Monday, May 25, 2015

March Misc. Things

When we bought our house, I did NOT like the front door.  At all.  I knew that I wanted to replace it but never had the time to address it.  Until now.  After a couple of estimates, my new door was averaging $3200!!  Then I took a step back and realized that I didn't like the foyer being dark and yellow all of the time.  That's when I decided that the glass was the problem and I could live with the door.  As long as we repainted it.  The glass and installation was averaging around $500.  That price point was definitely better until Jeremiah had an idea.  He recommended that we order the glass and he install it.  So that's what we did!  

I ordered the glass and we were so excited!  Out of dozens of glasses to choose from, I was down to three.  Flemish, rolled gluechip, and taffeta.  In the end I chose flemish.  It was clear like we wanted but still gave us the privacy that we needed.  Jeremiah took one of the glass panels out to see what the foyer would like without the yellow lead glass.  The natural clear sunlight was beautiful.  On 3/18/15 we had the exterior door painted brown to match the rest of the house.

The pictures on the left are the "before".  The right side are the "after".  Goodbye yellow lead glass and hello clear flemish glass!!  So much light comes into the foyer now!  It took a few days to adjust to the new lighting.  I kept asking "who left the front door open?!"  We took the hardware  off the front door of our previous house because we loved it so much.  That front door looks great now!  

Sophia was learning to go up the stairs.  We used her favorite toy to motivate her.  Her physical and occupational therapists use the stairs as part of her therapy.  I'm guessing that she never went up on this day because I would've gotten a picture of that!  

I was cooking dinner one night and suddenly, I had THREE pairs of eyes watching me.  I knew Sophia was there but Scarlett and Savannah decided to join her.  I was tickled that they made themselves all comfy and cozy...just to watch me cook dinner.  Love my sweeties!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

February Summation

 Savannah's Valentine's Day party at school.  Don't know what her facial expression is about but I love it!

Scarlett's spring concert at school.  There are four classes in her pod and this is her pod, Pod A.

The first snow day of the year!  The girls couldn't WAIT to go outside.  They made several snow angels and had a blast doing it!

Snow angels in the making!

When Jeremiah came home, he joined the girls outside.  Of course!

It wasn't long before he placed the girls in a rubbermaid container and sent them flying down the driveway!

On another snow day, Sophia fell asleep while she was playing...sitting up.  Then, the girls wanted to play in the show with bare feet because daddy did it.  Finally, the girls and Jeremiah had a snowball fight.  He thought it would be hilarious if he threw snowballs at me while I was watching him.  I would've been fine with it except that he was throwing them so hard.  You should've heard the bass from those things!  I just knew he was going to break my window.  After a few hours of fun, everyone went down for naps!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sophia's 3rd Birthday

Sophia turned 3 years old on February 9, 2015!  We love this girl SO much!!  We are also very thankful that she is still here with us.  It's been quite the journey and she has been worth it!  We celebrated her birthday all day long!  

We took a lot of pictures!

For dinner it was TGIFriday's!  The waiters and waitresses sang happy birthday to her and she just LOVED it!  Afterwards, we went home for more singing and birthday cake for the birthday girl!  It was a great day!  

The next morning, we celebrated the fact that she was officially home longer than she was in the hospital.  18 months and one day.  Don't judge us.  We celebrate EVERY one of this girl's milestones!