House Update

Well, it has been awhile since I posted a house update! Nothing at all really happened for a couple of weeks, except for the fact we found TERMITES, and had to get the house treated for those. But this week, things have been rolling again. 

So here’s what happened a few weeks ago: 

Washer and dryer got moved to their new, proper spot. 

Concret got poured for the patio! 

Bathroom window got taken out, and our house looked like a creepy haunted house for a few weeks. 

The NEW, smaller bathroom window got installed! Love this so much better, because I won’t have to keep it covered all the time! The other bathroom window was pointless, because it was so big and low to the ground, that people could see straight into the bathroom from outside, so we had to keep the blinds/curtain closed at all times. This one won’t have to be covered, so it will let in so much more light! 

This is where the washer and dryer used to be. 

We took off the old covering that used to be over door, in prep for the new siding. Also, the electrical box got completely moved over to the new one. 

Just a glimpse of (one) layer of the really old wood siding. We have found at least 3 layers of siding under the current siding! 

Now, here’s what happened end of last week/this week: 

Siding started going on! 

We are absolutely in love with the color AND the vertical board/batten style! 

Then yesterday, this happened: 

They took out the old, nasty bathtub/tile, and the old, rotten floor underneath it, and also took out the toilet. 

New frame for the new wall was built. 

New, sturdy, non-rotten floor! (check out the cool wall that was behind the tub!)

And, plumbers came and got water installed to the new tub! Now we can shower in our new tub…..but we no longer have a toilet, lol. So we spent last night at Mama Judy’s. 🙂 

It’s getting REAL real. 

Leave it to me…

I didn’t miss school once this year for myself being sick. And then I come home, sick, from school on our very last day, had to miss our Farewell Assembly yesterday (that I have been preparing my students for since CHRISTMAS), and I’m still sick today.

Am I allergic to summer break? I sure hope not!

Last Day of School!

Today Josie wrapped up her third grade year, and Jack wrapped up his kindergarten year. Tomorrow will be Farewell Assembly (which is just the end-of-the-year program), so this was the last official day of school. 

I’m a sucker for a good comparison shot, so here’s the first and last day for my kiddos: 

He looks like such a baby in the first one! 

She’s changed, too. 🙂

I have another one for Josie, because I always take first/last day of school pictures of my class, and well, she was in my class! 

Her face shape has changed this year. 🙂

And just one more of this cutie, just because: 

He really enjoyed his first year of school! His prayer tonight was the sweetest, all about how much he liked school, and thanking God for making JECA a good and big school for him to go to. 

We are all very thankful for JECA! 

Fun day-Jack had his last soccer game of the season, and made an AWESOME save-sprinted to the ball, and stopped it right before it went in the goal. Then we went to a big public demo the police department was having to watch Chad and Duke. They did great, and the kids loved it! Now we are sitting at home in the dark, because the electricity is out from a storm.

Egyptian Day

The day finally came! The day Josie has been anticipating (quite literally) for years- Egyptian Day at school! All of the grammar school grades at JECA have history dress up days, where they get to dress like the people they have been studying in history all year. My third and fourth graders have studied Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament all year. So they could dress like an Egyptian or an Old Testament Bible character. Josie wanted to be a servant girl. Here is my sweet girl: 

She was SO  excited to get dressed this morning. They had a fun day, with special activities for each subject (Their Bible teacher taught them Hebrew!), and a traditional Passover Seder for lunch, which our pastor came and led. 

I dressed up, too, since I am the teacher…the kids kind of expect it. 🙂 I just pulled some stuff out of my closet and made it work. 😛

Fun day! 

Conversations with Jack

This may have been one of my favorite conversations with Jack, ever. And it was SOO truthful!! 🙂

Jake (really just joking around) asked the kids: Who do you love more, me or Mommy? 

Jack pondered the question for a second, and then he said (in all seriousness): Well I LOVE Mommy more, but I LIKE you more. 

Never a truer statement has been said…this is exactly what he thinks! 🙂 I love the honesty of little kids.