Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pat-A-Cake Video

My dad has taught all 3 of my kids the "Pat-a-Cake" rhyme. Here is a video of my dad and Taegan last weekend. They are so cute together!!!

Weekend at Nana and Papa's House

Last weekend we traveled to Carthage to see my parents, go to my cousin, Alicia's wedding and celebrate Father's day with my dad. We had a wonderful time, except for Madison getting some strange bug during the wedding. :-(

The wedding was beautiful and afterwards we were all invited to the reception. Taegan had to sit by his Papa, of course, at the dinner. Here they both are during dinner.
At one point in the middle of dinner Taegan reached over and just held onto my dad's hand. So cute and do I even need to tell you how much my dad loved it?!?!

I was trying to have Don take a decent picture of Taegan and I, but this is as good as we could get. We took away his pacifier when he turned 2, so I guess we can't do anything about him putting his fingers in his mouth. Ugh...

During the dollar dance, Don and Taegan took their turn dancing with Alicia. Taegan looks a little scared, but I think he had a good time!

Because I don't ever learn my lessons the easy way, I thought it would be a good idea to try and get a new family picture while we were all dressed up. 10 or so pictures later, this was as good as it got. Poor Madison felt so bad, Taegan refused to look at the camera and I was pretty frustrated by this time trying to get him to look at my dad. Oh well.

Don promised Lily they would dance, so before Nana and Papa took the kids home, Daddy and Lily had their dance.

Then before they left, Lily and Tiya took their turn. You can just tell on Lily's face how much she loves Tiya!!

On Sunday we celebrated Father's day before we headed back to Topeka. We got my mom and dad a web cam for Mother's day and Father's day. We have already used it and the kids LOVE it! They love being able to see my parents and talk to them at the same time!

Here is Taegan "helping" my dad with his cards. YIKES!

While Don and I were busy packing up the van, my dad was playing "Pat-a-Cake" with Taegan. Here they are doing "roll it up and roll it up".

Can you tell he loves this?!?!

I'll post a video of this game next. It is so cute watching the two of them together!!

We Have New Carpet!!!

When Don and I figured out we couldn't afford to move to a bigger house like we were planning on, we decided that we would make some improvements to our current house so we would enjoy it more. So... the Saturday before Memorial Day we went carpet shopping. We decided to replace all the carpet in the house with new, luxurious frieze carpet! Here are a few shots of our old, horribly stained carpet. FYI... don't ever spill orange pop on your carpet and not get it cleaned up completely. (It doesn't ever come out!!!)

We had to have everything off the floor and all furniture completely empty by Tuesday morning. I figured they would start either upstairs or downstairs and we could live in whatever area they weren't in, but I was wrong. They started in Taegan's room and my bedroom at the same time. So, needless to say, we lived in quite a mess all day. The kids and I stayed in the living room most of the morning and then that afternoon moved to the basement. Here is a shot during the morning mess.

We eventually got everything cleaned up and organized. Don even humored me and let me rearrange furniture in our bedroom and the girls room. Here are few pictures of the house with the new carpet.

Here are a couple close-ups.

We absolutely love it and so do the kids! It is so soft! Madison came in yesterday and just laid down on the floor feeling the carpet. It takes so little to make them happy!!