Sunday, January 6, 2008

This is what it looks like...

when you become a LET-ME-DO-IT eater and refuse to let anyone help you. Yogurt beard. Yogurt hands. Yogurt lake on your tray. Oh, food is so entertaining!

Finally you just give up the spoon altogether and opt for your hands as scooping devices.

On a different note, the other day I was packing in our bedroom and Maddie decided to create a makeshift phone booth for herself. Perhaps she's calling Aunt Dana in London! With her technological abilities, it wouldn't surprise me! :-)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Almost Home!

After a remodeling process that has seemed to take forever (mostly because we're so anxious to get it done, already!), we are almost home!! I'm going to the house on Monday to get as much cleaning done as possible and then we're hoping to move in next Tuesday or Wednesday! Of course, there will be lots of little projects still left to do, but at least it will save Keith an hour of driving there and back each day and I can be unpacking and getting us organized during the day (as Maddie allows!). Here are pictures from yesterday's visit...

Guest doesn't that look appealing?! Keith's parents are coming to visit for a week on January 22nd, so I'd better get my tail in gear!! Nothing says "welcome to our home" like a pile of construction debris! :-)

It's football bowl season mania around here lately, so of course a game was on the radio at the house. "Touchdown" was one of the first gestures that Keith taught Maddie. She's so well trained now that she even does it when she just hears an announcer's voice!!

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited about my kitchen! The appliances are in! My first dishwasher in 6 years!!! :-)

I'm sure Maddie was being a big help with installing the gas cooktop. :-) The hood above it is actually stainless steel...I was just itching to pull of all the protective coatings on everything and see the shiny goodness!

Although the hardwood floors look good from this distance, the guys doing them messed them up, so this weekend they have to be totally stripped down again and re-done! Ugh. That is why I'm waiting until Monday to clean!