Tulip Festival

Last week Wade and I went to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving point. The tulips were beautiful, but unfortunately Wade was not in the best of mood so this is the best picture we got. If you have the chance, I definitely recommend going.

Lookin' Sharp

Is he not just so adorable when he is all dressed up? I know I am a little biased, but I think so!

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Our Easter Surprise

So the Saturday before Easter, we had a great day. Phil got to mow his lawn for the first time with his brand new lawn mower and weed-wacker, and he got it fertilized. We also got our new patio furniture and BBQ put together. Needless to say, we are ready for summer.

We put Wade to bed that night (knowing he had a cough and thinking it was just a chest cold) and finished dying Easter eggs since we were hosting Easter dinner at our house. We had just laid down to go to bed ourselves when Wade woke up crying. I went to check on him and quickly yelled at Phil to come. He was barely breathing in between cries. He was so raspy and sounded like he was hardly getting any air. I knew this wasn't just a chest cold. So at 11:30 pm, we all rush to the ER, completely freaked out, to find out that he has Croup.

Turns out that Croup is the children's version of laryngitis, but because babies airways are so much smaller than adults, it can be pretty serious. They gave him some steroid treatments and watched him for a few hours. He was a champ by the way, he hardly complained and the doctors were impressed with how good he was to take all the treatments. Anyway, they sent us home at around 3 am. Because Croup is contagious for other babies, I didn't take him to church on Sunday so he didn't even get to wear his new Easter outfit. Oh well.

Even with all the bustle, we did manage to have an enjoyable Easter. Wade even managed to find a few Easter eggs that the Easter bunny left for him. He is doing much better now and should be back to normal in a few days.

We hope everyone else's Easter was less eventful than ours!

Man Shed

When we bought our house:

it looked like the previous owner had used the shed:

for little other than an extra storage room.  So, we have a few projects on our list to be finished in the shed.  Last weekend, we finished up the first shed improvement project.  Jen's dad and brother in law came over to help me wire the place for electricity.  (A keen observer will notice the trail of dirt leading up to the shed.  That was a trench that we had to dig to bury the electricity line.)  Notice that there is a light on.

Other projects I'm looking forward to:
  • Finishing the siding in the shed
  • Landscaping both the front and back yard
  • Installing a new kitchen faucet (our current faucet doesn't have a sprayer, how does one live without a sprayer?)
  • Building a secret passageway from the house to the shed, in case of an intruder