Today after Grace's nap we had a little photo session in the back yard. She was the first one up so I thought I'd take advantage of it. In one week she will be 5 1/2 and I couldn't help but think how grown up she looked as I took her picture. What a pretty little girl she is both on the inside and out.
The fondue night was a success. We had plenty of food and plenty of people. . .although they didn't consume as much as they should have. We have so many leftovers. Here are some house pictures. They are before and after pictures. We have been here for about 1 1/2 months now. I was able to get everything pretty cleaned up but we are still lacking that "homey" feel. Playing with modeling clay when I was trying to get stuff cleaned up. Fondue pots. We had 7 total. . .4 with cheese and 3 with chocolate.
First kitchen picture is of it semi cleaned up. . .ingredients are all on the counter. Messy Kitchen. Messy Kitchen and Messy Kids. Cleaned Living Room. Messy Living Room. Cleaned Dining Room. Box infested dining room. Semi Cleaned up Bedroom. Super messy bedroom. Cleaned up 2nd living room. Messy 2nd living room.
So that is pretty much the house so far. You are missing the upstairs kids room (there are three rooms up stairs) and the bathrooms. There is one full bath upstairs, a full bath in our room and then a half bath in the hallway by the kitchen. So there you have it.
So if you are there and still peeking in on us could you leave a little comment to let me know. It might just give me the motivation to keep up dating. Seriously there is a ton of stuff going on but if you are still peeking in I'll still check in every now and again. The house still needs some major unpacking and organizing, I've been booking 10+sessions a month, and some little munchkins all want attention. :/ Errrr. . .what to do, what to do. So leave me some love and hopefully I'll check back in.
I gave O' a hair cut. . .he was getting a little desperate. I've got all 4 kids because G' has something called "fall break." (which is totally not needed and probably voted in by the teachers who just want a break) Anyways, it started today, and she will have all new week off+Monday of the following week, then she will go back that Tuesday. 8 School days off. . .hopefully the remaining days will go better then today did. I didn't have a problem with the kids. . .just one kid seemed to have a problem with me and all the other kids. :) Lovely, makes for a long day.
So we had this idea that we wanted to invite a bunch of people over once we got "settled" into our new house. Hum. I'm not quite sure if we are settled since we still have piles of clothes all over our room, random boxes still sitting around and a basement floor seriously covered with toys, but we are going to attempt to have a party. I've named it a Dip Stick Party. So basically we are going to have a bunch of fondue pots filled with cheese or chocolate and everyone invited was told be bring something to dip. Hopefully I'll be able to get everything in order by then. . .this will be my mission for the week. Cleaning, organizing and filling pots. . .fondue pots. Oh, and we have to mow our job. . .which is a job in itself. I plan to post pictures, so stay tuned in to my upcoming mission.
our newest? E' was born on August 5th. She's doing great and is almost 8 weeks old. Everyone else is doing well too. We have gone through a lot of changes in the past 8 weeks. Here is our list:
New Family Member
G' Started Kindergarten and rides the bus
O' Started Preschool 2 times a week
Mike got a new position at work
Things around the house are still a bit crazy. Unpacking is going slowly and seems to be taking forever. I have three helpers who seem to think the things that are put away actually belong in other places. . .such as the floor. Keeping the house clean, and unpacking/organizing is a never ending task. I just started to photo sessions again. I had a wedding on Saturday and am crazy booked for October and November (like a total of 19 sessions, 1 wedding and 2 wedding assists). I'm also going to be taking pictures for the parks department to use to promote their parks and programs. So thats life right now. . .stay tuned for more.
Here are some random pictures from the past few weeks. M' pretty much refuses to look at me when I'm attempting to take her picture as you can see below. The first two are from the zoo, the one with my parents are from going to a lake yesterday (which was closed due to high bacteria levels :() and last M' not wanting her picture taken. Tomorrow is June. That might not be a big deal. . .just another month but for me that means things are going to get a little bit crazy. Here is why.
-Mike turns 30 June 8th
-10 year anniversary
-no more preschool
-house for sale by owner
-grow this belly. . .more.
-nail down what house to purchase
-Parent's will probably be returning to Egypt
July will continue the chaos. . .
-4th of July
-hopefully sell our house
-hopefully buy a new one
-move to new house or an apartment
-register G' for Kindergarten once we find out where we will be living :/