Thursday, April 30, 2009
Plus being that she is in cloth she definitely knows wet from dry.. either way I will give it a shot and assume I will be changing diapers for a while yet. I am going to buy her some "pretty" undies and see if that changes anything.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Less than 2 weeks till our ultrasound. I am a bit nervous that it it show that Little Bean is a boy and I am so hoping for a girl. Silly I know. I am starting to feel heavy, cumbersome and pregnant... and I still have 24 weeks to grow and grow and grow and you get the idea. I appear to be well on my way to another 40 lb weight gain...
I attempted to begin the potty training with Keira Tuesday and lets just say that's got to be the most frustrating part of parenting yet. I tried the no diaper method... letting her hang out naked and sitting her on the potty. Lets just say I felt like I had a puppy, an untrained puppy. I am not dumb enough to think that potty training happens in a day or even a week but wow... She has no interest and actually teases me. I say do you want to sit on the potty Keira and she says noooooooo and smiles. Fun Fun.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
If you look closely you can see the new Kitchen window going in....
first time in the kiddie pool this summer. For those of you that don't remember Keira LOVES water and even in the winter she asked about her pool if she saw it! She was happy to play in it for almost 2 hours today.
It probably doesn't look like they much progress on the deck but they did work on it most of the day.. more framing and they started putting in the posts for the railings.
The supports for the deck... attached to the ledger board
Check out these massive screws/nails ( not sure exactly what they are) but they are huge! That's my shoe and I am a size 8...
Despite the heat.. it was close to 90's and sunny and humid and HOT. Mike worked from 8 am- 8 pm with the help of Anthony and Paul. All the support beams are in and its almost time to start laying down the actual cedar decking. Yesterday wasn't without its usual glitches though. Lowes was supposed to deliver a bunch of stuff at 7 am... by 9 when they weren't here I called and they said we were marked for Monday for some reason! Mike was obviously frustrated as he needed some of the parts on the delivery and had to stop working and run to the store to pick up a few things. Lowes finally delivered the stuff at noon.... all in all there were 4 trips made to Lowes/ Home Depot within the course of the day.. ( plus the delivery), which is no record for those of you that know us well. I think the record is 6 0r 8 trips in one day.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Either way I am excited to see the deck take shape, to be able to hang laundry out in the sun (our backyard gets almost full sun all day so its great for drying clothes), and to be able to eat out on the deck. Tomorrow Mike and some very helpful and handy friends will start the actual deck framing and if time permits actually lay the cedar decking down.
Our hired handyman is coming tomorrow also to put in a new window in the kitchen and finish a few other projects that Mike hasn't had time to do such as fix the siding around the new back door, install railings on the back stairs etc.
Its supposed to be in the 80's all weekend so we hope for lots of progress!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Little Bean's heart was ticking away in the 150's..... and he/she kept kicking the Doppler making it hard to get a heart rate reading.
I am starting to feel a bit better. At this point I am only nauseous about 75% of the time and its a bit milder than it was before so we are making progress!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
You will notice that there are 4 LedgerLoks at 5" each and they are 16" On-Center. I think that should hold the ledger in place.
For the flashing, we used ice and water shield and then put a roll of vinyl flashing on top of that. Should keep the water away from the house.
You are probably wondering why there are pieces of composite decking attached to the wall? Well they will act as block to pull the ledger board away from the house. That way when it rains, the water will fall between the blocking and not sit; thus, keeping our house/ledger/deck from rotting out. They are also cut at 15 degree angles on the top so water won't sit on the top of the blocking, but will roll off. Then we caulked around the blocking mostly for in the winter to keep it from getting behind the blocking and freezing and expanding.
Mike had lots of help... Thanks guys!!!!
This is what it looked like before they started work....
Friday, April 17, 2009
Daddy and Keira eating grilled Keilbasa and pasta salad. Soon we will be able to eat dinner on our new deck!!!
Keira and Simon on the slide
Keira and Grace eating snacks.... These two found the snacks much more exciting than the actual park for a good 35 min!
Today was the warmest day so far this spring. We took full advantage of it by spending the morning at the park ( the first park day of 2009 for us) and by eating dinner outside for the first time this spring. I even gathered up the energy to make dinner!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Today Mike took Keira to the library for the first time to get a few books. He said she loved it. She found the Corduroy books and wouldn't let go. When they checked out and had to hand the books to the librarian Keira started whining afraid that she wasn't going to see Corduroy again. Looks like we will be making a few trips to the library.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Keira tryed out her new finger paints from her Easter Basket. This was the first time she has done any painting of any kind. She only knows painting as something daddy has done with a paint brush so she kept asking me for a brush. I think she might like regular painting better.