Saturday, October 27, 2012

 I really need a better system for updating my blog.  Since I started posting pictures on instagram I can never remember if I've blogged them or just instagramed them.  It's driving me bonkers.  So with that being said, I think these are some of the pictures I took this week that I haven't blogged.  We had a few more gorgeous days and took advantage of the opportunity to be outside.  Its been a little chilly and rainy the last couple days so we've taken to cooking and crafting (oh, who am I kidding, and movie watching).

 Last weekend we had some extra time so we decided to redo the caulk in our bathroom (the plumber said he thought the old caulk was to blame for our sporadic leaks).  Well what should have been a pretty quick project ended with us ripping most of our wall out and part of our shower.  Of course this happened on the weekend so we couldn't get a hold of the plumber so Casey caped off the pipes and we stuck a fan in there running nonstop to dry up the area.  So now we have to share a bathroom with the kids (YUCK).  We did eventually get in touch with the plumber and he has ordered the part so hopefully it won't be too much longer before we can start putting things back together.  I miraculously got my sewing machine working this week!!!  I was so excited.  I've been meaning to try to figure it our for a few weeks now, but I'm not very good and mechanical problem solving so I was putting it off.  Casey said our family prayer the other day and in it he said "and please bless mom to be able to accomplish what she wants today."  When he said that I though about the sewing machine so when I got a few seconds I pulled it our and started checking it our.  Instantly I noticed that a piece seemed to be screwed on backwards.  I was a little stumped because it had been my sisters machine before and she hadn't had any problems with it. but I went ahead and unscrewed it and after a little while I got it turned around and put back together.  While I was doing this I was talking to my mom and Sarah on the phone and they were helping me figure it our.  Sarah mentioned that she had lent it to a friend who's husband had taken it apart so I think he just put the piece on backwards.  I was so happy to have it figured our!!!  To celebrate I sewed a pair of curtains for my bathroom!!!
Bennett has been crazy about sharks lately.  He loves watching shark week and in this picture he is pretending he is fighting sharks with an underwater breather.  Cute and creative, just like his daddy!