Friday, January 30, 2015

My Dollhouse

 We finally brought my dollhouse from when I was a little girl into the house.  My Papa (my mom's dad) made this for me when I was around 7 years old.  It was a birthday present and it was probably the most played with gift I ever received.  I played with it for hours and hours and for years and years. A lot of the furniture is from when I was little.  We have a few newer pieces here and there. But now Lulu is old enough to play with it.  We moved it into our guest room.  Eventually we are going to move it up into the girls room.  They have an extra room off of their bedroom and it would be a perfect dollhouse room.  Mark would love to build more houses to make a town for the girls.  

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Answered Prayer!

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

God hears the prayers of the righteous and He has answered us!!  We have been praying that my parents would move to Idaho to be near our family since the day we moved to Idaho.  And it's official, my parents are moving to Idaho!!  We are so excited and praise God for this opportunity to have grandparents close by again.  We used to live six blocks away from them back in WA state.  That was a very special thing we had. We moved to Idaho a little over 2 years ago and that was the hardest decision we had to make because that meant leaving behind such amazing, godly grandparents who were our biggest supporters and literally a part of our family and still are!  It was all part of God's plan though to move and now He has opened the door for them to move near us.  Here is a link to my mom's blog. 

(My amazing parents!)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Big Boy!

Silas is walking!  He took his first steps months ago and would try walking here and there with our encouragement and help.  But these past two weeks he's been walking on his own and choosing to walk instead of crawl.  Walking at 21 months old!!  
 Here is Silas walking down the hall!
Silas is growing so fast I can't seem to keep up with him and his clothes.  We are down to just a couple tops and the other day they were all dirty.  So I grabbed his custom made hospital gown for his top.  LOL

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Grammie-goo's Visit

 Here are the kids waiting so eagerly to see Grammie-goo.  This is always so exciting to try to be the first one to spot her.  Since it's winter and the passes are snowy and icy my mom flys.  It's an hour and twenty minute flight vs. a 9 hour drive.  Not too bad! 
 Getting excited!!!
 We see her!!!
 This is the part I always get emotional at.  We haven't hugged her since Thanksgiving and it's just so nice to hug again. 
 My mom helped me organize my kitchen cabinets.  So helpful!!! 
We planned back in the fall to go to the Boise Philharmonic with Lulu and Levi.  So my mom planned her trip around the date we were going to go with our church homeschool group.  
The Morrison Center in the background where the concert was held. 
 We got there early!
 Lot's and lot's of reading time with Grammie-goo!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Our First Pet!

 We got a bunny!!!  Welcome to the family Snowball!  
So we were told by some good family friends about the local farm store that's just down the road from our new house.  We had never been and didn't even know what the store was.  They said we had to go and how fun it is for kids.  They mentioned that they will have bunnies and chicks often and that's always fun.  Well......yeah, we went for the fun of it and came home with a bunny.  
Mark was with us and we all fell in love with the small white bunny in the group.  She/he was the only friendly one.  Mark's quite the guy!!  He said yes and bought us all the things we would need.  
Mark had fun putting the hutch together.
 Snowball lives in the garage for now until Mark builds an outdoor hutch.  
Sweet little Snowball.  She/he comes in and hangs out in the house for about an hour a day.