This is the first year of our marriage we have gated the tree. Not sure why/ how we have not needed to before but this year it was a must. We are going light on the house decorations this year as the house is pretty much a mess do to the kitchen floor construction.
After a little bit of work ( I'm talking about Mike of course) on Thanksgiving and a full day on Friday and Saturday and a little bit on Sunday the kitchen part of the floor is finished. There is still lots of trim and transition pieces etc but we are thrilled with the way it looks. This weekend its on to phase 2 of the project. The front hallway...
So since last March when we put the mudroom together and the new flooring in the mudroom hallway has looked like this. We planned on doing this floor in the kitchen but well last spring we frankly ran out of money. So we left it like this. No use wasting money on a transition piece since we knew just a few months later we would be ripping it up. So we are finally ready to finish this project. Last time we ordered the flooring from Home Depot it look over 3 months to come in. So we figured we would order it now and maybe do it after Christmas. No one wants their house a mess over Christmas!. Well this time the flooring took ust a few days so here we are with stacks of boxes of flooring all over the house. Its time to get it done. Good bye faux vinyl wood floor!!
The other part that really excited me is there will be some more ripping up of 20 year old white carpet. Who puts white carpet by a door? Its NH. Two of our seasons are snow and mud, along with summer and fall. :o) So the plan is to put down the floor into the kitchen and extending down this front hallway all the way to the front door and at the bottom of the stairs. The trickiest part is going to be getting someone here to unhook the gas stove since Mike doesn't want to touch the gas line and then coming back the next day to hook it back up.
I took the boys in for Israel's 4 year and Samuel's 6 month check up. Samuel is 7 1/2 months actually. Israel finally hit the 30 lbs mark at 4 and Samuel is 17lbs 1 oz at 7 months. He remains our biggest baby. Nairi and Israel were 17 lbs at 12 months and Keira was 17 lbs at 9 months.
You are still a lovable guy although the sleeping 11 straight hours at night thing has ended for now. Apparently you now need to snack at the milk bar every few hours. Not sure if its related to teething ( you still have no teeth) or what. It was nice while it lasted. You inchworm crawl EVERYWHERE and put everything in your mouth. Just this am I have fished leaves, Legos and paper out of your mouth. You are enjoying tasting some food but don't really swallow much at this point. We trimmed your bangs because they were constantly in your eyes.