Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hail Storm Damage

Hail storm aftermath - all the white in the pictures below is hail, not snow! It shattered our patio table into a billion pieces (it's all under the hail), shredded our screen & bowed the bathroom window, peppered & bowed our garage door, and put holes in our siding. Will have to have the roof inspected (so glad we just bought a new one!). Without power over 2.5 days. Had 'campfires' at night using our gas fireplace with the boys to calm them before bed. My uncle brought over his generator so we can keep the fridge up. Also used it to charge phones, computer, tv, and Keurig. Hey, priorities! 

Woke up Tuesday morning to 58 degrees in the house. Larry's friend came over before work to show us how to hook it up to the furnace and it wasn't long before the house was comfortable again! 

We have amazing family and friends!! Very grateful for them!







Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Big News!

We are thrilled to announce Nolan and Keegan are going to be big brothers to a baby sister!!
Due around August 25th!

The fabulous midwives in the practice gave me a hat for the boys to open as a way to tell them. Nolan is extremely excited for a baby sister. I had previously asked him if he'd like another brother or sister and he said, "A sister. But just one. Not too many." Keegan cared more about taking pictures. ;)

This is the 1st of the 3 big announcements hinted at on the New Year's post. The next will come in about a month or two. The third is out of our hands!




Sunday, March 30, 2014

2 Months Caught Up in a Day!


February pics and video!


video


We finished the half bath and are so happy how it turned out!


Helping mix the ingredients for crepes! They both love to help cook.


Larry's 35th birthday!


The boys checking out Larry's fancy Makita drill set.


Keegan loves putting the silverware away!


Nolan getting a ride!


March's pics! Blogger wouldn't let me upload the video for whatever reason.





Thursday, January 30, 2014

Nolan's 40 Months Old

Nolan is very detail-oriented. If Larry or I mention we're going to take Larry's truck somewhere, and we lazily say his CAR instead, Nolan will correct us with, "No, Daddy's truck" every time. He's become my little sous-chef and helps with each meal...sometimes he helps clean up! He loves Play-Doh and he asks to play with it at least twice a day. It amazes me how fast he catches on to new games, either on Larry's phone or his computer.

Nolan and Keegan's video is shared this month, below. How quickly the whining turns into giggles. Okay, this is my second day trying to get it to post, and it's not working. Guess we'll go without one.




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Keegan's 18 Months Old

A year and a half already! Keegan's back to sleeping through the night, to our relief. Lately he hasn't been napping 2 hours, but that could be due to teething. He has 12 teeth, with 2 more on the top making their way out. He's very effective at letting us know what he wants, and he's an eating machine. I'm so grateful we don't have picky eaters, at least up to this point. He loves to dance and play with Nolan, and he's still a snuggle bug, which I love.

I decided to do a combined video with him and Nolan, mostly because he wasn't participating and wanted to hold the camera. 


Monday, January 27, 2014

Catching Up

It's the end of the month, and I haven't posted anything, so...here's the month at a glance.

The boys love playing in the snow, and did a bunch this month, when it wasn't bitter cold. Sage loves being out there too, but not as long as she used to.






Keegan loves to pull out all the containers from the cabinet.



Lots of Play-Doh parties.




Both boys have loved playing with the blocks, including being buried in them. Nolan escaped before this pic.




Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year In Review

This has been another year of big changes! Not all of them positive, but probably for the best.  :)

I just read through last year's posting and realized we accomplished nearly all of what we hoped to do this year as far as projects go. We have a beautiful new front door!  We tiled the fireplace, bought a fireplace door, and had it converted to gas! We ripped out the carpet on the main level and put in hardwood throughout! We redid the kitchen from top to bottom! We had the deck refinished! The last thing to do on this level is the half bath, and it won't be done by midnight tonight ;) but it has a new toilet, tile floor, vanity, and counter top. The faucet, back splash, and mirror should be up by the end of this weekend.


Projects for next year? Oy vey! Major cement work (both raising and replacing), roof...I think that's enough, lol. Hoping the furnace and air last another year--but they're getting up there. We'll make some more effort in the landscaping this coming spring with a few more bushes, that protective covering that prevents weeds, and black mulch (which we're in desperate need of, what's there is almost nonexistent).


We have some very exciting things in the works for next year!! Stay tuned!!


Wishing you and yours an amazing 2014, and may all your changes be positive ones.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Nolan's 39 Months Old

Nolan and Keegan are buddies. They (mostly) play nice together. It gets a little rambunctious every now and then, of course. It's so fun to see them run around together. Nolan lets Keegan push him around in the basement in his alien car. He's peddling his tricycle more and more. I think he likes to push himself more than peddle. He continues to be a big help in the kitchen. He loves to mix ingredients together. He's a little chatterbox! Just listen to the video below.





video
This is my best attempt to decipher what he’s saying…

Hi my names Nolan. I switch into tunnel because it’s little dark in here. Because I just love my dark in here. Because I just love it. Because it tastes good. And we went on a water rescue. I play my Paw Patrol game, and it’s amazing. Save Alex. And I save Alex because it stopped working and it’s not work and to drive into the city. Ok, bye.