Thursday, October 30

BEFORE and AFTER of kitchen

Before (above) and After (below)



view from window



View of main area from the window...

View from Front door...


view from hall (living room behind me)



BTW…before and after shots are much harder than I thought! Of course they are not exact and the lighting matters and angle…but whatever.  You get the idea. :)


few more for the road….



This is the pantry/desk wall we took out...

it's now this! :)


Friday, October 10

Updates on the kids…stuff I don't wanna forget

I need to write down some of the sweet and funny things my kids have said lately…

--All past tense is an -ed.  Like I "brush-ed" my teeth or I clean-ed my room.  It's pretty cute.
--She tells me her leg is sleepy (her leg has fallen asleep).
--We went to Big Lots recently and asked a guy to help us.  We needed a black bean bag.  He said he would go get one for us.  Colbie turned to me and said, "He is GOOD LOOKING."  I was DYING.  She said, "what? He is!"  So I asked her later, "What does good looking mean?"  And she said, "Mama, he was a good LOOKER when he got us the bean bag."  Ooooooooooh!  Ah HA!
--She loves to try to kiss us w her eyes closed and headed tilted "like the Princesses."  OH boy.  I keep yelling KNOCK IT OFF COLBS! :)
--She is LOVING Bella Dancerella.  It's a disney video from long ago that shows a ballerina they can copy doing dance moves w a mat to stand on and a wand.  HEAVEN for Jean.
--This girl will not be left behind.  She can swim like a fish, ride a bike like a champ…and attempts all things her big sister and big brother do.
--We are in a  bit of scardy cat phase…she's coming down to our room several times a week at night.  Probably our fault for letting her watch what the big kids do!  Daisy wouldn't have set her eyes on some of this for YEARS at this age.
--She really likes school and loves that she is going every day like the big kids.
--Likes to take showers now (w assistance). No more bed rail on her bed since we moved.  She likes to dance.
--I adore her little crooked Nanny finger. :)
--If I ask her something she will say, "Will do Baby Guhl."  Oh brother…
--Still going strong sucking her thumb and picking her nose w her pointer simultaneously.
--She says,"That's a funny joke that you just said!" while laughing at something. :)
--I will ask her to go put on her clothes.  Roughly 3 mins later you will hear a blood curdling scream as if Colbie has been brutally attacked and being held against her will.  The first several times I responded like 911 should be called, gasping, wide eyed and planning to save my baby from the attacker.  Once I learned it was all because she couldn't get her shirt over her head, I learned to take a deep breath, walk calmly toward her (even though her screams are fingernails on a chalkboard to me) and say very plainly, "Can I help you?"  BLESS US ALL if this continues til she graduates.
--She has the cutest crooked Nanny fingers.  And she does not hesitate to point them at us. :)


--LOVES sharks, cars, legos, RC cars, riding his bike, swimming, basketball and cuddling.
--He told Daniel that his teacher only have 4 toes.  Wha?  After open house last night we saw that the sandals she wears doesn't show her pinky toes….LOL.
--He is a SWEET Bo Co.  :)  He has a tender heart.  His teacher said he was SO SWEET at school
--He can be very silly.  He and Colbie can be a dreadful team at dinner.  Instead of eating they are cackling, making faces, spilling stuff and so on.  But sweet that they love each other.
--Isaac like t-shirts and basketball type shorts.  He also likes (and looks dapper) in skinny leg jeans/pants (not the skin tight ones, y'all…the cute ones!)
--He likes to wear said clothes backwards.  He does pay attention to how he puts them on--and doesn't care to fix it when it's wrong (which is an uncanny large % of the time!)
--He is reading really well!  He likes when we read before bed.
--Isaac is really good at playing on his own.
--He had hard time starting school.  He and his teacher would report his "chest pain" at school.  Didn't happen at home, only during the school day.  Especially in Dance at school. …Yup…just a little anxiety of I DON'T WANNA BE HERE.  Apparently it's hereditary (Daniel and BePops!) so Daniel knew just how to handle it. :)  It didn't last long thankfully.  But when I said, "Buddy, do you just wanna stay home w me?" he started bawling and said, "YES!"  BLESS. IT!!!!!
--He now (9/2014) has poison ivy on his face and neck from our yard.  He's actually been fine w it.  He has not be miserable.  But I did have to come get him today (after 3 days at school w said RASH) cause he can't be at school w out a note saying it isn't contagious.  And yes, $50 later it's in fact confirmed…it is not.  (mad face emoji)
----He is now obsessed w the shadow box I made of his Cars cars.  I finally caved and let him play w them again. :)  Happy 7 year old.


--This girl is mature and smart, you hear me?  I know i am her Mama but she is. :)  She thinks about things and asks very insightful questions.  She is fine w school and it comes easy to her but it's not her fav. :)
--She has a style all her own…likes shirts tucked in, does her own hair, likes some sporty kinda clothes but also some fun styling looks.  She is LOVING her some high heeled shoes.
--She is a natural teacher and mother.  Some kids are born w it and she was!!  She LOVED helping w Huddy when he was born.  And she was really good w him.  She will take to a little toddler on a playground…and it's not long til I have the mom asking me if she is for hire! :)
--She is also very self driven to complete tasks, homework, earn money, master a skill.
--She is working hard at volleyball right now.  She is great on her bike.
--She will try new things.
--Daisy loves to laugh and play. She loves her DADDY!  She loves to wrestle.  She can get down right silly sometimes and have to be reeled back in. :)
--She is good to include those who are left out.
---And we are getting to the age where it's a little more personal to share things about her on a blog…even though it's not really public.  And that's hard!!  Guess I will have to journal. :)


Not sure if I have blogged these yet:

Kids said (march 2013)

3/13-- everything w ch start is an s sound. SickFilA, suckycheese..

And it's "dr won" (Ron)

2012/2013-"TIMBURB!" (Timber!)

4/13--"I need to tell u a word in yor ear..."  Colbies secret ;)

4/13 colbie told daddy "only one lady..!!!" When she was the last one to bail on the Cagle clubhouse. 

4/13 "someone sninks!"  Colbie

5/13 "that dog died da cat an he wen a jail." -colbie on Pep the Dog at eastern state pen. Hahaha

5/13 Isaac is still liking red and wears all his red T-shirts inside out so they are solid. :). Also, loves wearing shirts/shorts backward. No more cars w faces :(

5/13 Publix bagger sang "Colbie, Colbie cabana!" To her. She was smiling and then when we got in the car she said, "do Toby Mac sing dat?" Hahaha

5/13 co is still sucking his fingers...even during the day (also 7/24)

5/13 daisy loves dancing, music, Toby Mac, Britt Nicole, earrings, drawing

5/13 Colbie was being "dr Harrell" w her dr kit. I screamed when she wanted to give me a shot...and she screamed in terror back at me!!  LOL!!!  She said "hahaha Dat was loud!"

An she says I play mama: "I go to zumma (Zumba)" "my back hurts". "I'm gonna go watch football" :)

6/26/13 we asked Isaac if he wanted a family when he grew up (conversation starter activity at dinner) and what it would look like. He said well my wife is gonna look just like you, I'm serious, you're BEAUTIFUL!   (So precious)

7/22/13 colbie came out and announced she didn't wanna wear these purple terry cloth shorts I laid out for her.   I asked why not and she said w an attitude, "Cause everyone at the Y will say 'why you look like a towel? Why you look like a towel?'" LOL!!!!!

7/2013 red crayon in dryer…LORD HELP ME NOW

7/2013 "when I am Daisy I am gonna...." Said often by Colbs for when I'm like her or when I grow up :)

9/2013 "mackin" = napkin (c), "batend"= pretend (c and I), "Octamus Prime"= Optimus Prime (I), 
"Zu-zort" = dessert (c)

Summer 2013 "anchibum" or "anshibum" ??  Dan calls Colbie this :) "enkchobahn"--dans spelling :)
Enkchorbahm-was later made the official spelling :)

9/2013 mom I'm not "buck-told" (buckled) yet. Colbs

10/2013 "Mama I'm going to squeeze you hard as I EVER CAN!" Isaac

10/2013 "Isaac do you know what the most handsome part about you is?  "--my face?  (No) --DARN!"  LOL!!!! You're sweet heart!!!

10/2013 colbie while vomiting in our car "I wanna feel bettOR!" :(((

11/2013. Colbs when u go wake her up from her nap...will seem asleep and then,"BOO!"  She tries to scare u!!  Lol. Been doing it about a month. 

12/2013--"mama! Jeeg got me glubs (gloves)!

12/13 Isaac asked, "How does that baby come out of Aunt Kristy?"
Dan: her front bottom ��
Isaac: really!?!  That baby's gonna stink for 2 days!!

I will never tire of my babies being in the same room w me, occupied w something other than me :) like puppies at my feet. It's just a regular day. We're all just having a normal day but together.  I wanna eat them up!!!!! -- 12/2013

2/14 colbie beat jeeg at candy land. Jeje fake cried and said,"you beat me!! Boohoo!"  And colbs looked at her completely uneffected and pumped her fist down and made a raspberry sound w her mouth. Like oh yeah?  And I'll do it again...I don't care!  LOL. WE ALL DIED LAUGHING!!!

3/14 colbie said all things past tense w present +Ed. So she touch-ed me. She buy-ed it. He hit-ed me. :)

4-2014 "mom! Mom!  Kyle said this...he said..."  She always says "he/she said THIS, she said..."  Haha. Isaac has picked it up!  Haha

Saturday, September 6

September Saturday

Our family likes to ride bikes down to the square, scope out the farmers market and eat at Stella's. :)

This trip we learned about the rug store on the square.  Get a loan.  And pick one you will LOVE forever. WOWzers.

Grilled out steaks for dinner. :)

Monday, September 1

Labor Day Weekend

Daniel went to Utah to see Jay Harnden so we headed up to Columbus to hang w Meems and BePops. :)

Tea Party
Mom, Dad, Scott, Kristy and Huddy were hanging out this weekend in ATL.
Daisy and Colbie were preforming a cheer for Meems. :)

Dan and Jay on their hiking trip!

One of the days we went to Flat Rock Park.  :)  It was an accident waiting to happen…so we had to pu the brakes on the slipping down the rocks. YIKES>