we love going to costco. believe it or not, this is my dream couch. i would love this in our house to relax and watch movies on. but lucky dog would destroy it. so i will just continue to dream about it.
my first time making peanut butter cookies out of the vegan cookies invade your cookie jar book (i added the chocolate chips for danny)
malcolm and i took a trip to kmart so i could admire this sweet little patio set that i love. i'm hoping it will go on major clearance soon.
kisses for daddy
middle of the night thunderstorms
danny kept malcolm busy while alanna and i decided what to get for her bedroom. he caught this video on his phone, haha
i took these videos from inside the house. we don't have a covered porch, so i couldn't go outside to film the lightning. but it was wonderful!
we took a quick overnight trip to charlotte and hit ikea on the way home
(our house is coming together very nicely thanks to some new shelving! i love ikea. and thanks again lynn for letting us stay with you guys!)
summertime baths in the front yard
alanna has spent the week here, at artspace, for their summer youth arts program
our lantana bush's are covered with bumblebees and beautiful butterflies!
trips to the neighborhood park
on tuesday evening our hot water went out. so we gave malcolm a quick bath in the kitchen sink...
he loved it, and made a huge wet mess!
we really lucked out with this new (old) house. our landord is fantastic. i called him yesterday morning to let him know about our lack of hot water, and he had someone come right out to fix it. and this morning he called to make sure that we weren't having any more problems. he also let me know that he pays for an exterminator service to treat the house, and that they will be coming in a couple weeks. so no yucky bugs inside for us (have you ever seen a palmetto bug in real life?! if so, you know how awful they are. eeek!
anyway, he has done way more than our last landlord ever did, and we've only lived here for a month and a half. pretty awesome. our last house had bats in the attic, termites in the wood, spotty mold in the drywall and windows (ewww), and a rodent in the basement (poor garrett!) and the owner never came and repaired or got rid of any of it. he was a slumlord for sure. i am very grateful for this new place. we are pretty happy living here :)