Friday, May 22, 2009

kyle's new found talent...

normally following "kyle's new found talent.." there would be some joke, or new bodily function he's discovered, but not this time. this time it's for real!

we were riding in the car one day, and kyle says "i would love to build a guitar. my dream job would be to build guitars and sell them."

so i reply, "well, why don't you just build a guitar then?"

he says, "you know, i think i will."

so the journey begins.

this just so happened to be about the same time i started working nights. so it was very convenient that kyle all of a sudden had a project to work on with his dad every night i worked.

here's the very beginning stages. pieces of black walnut and oak in the middle to start the body of the guitar.

much further down the road, we have the final shape. it just needs finishing and wiring. (and a few other details.)

the finished product...

drum roll please..

ta da!! i love it! isn't it pretty!? all hand made!

i believed in you all along, dear! but i'm not going to lie, it's much better than i even thought it would be!

so the obsession has begun, he's already on his second one!! who knows, maybe this will turn into a guitar selling blog!! haha..right..

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Road Trip!

Heidi, Andrew, Dellie, and me all went on a road trip to see the newest member of our family, Isabella Kelso!
We had a lot of fun, but 9 hour drives with 2 kids 5 years and under is not something you want to do on a regular basis!
when we got there, we loved on the new baby! she is so sweet and content! just barely whines if she is upset! (hopefully it will continue like this!)
we had to have lots of activities to keep andrew and dellie entertained, so we went to the park one day, to the zoo another, on our last day there we went and looked at all the tanks on base, which andrew had been begging to do since we left the house thursday morning!

here are quite a few pictures to sum up the trip..

here they are looking all sweet and innocent in the back of a car. this is how they spent 1 of the 9 hours each way.
they dvd player is a gift from God! that is how they spent the other 8 hours of each trip!

heidi and i getting a little tired of the drive! Kansas at last!

First meeting Izzie!!

the kids loved her!! especially andrew..he just wanted to keep holding her the whole time we were there! here they are reading her "pat the bunny" (my favorite children's book ever!)

andrew taking a break from loving on izzie, had to be an army man.

mom and izzie after izzie's first bath at home!

then off to the zoo..
ashleigh actually wanted to go just a few days after she delivered! the weather was beautiful (for kansas). both her and baby did great! here they are with the flamingos!

the sun was bother izzie's eyes =)

dellie pushing care bear (who was usually flipped out of the stroller and dragging the ground!) and andrew pushing izzie with much more caution than dellie.

brother and sister =)

mom is now the ammaw of three =)

the girls had matching tutus, so we of course had to take lots of picturesgirly cousins =)

dellie putting on a little show for the baby

how sweet is that face!?

dellie being calm for a split second!