Thursday, September 22, 2011

What Were We Thinking???

I can't stop....I have this issue with always having to be doing something or having some project big or small. It is a little bit of an issue, especially at 39 weeks when I have edema in both ankles, yet never get off my feet until usually close to 10:00 each night. Yet, here we are 4 days away from checking into the hospital and today we had new counter tops put in, which is great except that it created about 10 more projects for me!

But tonight when I look into our kitchen and it looks like home, it feels totally worth it! It feels like me, like the Hoffman house instead of us living in my grandparent's house and that makes me happy. So I have to say a HUGE thank you to my husband for putting up with nutty projects and being the muscle behind my madness and my parents for ALWAYS helping with our projects! The only thing we have left to do at this point is put the stove back on and add the back splash. The stove will be on tomorrow afternoon, but the back splash won't be on until after Emersyn arrives and I want to wait to show the final pictures when the kitchen is COMPLETELY finished!

Here is a look a the work we've been doing!

How I loathe the purple flower wallpaper!

It took a million steps and several days to paint over the wallpaper, but it was so much easier than trying to remove the wallpaper like we did in the boy's bathroom!

The old countertops and the old gold hardware at the very top. Brad already put the new hardware on the bottom cabinets.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Trash Talking...WHAT???

Braden is on his first soccer team and he is loving every minute of it! We have had a great time watching him and he has gotten better with every game. He is not super aggressive on the field, so he hangs back and just follows the crowd back and forth down the field, but so do half of the other kids! At his first game we caught him trash talking on the field. He was so loud adn he called the other team cheaters becasue they took the ball from him before he could kick it into the goal! A few minutes later the other team cornered him a the goal and called him a cheater and then later Braden called them stinky chicken turkey legs and they called him poo poo face! There has been NO trash talking since then! He has gotten MUCH quieter on the field since Brad had a chat with him about sportsmanship!

Parker wants to play too!
Braden's first practice with his new teammates!
Parker watching from the sidelines!

Showers Galore!

We are SO very thankful for all of our wonderful baby showers and very generous friends! In the last month I have had two baby showers, one at school and one at church.

My school baby shower had a diaper theme and I got a TON of diapers in all sizes and a GAZILLION baby wipes! It was truly a gift from heaven and we were so excited to come home with my Expedition loaded with diapers!
My church shower was so sweet and everyone was so excited to shower us with precious girly clothes and goodies! It was so much fun to come home and look through everything and put it all away in Emersyn's closet!