Monday, June 30, 2008


We had a very unproductive weekend...and that does not bode well for our long list of projects. Daryl was able to apply drywall compound to the new closet, but due to the ridiculous humidity, it has not dried, so he was unable to sand and prime as per our plan. Justin and Jessica passed through on Saturday, so we were able to move our entertainment center downstairs into the family room and out of the living room, so that is one thing off of our list.

Sunday was spent at the hospital with bleeding, cramps and nausea. Some antibiotics and a severe infection later, I was sent home. Fortunately the baby is fine and shows no sign of making an appearance anytime in the very near future. Needless to say, not much was accomplished yesterday.

On a better note, Aubrie started summer camp today. She will be at camp three days a week for four hours. Swimming, arts and crafts, games and socializing while mommy gets a break to run errands, clean, SLEEP etc. She was very excited when we left so hopefully everything goes well.
Next weekend we are heading back to Buffalo to see our friends and family and to celebrate the Forth of July as well as our 6th anniversary. I am especially looking forward to dinner at either Chef's or Ilio's (two popular Italian restaurants in Buffalo). I have not decided which one yet, but both are better than anything we have found in Albany thus far.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Weekend Project

The big push is on. Only seven weeks, give or take, until the baby comes and we have a list a mile long of house projects that we would 'like' to finish before he gets here.

Our kitchen is ~85% done...mainly trim work left, and that is fairly low on the priority level since the kitchen is fully functional right now.

Our projects this past weekend included the initial construction of a second closet in our bedroom. Our house severely lacks closet space and until now, Daryl has used the closet in the nursery for his clothes. Once the baby gets here, we will need that closet space for his clothes and other assorted stuff that comes along with babies. Once the closet is finished, the room will need to be painted and a new ceiling fan installed.

Our other major project is the main bathroom renovation. Our bathroom is strait out of the 1970's, which is not really a big deal. We had planned on doing it next year, but Aubrie's exuberant bath taking (water seems to end up everywhere) has led to a leak in the floor of the bathroom into the room below. The floor tiles are also starting to pop off due to the excess water and lack of grout on the floor. Our decisions now revolve around completing the entire bathroom renovation with new whirlpool tub, wall and floor tiles, vanity, double sinks, light fixtures and paint, or do we do a "band aid" renovation and just fix the floor and put in the new vanity over the new floor. I would prefer to get everything done at once, but again, time is an issue.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day

We had a very busy Father's Day weekend...

On Saturday we went to Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George for Daryl's company picnic. Aubrie enjoyed all of the rides-the park is very kid orientated and she even went on the log flume, which she compared to going over a waterfall.
Daryl finally got to ride the Crystal Beach Comet, which due to hight regulations he was never able to ride before Crystal Beach closed in 1989!

On Sunday we went to Indian Ladder Farms to pick strawberries and play with the baby animals. Aubrie met baby goats, pigs, sheep, cows, chickens, ducks, turkeys, and rabbits.

Sunday night we went to a free "Pops" concert on the waterfront performed by the Albany Symphony Orchestra. The weekend ended with fireworks over the Hudson River. All in all, a very busy but enjoyable weekend.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Aubrie had her gymnastics show at her new gymnastics school yesterday. She did very well, although she was very disappointed that she only got a ribbon and certificate at the end rather than the "beautiful trophy" she was expecting. (They got trophies at her school in Buffalo last year.)

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Tropical Heat Wave

It has been in the 90's for the last few days and the temperature is going to stay there for a few more....YUCK! No central air, ridiculous humidity and 7+ months pregnant do not mix well.

Aubrie does not seem to care for the temps either...sleeping away the afternoon in Mommy and Daddy's room: