Ivy is TWO!

We threw a birthday party for our girl on Saturday. She is a lucky kid because she has some amazing family and friends – they made her day pretty special. The photo above is blurry because she was twirling in her “dancing dress,” while wearing her “dancing shoes.”

We had a subtle hot air balloon theme because, since we took Ivy to the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, she loves them. “Bloons!” We also threw the party at ten in the morning because donuts and mimosas (for the parents).

This little lady was excited for her guests to arrive.

When her guests did arrive,  she was quick to show them how her dress worked.

This darling was sweet enough to share her first birthday with our birthday girl.

So many sweet friends.

So many fun gifts.

New boots from Grandma and Papa Harmon to (eventually) replace her froggy boots.

Her new boots were immediately replaced by her new chucks.

She was very, very excited about her new bubble gun from Aunt Kacy and Uncle Andrew.

The one photo of the handsome devil behind the camera and his little boy.

Sweet Ozzy “booping” his buddy, Leo.

Enter crazy mom eyes in three…two…

Yes, she spit all over the cake.

What a day. What a girl.

-Adam & Layne

Addition – Week Two

The back of our house looks like it got in a fight with a bear that hated aluminum siding.

This week involved waiting for concrete to cure, covering that concrete with huge tarps to protect it from all the freaking rain, tearing off stem wall forms, and some demo (in the rain).

Adam and I got to work on Saturday ripping the aluminum siding off the backside of the house and then tackling the bottom few courses of the old wood siding underneath. It rained the entire time. Blech.

We filled the truck up for a trip to the dump. Again. Blech. Demolition isn’t Chip Gaines jumpin’ through walls, throwing hammers, laughing it up, happy fun time. It’s more like, “I think I got a sliver in my eye and why are my gloves so wet?”

The best part of this week’s progress was watching the contractor and his team start to put the yard back together again. Tomorrow should be exciting as the subfloor should be almost complete if not completely done.

Here’s a fun look at some of the hard work that’s gone into this week: