Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Dave: While You Are Away Day 3

This is going to be a quick blog post because Donny and Marika are here and it's rude not to talk to them. Today I can blog about a few things we've done since Dave left that I haven't been able to talk about previously because they were surprises for Dave. But he will see the surprises before he sees this post!
So Thursday night we started working on a welcome back banner for Dave. I didn't add the "Dr" in until this morning because I didn't want to jinx anything. Rachel was mostly tired and so got frustrated by trying to paint so Sam and I finished it this morning while Rachel had a four hour nap. She had a four hour nap because she and Sam both woke up at 7:30. I plunked them down in front of Mighty Machines with Cheerios and dozed on the couch because 7:30am on a Saturday morning is way too early for me! Sam was very pleased with the final results.

The finished sign hanging and waiting in the hallway.

Before Rachel woke up, Sam worked on a separate project for Dave. He was actually happier about it than he appears in this picture! Getting him to smile for pictures these days is a chore.
After Rachel woke up...
...and while Sam was having quiet time (he was supposed to be sleeping!), Rachel worked on her part of the project for Dave. She was quite the mess afterwards.

And just because it was pretty funny, I took a video!

After Sam had quiet time, I ordered pizza, because it was just that kind of a day, and plunked the kids down in front of Mighty Machines so I could get dressed before the pizza arrived. (Did I mention it was that kind of a day?!)
The pizza was just what the doctor ordered.

After supper I played piano, Skyped with Twiebe and got both kids off to bed with much screaming and gnashing of teeth. And then I came down to this...
I cleaned it up, went outside and browsed the interwebs until Donny and Marika arrived. Then Rachel woke up. So now Rachel is lying on the couch with Marika and I am done this blog post. Dave's plane is currently ten minutes late so we will expect his arrival around 1:30 or 2am. Maybe I should go drink another Coke!

Oh, and that painting project Sam and Rachel were working on. This is it. Hopefully Dave likes it!

(ps. I'm now going to go and get some white paint to try and paint over the failed ampersand in the bottom left hand corner of Rachel's painting. Ooops.)


  1. Hi Natasha! The tutorial for the mobile is here:

    Cute kids! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Oh now that was one busy day. Super cute signs and congrats to Dr. Daddy.

    1. Thank you! We're pretty excited around here :)


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