worth the trouble!

And our new curtains

The Dining Room


Even Zach and Lisa got to help!


We only wallpapered one wall. It looks really nice.

We also put up a ceiling fan in between the family room and the kitchen.

The China Cabinet

We found this on Craigslist. It is so nice!

The boys hard at work.

Basement Adventure

We had some fairly minor basement flooding on the 6th. It was only about an inch or so of water - just enough to get everything wet. Zach and Lisa went down to the basement on an errand and came back up all excited because there was water all over the floor! Apparently the sump pump had a piece of plastic wrapped around the bobber which prevented it from tripping the pump on. We now have everything that is on the floor in tubs. :)

Entering the basement

drying out the wet boxes

This is the carpet for the play area. Dad used the Shopvac on it. There were about 45 gallons of water in it! The littles thought that it looked like a mountain when it was up on the coolers like this, so they drove their tanks all over it. They thought it was great fun!

Joe's 21st Birthday was on April 8th. We sent him a box of goodies. Don't you think it was very well labeled?