Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Roof is Done



We finally have our new roof! We have waiting almost 5 years for this day! The visual improvement is immediate. I hope the two electric roof vents will help our $311 power bill. James Monroe did the roof and we are well pleased with this work. The attention to detail was awesome. We would recommend him to anyone! Keith has started to caulk and paint the new facial boards he and his dad installed this weekend. He is so proud and I am so proud of him. The new cover on the back porch is finished and we will find out soon if it leaks thanks to Fran. Somehow Keith can keep on going even with little to no sleep.
Allison's best friend, Carmen, had to come stay with us in the middle of the night last night. Carmen's mom was pregnant with her little sister was due in 5 days. We told them since they did not have any family in the area, that if they needed us in the middle of the night just to call. Last night we stayed up late watching the Olympics and the news that followed. Then Baylee kept snoring and passing gas! Yes, she is now sleeping in the bed with Keith and I. We finally got the kids out of our bed and Baylee moved right in. We fell asleep around 11:45 pm and the phone rang at 1:15 am. Carmen's mother's water broke and they were at the hospital. The wanted to see if they could bring Carmen to our house around 1:45 am. Once they arrived I got Carmen settled in Madison's bed since Madison was asleep on Allison's floor. We finally got back to sleep around 2:15 am. For those how know me well, know that I need my sleep. We all got off to school and work this morning with no problems. I only had to work til noon today. No, I did not get to take a nap because the roofers were on the final day of installation. That is ok! We all have to sacrifice to have what we want. Carmen has a healthy little sister and we have a great roof.
I will try to update you more later. Now I just need to go to bed.
Love to All!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Back to School Again

Well today began another year of school for the girls. Allison is in the fifth grade and Madison is in the first. This will be to only year that they will be at the same school. I better enjoy it while it lasts. Allison being the fifth grader that she is did not want me or Keith to walk her in to school. Thank goodness that Madison will still be seen with us. This too may be the last year for that. The girls were up early and ready to go. Madison was a little worried about going to a new school, but she got over that real quick.

Keith and his dad have been replacing the old metal roof on the back porch with a nice new wood one. The roofer is supposed to come tomorrow if the weather is permitting. Let hope so.

Baylee is doing good. She is getting over some injuries. She began swinging her back right leg a week ago due to a bacteria infection. While she was taking antibiotic, she some how landed on the foot wrong and completely broke her outer toe. She is now in a splint and a lamp shade collar. She was so embarrassed Wednesday when she got the lamp shade. She is better now and just runs into everything with it. I will be taking her back to the vet tomorrow to have her splint replaced and maybe some more x-rays.

Madison lost another took Tuesday. She pulled it by herself again. She is such a big girl. That makes two. Allison is just growing up so fast. She is turning into a young lady so fast. Yesterday a church I noticed that several of the girls 2 years older than her are developing. What a shock! I do not think we are ready for that yet.

The girls had a great summer! The enjoyed Camp Kaleidoscope. They got to spend a week in Macon with Momma Joy and Grandaddy Jim. They got to spend sometime with Pop and GranAnne at the lake and in Auburn. Grammy and Paw Paw came last week to help us out. Without grandparents it would be so hard on us. Keith and I are so grateful to have parents that want to spend time with our children. Like I told the kids, I do not have any gifts or toys that my grandparents gave me as a child, however I do have a lot of memories. That is what I would like for my children to have.

Well I need to get the children in bed! They have just gotten out of the shower.

Love to All,