Archive for August, 2009

today we’ve been out putting forms together for the main floor walls.

there’s a plank that runs from the ground to the decking/floor of the house. we haven’t had time to back fill yet so there’s quite a drop. i wasn’t sure how i was going to get anything done. lizzie will obey and stay where i put her but she needs visual boundaries to help her! so we made a lil icf “play pin”.

she did attempt to escape twice. she was “reminded” NOT to go outside this area even if there was a “walkway”. lil escapee. she just wanted to see what her daddy, papa denny, and uncle anthony were doing (can’t you see those pouty brown eyes beggin’) –ย ย i. don’t. think. so. i’m so glad i was keeping such a close eye! she’s never been put in a situation like this where it’s a REALLY big deal that she obeys and that she doesn’t have her cousins right there to follow suit. nor have we worked on obeying in new situations. we haven’t been in any for months – so this was a good challenge for us! ๐Ÿ™‚

movin movin movin

Posted: 08/30/2009 in house

i totally wish we were moving today!!!

but today we are moving the icf’s out of the back garage and the attached garage to the new house to assemble there tomorrow while they are being assembled into walls. last time i assembled them all then we moved them, but this time we thought we’d see if it’s faster to move them all broke down and assemble there. hoping lizzie helps me or plays really well tomorrow. this cool weather will really help both of our stamina. lizzie gets so red and flushed and i get so “fainty” in the hot sun. not good! but this early fall weather is SUPER! no complaints here!

eric has decided to take at least a few full days this week to work on our house. i’m really excited about that. we’ll be pouring the upstairs walls in just a few days then! EEK!

yesterday the dad’s and eric got the decking down and painted. now that there is a “roof” on the basement we’ll be installing the toilet and sink (if i have my way, much soonerย than later!) and of course the electrical panel, ground rods and all that jazz.


dad brought me a sample gallon of a paint color i’m considering for the exterior. it’s dark, but remember i will have wide white trim and white garage doors and a gorgeous blue door. it’s fox black by sherwin williams. i looked at their swatch online and it is not at all what it looks like in person so i don’t want to even show you. but i’m trying to match the picture in my old post that is linked above… i hope it turns out right! i’m so nervous about it!!!

alrighty, chicken is up from her nap and laying on the floor saying “poop” waiting her diaper to be changed!

super duper liz

Posted: 08/30/2009 in lizzie faith, videos

i’d like to say for the record. this was all liz.

she has been wearing the cape for a couple days now… just walks around and plays while wearing it.

then today i put it on her and eric said “super duper liz” and that’s it.

she added the arms and jibber-jabber.

oh it’s hilarious!

eric was in tears.

i was holding my breath so my historical laughter wouldn’t shake the camera and drown out her sweet voice.

my favorite part is the belly button! ๐Ÿ˜€ that’s a 3t shirt… there is no hope for her tummy not showing!

good grief she is funny! i’m still in shock that she performed for the camera!

holding baby corrin

Posted: 08/28/2009 in lizzie faith, pictures

100_2989 holding cousin baby corrin for the first time. she had her arm under him at first and i went to get the camera and she got nervous and wanted down so this is what i got. bummer!!!

this was when the doak’s came to see us this week and yesterday we went to see them and every chance she gets she’s chattin and playing with corrin. she talks about him all the time. ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s so sweet! then we ask her if she’s ready to be a big sister and she says “NOPE!” and shakes her head. LOL so cute! (neither are mommy and daddy) ๐Ÿ˜€


Posted: 08/28/2009 in lizzie faith, pictures

the second attempt at pigtails was a success! no tears!

{the government can}

Posted: 08/27/2009 in videos

you just have to see this. his dancing is just about the most hilarious part!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€