New Windows

Our house has a lot of windows.  It has a lot of very big oversized windows.  This is great in many aspects, but when we realized that almost all of the windows needed to be replaced, it wasn’t only an expensive decision, it was a very very cold one too!

We got 4 quotes, 3 fell very close to one another, and 1 was ASTRONOMICAL.  It was an Anderson product, and I feel like I most definitely wasted 3 hours of my life with that salesman.  In the end we went with Medallion, who was recommended to us by Auntie S2 and Uncle B2.  Uncle B2 used to work for them.  They were very nice, gave us a very competitive price, the most comprehensive installation and were very professional.

When they arrived on the first day, I requested that they complete the nursery windows first so that I could get A in for a nap.  They obliged, but her nap was missed because it was a very long process, very cold, and very messy!

Here are some photos of A the week we had our windows replaced…she spent most of her days in PJs a coat and a hat!

Old single pane windows!

No window at all! I think it was about 25 degrees that day!

"Do I really have to stay in here in my coat and hat Mommy?!"

Warm in my fleece sleeper!

Finally…NEW WINDOWS!  These are the windows in A’s room.  She’s now warm and toasty!

These are some of our double hung windows…we also got some sliders, some casements and some picture windows too…pictures to follow!  We need to still paint the trim and the radiator & add the curtains and we’ll be done!

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Ants are making me cry…

Tiny ants.  But a thousand of them.  I have successfully banished them from 2 bathrooms, my kitchen, my living room and A’s room.  All the while having a peaceful retreat in my own bedroom.  THEY HAVE INVADED MY BEDROOM.  So now I have to leave this gross Terro trap in the middle of my floor b/c their colony is living in my floor boards and they are coming up from the center of the room and I have to step over the ant pile every time I go in and out.  I have to sleep with Tyler on a leash so he can’t get out of bed in the middle of the night.  I have to wear shoes when I walk in my own room.  I have to turn on the light to check said shoes for ANTS.

I HATE ANTS.

Dear Ants,

Please get the HELL OUT.

kthxbye

Sincerely,

The LKs

Give a girl some rope…

And she’ll eat it!

This was moving day.  That rope lowered our couch out the window to get it out of the house since the doorway was too small.

The funny part about this, is of course that we (responsible parents that we are) left the rope with our baby so we could take pictures, and of course the fact that we removed the legs to the couch and haven’t since been able to locate them!  Not good…going to go call Crate and Barrel to get some replacement legs!

 

Fishies and Horsies and Aunties…oh my!

So its been a busy few weeks, but not so long ago, Auntie S came to visit…and we had a big weekend with all the girls, the aquarium, Coney Island & more….here are some shots from the weekend!  Auntie S stayed at our house and baby A had the best time with her.  She was a HUGE help and it was nice to get to sleep in while someone else took care of changing and playing with her in the mornings!  Made me miss our nurse ALOT 🙂  Thanks Auntie S for all your help!

 

Cousin S is a Big Sis!!

 

A keeping herself occupied

 

 

Sleepover with Auntie S!

 

 

Enjoying the day at the Aquarium

 

 

Fishies!

 

 

Loving the horsies!

 

We hope to get down to Florida soon to visit Auntie S & Uncle P…

 

 

Me & The Beastie Boys….

All we really want is GIRLS!

I haven’t posted in the last few days, because I’ve been hanging out with this…

 

What a tushie!

 

 

Wooooooo whoo this car goes fast!

 

 

More boo boo peeeassseee!

 

S, Baby A & LKSquared had a SLEEPOVER PIZZA PARTY!!!!!  This nuthead was the best girl EVER.  We played, she had no tantrums, we ate pizza, danced, watched Annie/Nemo/Barney/WeeSing….and went to bed without a fight.  I am in love with this child and can’t get enough of her.  When she says my name I melt….and then this morning when she snuggled in bed with me I decided one day, I’m stealing her.  Sorry MeeMah.

Anywho – Baby A and Cousin S aren’t the only girls in the family anymore!!!!!  Auntie H had her new baby…and SURPRISE>>>>ITS A GIRL!!!!  I’m scared of boys…so I was really excited!  Here she is everyone…my amazing, beautiful, stunning neice.

Baby A2.

 

Sweet Sweet Baby A2

 

 

My beautiful neice A2

 

Annie

The girls got together to play the other day and watched Annie.  Cousin S is our family’s little Annie and has “tomorrow…tomorrow…I love ya tomorrow…you’re only a day awaaaayyyyy” down pat!  S is starting to let A play with her things more and they really love each other!  Here are some pics from their playdate 🙂

 

Cousin S reading to A & B

 

"Baby A...are you listening to me???"

Showing A where her belly button is!

 

 

Auntie H is probably having this new baby on Wednesday (Happy Birthday new baby &&&&&& Auntie S2!)  I’m really excited for this baby, but now I have a reason to be more excited….Cousin S, Baby A, Daddy and Mommy are having a…..PIZZA PARTYYYYYYY SLEEPOVER!!!  We’re getting the house all ready for this occasion.  We’re pretty excited!

Off to start the weekend!

5 Months!

A turned 5 months on September 21st.  I just uploaded my pics so we’re a little late!

She’s really getting very good at sitting up.  She’s also getting way TOO good at moving around!  We’ve started walking every morning so she’s napping at least twice a day formally, in crib more than 20 minutes…and she gets some more naps in while we’re walking, while we’re driving, while we’re shopping…until I bother her by draping clothes over her to see how they’d fit!

Its gotten pretty cold here in the past few days, so we went shopping for some new fall clothes!  Daddy came with us and got to have some input…ie, I let him think he had some input and then chose whatever I liked!  I still really wish they made boy clothes in girl colors.  I’m not the biggest fan of the frills, princesses, flowers and stuff, but we managed to find lots of great stuff.  Not that we’re done yet.  We’re girls, we’re never done!

A was moving around like a nutball while I was trying to get her to take her 5 month picture, so we have a few from our little shoot.  Not so many with the full view of her shirt b/c she wouldn’t let me get many of those!

5 Months!

I'm a big girl!

"I don't wanna stay on the blankie!"

Auntie R…

Auntie R and I have been friends for as long as I can remember.  Her parents have a summer house across the street from where my grandparents lived, and where I spent pretty much 95% of my childhood.  We became friends and spent our summer days playing hopscotch, singing and dancing to Debbie Gibson, riding bikes, and on Saturdays Auntie S and I would get all dressed up in Auntie R’s dresses and shoes and Gramma would stuff those shoes with cotton balls and rubber band them to us so we could go to synagogue with her.  Really boggles my mind…we did this a LOT…why didn’t my mom send us to Gramma’s house with dresses and shoes???  We had them!  I guess she knew it would be a funny story for us to tell!  Thanks mom 🙂

Auntie R lived in the city during the school year so we only really saw her in the summers, but when we were old enough to drive, I saw her a lot more!  We had lots of fun, drama, craziness, and laughs.  We even made some trips to the loony bin!

Now Auntie R has 2 beautiful twins.  Cousins J & G.  They are adorable!

I will send A with pretty dresses and shoes that fit when she visits Auntie R on Saturdays 😉

Auntie R, Cousins J&G, Mommy & baby A @ baby naming brunch...really she was such a peanut.

Aunt D…

Aunt D loving on baby A!

Aunt D…b/c Auntie D sounds weird…redundant really, like ATM Machine…so we’ll just call her Aunt D.

We’re the epitome of opposites attract.  She has very long legs, mine are very short.  She has small boobies, mine are big.  She likes football, I like shopping.  BUT…we were both cheerleaders in HS.  Yep – we cheered…we were sorta pathetic, but hey…we were cheering for our other LK so we were passionate!  We’ve been friends since 6th grade and if I had to list all the crazy, stupid, funny, ridiculous, happy, sad and very scary things we’ve done and seen together, the internet would need more space.  Even though there were periods of time where our lives took us in different directions, our very strong bond with our Grandmas, Poppys and puppies is what ultimately brought our paths back together and now here’s a little bit of why Aunt D is awesome…

Aunt D is fun, she’s silly, she’s really energetic, and she’s gonna help teach A all the sports stuff she needs to know to make her Daddy proud!

She thinks A is a funny baby, and is one of the only other people so far who has seen her fishy kissy face, which she REFUSES to do now!  She makes me think twice before buying A ridiculous things when we’re shopping…apparently in my head $40 for a baby shirt is fine, Aunt D doesn’t agree!  She always has a BuyBuyBaby coupon for us to use and she has been the accomplice to a lot of unintentional shoplifting from BuyBuyBaby, and everywhere else I forget things on the bottom of the cart.  She gave me 75 hospital towels for my wedding shower which was one of my most appreciated gifts!  She thinks it’s funny that I think she’s normal…but my view of normal is pretty screwy 😉  She’s a great teacher to all her students, a great nanny to all her babies and puppies, and a great Aunt to baby A.

She has a dog, whose name is Lucifer….the only individual who is fully named here on our blog, b/c L doesn’t do Lucifer justice….she looks like a cow but acts like Naomi Campbell.

Aunt D is one of my best friends in the world and A loves her very much.