Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Here comes Peter Cottontail...

AK's class egg hunt was yesterday. There was candy, snacks, eggs, and best of chicks! They were adorable :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Crack Snackle Pop

Yesterday we took a day trip to Macon, GA to see AK's Aunt "B" and Uncle Phil. It was the last weekend of the Cherry Blossom Festival. I thought I would post some of my favorite pictures from the day. We took so many!

This is a nest in the wreath on "B" and Phil's front door!

Just before we were leaving to drive back home I realized I hadn't taken any pictures of the cherry blossoms! So we snuck (sneaked? I keep getting a spell check error here) into the neighbor's yard to get these shots.

It was a beautiful day and we had a beautiful time :) AK was so tired she fell asleep in the car and slept in her clothes. She was amazed when she woke up this morning still dressed. When John told her she didn't even brush her teeth she said, "Look in my mouth. Do I have any cavities?" The words of a dentist's grandchild :)

She asked for Rice Krispies this morning. She kept saying "Crack Snackle Pop!" No matter how I tried to correct her, she insisted her way was better. I say we just go with it.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Weekend in Pictures - with words today!

I took a lot of pictures this weekend. I thought it might be necessary to explain some of them :)

A little bit of knitting in the sunshine.

A look of sheer concentration.

Chocolate chip cookies from our neighbor.

AK's yard concoction.

Silliness in the sun.

A singing Easter Bunny...thanks Momo :)

Sunday morning word puzzles.

My ever present, always adoring, Kramer.
He just stares at me with intense love in his eyes...always.
Or maybe he's just waiting for his canned cat food treat.

Then the rain came.

So this is what's cooking. Taco soup and brownies. Yum!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring

Today was a beautiful day. A wonderful first day of Spring. AK and I spent a lot of time outside, which is a rare thing for me. I am not much of an outside type of person. I actually got a couple of bug bites today...yuck. However, if that means it is getting warmer, I'm all for it! The weather forecast is for rain and colder tomorrow and Monday, but Wednesday looks like it will be very similar to today! Here are some signs of Spring that I have come across this week...

Ah, the weeds. That is a sure sign it is warming up. They have invaded my flower bed...again. My yard is a haven for weeds. I spend most of my limited outside time pulling them! But, my pansies survived our cold snowy Winter :)

Roof Reveal

Well, here it is...the new roof!

With a bit of pressure washing to the siding, and maybe new shutters (a suggestion from my Mom) we will have a pretty cute little house.

Here are some of the things the roofers left for us...

This is what John has found in the yard and flower beds around the house so far.

This is a nice sized pothole left by the dumpster. Oops! Watch where you step!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Zingo Zango Cuttin' with My Saw

Ok, so yesterday's picture was not really an accurate image of our old shingles. Here is the dumpster today, and they still have the back of the house to tear off.

Here is what's left of our moss covered old roof.

Let me say I am so thankful to be getting a new roof, but it sure is making a mess of everything. I don't think it helped that it was rainy/drizzly all day today. Take a look...

Here are some more pictures of the process.
(Note to to get an estimate on pressure washing the siding.)

Before shingles

After new shingles. neat and pretty.

I will post a whole house after shot in a couple of days!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bling Blang Hammer with My Hammer...

Look what's happening at my house!

Yes, that is a huge dumpster filled with approximately 3 layers of old, mossy shingles from my roof. Back sometime last year we had several severe storms with lots of hail and wind. We finally had a roofer come out and inspect our roof a couple of months ago, and he found hail damage. I have never been so happy to hear those words! Anyway, the insurance company sent us a nice check to pay for a new roof. Hooray! The roofers got started this morning. My yard is a mess, and John tells me the attic is a mess as well. I do not look forward to cleaning the attic mess, but I am looking forward to seeing my lovely new roof in a few days.