Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Surprise - You Get A ....

New Roof!

So the roofers showed up today at 11:30 - unexpectedly - to start replacing our entire roof which was damaged in the hail storm. Steve was not home and I had just started to feed the twins when the doorbell rang. We weren't expecting them for at least 2 more weeks, but they were able to squeeze us in over the next two days.

This project is not quiet by any means and tomorrow promises to be even louder when they begin using the nail guns. Miraculously, the twins were able to take their afternoon naps despite the sporadic hammering, sawing, and loud thunks right over their bedrooms!

Kate was fascinated with the conveyor belt system they used to get the packs of shingles up to the roof. She also enjoyed watching from the front window as it rained shingles and trying to spot the workers through the sunlight.

I think tomorrow we are going to try to take everyone out of the house for most of the day!

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Night of Firsts

Tonight we walked to the park with everyone and the twins got into the baby swings for the first time. Of course we didn't have our camera on us.

However, we did get some pictures of the first of many baths with all three of them in the tub. Kate thought it was pretty neat to have them in there with her. They didn't enjoy her splashing around as much as she did! You could tell she loved being the big sister by helping to hold Abigail.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Working Just Like Daddy

This is Kate's definition of "working" - Playing games on her computer just like Daddy. I swear this is what she thinks her dad does all day for a living. Boy is she in for a rude awakening!

Note that the glasses are on upside down, but are necessary because of the glare on her computer screen. "Please don't bother me" is a phrase she likes to throw around while she is concentrating on learning her letters and numbers!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Week!

Since Steve and I have birthdays that are only four days apart we basically celebrate for a week straight by taking advantage of all the birthday freebies!

We went to White Fence Farm for a delicious fried chicken dinner, Red Robin for hamburgers, Outback for steak and Baskin Robbins for ice cream cones - All on different nights of course!
Kate likes going to White Fence Farm because they have a small animal farm, tractors, and a play area just for kids her size. It was a beautiful night so we took the opportunity to get some family photos.

The twins sat in high chairs at Red Robin for the first time and loved being able to look around at all the balloons and TVs! We went really early and only took up three tables with all our gear and children.

Kate spontaneously sang Happy Birthday to each of us which made our birthdays very special indeed!