Monday, March 5, 2012

PICTURES! horses, snow and house pics

 DIRTY FEET! (They say that's a sign of a happy kid!)

Horseback riding .. Paige has shown some interest in wanting to ride horses, so we found her a nice stable where we can get her some experience.  You can't start proper lessons 'til you're 7 or 8 here, so they're letting her do little rides for now.  If she continues to show interest and desire to keep learning, they may consider allowing her to take lessons before she's 7. Here are the pictures: 

visiting the stables for Paige's horse riding

 Brooke got to ride too! 

 a special treat for Max

 behind the stables, there is a petting zoo with CAMELS!  :) 

PICS FROM SKI DUBAI .. A field trip with Brooke's class:  

 this is the area where you rent gear .. 


 Brooke was "line leader" the day of the field trip!  

 Brooke and Isabelle all ready to go play! 

 I was in charge of these 4 kiddos while in the ski area (it was crazy!!) 

 Brooke and me.  :) 

 The whole class ready to play

 first thing Brooke did, SNOW ANGEL! 

 climb up this hill to get to the bobsled area

 Brooke in line to sled

 ready . set ... 


 My 4 at the top of the climbing hill .. plus some random kid :) 

It was a GREAT field trip.  I can't wait to go back and do more .. We only had about an hour to play and my 4 kiddos stuck to the sledding hill.  There's much more to do .. hopefully I'll be able to take more pics next time we go! 
here's a link if you want to see more of what it's about:

 Our marriage license is finally attested. . it's blurry, but that's Hilary Clinton's signature.  
(no more trips to Oman .. see a few blogs back if you're confused!)

Finally, house pics .. I have been wanting to wait 'til things were more "done" but whatever .. I think it's good to show the work in progress.  Nothing is on the walls yet, and I still need RUGS!  Slowly, but surely, it's feeling more "homey"  

 our kitchen table .. balloons were for Mark's birthday. 

 kitchen table from the other angle 

 family room

 family room, different angle. 

 storage area where the kids play in that refrigerator box under the stairs. 

 mark's office
(this will also be the guest room .. the futon-like couch is coming in a few days.. don't worry, it's comfortable!)

 built in closets in office/guest room


 kitchen - another angle 

 this is the room we haven't done anything with yet .. I'm basically standing in the front door, looking in. 

 standing on the stairs, looking down at entry way

 upstairs landing that we've made into a game room/play room

 Brooke's room .. will eventually have another twin bed
 Brooke's room, different angle. 

 The girls bathroom sink .. toilet/shower area is through a door across from the sink. 

 Paige's room 

 Paige's room, different angle

 Girls' bathroom .. I'm standing in the doorway, taking a picture into the mirror so you can see the room. 

 Master bedroom 

 master bedroom,  different angle. 

 master - another angle again

 master bathroom .. it's pretty cramped .. and Mark and I are getting used to one sink again.  :) There's a stand up shower across from the sink that we rarely use.

 master bathroom tub/shower .. I haven't decided what I want to do in the bathroom for decor, so I just got basic stuff for now .. hence WHITE everywhere.  :)

 I sneaked in and took a pic of Max's room while he was sleeping .. see him in his crib?  notice the "big boy bed" unused .. yeah, it'll stay that way for now.  no rush! 

built in closets in master

Whew!!  So there ya go!!  I hope you enjoyed the pics!  

..till next time!

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your blog. Also, my grandma always said, "A dirty kid is a happy kid."