Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Poor poor Bears hat....

naughty naughty Mongo puppy....


My landscapping is finally filling in! 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Is it a BOMB?

No.... phew...

This past Friday I had to mail a bunch of stuff to my mom in FL because she forgot it on her bed in WI... Well yesterday morning we got an urgent call from the Punta Gorda post office asking what we sent that would be vibrating inside the box?! Ahhhhhh.... I don't know?! I had to call my mom and ask her what I might have put in there because I had just grabbed as much as I could from her duffle bag and put it in a flat rate box... Well Punta Gorda wanted to make sure it wasn't a BOMB before they delivered it! Turned out it was her toothbrush... thankfully my mom new right away... phew!

Kids and Dogs...

Marathon Weekend

We had another fast moving marathon weekend.  We planted trees, did lots of furniture shopping, hung out with the kids, and went for some nice walks.  On Friday night Mariah, Ethan, Rex (lab) and I all went for a 3.5 mile walk!!  Cory was at the church putting up a fence around the playground for Kids Korner so we walked over to see him.  It took us one hour to get there.  It was pretty windy out, but the bright sunshine made the weather feel perfect for our long walk. 

Now its Monday again... wow these weekends just fly by way to fast.  On the upside though... summer is almost here and we hope to open our pool on MAY 1ST!!!  :-)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


My mom came over today while I was at work and she finished painting my kitchen and dining room!  What a wonderful gift!!!  Thanks MOM! :-) xoxo

And the winner is.... Exploring Khaki

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lots of Updates!

Wow, it's only been a little over a week, but I have so many updates to post! 

Ethan's new daycare situation is going wonderfully!  He did very well over by Ms. Melissa on Monday and Tuesday and couldn't stop talking about her and her kids whenever he was home.  Unfortunately, he got sick on Tuesday night and wasn't able to go over there on Wednesday.  He asked many times on Wednesday why he couldn't go.  Then on Thursday I sent him to Ms. Melissa's house and by 11:30 she had called me and said that he just wasn't doing well.  :-(  He then had his last round of throwing up on Thursday night and then his fever finally broke.  He was 100% better by Friday!  So, it was a rough week for Ethan.  Not only did he have a bad stomach bug but he also had a new environment situation at Ms. Melissa's house.  I hope that this week is much better for him and us!  We want him to love it over there, but not more then he loves it at home of course. ;-)

As for the weekend, the weekend was beautiful.  We went for a nice long bike ride on Friday morning.  We found a trail that is about 15 minutes from our house.  We drove out there and then biked for about 1 1/2 hours.  We had a really great time.  Mariah loves her new bike and Ethan loved riding in the burley. 

We also finished our shelves in the garage this weekend!  We finally have places to put things!  It made our garage look so much bigger.  Surprisingly though... we think we might need even more shelves....

On Sunday we went to mom and Harry's to celebrate Easter.  We had lots of great food and hung out with family.  It is always so nice to get together and catch up with each other's lives. 

On Monday, Cory had to work so the kids and I hung out and went shopping!  We bought a new TV for the kitchen and 7 paint samples!  Yes, I am painting the kitchen and dining room again.  I just haven't figured out what color I am going to paint it yet... any suggestions?  ;-)

That pretty much wraps up our busy week!
Love, The Bartlett Family