I was doing so well with my daily blogging and somehow I fell off the wagon and missed the last 2 days. I guess there are worse wagons to fall off of so it's not all that bad. But I did have high aspirations for making it through the entire week.
So, as my last installment of costume week, I have these pictures of Joseph & Jared dressed as a fireman and Power Ranger. This day was particularly funny because while they were in getting dressed up, my neighbor from across the street (who is a volunteer fireman) showed up in front of our house with his fire truck. It was a Saturday afternoon and he needed to pick up something from his house, and figuring that there were kids out playing, he decided to bring the truck along with a few of his firefighter friends. When they arrived, I looked out the window and told Jared to finish getting dressed so he could see what was outside. You can only imagine how excited he was to see a fire truck. And the firefighters were so sweet... as the neighborhood kids came over to look at it, they took the kids around and showed them the different part of the trucks.
This isn't the first time the kids got to see a fire truck, though. When we first found out Brandon was a fireman, he offered to bring his truck out for Joseph's birthday to surprise the kids. It was by far my favorite of the boys' birthday parties. We had a big moonwalk in our front yard and dozens of kids playing in the cul-de-sac. If ever my neighbor hated us, that would be the icing on the cake. It was a really fun party (and nearly impossible to top). On the subject of birthdays, Joe will be 7 in 3 weeks. yikes! This was his 4th birthday party, here.
So in other news, we got some new furniture for our game room yesterday. It has been empty for the last 6 months since we moved the kids play room back over to the loft. We also got a new pub table/chairs and a t.v. It is going to look great when everything gets finished up. And it will be nice to have a place to watch family movies together. We watch them downstairs right now and the kids undoubtedly fall asleep every time so I have to carry them up the stairs. That isn't fun at all. When I finish cleaning up in there, I will post some pictures for my next series of blog posts, called "Home Improvement Week." Karen noticed our stairs in a previous post and I can't believe I never shared a picture of them. So I will post pictures of all of our home improvement projects that we have undertaken this past year. That should be exciting, don't you think? ha!
Well, here's the plan for today. I did not make the pot roast on Thursday so I will make it today. But I appreciate the faith you all have in me. :) Jordan has baseball practice at noon (because baseball never ends) and then we will be testing out the new t.v. and couch tonight. I think I am also going to hit the gym for the first time this year. I am 10 days late but that's not too bad, considering I haven't been since August. I have to start some time. Right?
Have a great weekend and I'll try to get back tomorrow with my first home improvement post.