Friday, August 7, 2009

my grandfather had gentle hands

Wallace A. Allred, Jr. was born on October 7, 1917 in Preston, Idaho and died August 4, 2009 in Escondido, CA.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

new floors

We had new hardwood floors installed in our living and dinning rooms. I think they look great, the color adds a lot to the rooms and they are easier to keep clean that our old carpet. We had a new ceiling fan installed too.

We also had our wetbar/ wine rack turned into an entertainment center, which much more useful in our house.

If you live in Katy and are looking to have some remodel work done we would recommend using Atkin Remodel. Chris did a great job on our house.

The only near disaster that came from all this work in a home with two babies was Maya opening a cupboard and pouring out a pint of paint onto the carpet. I would have gotten a photo but we were worried she would also start eating the paint. Thankfully we were able to get it all cleaned up before too much damage was caused.

Monday, August 3, 2009

fan club meeting

Our sweet babies are pretty popular. It helps that there are two of them which means that there is always a baby that need or wants to be held. They are also quite friendly and will approach people and ask to be picked up.

Our friends Ashley and Rachel, who attend church with us, have been super friendly and nice to us since the babies were newborns. When Max and Maya were only a couple months old the girls came over and offered me some much needed help. Not only did they help feed the babies back during the time that it would take almost 45 mins to bottle feed them less than 3oz of milk, but they even helped me clean the house.

The girls came over again last week and played with the babies while I made dinner. The babies were thrilled to have so much attention and I was able to fix a nice dinner. Thank you so much Rachel and Ashley!

The babies find out one of the best things about tweens: cellphones!

backyard fun

The red-head twins' favorite activity these days in exploring the back yard. They like to pick up rock and grass and see what fits in their mouths. Unfortunatly we live in Houston were the weather is hot and humid most of the day. Even at 7am it is often over 80 degrees and by midday over 100 so we don't stay out too long.