Saturday, December 19, 2009

A New Baby Boy!!!

Jana gave birth to our third child, Jacob Scott Burningham, this past Friday at 8:07 AM. He was 8 lbs. 5 oz. and 20 1/2 inches long. He was a scheduled c-section and everything went as planned. Both mom and baby are doing well. We made the decision not find out if the baby was a girl or a boy, like we have done with our previous two kids. I think we all secretly hoping for a boy, but were prepared to have another girl. When the doctor said "It's a boy!", I think we were all very surprised.

We are very happy and feel very blessed to have this new little guy in our family. Here are a few pictures of Jacob and his family.

Jacob and the girls...

Jacob, Ella and Grandpa Scott. (The Grandpa he was named after).

Little Jake

Jacob and his big sister

We've got some good little helpers

The two boys... I have taught him how to take a power nap (as seen in the photo) and how great Sportcenter is... Still got a lot to teach the little guy.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I started a little project a few weeks ago... Jana and I were walking through a furniture store and saw some bunk beds. We thought that the girls would probably like them and it would create a little extra space in their bedroom. I saw the price of the bunk beds and told Jana, "there ain't no way I'm gunna pay that much for some stupid bunk beds when I can build 'em myself!" (As I turned my head to the side and spat on the floor). And so we were off to the Home Depot to buy some 2x6's. As we rummaged through the warped, split and knotty lumber trying to find the perfect boards, I started thinking, "Maybe I shouldn't have acted so tough and maybe we should just have bought the stupid bunkbeds at the store." So much for that idea...

Here is the finished project. After hours and hours and hours of sanding and staining, cutting and screwing, this is what we ended up with. (I will say I think it turned out better than the one at the store).

The top bunk is a twin and bottom is a full size mattress.

Here are the girls modeling on their brand new bed.

Off to the races... We have had it for nearly a month now and no one has fallen off. (Knock on wood).

I think you will have to agree that the craftsmanship on this bed is amazing. ;-)


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ashley's B-day

It's a little late, but here are some pictures from Ashley's B-day...


Best part of the cake? The frosting on the bottom of the toy.

Ella just making sure she isn't left out...

Ashley's favorite gift was a sandwich bag full of change to put in her new penny bank. (Pretty easy to impress).

Her first glimpse of her new ride...

Big sister showing her how to look cool on training wheels...

Who needs the helmet? Look no hands!!!

Also since our last post, we had a litter of kitties, went fishing and saw the Wizard of Oz.... Pretty busy way to end out a summer.

The Kitties... We started out with 8 now we are done to 4... If I keep playing my cards right we will hopefully be able to get the number down to 0.

Cousins and kitties... "Ashley!!! Get your hands out of your mouth!" That's disgusting.

Her is a picture of the girls and their aunt/actress/drama queen Candace. And yes, she did not have to wear any make-up for the part.

Mommy caught a fish!!!

There's just something about a pregnant woman in hip waders...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ella's First Day of School

Today was a big day for our family. It was Ella's first day of school. I took the day off so that I could take part in the preparations and see her off. We can't believe that we have a kindergartener... She has grown up to fast.

Ella was very brave and excited about her first day of school. There was no hesitation stepping on to the bus. She was excited to take this next big step in her life. Ashley was a little jealous she didn't get to get on the bus and that she had to stay home with Mom and Dad, but she got over it.

When Ella got home we asked her how her days was and if she liked it. She said, "It's a long story..." Needless to say, we weren't able to get much out of her at first. But from the comments she made later in the day, I think that she had a good time and made some friends.

We are very proud of Ella and know that she is going to be a great student. She is very smart and is a good example for us in our family.

Here are some pictures of her first day...

Ella dressed and ready to go to school...

Ashley wanted to get in on the picture taking fun

Waiting for the bus...

Jana and the girls

Dad and the girls

There she goes.. Everybody wave!!!

Ella really likes the bus, and it is a good thing. She has a half hour bus ride to and from school each day.

And her she is when she got home. All smiles.

"What's the deal with all these pictures of Ella? I want some of me to!"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Tea Party At Grandma's

Ella and Ashley were both able to go over to Grandma Dixie's today and have a Tea Party with their cousin Kate. This Tea Party was the last one they would have before Ella starts school. The tea party included a light luncheon with a few hors d'oeuvres (that's French for snacks) and a special craft project for the girls to do. Enjoy the pictures!!!

Everyone has on their Tea Party hats and gowns

Even Grandma is joining in on the fun




Some heart-shaped PBJ, complimented by the Swirled Cheese Puffs and frosting covered cupcakes. Looks like we got a little bit of each of the major food groups. (Is that real Tea Grandma?)

Even Baby David got a special invite to the party. It's all about who you know. (I sure hope that's peanut butter on his nose....)

And to cap the afternoon off, they all got to paint their own jewelry boxes.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some Summer Fun

We have had a pretty eventful summer so far, spending a lot of time with family and friends. Grandma and Grandpa also got a new house trailer and we have had some fun camping trips. Here are a few pictures...

Jana and Ashley enjoying the swing ride. Jana looks like she is having a real good time.

Ella and Scotty

Ashley driving by herself.

Ella riding the dragon.

Ella and Ashley on their horses.

Ella riding mules with Uncle Tim.

Hey Tim!!! That is a nice ass.

Ella is a good little cowgirl.

Grandma and Grandpa's new home away from home.

One of the cutest little girls in the whole world. (And one of the biggest trouble-makers).

Hmmm.... What could we get into next?

I promised my mom I would post a picture of her looking her best. :-)

The End....