Monday, August 29, 2011

......AND we're back!

The Girls started Kindergarten today. Which is odd considering that the just learned to walk yesterday it seems like. :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Garage almost done!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy LibbyMellyka!

Libby and Melly are now 3. An advanced 3. I told them to stop, but no one listens to me ;)

We let the girls "help" Nana bake cupcakes for the party, and they got to decorate them!

Melly is really in a repair things phase now. She loves to "fix" things (just like Daddy). Here she is "fixing" nana's armchair.
She loves "her" new tools that she got for her birthday.

Mel and Libby both received these really cool doodle pads (a cross between an etch-a -sketch and those old pads that had a plastic sheet over a black wax board (draw on the plastic, lift it up to remove the image)). So they can draw, move a slider and draw again.

"I'm 3 Birthdays!"

"Oh cake, where have you been? I've missed you!"

"Read to me Daddy! Read to me!"

All my girls reading.

Two of the VERY cool toys they got were a toy bi-plane and a backhoe that has all of these plastic bolts that the girls (ok and Daddy) can take out, disassemble the toy and put back together'

"In the name of the Hundred Acre Woods, I capture you!"

Ok, this next set of photos make me simultaneously Happy, proud, and a bit sad (a feeling I'm aware I am going to have a lot from now on, with both girls).

Melly can now ride a bike (with training wheels).

At age 3. I was like 10 when I got my 1st bike.

"Look Daddy! Elephant! On a stick!" (ok, anyone besides me know where I got that joke from?)

After we opened stockings, Daddy put on "Olive, the Other Reindeer" on the computer so the girls wouldn't get too bored waiting for the slowpokes to wake up so they could open PRESENTS!"

insert witty caption here

We had a Christmas DOUBLE rainbow this year. Very cool.

Nana reads to the girls to help them wind down from a hectic day.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

update from Sue

Just a few pics, halloween and garage update. The garage is almost done but I can't figure how to get the pics from the camera untill Rocky gets home.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Late Summer Fun Part 2

We have decided that the time has come to tackle the back yard, a huge space that just isn't able to be used any any worth while way.

So we are putting in a large 2 car garage that is going to be both garage and shop space for Sue and I and a concrete patio extending from the garage to the back steps. It will give us a place to entertain and a place that the girls can play and ride trikes and what not.

First thing that needed to go was the apple tree.

Big machine 1 Tree 0.

These 4 photos are the "before" shots of the rest of the yard........

The next thing that had to happen was getting rid of the brush and the downed tree. While the "tree guys" were here, I had them clean up and prune the remaining tree. It was WAY past due for a pruning.

A Big change......

Our tree looks so much better with a trim.

More digging

Still doesn't look like much, does it?

Now the pre-foundation prep begins......

Forms for the foundation "pour" are going up!

They should be about ready to pour the concrete when the rains let up.