Sunday, October 17, 2010

And Jerad is 28

Jerad turned 28 today!!! We started dating not long after his 23rd b-day and at the time I thought he was so old. Ha! We had a low key weekend. We repainted the guestroom/office:

(don't worry--its no VOC paint)

Now we just need to clean up, decorate, and hang stuff on the walls. Eventually Jerad is going to build a longer and shallower custom desk so he can have space to work and I can have space to craft.

While we worked we listened to Catch Me If You Can the audio book

Its one of my favorite movies and hearing the story was really fun. I've never listened to an audio book before. I love it! Usually when I read I just immerse myself in the book. This way I can get something done at the same time. Win-win. Jerad loved it too, now if only our library would get a better audio book selection...

We also rolled out the new wool rug I bought for the living room:

I'm not 100% sold on it yet. We'll see. I think it would be a better bedroom rug.

Saturday night Jerad's parents and sister watched Marshall and we went to Guiseppe's Restaurant. I told Jerad he could pick anywhere that he wanted to go and that's where we ended up. It's where we went for my birthday:) He loves the lamb.

For his birthday I got him the cell salts he had been asking for, and a make your own root beer kit:

Sunday (his actual b-day) I got up with the baby at 6 and let him sleep in. When he got up at 8, he started making the root beer:

It has to ferment for a few days to a week so it will be awhile till we get to taste it.

Sunday afternoon our friends Liz and Gregg stopped by for awhile, and then Melinda and Larry babysat for a little bit while we went out to lunch. At lunch we were looking at the dessert menu and decided it would be fun to make a chocolate cake. We came home and Jerad chose this recipe for homemade Hostess Cupcakes. They were by no means healthy, but at least minimal chemicals!

It was a great weekend, and nice to chill around home instead of jetting off for once. We will be jetting off next weekend for our anniversary though.

And just because it feels weird to not post some baby pics (I know that's why you all come here now-a-days), here you go:

(staring down Sophie)

(being a charmer)


(chilling in the bumbo while I shower)

I'm so lucky to be surrounded by two such sweet happy boys.


Paige said...

You know that that is THE EXACT SAME rug we have in our living room... right?

I totally LOVE LOVE it, but it has only been 8 months, and I need to get it cleaned already. Oi. Not sure what I was thinking when I bought a white rug for the living room in the house with a toddler.

But, I wouldn't even consider changing it.

Beth McDermott said...

"I know thats why you all come on here now adays..." bwahahahahaha. Guilty. ;) But Happy Bday Anyways, Jerad! xo

Steph said...

Paige, thats so funny. I love your rug and was looking for one similar. I didn't realize it was the same one! Its beautiful but with three dogs, a baby, and Jerad (the worst culprit) I don't think it'll last long.

Nicole said...

I love that rug!!

misguided mommy said...

i am going to need you to go ahead and mail me about 7 dozen of those cake things mmmkay. and those baby legs on the post below, way way way too cute.