Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I help daddy....

For the past....2 and a half months we have been remodeling our kitchen/dining room area.  We know that remodeling is dirty, hard, long and often stressful, but besides having a wonderful, spacious, new, clean, workable kitchen when we are done, we have found so much joy in having Elias "work" alongside daddy and help him.  It has been so much fun seeing him follow Andy around and copy all he does.  Here are a few pictures to give you a glimpse of what we have been up to.
I want to be just like my daddy!

I've seen Daddy do this, now "Eli do it"

the demo has begun... bye bye kitchen as we know it

Elias loves the project and loves helping and watching daddy!

Eli the tool man!

I got my tool belt just like papi!

yay! I get to help daddy by crawling in the tunnel... Eli wanted to cut his own hole in the floor later.

loved the "tunnel" crawl space under the house!
Elias turned out to be a good "fetcher" for daddy when they were in the cramped crawl space

I help daddy cut the pipes!
kitchen before
ALMOST done!

kitchen during
make shift kitchen during

Friday, December 7, 2012

Zoo lights year 3

This is the third year in a row we were able to go see the zoo lights with our neighbor (now x-neighbor) annabelle (6 weeks older than Elias).

We got to ride the zoo train! A big hit with Elias!

using an umbrella for the first time was also a highlight!

2011 zoo lights

It has been a fun tradition even though every year I hesitate because it is raining and cold....