Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Five

Our week in review. :-)


First and foremost, Jackson has been doing so well potty-training this week! I will write a post about it once we feel he's actually potty-trained, but he's off to a great start and I couldn't be more proud of him!
A picture of him with all of his Disney "Cars" cars. We are collecting them and it's so much fun!


A fun, dolphin and heart grilled cheese I made for Jackson Sunday night. I've had this sandwich cutter for a long time, but had never used it before. I remembered I had it so that night I decided to make dinner a little more fun for Jackson. :-) He ate it right up. I might have to find a few different ones for us to try.


Our kitchen sink has been slow draining for probably about a year or more now. My dad has snaked it several times and that would help for a little while, but it would just get stopped up again and we couldn't figure out why. We had to have someone else come out with a bigger tool to snake it and he said that one of the pipes under our house had probably broken and the water from the sink and dishwasher were going under our house and mud was filling up the pipe. :-( Not what you want to hear as this was going to cost some major money to be fixed. So when we had my dad put a bathroom in our basement, he thought he fixed the problem by replacing some of the pipe from the kitchen sink to our basement. This helped for about 4 months and then it started to drain VERY slow again. It got so bad that we couldn't even use the dishwasher or run water in the sink without it backing up. So for the last month I've had to wash our dishes by hand in a big bowl and empty the water in the bathroom. Ugh, so not fun! My dad finally got a break in work to come fix our broken pipe and I can't thank him enough since having someone else do it would have cost us a small fortune!! It was a mess, but I'm so happy to have it fixed. I can finally wash dishes in the dishwasher now and rinse dishes in the sink. You really don't realize how much you take something for granted til it's gone.
(Here's what it looked like after my dad had busted up all the concrete in the unfinished part of our basement and replaced the old broken pipe with new pipe! Yay!)


Wednesday, Jackson didn't get a nap. Usually when he doesn't get a nap, he's asleep by 7 or so. But that evening my dad had been there fixing the broken pipe and then I took the kids for a walk, so we had a late dinner. While Jackson was eating dinner, I was finishing up sweeping the floor. So when I was done, I went over to get a plate for my dinner when I saw him dosing off at the dinner table. By the time I sat down, he was out! Now that's what I call tired!


And finally, Tuesday evening I got a text from my Aunt Karla saying my cousin had asked his girlfriend of 5 years to marry him and she said yes! I couldn't be more happy and excited for them!
(A photo I have of them from a couple years ago.)