Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Ava is starting to say really cute things and I have to write them down before I forget any more of them!
She couldn't fall asleep a few nights ago, so when I went in to check on her, she said, "I need lots of kisses."
Then, this morning she said, "Mom, you not a girl, you a Momma!"

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Jonah and Aidan's first sleepover for either of them (for fun). Good Times.

Having grown up with three older sisters, this is not the type of play that went on at our sleepovers:
Jonah: "Aidan, Save Me! There's a shark!"
Aidan: "Alert! Alert! I will save you!"
Jonah: "It's an avalanche! Right here! HURRY!"
Aidan: "Are you DEAD?!"
Jonah: "Grab on, Son! I'll save you! Hey, Aidan, let's play PIRATES now!!"

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The kiddos also love the "fort" above Jonah's bed where they can hide-out!

More sliding around...

Big smiles in the Fort

Ava checking herself out

One more in the fort...

Slip-sliding around on the hardwood before we moved the furniture in

Big Joe the handyman

Jonah and Ava love their new play area in the basement!


Some very Orangey Smiles!


Monday, February 20, 2006

We are experiencing technical difficulties...I have to get a new cord to download pictures onto the cpu. So in the meantime:
We are in our house!!! (and still getting settled/unpacking)
The kids are really enjoying the yard, except it's been the coldest February in like 20 years here, so they stay out for about 5 or 10 minutes, then come in for hot cocoa. (Hey--maybe they go out just to get the hot cocoa).
The best part: We left church last night at 8:30 and got home at 8:35 (it took an extra few minutes cuz we got stuck waiting for the Max train to pass--heehee).

Monday, February 06, 2006

On the way to town the other day I taught Jonah how to count to 100. He was so stoked, he counted from 1 to 100 at least 15 times in a row.
Then, on the way home later:
Jonah: 99, 100 . . . 101, 102, 103, 104, 105! Mom! I can count all the numbers in the whole world!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Our new house in undergoing some work--just refinishing the wood floors and painting some rooms. Below are some pics of this process. Unfortunately they did not post in the order I put them. (Sorry about that) Hopefully we can move in next weekend!! Yippee!

After Jon ripped up the carpet--Surprise!! There's 40 year old linoleum under here!

Jonah and Ava in our new backyard! We get to move in about a week!

Brown eyed girl (quite the rarity on the Folkertsma side!)

A content Rellie, eating her sandwich at our new house.

The goo (glue, actually) that was on the wood...

Under construction...enter at your own risk!

The floor uncovered!!

Landing under repair

The area around the fireplace after the first sanding.