Having Fun & House Update

Having Fun!

House Update:

The basement walls are done and now we (David) is working on filling the basement with dirt (so the dirt level is with the footing level. He's also working on the plumbing for the basement. The cinder blocks have been laid for the garage. We are planning for the framers to come on Monday and do the floor tresses, than we have the excavating men coming on Tuesday to do the back fill (putting dirt around the basement and sloping out the landscaping, the framers will continue to frame on Wednesday and the following week we are hoping to get the siding and roofing done. So that is the plan for the next couple of weeks (I'll post pictures as we move forward).


First Day of Pre-K

Annika started her first day of pre-k (we are homeschooling so we didn't have to go far)!

Eating breakfast before school starts...

Showing off her backpack (it doesn't hold her books because it is to small).

Annika Carol Stertz - 3 Years Old - First Day of Pre-K
 Sitting at her "desk." She asked to use her tray while sitting on the couch.

Doing her school work. Following directions while coloring. She did a wonderful job!

Since it was the first day it was pretty easy. She got to listen to a story and than had to answer questions about the story. Then she got to color a bit. Tomorrow we start on the sounds of the letters of the alphabet.


A Few new ones

The first set of pictures are of what's been going on around here. By the way the reason I'm posting on a Sunday during church is b/c I'm home with a sick little guy. I believe he's feeling better, but I want to make sure, he threw up quite a bit last night, but is now happily resting.

The next set of pictures are the progress that has been made on our house. I couldn't remember if I shared that we are building a house. Although I know many of you know that already! But here's a few pictures of the progress. On Friday the Diggers came and dug the basement for us (the kids LOVED watching it) and then the men came and laid the forms for the footings. They are planning on cementing the footings on Monday. They had planned on doing it on Friday, but we have to have a pump truck come in b/c there would be no place (with all the dirt mounds) to put a regular cement truck). David and a couple of men plan on getting the walls put together (we are doing a ICF poured cement block wall...whatever you want to call it) by the end of this coming week.

This is a look of a man who spent all summer cutting and clearing trees, watching a digger pull up a maple tree like it was a tooth pick! ;)
 Donovan Loved the digger
 I woke her up to see the digger
 Getting Started!
 He loved it!

 "We're building a house, Donovan."
 Watching the digger.