Monday, May 30, 2011

Sophie Update

Just a few sweet pictures of our little rising kindergartener, lover of drip sand castles, stuffed animals, and brothers both little and big...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Watsonwood II - After

Andy finished Watsonwood II just a few days ago. It was a very enjoyable project for him. Over a year elapsed between when we first found the house and started talking to the owners and when we finally bought it from them, so Andy had plenty of time to anticipate the project. It is exactly the kind of well-built ranch that he loves, and it hadn't been subjected to abuse - just a little neglect.

Highlights of the renovation include:

  • addition of a covered deck, including installation of a back door to access it.

  • addition of a 1/2 bath in a portion of the garage adjacent to the dining area.

  • new kitchen cabinets and granite countertops.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Watsonwood II - Before

Here are a few pictures of a recent project, purchased in February. This is our second project on Watsonwood (also see the first project here and here), but we sold the first one. This one will be held as a rental.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Quick Easter Overview

Will was sick on the day of his school egg hunt, but here is Sophie at hers:
Luckily, he was fully recovered in time to dye eggs (thanks, Anna, for taking the initiative to make this happen)...

And then hunt them.
(Something about this picture has a Sally-and-Nick-from-The-Cat-In-The-Hat vibe, doesn't it?)

Just for fun, check out what Easter looked like three short years ago here and here.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Evan Update - Seven Months

Oh... my... goodness. You might think after having two kids, the third would be less enjoyable, somehow. Like the new had worn off and you'd seen it all before. Or like you'd already reached a certain level of complete chaos and adding a baby to the mix would just be more stressful.

You might think these things.
You would be *so* wrong.
Evan adds so much joy to my life. I'm sure the other kids probably adored me at 7 months, but I can no longer remember them gasping with delight when I walked into the room.

I can barely remember tickling them until they cackled and could barely breathe. Watching them reach out their arms to be picked up for the first time. Learning to feed themselves puffs (aka Baby Crack). Giving me slobbery, open-mouthed kisses on the cheek.

Whether it is the first, the last, somebody in between or someone else's entirely, there is just nothing like a baby, nothing like realizing how quickly it goes by and what amazing potential lies in those sweet little blue eyes.

I love you, Evan Andrew.