Sunday, April 26, 2009

Keeping Busy

The Stutelbergs have been busy as usual! We were in Las Vegas last weekend visiting family. We took the boys on a train ride in Boulder City. The boys had a great time! I don't think Brayden was too impressed, but in a year or so we will have three crazy cousins running around! The refurbished 1930's style train took us for a 45 minute ride. They boys had a great time exploring the different cars. We also went to a car show in Henderson. There was a Celtic/rock band playing and the boys got their grove on! Matt was mesmerized by the music. It was precious to see him dance with no inhibitions! A woman who had been watching him dance came up to Karl and told him she has been teaching for over 20 years and has never seen a child Matt's age dance like he did! Wow, he certainly didn't get that from his mom! We are taking a break from gymnastics this summer and enrolled Matt in a dance class for 3 and 4 year olds through the city parks! He is very excited about it!Matt is a great helper with his cousin Brayden!

The boys had a blast swimming in the "special blow up pool!" in Grandpa and Grandma's backyard!

Today we went to Malibu. There was an event at the pier with bands. The event didn't look too kid friendly so we played at the beach next too the pier where we could still hear the music and the kids could play. Last year Matt was scared of the ocean and Micah was too young to care! This year is very different. Matt, Micah and Luke had a great time digging in the sand and playing in the water. Karl and Matt went up to the pier to look at some CDs and saw Matthew McConaughey. Walking back to the car Matt kept telling me "Hey Mommy, my name is Matthew too!"

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!!

The Easter Bunny visited our house and left marshmallow bunnies hidden around the living room! After church we went to my parents house where the Easter Bunny had also been! He hid eggs with chocolate covered pretzels in them. Not the smartest bunny because it was a sunny day and kids in church cloths with melted chocolate don't go well together!
After a nice Easter lunch we came home. The boys napped and Karl and I took advantage of the beautiful weather and worked outside. We are wedding and cleaning out flower beds and planting new plants that will hopefully thrive better than the crazy things that were planted before. Our "grass" is over 50% weeds so we have been working on that as well. Hopefully we can save the backyard grass. The front may have to be ripped out. It is overwhelming the amount of work that needs to be done in our yard. It will take us a long time!
Happy Easter and have a good week!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Slab Leak...Ice Cream!

I'm not sure who said part of the American Dream was owning a home...not true! Karl and I are very fortunate for the house we have but I think we took for granted the convenience of renting! We noticed a wet patch in the flower bed in front of our house that seemed to never dry out! On Saturday Karl decided to dig up the "broken sprinkler line" and check it out. Little did we know we had a slab leak. This was confirmed after 3 days of plumbers cutting holes in our newly painted house and trudging through with dirty muddy shoes! Anyway, it is finally fixed and a new pipe had to be run from the garage into the house to the laundry room. Thank goodness for our home warranty. That should cover about half of the bill. The boys were such troopers through the whole process. On Tues we took the kids out for ice cream as a special treat for behaving so well while strange men and lots of loud saws interrupted their routine.
The firemen pictures were taken in front of my parents house. Their neighbor is a fireman and happened to be there when we pulled up to my parents house. The boys thought it was really cool to spray the fire hose!I'm off to watch the finale of ER. I have some great pictures from when Erin was here of Kidspace Museum. I'll get them up soon.