Friday, December 28, 2007
I have received many calls and e-mails from you all requesting pictures of our darling kids opening their Christmas presents and all the ensuing fun. Sam is not in school at the moment and my free time is severely limited so I will post pictures in a few days when I have time to really look at them all......Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all from the Hartley Family!!!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
So, Ben says the baby is almost done. However, this morning at about 6:30 am Ben stripped the threads on his arbor (yeah, I don't know either...) Apparently it's super bad, but fixable and all the crusty old guys on the "Old Woodworking Machines" forum have taken our Ben under their wing to help repair "baby". We will keep you posted on the progress. Notice the custom made motor cover! It has all the guys on the forum talking!!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Lots of people have called to see if everything here in Moline is OK. Thanks so much for your calls! We are fine and have power and the roads are great ect... It has been absolutely beautiful here. It's like living in a snow globe. I wish I was a better photographer so you could see what it really looks like!
Sam and Lilly and I made Christmas cookies today. I wish you all could have been here. There were sprinkles and beebles everywhere! We used up a gallon of decorations and most of that ended up on the floor. (Notice the intense concentration...)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
We had a big ice storm yesterday that kept us cooped up all day long. The kids were crazy!!! They had so much fun playing with this laundry basket, they pushed it around for at least an hour. Go figure, about $1,000,000,000 in toys in this house and they are playing with a $15 laundry basket!!!
So this week the motor was installed on the Unisaw. Sam and Bob helped hoist the motor into place. Baby Unisaw is still having problems though, loose bands and a wobbly blade. Ben did say that he was able to cut wood with her for the first time so all's not lost. Check back for more updates on Ben's progress.....
This video was set to us by Sam's Aunt Chris. It was shot a long, long time ago,...about two years ago. When Chris was shooting this she had the monitor turned so Sam could watch himself as Chris recorded. It is so great to see how much Sam has grown and to see how much he and Lilly look alike. Do you think so???? Thanks Aunt Chris, you're the best!!!!! Kinda makes me all teary!!!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Lilly has shown an aptitude for for the fiber arts, taking every chance to get into my knitting bucket and drag yarn all over the house. I should have taken video but this is the best I could do. Perhaps she has a future as a performance artist? Lets hope not.....
Monday, November 19, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Ben said that if I didn't post this picture, he would post one that I hated more. He thinks that there aren't enough pictures of me on here. I think he feels bad because there are so many tablesaw pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahaha!!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
We are starting to think this won't be the last trip to the emergency room for our Lil. She loves to climb and can scale the rock wall all by herself. She scares the bejeepers out of us! She thinks she can go down the slide all by herself too. YIKES!!!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
This week we had a new addition to the family. Ben got this 1940's era Delta Unisaw table saw from our friend Scott Hinton. Ben has begun to take it apart and, lovingly, restore it to it's former glory. Make sure and ask about it when you talk to him!!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Ok, so these pictures were originally intended to show everyone how well her head was healing. As it turned out, however, they show the world Lilly's new favorite "food." By the end of lunch she had figured out that she could suck the ketchup off the meatballs and spit them on the floor for Camper to eat. It's a dysfunctional relationship, but it works for them.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Last night after dinner Lilly stumbled into a drawer pull which resulted in a trip to the emergency room. The kind Doctor was able to glue her forehead back together, thus saving us the trauma of stitches. She is fine today and doesn't even know she has a GIANT band-aid on her forehead. The glue should come off in 5 days or so and she will be good as new.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
October 18th was Lilly's first birthday and we celebrated with cake and some of Lilly's favorite foods! A special thanks to Lilly's Grandma and Buddy for being such wonderful hosts!!
Big Brother Sam helped blow out the candles. I think that he wished he would get some presents too!!
Lilly ate a whole piece of cake!!!
Lilly ate a whole piece of cake!!!
Lilly and Buddy, which is what we all call Ben's Dad. (It's a long story,...)Lilly got so many cute outfits! This dress will be perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas!