Thursday, August 28, 2014


I spend a lot of Isaac's naptime with a baby sleeping on me. Which is okay. Nothing gets done around the house, ever, but that's okay too. 

The thing with two babies is I want to sit there forever holding a baby.... But if I'm holding a sleeping baby when the other wakes up then I am stuck with two unhappy awake babies that need a longer nap. So I have to time it right where I can maximize my snuggle time but that sleeping in arms baby is put down to continue sleeping before other baby starts to restle so I can quickly pick that baby up and get her back to sleep. 

Oiy the life of a twin mom. 

Once Isaac is up we are all up (if a baby is up). Sometimes the babies are still sleeping in their cribs then I get some Isaac snuggles as well. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Garage work

This summer we decided to take on the garage project... not really a fun thing but something that needed to be done. We had some trim on the north side that was rotting and needed replaced, our garage entry door was a mess, and while we were at it we decided we just needed to give it a whole make-over.

I was not so good at getting before and after pictures. I did manage to get before and after of the new door. We had bought a keypad entry knob a year ago and it stopped working this past winter. Luckily it was still under warranty so they sent us a new one! And it was great incentive to replace the entire door before installing the new knob. And of course we were able to get rid of the old door on craigslist :-) (We installed the door and scrapped white trim paint the weekend of August 2nd & 3rd)

Before of the door:

Before and After: We used vinyl trim, screws will get painted later.
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Last weekend on my birthday we started to replace the garage window. The window had been boarded up when bought the house so it felt good to finally get to that project. (very low on our list obviously since we lived 6 years without it).

This pictures is from 2009, the siding isn't as faded as it currently was, but I was trying to find a picture of the window we replaced

Window in without trim around it

Then this weekend Kyle took some days off (yesterday and today) to get some work done. He actually got home early on Friday and we managed to finish the window and get the hand painting done on the garage. Then Saturday we painted the garage in the morning and fixed the soffit trim in the afternoon. Sunday Kyle replaced the trim around the garage door! We got a LOT done even before his days off! Yesterday he cleaned and we both stained our deck - one year to the day of when we built it. It was a very productive weekend! Today we hit up the State Fair. So our to do list on the garage is down to painting the white trim. The new soffit and window trim will have to wait a few months anyway because it's treated wood.

Took these Friday evening after I had done the hand painting. So it looks funny but you can see how faded the siding was. We actually only painted three sides, because the north side wasn't faded at all and the color we got closely resembles it.

(Before) Garage trim off and hand painting partially done

(Before) Window trim put on but not painted, siding hand painting partially done

Paint done! It looks SOO much better!

New soffit trim piece: (You can see the old piece still sticking up, we need to cut that down and stick it in our garbage can)

Painted and garage trim on:

Stained deck:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Photo's Post

I don't really have any real updates, just some fun pictures to share. The girls are growing bigger and Isaac is getting smarter :-)

Isaac's current new favorite is listening to the ABC's channel on Pandora on the TV. He loves all the songs: Hokey Pokey, 'Rain Song', ABCs, Skidaladink.... etc. He is also still in to playing games: old maid, go fish (that grandma got him) candy land, 'nemo game' (memory), and hi ho cherrio. Just in the last week he is a pro at his two 'advanced' puzzles... looks like we might need to get him the next step up. He can master those pretty quickly. He is also developing quite the imagination and saying some of the cutest, entertaining things these days.

The girls are sleeping better, their eating is spacing out a little bit and they LOVE their big brother. It is so fun to see them smile and coo at each other and at Isaac. They enjoy just being a part of our everyday life activities. I would say that Emma loves her sleep and typically goes right down when we put her in her crib... but that has changed in the last few days. Mary likes to be rocked to sleep and is little more of a fighter... but then again the past few days she has gone down easier. So just when we get in a routine, things change. I remember this happening with Isaac around this time.

I returned to work this weekend, working very part time (every third weekend). I'm currently on day two. Been nice to be back out in the adult world and having a little break from home. Kyle is finding his groove at home with the clan.

Here are some photos from the past month:
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Isaac loves playing with them
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The girls love watching Isaac play:
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Here Isaac wanted Mary covered with her blanket... then he had to go get his blanket from his room because he couldn't fit under Mary's with her. It was pretty cute.
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Had a little photo shoot on Thursday this past week:
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