Sunday, August 28, 2011

Random stuff

I think its almost time for a haircut. Its getting crazier and crazier. Kinda crazy that my 4 month has more hair than most 2 year olds.

Flooding from Hurricane/ Tropical Storm Irene. Turned out to be nothing much. Winds around 30-50 mph and lots of rain and a very dark sky. But thankfully we did not lose power or have any fallen trees.

Busy baking during the storm

applying band- aids to random parts of the body is still a favorite family activity.

Trying on her christmas dress 4 months early

Israel lovingly holds his sister close

head band girls

Handsome boy

Practicing our table and tea etiquette

Even Israel enjoys having water spilling parties tea parties . :o)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Reading boy

Last week Israel just suddenly started speaking in sentences. He had been putting 2 and 3 words together for a bit but suddenly he is talking as much as Keira. One day last week I had left the pantry unlocked and Israel was in the pantry getting into snacks. Mike said to him.. " What are you doing? You know you aren't supposed to be in there. Please get out of the pantry!" Israel says " Wait a second.. I getting something!" Mike about died laughing. Its so funny hear this teeny tiny little boy talking so well. 22 months old and talking up a storm. It definitely makes life easier though that he can communicate so well. Less frustration all around.  He also is really into "reading." He sits down and flips through the book and says " I reading mama!"


is a crazy rolling girl. She rolls both ways now easily, babbles constantly, and can put toys in her mouth. She sleeps pretty good at night actually sleeping from 8ish to 4 or 5 am most nights which is totally awesome I have to say..... Life with the 3 of them is getting a tad easier.. just a tad. She still screams in the carseat and isn't content anywhere unless someone is talking to her or holding her. If she gets unlimited attention than she is good though.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Basic stuff

We aren't currently working on any more exciting projects. Mike wants to get his workshop unpacked and put together and before we can do that he wants to get the basement insulated. After many phone calls that weren't returned, we finally got a guy here today to give us an estimate on getting the basement and possibly the attic spray foamed. Mike has a bit of an obsession with insulation, in fact for a while last winter insulation was a banned topic in our house because Mike talked about it so much I couldn't stand to talk about it anymore! But here we are with a different house and again the topic of insulation comes up. So we are waiting to hear back on the amount of cash it would cost to get some spray foam done. If we can get that done that Mike can frame in his workshop and hang some dry wall. We aren't finishing the basement per say but we do want to close it off so the dust doesn't get all over the entire basement.
We are also contemplated getting our hot water tank/ water heater replaced to a tank less system. It needs to be replaced anyways. Its on borrowed time and if it goes its a plumbing emergency and will cost $$.
And we are still working on the front yard. There was/ is so much over grown plants, flowers, shrubs etc. We have removed, trimmed and cut back many many bushes and shrubs, spread lots of mulch. We planted a sugar maple tree in the front yard and the thing I am most excited about ( drum roll please) we had irrigation installed in the front. No more hoses and sprinklers everywhere and dead grass.
So even though we don't have any exciting pictures and stories about projects we are ALWAYS working on something. We kinda have a remodeling/redecorating addiction. :o)

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

Happy 4 months Nairi!!!

With curtains....

Target didn't have enough panels in stock to do both windows so its one window at a time apparently.....