I haven't written for a while - but I have a good reason! Kevin and I have been trying frantically to get our house finished. We are mere weeks away but it's been a lot of work and there is a lot left to do!
But in the meantime, here's an update of the past month...
Christmas was great. Melissa and James came up from Boston so we finally got to meet little Louis. He was so cute! Although he's almost two months younger than Daisy, he's already taller and heavier than she is. Andy gave him a lot of hugs and kisses (he loves babies), and Louis put up with it pretty well. Andy got everything he ever wanted for Christmas , and more. He got a tool bench with lots of tools, Lincoln Logs, cars, trains, etc. Grandpa Chuck got him a camo hunting shirt and is now promising to take him moose hunting. That will have to wait ten years or so. Kevin bought me a new digital video camera called a Flip Video. It's great - it holds 60 minutes of video and plugs right into the computer to download. As soon as I have more time I will try to post some videos of the kids. Calvin and Keith were also home - that was so much fun and it was great to have so much help with the kids. When I told Andy his uncles were coming home for a visit, he thought for a few minutes and said "Mom.... an uncle is kind of like a friend!"
So over at the house we have been painting and painting, tiling, wiring, etc.. The cabinets are going in this week, then all the doors and trim - and we should be done soon! I will post some pictures of the final product. I am so excited - mostly to have my own washer and dryer and a dishwasher!
This week Lori and Avery are visiting. She is such a funny girl! She loves to sing and dance and run around. Andy is so excited to have a friend around, although he still calls her "Baby Avery" and talks to her in a soft, high-pitched baby voice. He hugs and kisses her constantly and I'm not sure she appreciates it all that much, but they seem to be getting along quite well! I can't wait until they move up here this summer.
Well it is late at night, and I'd better get to bed. I'll post pictures soon hopefully.