Thursday, March 27, 2008

The real Smith home

Last week we posted a picture of the "Smith Mansion". Check out the real progress of Brad and Michele's new home at the following link:

Welcome to the blogging world...the house looks great!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Foot Faucet

As many of you know, Scott and I are in the process of building a new home. We have really only just begun and have met with the builder and architect once. Therefore, we are still developing our list of "must-haves" for the home (if you have any ideas...please pass them on!). The other day Alys mentioned that she wished someone would make a faucet for your home that had foot pedals (instead of reaching up with wet/grimy hands and getting the faucet all yucky!). Well, low and behold they do make such a's the Foot Faucet! It looks pretty cool - and you can even install one in your current home. Wow - what will they think of next!

We are leaning towards installing one in the new home, so we'll let you know how well they work (a year from now!)

Friday, March 21, 2008

The Mayor, First Stud and Hillary!

Mom and Dad attended a rally for Hillary last night in Evansville, IN. Check out the photos...they were right behind the stage!

Here is a link to the story:

Smith Mansion

Our good friends Brad, Michele, Olivia and Jackson Smith are in the process of building a new home. Brad likes to keep us updated on the progress and sent out a photo this week. Check it out...

While there is a lot to do on the inside, they recently finished the exterior. The Smith family is really excited because they've never had a home with this many levels and rooms.

I only hope our new home turns out this nice! :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gracie and Max Sitting in a Tree

Gracie and Max have been boyfriend and girlfriend since their days in the nursery. While they have always been close, she decided today she would take things into her own hands. I think it's time we have a talk with her about being too aggressive with the boys!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pudding and Pigtails!

Gracie spent the night with Papa Tuff and Grandma Alys Saturday evening. She had a great time, and particularly liked playing with Kessie and Brittney. We also realized two new things after her stay...she LOVES chocolate pudding and her hair will fit in pigtails! Geez...I never realized either of those!

Tuff also made stilts...which we tried out Sunday afternoon. They are much more difficult to operate than you would think, although Scott and I weren't that shabby!

Here are a few photos of Gracie's fun weekend!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Whew...what a week!

We hope everyone is having a great week...with the NCAA tournament just around the corner, how can you not?! Although it's been a hectic week at work, I've also been fortunate enough to enjoy a few girls nights out, and a family night with Scott and Gracie today! I went to see "Definitely, Maybe" last night with Patty, Caroline, Ann and Clair. it was really cute - the perfect carefree movie you need mid-week.

Tonight Gracie, Scott and I enjoyed a dinner at Hacienda followed by a trip to Barnes and Noble. A funny thing happened as we were perusing the children's area. We kept picking up various stuffed animals and asked Gracie if she knew what / who they were. She got the usuals correct...Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Dora, Big Bird, Elmo, monkeys. We were shocked though when Scott held up a strange looking thing and said "Alpaca". Grace quickly responded with perfect enunciation..."Alpaca" I'm not sure how she did it...the girls can's say Scott or Grandma or Water correctly, but she sure can pronounce Alpaca!!!

We had a great visit with the Barrons last weekend, celebrating Libby's 1st birthday. Although I forgot my camera (again!), Alison got some great shots of the big celebration. Click here to see the birthday girl! Happy Birthday Libby!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I love my two Grandpa Kidders!!!

We had a great family outing at Missy and Brian's house the other night. Gracie spent the entire evening running around with Lauren and Drew. She also enjoyed spending time with Papa Tuff and Great Grandpa Bud! These are two of my favorite pictures...playing basketball with Great Grandpa Bud and then all tuckered out with Papa Tuff. Too cute!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Weekend Fun!

We had a great weekend in was the second annual Kidder/Mauck/Elsesser reunion! Scott, Gracie and I drove down early Saturday morning and met Mom and Dad in Broadripple. After a long lunch catching up, we hit a few shops and then parted ways. Mom and Dad took Gracie for the evening and Scott and I headed downtown to meet Sarah, Geoff, Elizabeth and James. We had a great time enjoying the company as well as a few local establishments :) It's always fun to catch up and reminisce about old times!

Yesterday we met Mom and Dad at Barnes & Noble for a while, and then headed back home. Scott and I were EXHAUSTED last night...although we did manage to stay up for two great new shows. Oprah's Big Give was great, as was the Newlywed reality show!

I didn't get many photos in Indianapolis as I forgot my camera in the car. Elizabeth and Sarah got a few though so I'll hopefully post those soon. We did snap a quick photo of the new Colts stadium on our way out of town. It is HUGE and dwarfs the RCA dome. The picture to the left shows the progress made thus far.

I also realized last night that we have lots of winter pictures that I never posted. They are posted at the following link...enjoy!

Well, happy Monday! We hope everyone had a great weekend and wish you a great start to the week!