Sundblad Crew

Sundblad Crew

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Fun!

 Mary and I took my two and the 4 Lybecks to the Children's Museum Halloween Event.  It was awesome!!!
 Shay, Isaac and Conley play in goo.
 Kinzie and Shay making necklaces and bracelets.
 Shay (Rapunzel) coming down the slide.
 Captain America coming down the slide.  Conley and Isaac had a blast in every room!!!
 Kinzie pumpkin bowling.
 This is my favorite shot.  Hudson and his cotton candy.  They had a cotton candy machine...AWESOME!!!
 Our little pirate.
The crew.  We had 2 pirates, 2 princesses, Captain America and a ninja.  This event is still going on tomorrow...yes my kids will be going again (we cannot get enough).  We could spend all weekend there!!!  Thank you Children's Museum for being awesome!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Siding and insulation

 We have siding!!!  I know nothing about the title of this  post, but I did take some pics of the progress.
 The siding is a darker brown and will have tan shake siding (not sure on the term) on the peaks and on the front of the garage.
 We decided on spray foam insulation instead of fiberglass.  Again, I have no idea what I am talking about, but it is a very cool process.
 This is supposed to be more efficient...that is why we went this direction.
 Up close.  Nate could give you all the info about it, but I know nothing :)
 Up in the rafters.
Up close in the rafters.  They should finish up tomorrow and the drywall crew starts on Monday.  Lots of decision making going on for me.  I'm picking paint colors, furniture and rugs.  Very fun!!!  Thank goodness for Pinterest and Houzz!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


 We put Conley in flag football a year early.  He loves playing, but has a lot of learning yet to do.
 #5 in the orange shirt.
 His mouth guard is too big for his mouth, but he loves it.  Running hard after the blue guy trying to get his flags.
 He was in charge of blocking #11 on this play.
 There are 4 coaches.  They stay on the field instructing the whole time.  Love these dads that volunteer their time.  If the kids would listen it would be quite the football game to watch :)
 In action.
He probably should have been in front of his teammate blocking...he is definitely still learning how it all works.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Updated house pics!

 The back decks are built.  Railings will go on when the siding gets put on.  The doors going out to the patio are also installed.  We are (cross your fingers) 2 weeks out from drywall...hopefully!!!
 These are my two troopers.  We take many golf cart rides over to the house to make decisions, bring water and snacks, check on Nate and take pics of progress.  They have been awesome!!!
 New concrete pad next to the garage.  This will provide for more parking.  My dad has been doing great things at our house since May!!!
 Brick covered retaining wall.  The ground here is now concrete!
 New entry to the house!
 Door in the dining room heading out to a deck.
 Nate's vision.  A sauna.  Nate has been firm on this from the beginning.  I think I will also love this ;)
My picture taking buddies!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It looks like home!

 Looking at the back of the house.
 Great room...pre-window framing.
 Windows framed.  This is going to be a great view and let in awesome natural light.
 You can see where it ties into the old part.  The green siding is coming off.  I think we may have decided on a brown with a hint of green for the siding.  We are trying to make some big decisions this week.
 The view from the great room.  We bartered the apples from our apple trees for goodies and services!  The pond is really low due to lack of rain, but hopeful will fill up soon.
 Nate is standing in the kitchen.
 Looking through the kitchen to the great room.
 The kids filled left behind pop bottles with sawdust while Nate and I made some decisions and I took pics.  Side note...Shay wore this dress to school with knee high (fallish) boots to school.  I put a pair of shoes in her bag (just in case) and of course she had to change mid-day.  The outfit combinations get better each day...but I have another post about Shay and school coming soon, just wait!
 Standing in laundry looking at our bathroom.  Our bathroom and the kids bathroom open into the laundry...hopefully this will make my life easier having laundry centrally located and easily accessible.
 Laundry the left is the kids bathroom.
 Kids the right of that is Shay's room.
 We have 2 large windows and a door going out to our own deck off our bedroom.  Of course it looks out to the pond, but at this angle you see the kids' swing set.
 A view from the great room.  The swing way out there is my mother's day gift.  Nate and the kids know fishing is not my thing.  I can sit, swing and read while the kids fish or play on the swing set.
The kids' swing set.  You can see Conley sticking out of the tunnel.  Our next door neighbors gave us the swing set, Nate repainted it and it is awesome!  The kids love it!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kindergarten & Pre-K

 1st day of school.  Holding their rest mats, backpacks on and ready to go.  Several photos taken and Shay could not pull off a real smile with eyes open...ahhh!!!
 Sibling love!  Conley has talked for weeks about Pre-K, telling Shay what will happen each day and what she needs to do.  She was quite annoyed with him towards the end.  
 Not too bad Shay and Con cheeses it up!  I took them to school the first day and picked them up when school got out.  Today was their first day of staying in after school care.
 Of course Shay wore a dress and Conley had to wear his "fast shoes" because they had 3 recesses.
 Kindergarten stud!  Here he is at his desk.  There are 20 kids in his class and 16 are BOYS!!!  Everyone needs to say a quick prayer for that teacher!!!  His favorite is recess and of course all his buddies from pre-k are in his class, so he is thrilled about that.
Shay could have cared less when I left.  She was ready to dig in and get started.  I cannot wait to see her excel.  Her favorite thing is the iPad.  Her class has 10 iPads.  They use them for different learning activities and to practice writing letters.  She has 13 kids in her class and all kids in her class go 5 days.  The pre-k program was so popular they added a 2nd class.  That class is for the 3-day and 2-day kids.  She has pre-k until 1:30 and then goes into a class from 1:30-3:30 with other pre-k kids that stay.  At 3:30 she joins Conley in after school care.

We are super excited to have both kids at the same location!!!!