we all went swimming at the local pool and the kids really enjoyed it. diedre got cold pretty quick but was all smiles. then we headed to the hetzlers to enjoy the evening.
playing with uncle andrew
miles and david were following eachother all over
kids were seriously checking out this car seat
my cute nephew
enjoying the mirror
diedre really enjoys screeching at herself. david, miles and diedre were having a scream off. it was really cute, and loud!
diedre having a good cuddle in daddy's arms
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
the floor is done for now. it needs to be sanded and stained in the next few weeks.
enjoying her new turf
testing the new boundaries. the top of the stairs has the fancy gate. the other baby gate is blocking the hallway which still has lots of hardwood stacked in it. we will probably work on doing the hallway next but derek thinks there might even be enough for a bedroom!
a friend said recently that they should make baby shammy outfits for buffing floors--that could really come in handy!
Posted by derek salmon at 10/28/2005 01:15:00 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
all ready for ella's first birthday party
me & ella
me & sippy
me & mommy
it was a fun party. ella didn't like it so much when diedre was trying to rip open her gifts...diedre will definitely be ready to unwrap gifts when Christmas comes!
oh ya, diedre peed through her outfit at the beginning of the party. i was so distressed because the back up outfit i had was a yellow shirt & blue pants. she really looked dressed like a boy, so ella lent her a nice pink track suit.
Posted by derek salmon at 10/23/2005 05:00:00 PM
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Friday, October 21, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
Sunday, October 16, 2005
derek being silly with the underlay again. but silly/romantic is good.
i helped with the last bit of underlay removal today. it has all been scraped off. now we will have to remove the squeaks from the floor (rick & derek had so much fun doing that yesterday, it was really cute--i mean manly--to see them hopping around and attacking the floor with their power tools).
derek, exhausted from scraping, takes a rest.
Posted by derek salmon at 10/16/2005 10:31:00 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2005
derek expresses his love for me on gross early 1970's flooring underlay
rick and derek worked for hours on removing the carpeted layers and underlay to prepare the floor for hardwood installation. the plan is to install hardwood in the dining and living room areas. we will move the laminate flooring into diedre's room at a later date (which i am especially pleased about now that we know the carpet is too layers--icky).
Posted by derek salmon at 10/15/2005 10:22:00 PM