Sunday, August 31, 2008
Posted by jarcarhar at 11:27 PM
You 'hear' me talk about Bryce and Barclay a lot on here. They gave up a weekend of their summer to come and help us for nothing more than pizza! Trust me, they don't make high school kids like Barclay, Bryce and their sister Whitney anymore. (Well, technically college now for Whitney, but you know what I mean!) I need Brad and Sheila to give me their secrets!
Bryce in the lead...Barclay in the pink...please don't judge us for the condition of the shed...or the 'grass!' That carpet never looked so good...hanging out of the dumpster!
And so, it begins! Even the concrete looked better than the carpet!
Piece by piece, our home grew! This stuff is amazing...Trafficmaster Allure!
Thankfully, BB, Pa, and MerMer corralled Jakob for the weekend so that we weren't removing tack strips from his feet, hands, or head! Once Jakob was allowed to come home, he wrestled his horse on the new floors. What you can't see, or hear, in this picture is Bryce and Barclay yelling "Yee-Haw!" Jakob put on quite a show that night.
As you can see, Jared and I were exhausted! We laid the first plank at 1:00 Saturday afternoon and finished laying planks through the living room, hallway, kitchen, and dining room at around 11:00 on Sunday night. Jakob was still going strong, though! It really was a fun project...but I am SO glad its over!
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Monday, August 25, 2008
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
We went to an Oklahoma City Redhawks games on Tuesday night and had a great time! They are a great team and have so many fun things incorporated into the game for the fans. We got to sit right behind home plate. As great as the team is, they got stomped the night we were there! So, in the eighth inning, Jakob had to put on his 'rally cap'...it didn't help!
Jakob also got to taste his first baseball park hotdog! Too bad it was 99 cent hotdog night and they were sad little weinies in thin, off-brand buns! He has eaten more quality processed meat at home! Gotta love it!
One of Jakob's favorite things to do at Nana and Poppy's house to 'water the fwoers.' He ends up watering himself and the porch more than the flowers, but it sure is fun to watch!
So, we went to the Oklahoma City Zoo on Wednesday morning. So much fun! We were a bit worried that Jakob would be terrified of the animals since my parents almost had to pull the car off of the road to remedy a common house fly situation. Jakob almost hyperventalated at the mere presence of a fly in the car. Lions and tigers and bears...oh no! The above picture, though, is just of him pitching a fit because he couldn't walk across the parking lot by himself. I know, we are horrible parents!
Once inside, we found some monkeys...living and bronzed. Can't you see the utter joy on Jakob's face? I swear this kid will not smile for a picture if you are hoping for a 'moment'! Oh, well...he really did have a great time seeing all of the animals. The zoo will be a repeat trip for us!
We, of course, chose to visit OKC during the hottest week in forever! It was over 102 degrees each of the days we were there and soared up to 106 the day of the baseball game. So, Jared and dad had to take a turn in the mister.
Now, we are REAL tigers...not just the Frenship kind! This was certainly Jared's favorite part of the day...I think Jakob thought it was pretty cool too!
Jakob and Poppy found something absolutely hilarious in the bamboo forest. I love this picture so much...it shows just what great grandparents Jakob has...all around. This is just one moment of millions that he has had with Nana, Poppy, BB, and Pa. What a tremendously blessed and funny kid!
Jakob and Daddy took a ride on a lion. When asked to sit with Daddy for a photo-op, Jakob insisted that he ride the tail.
We finished off the day 'skating' across all of the oceans of the world. Skating equaled all of the adults scooting our feet across the large tiled surface while Jakob ran around directing us. Dad was the best 'skater' according to Jakob. It really was one of my favorite days with our family, ever.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
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Sunday, August 3, 2008
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Saturday, August 2, 2008
Don't judge me for the M&Ms scattered about his mouth...its been a daddy and bubba in charge kind of day! Here's to packing and leaving my son in the care of my mom for an entire week! Oh, yes, I'll be there...I just won't be in charge!!!
Posted by jarcarhar at 6:55 PM
This, ladies and gentlemen, is one determined man. The lip-biting is the key to a job well done!
This part used to be a part of our new computer...obviously, not anymore! This aluminum grid was the kink in Jared's installation, so he 'gently' removed it! So far, so good! Everything still works for now! If I go off-line for a while, though, you will know it was more important than we thought!
Posted by jarcarhar at 1:30 PM
Friday, August 1, 2008
Then, they did a bit of artwork on the back porch. There are layers of chalk in that blob on the left! His hiney has quite a bit of artwork on it as well!
My brother, or 'Bubba' to Jakob, is coming in tonight so that we can all go to our parents' house in Oklahoma for the week...free of cell phones and internet! We are going to golf until we hurt, fish until we're full, go to the zoo, a Red Hawks' baseball game, and shop until I drop! (Notice that I said until I drop and not until Jared drops...it would be a short trip!) We are so looking forward to a week of spoiling for all us. Fun stories and pictures are sure to follow when we get home! Have a great week! Oh, and today is the birthday of one of my dearest friends, Erin. Happy Birthday! I love you, sister!
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