Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hurricanes, sitting up, and new carpet oh my!

Things have been a whirlwind around here! We have found ourselves so busy lately.
2 weeks ago we had some great (and our 1st) house guests come for a visit!

Jamie's MawMaw and PawPaw evacuated Hurricane Gustav and came to stay with us a few days! We had a great time and they were a huge help with a bunch of things around the house. Thankfully they had no damage.

We did get a lot of painting accomplished while they were here in preparation for the new carpet! They were a wonderful help and it was a blessing to have them come. They also got to meet Harris for the first time and got to hang out with the wonderful Maddox. Maddox of course followed pawpaw around like a shadow and was constantly asking him what he was doing. Maddox had a great time with company and so did Harris. I think Harris got a little spoiled by being held all the time ;) He's not used to such luxuries.
Thanks, MawMaw and Pawpaw for a great visit and all the help!

As mentioned earlier we got new carpet! Yay, it was definitely needed and has made a huge improvement to the house. We wanted to paint all the rooms before the carpet and we had to take up some wood flooring. The wood floor was a pain and has gone on our list of things to never do again! It was mismatching parquet wood flooring, for those of you wondering why in the world we would take up wood floors. Plus it was randomly laid in the hallway and only one bedroom. The other bedrooms had nasty stinky carpet. It was a lot of work to get things ready but it definitely paid off.
Here are a few before and afters for you to see.
Our room:




Please realize that we still have no decorations on the walls yet and there is still painters tape in the hallway.
We'll post more before and afters next time.

The boys have both been sick with colds this last week. Thankfully they both seem to be on the better end of the cold and we should be done with runny noses soon.

Maddox has been thoroughly enjoying the beautiful weather the past few days. He loves to play outside.

He is doing great and has been keeping us on our toes with all of his climbing adventures, exploring, and non stop talking.

Harris turned 5 months on the 11th. He weighs 14lbs. He has been sitting up really well by himself lately. He loves to sit on the floor with Maddox and play with toys. Maddox is learning what little brothers are like and he's not too sure he likes the whole sharing thing.

Harris is in awe of his older brother and loves to laugh and smile at him. Harris also encourages Maddox's not so great behavior by laughing when Maddox hits him, or jumps off of things, or spits his water etc, etc.
Harris is a super sweet little guy and he definitely puts up with a lot from Maddox. One day he will be big enough to get Maddox back.

Here is a picture of our new stroller too! Jamie took it to the mall last week and she loved it! The people who invented it are geniuses! It can be a single or double stroller. It's called a Phil and Teds Sport Buggy.

Thanks to all of you who stick with this blog even though we are sometimes very slow to update! Our house feels like a zoo sometimes but, that's what having kids is all about right!

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