Thursday, October 30, 2008
The new guest bedroom (formerly my office) is almost completed (needs crown moulding). We moved our old ceiling fan from our bedroom into here, and for the first time in four years (since my cousin hooked up the last fan ever so masterfully), we actually have a light!
Today Brenna was doodling with Grandma Becky, and the following is one of her creations. Take a guess at what this is before scrolling down for the answer.
Here is the answer.
Pretty incredible, we thought, that she drew her own face and told Grandma that that is what she was drawing. This was interesting enough that I thought I'd post this here instead of the Art Gallery blog.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It's amazing how much work one accomplishes when sitting around on call for work all night. I've imported dozens of albums into my iTunes library, have posted a blog (albeit a somewhat mindless one), organized more things in the new office/library, and have discovered that The Toadies have released a new album (yes, Emily, if I failed to mention this on Wednesday morning in my sleep deprived stupor, after seven years they've put out a new one, and it rawks!).
I have a few more random pictures to share from the Tom and Brenna photo session from a few days ago. I was attempting to get a pleasant picture of both of us looking at the camera and got everything but that. You basically get a good look at my dental work in all of the shots, and Brenna looking in every direction except at the camera.
I do like this one because we get something other than the open piehole expression that she's so fond of these days.
And this one is so ridiculous that I just had to share it. The only one where she's looking at the camera, and I capture one quarter of her face, and too much of mine.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
This weekend was quite a blur. We had the remainder of our carpet replaced on Saturday, and spent the rest of our time getting the front room in our house setup so I can work again on Monday.
She is so into this gaping pie-hole smile these days that she's taught me how to do it, as you'll see pictured here.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Just a heads up for you Brenna groupies, I won't be able to upload any new photos or videos until after this weekend. We're in the process of cleaning out my office, Brenna's bedroom, and our library to be recarpteded this Saturday. I've moved my work computer into the library to get by for now, but our personal computer is not connected to the net at this time.
Many photos to follow next week, stay tuned.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
This may very well be the last blog that involves woodworking, at least for a while. We're almost done with this bookshelf project. I added some trim to the front of it earlier today, and Emily has stocked it full of Brenna toys and books. We decided to paint the wall behind it the same color to give the illusion of it having backing.
And onto better things. Brenna went clogging the other day, here she is getting ready.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
In case you're wondering, I sometimes insert subject lines (headers) for these blogs based off the song I happen to be listening to at the time. Can't say as I've ever been terribly creative with those, so there you have it, I'm a plagarist. Anyone out there know what song this one's from? I'll send you a Diego sticker if you guess it correctly, ha!
Hey, I finally ran three miles today. It took figuring out that walking for three miles beforehand as a warm up is probably not the smartest thing in the world to do. It was probably a gillion degrees in the garage today (well, not hot by August standards, but a smidge warm for October), but I managed to complete my run in 27:22 today. I figure by next October I'll be ready to run in the Walk/Run For Hope Breast Cancer extravaganza, and not totally embarass myself. I noticed looking at the race results from this year that an 8 year old girl ran the 5K in under 25 minutes, so that's my lofty goal by next year, to not get schooled by an 8 year old girl.
Keep scrolling if this is your first visit here today (10/16), I also uploaded some Brenna videos, so don't feel too ripped off that you're getting nothing but non-Brenna related stuff here.
Here are the final two videos of Brenna's birthday party. In these she's enjoying her play kitchen that Grandma and Grandpa H got her. In the second video she counts to 12 (while partially drowned out by her enthusiastic cousin, Rachel).
This ends the flurry of new Brenna posts, I don't have any recent photos to upload, but will come up with something if need be.
With our weather cooling off (albeit temporarily), I've gotten back on the treadmill again. Yesterday I walked three miles and ran two and a half. I'm working on getting up to running three miles on a regular basis, and probably could have stood to do it yesterday had I not walked for an hour beforehand. It's supposed to be in the mid 90s the rest of the week, so I expect the garage will be nasty again very soon.
I've also finished building the rest of the deck outside, and Emily and I are nearing completion of painting the built-in bookcases I installed last weekend. Painting is the next thing on the agenda, and having a garage sale to raise more money for our projects.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This is not, I repeat, not a shameless attempt at getting anyone to go to the Hoes blog. I accidentally uploaded three Brenna videos there this afternoon instead of here. Honestly, in the time it took to finish that little task, I'm not feeling inclined to move them over here. So please, I implore you to shuffle over to the Hoes link to see Brenna reading Bible stories and opening birthday gifts. I have four more videos to upload and will do so in the near future.
By the way, you're doing an excellent job of clicking on those ads and using the Google search engine on this site, Brenna appreciates it!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Here we are on yet another Monday. We had a nice weekend, got a few odds and ends done.
I found the time on Saturday to build these shelves for Brenna's toys, I hope to get this sanded and painted this week.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Brenna turns two in a few days, but we took care of that today with some birthday festivities. Strap in, this is going to be a long one.
Brenna spent the afternoon with Grandma so Emily and I could get things wrapped up at the house. After her nap, and seeing all of the decorations (including balloons!), she was ready to rawk! Let's get it on!
After playing with her sand table with cousin Rachel, she then engaged in a rousing game of peek-a-boo.
And here are the rest of the party goers. From left to right, if you please, Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle John, cousin Tyler, Mama, cousin Rachel, Daddy, and the guest of honor.
And then there were gifts, including a cool kitchen set from Grandma and Grandpa H. Brenna played with this for a loooong time tonight before heading to bed. Rachel is looking on in anxious anticipation while I'm filming the destruction of package opening.
Yet another favorite (of many), the princess castle. Diego is in the gunner's seat in the tower.
The cake was delicious. Diego and Dora look on.