Saturday, October 29, 2005

hanging at the hetzlers

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

cute cousins!

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

Friday, October 28, 2005

more room to roam

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!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

8 months!!!

its my birthday (well, 2/3rds birthday, 8 months...) and this is the best picture of me today...i was grumpy, teething, etc.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Sunday, October 23, 2005

the floor progress

the floor so far Posted by Picasa

ella turns one

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.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

yummy mummy & lots of kids

rick & danielle's spiffy new place

cousins playing on the mat

diedre crawling somewhere

sitting pretty in a fun chair

g'nite sleepyhead

ticklefest with uncle rick

Friday, October 21, 2005

new flooring on its way

daddy & rick installing new hardwood flooring late into the night. our poor tenants didn't know what was going on!

thanks to the hetzlers for the generous gift of all this hardwood! its gonna look super.

fun times

look at this ducky!

i'm comin' to getcha!

fun bathtime!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

on the prowl. diedre's been crawling alot today, mostly chasing animals.  Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

trip to visit miles & heather

joanna & i packed the kids in the car for a day out in white rock

play time with miles

nearly nakey time

fun times with my cousin

enjoying the fall leaves

heading home with the sleepy babies

Monday, October 17, 2005

photo shoot with mommy

daddy is taking the pictures

daddy's special girls

sooo cute

its monday and you can see my teeth Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 16, 2005

family photos displayed

some family photos in the living room area. i have mentioned before that i was looking forward to displaying our family pictures around the house.

day 2 of renos

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.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

renovation numero uno


before before

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).