Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinet before it has been assaulted by Annaliese and Anderson.

I realize that I haven't published anything about the flood or our house etc. But, I figure that most people that are reading this blog know about all of that anyway. I do plan on writing about it later, but right now, it's not high on the list of things I am eager to do. Given all of that, I will keep this short. We have now decided to tear down the house and start over. Either way, we would have needed new kitchen cabinets. We found a great site that had cabinets that we both liked. We ordered two of them so we could check out the quality, assembly etc. They are gorgeous, I mean, at least I really love them. What never occurred to me though, is to try them out on the kids. Because wouldn't you want to buy cabinets that could fit two toddlers comfortably on the inside?

I promise (especially to all my DHS friends reading this) I didn't make them go in there! A couple nights ago while we were visiting with friends and were mildly distracted, Annaliese and Anderson decided to use the opportunity to find the perfect hiding place. Eventually we heard this giggling coming from inside the cabinet and there they are. They thought it was terribly funny and I have to say we did too. It was even funnier when they figured out how to push out the drawer so they could pop out the top! Parenting tip - if you have to get new cabinets, make sure your kids like them too. Everyone's happy!

Anna's Big Day!

Annaliese started preschool last week. She has been excited about this event for quite some time. She was particularly upset when Jackson and Hailey started a few weeks ago. But, we assured her that her day would come soon. And finally, it did! She attends on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and she loves it.

So excited for her first day!
I think Hailey was almost as excited as Annaliese.

At the front door to the preschool. Anderson wasn't quite as happy when we left without her. He kept saying, "Anna?" And I have been truly amazed at how calm he is when it's just him. All of us went to Panera the first morning and he sat there all nice and quiet. I think I can handle this new Anderson, even if it is only for two and a half hours.

Anderson literally tackled Annaliese when he saw her in the hallway! Annaliese with the assistant Deb Aalfs.
I am thrilled that she is in the first preschool class for Orchard Hill Church. OHC has been planning this preschool for a long time and it has been a dream come true for the staff, members and friends of Orchard Hill. I can remember asking about a preschool when we first started attending seven years ago. And our patience has been rewarded! I am so excited to see this blossom and grow, and especially for all the little ones that are now preschoolers at Orchard Hill.