Monday, May 25, 2009

Richards' Update

Clare, Mommy, and Baby Bump.
Life in our household has been really hectic. Sometimes we go to bed at night not even remembering what we did during the day. This weekend we spent the weekend at home, which was spent working on Mitch's master project and I was studying. Additionally, Clare and I spent time trying to clean the house up that gets rather messy throughout the week. Clare is pretty clingy on the weekends, which makes it difficult to get things done as fast you like. Plus, I have been pretty sick still with this pregnancy. I think it is probably due to the fact that I haven't been getting a lot of sleep lately. In addition, to working long hours Mitch and I are spending about 2 to 4 hours a night studying. Mitch is sitting for his orals in July to finish his Master's project and then the only thing he will have left is his internship next school year. We will be so glad when he is finished. By the way, we found out what we are having but I thought it would fun to see how many of you can guess. We have told a few so if you know just hold tight until I post the results later.

Daddy's Girl

Clare has so much fun with her Dad. He is such a great Dad and has just as much fun spending time with her.
Daddy building and Clare knocking them over.
Giving Daddy loves.
Reading books, Clare and Daddy read about 10 books a day.
Clare relaxing with Daddy at the parade.
Relaxing with Daddy.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fun with the Hose

We had our first weekend of really hot weather. Mitch was out back watering and Clare of course wanted to help so Mitch just laid the hose down. What do you think Clare did?

The two trouble makers.
"Are you thirsty Gage? Here let me give you some."

"Hey, what does it feel like?"
"BRRR, that is cold."
"I think I'll try it." Clare drank from the hose for a long-time.
Finally, she came up for air.
Gage was glad, he finally got some more.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

We had a nice relaxing day at home for Mother's Day and Mommy even got to take a nap, which was well needed. It was beautiful out and we spent the afternoon outside.

Clare and Mommy.
Clare seeing if Daddy is noticing that she is standing in her chair.

Mommy making her sit down.

Alright, I'll just get down!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Finally, Backyard is Finished!

Our issues with our backyard started about 3 years ago when they started construction above us. There was significant water damage, which wiped out the existing rock wall. We have been in litigation with the contractor since then and we finally reached an agreement last month, as well as, the project was completed. It took about two months for the landscapers to do the entire project.
Hillside once the old wall was removed.
Partial completion of the first wall.
The finished project, with steps up one side.
The pictures don't do it justice for how massive the project was.