6.28.2010

Another Week

Things are starting to move along here at the house. The framer came this week, and got all our walls framed in a day. We got two bids from electricians, one and a half bids from plumbers and our built-ins should be in this week! It will be wonderful to really make some headway unpacking! Woo's dream bathroom includes a 6' soak tub, and a bidet. We found a brand-new jetted tub for half the usual price on ksl.com, and the guy delivered it for free.

Woo's latest update was accepted in record time, and it's been a success. Sales had been lagging a bit, but are now back up. Of course, it means he spends more time doing customer service when he has more sales, so it's not necessarily a win-win situation.

He also spent a couple of days laughing at himself. Remember that sweet deal on a stereo he got? When he finally got around to googling it, turns out it was a scam. He's glad that the garage sale proceeds were for charity, that he didn't buy it from a guy in a white van for much more, and he's thinking of donating it to the same garage sale next year.

I still have one or two evenings of painting before the living room will be done. I'll take a break from painting for while when it's over.

We went camping this week with our friends the K--'s. We like camping with them because they always make the most amazing food for dinner, and don't complain at all while eating the squished donuts or cold bagels or moldy blackberries that I've brought for breakfast. But, I was tired of being outdone, and planned a respectable campfire breakfast that turned out quite well. Yay, me!

Ruby has had probably the filthiest week in her entire life, and loved every second of it. Woo had to take a picture of her before we even left to go camping because she'd decided to sit in the dirt and kick it up all over herself while waiting for us to pack the car (I guess in gleeful anticipation of camping?). While we were there she managed to become completely drenched in mud at least once. Luckily, I know what I'm dealing with, and brought four changes of clothes for her for one over night trip. It turned out to be the perfect amount.

Woo finally found the pedals for the kids bikes, and they ride up and down the street whenever they get a chance. Herbie is still riding the tiny $3 bike we got for Ruby to transition between her skuut and her dirt bike.
Herbie: Mom can you take the pedals off my bike? 
Me: Why do you want the pedals off? 
Herbie: So you can paint my bike blue. I'm getting a little tired of the pink. 
Herbie also really likes to ride off curbs. He's tried riding up the curb a couple of times, but that hasn't been working out so well for him.

The last time we went camping with the K--'s Moses spent the entire time in their little kid-sized camp chair. The K--'s have had a little girl since then, and they brought a new Tinkerbell camp chair with them this time. Moses thought it was the most wonderful thing ever, and had a couple of little tiffs with M-- over it.
Me: You really like that chair, Moses. 
Moses: Es! 
Me: Why do you like it so much? 
Moses: Cuz. It's cute. 
Linus has had kind of a rough week: shots, camping, more driving then he likes, learning to fall asleep without the swaddle, and then Sundays are always a little hard on him. But, he's been mostly smiles. He just had a hard time settling down and getting to sleep tonight. That's about it.

I hope everyone enjoys their 4th of July. Everyone's been telling us about the celebration here since we moved here. I hope they haven't built it up too much for us. Talk to you later!