Day 8

It rained so hard today! I was amazed that the framers continued to work, even though it was raining. I kept wondering if it was a good idea to be using power tools out in the rain.

Today they worked on the straps in new walls in the garage.

They also started framing the rooms upstairs. They got the office, bathroom and alcove area finished.

The Office

The Bathroom


They also started on the other rooms, finishing the framing of the new floor and the framing of the doors and closets in the new bedrooms.

Closet in Twins’ Room

Closet in Girls’ Room

Falyn’s Words

Falyn says lots of words. I’ve been meaning to make a list, so I’ll start one now. Here’s all the words she says: mommy, daddy, hi, hello, bye, bye-bye, uh-oh, up, down, ball, taggie, binkie, cup, shoe, socks, peek, here go, pig, fish and her brother/sisters names.

“I’m famous because I’m in a magazine”

Aidan was so excited to see that his picture was in a magazine. He told the twins, "I’m famous because I’m in a magazine." The picture was taken specifically for this ad. One of the twins godparents works for the company the ad is for and knew that I’ve been working on starting a photography business. So he suggested me to the owner of the company. Aidan didn’t want to do it until I offered him $10. Instead of the money, he decided he wanted a specific Bionicle (the red sea creature one) that I’ll buy him the next time I go to Target.

Day 7

A lot of work went on today! It was day 1 for the framers. They arrived at 7 am and didn’t leave until 7 pm. They removed the old beam and put up the new one.

Finished framing on the new walls in the garage.

Removed everything but the studs from the garage wall facing the street and redid it.

Framed the floor for the new bedrooms where the balcony used to be.

The tub for the new bathroom was also delivered.

My favorite part of today’s work is that I no longer have to sqeeze through the front door! Since they finished the new garage wall, they took down the bracing that was blocking in the front door.

Talia’s Dorsal Wrist Ganglion

Talia has had this bump on her left wrist since about the first week of March. It has been diagnosed as a Dorsal Wrist Ganglion. It does’t hurt and is getting smaller, so they want to just leave it alone. It could take as long as a year to go away. I want to make sure it is getting smaller, so will take pictures of it from time to time with the measure tape. Talia got bored at Science class at drew a smiley face on it. Silly girl!