Finishing Projects

Moving is forcing us to finish some projects that we hadn’t quite gotten around to completing. When we did the great room switch of 2018, we spent so many hours on the closet, floor, walls, etc. The only thing that remained unfinished was the crown molding. As soon as Wade started to do the demolition work on the old closet, which included taking down the old crown molding, he realized there was going to be a problem. He had hoped to save some of the trim and if he was really lucky then it would be easy to match in stores. Then he realized it was discontinued baseboard molding that they had used as crown molding. Wade finally came up with a crazy layering of boards to replicate the molding and you wouldn’t know the difference, but it was not easy! Why don’t people just do things the right way?!?!

The first pictures show a first attempt and the end pictures show what a close match he eventually created.

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Day Out

Today was a gorgeous day so we met up with our friends at the Ecotarium for some fun in the mud.

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Improvising

Kaitlyn wanted to play the game Sorry. It turned out we were missing a few of the pieces. She was quick to solve the problem and we had a fun time playing while Ben napped.

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Queen Bee

Kaitlyn felt on top of the world tonight at swim practice. The lifeguard let her sit in the chair. She found a new friend to play with while waiting for class to start. Then it turned out she was the only student in the class tonight. She got her own private lesson! What a night!!

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Benjamin Fuller

This guy is always so happy after a nap. Today he was content to chill in his room while I took a few pictures.

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Easter Bunny Comes

It’s not unheard of for my birthday to be on or around Easter but it doesn’t happen very often. I’m kind of glad they were on separate days but in the same weekend. My mom was able to come and help us enjoy both celebrations! The kids were up bright and early (just like usual) so we had plenty of time to find the Easter baskets and enjoy all the goodies – especially the chocolate bunnies.

Then we got all dressed up for church and the mandatory pictures. (Note that Ben is actually wearing an outfit Wade wore about 30 some odd years ago..)

We had our traditional Easter lunch – with everyone’s favorite Honey Baked ham. At our house, I think we have Easter ham at lunch just so we can have our favorite dinner of ham biscuits. We had a nice relaxing day spent at home – the best!

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Cakes – Bunny And Birthday

Today was all about the cakes. My mom is rarely with my kids around Easter but one of her favorite kid traditions is the bunny cake. I remember making it with her and I remember her making it with our neighbor’s kids when we got too old. She loves making it with the grandkids now. I am convinced she is super-Gram for cooking with all 4 of the kids. (I personally would have never attempted it and at least waited till Ben was napping.) She handled it like a pro an there was a cute Bunny cake at the end. I’m sure the kids will be asking for it next year.

Then it was time to celebrate my birthday. The kids were super excited – probably because Gram was in town! We had lobster rolls for dinner (yum!) and Wade procured a chocolate cake from a local bakery (also yum!). Then we put Ben to bed and opened some presents. The kids had helped wrap some of the gifts and Kaitlyn had made her own card (and didn’t mind translating for me). The boys had my most favorite chocolates ever (Trader Joe’s dark chocolate caramels). Wade surprised me with a new lens I have had on my list for over a year. It was a good year!

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A Day With Gram

Gram arrived late last night and Alex had a sign in the door to greet her. We spent the day the Children’s Museum in Providence. We had never been but I had heard great things. My big boys are probably aging out but it was still a lot of fun. Kaitlyn and Ben had a fantastic time and LOVED the water room.

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