- Paul's Birthday! (July 2)
- Eley Family visits (July 3 and July 9)
- America's Birthday (July 4)
- Tim and Katie and Liam and Reid are in Quatemala, soon to be headed to Costa Rica (http://tea-and-kate.blogspot.com/)
- Nugget's Birthday (estimates range, but July 26 is what the medical professionals say)
- Sarah's Birthday (July 28)
(it also means birthdays of many of our friends and family - Katie Q, Susie, Kate Daloz, Rhiana, Joseph, Rebecca, Thomas Jefferson, Genghis Khan and Buddha- but we can't talk about everyone here, so you'll just have to settle for news of us.)
AND THERE IT IS!
They also cut a trench, and cut into the line to install a t-junction, ready for our new kitchen and sink placement. SO EXCITING!!
Here's a good shot, with the saw in the background.
Our amateur plumber. It was also his birthday!
Here are Paul's bday presents - a bowsaw for the woods, and a tape measure for the house! So, my dad always told me - "Measure twice and cut once." It's a good adage, and I'm guessing that's the reason for this set of presents. ALSO - I think he's excited to have someone he can buy tools for!
FINAL INSTALLED! And cleaned up. It's so exciting to think about the future sink being here. Oh, and we also happened to score a lovely free sink - cast iron and enamel - from just up the road too.
Here's the team at the end of the day, enjoying take-out Thai food. Now, what we didn't capture pictures of, since it was less exciting, was the trip Mom and I took to Walmart, Price Chopper, Joann's Fabrics and Casella's. But in addition to our weekly chores, we also bought a few baby items - such as cute small towels with animal features on them, and baby shampoo and so on. It felt good, even though our baby pile grows a bit. We're really TRYING to keep it small, and re-used or recycled, and we've been gifted clothes, carriers, strollers, seats, books, toys, diapers and more. We're in GREAT shape now!
Paul and Craig, Bee Inspectors!
Our first set of baby laundry. The Monkey Butt one-sie is thanks to Kate, Christopher, Charles and brand-new baby Calder!!
And courtesy of the Eleys, we now have four lovely bright colored camping chairs for sitting around the fire after dinners in the summer! Thanks to everyone for a wonderful weekend and great work and good times. As of yesterday, we're precisely at the three week mark from our due date. Crazy stuff.