Monday, July 6, 2009

Our 4th of July; work and fun

I dont even know where to begin! My parents came for the weekend, and helped Edwin and I tackle some projects on our exterior. We had our inspection, and we needed to repair some rotten wood and siding in the back of our house. My parents were planning on driving back to Dallas on Saturday, but ended up staying until Sunday night! It was a lot more work than we all thought; but it's done! We did have a little bit of fun and went to Kemah Boardwalk for the day on Friday. We all road a bunch of rides and ate at the Aquarium restaurant. Keira wins an award for most adventurous. She wanted to ride everything.  We went there for an early birthday outing for Kai, and that's where he wanted to go! We started work on Saturday and the heat index here in Houston, was 106! It was extremely hot and although I worked too, I didnt nearly do as much work as my dad and Edwin! 

Keira and I on the Ferris Wheel
Poor Kai was terrified. He loved it though; just had a hard time WANTING to go. 
This is a great picture. He loved this ride. 

My mom and Keira on the Merry-go-Round 
Kai munchin on his birthday ice cream at the Aquarium Restaurant 
Kade enjoying some birthday ice cream
yes; that's a candle up his nose 
Keira in the gift shop
My mom
Having some fun in the arcade 
Keira and my dad playing a boxing game
walking to the car; sweaty and ready to go! 

Keira ready to work outside! (she dressed herself)
Covering windows to paint, removing siding, using wood filler, etc
I'm using Bond-o and wood filler. I loved using that stuff. I dont know why
Kade helping my dad
Keira picking up some trash

This is our bay window in our kitchen. You can see where we've ripped off the siding, and some of the rotten wood around the windows to replace it ( I say "we", but my dad is obviously the one in the picture doing the work; not me!)
Wow. Lot's of stuff everywhere
Edwin and my dad tag teaming with the paint sprayer, and their homemade blocker! 
The new siding is on the bottom and the dark stuff is the filler I used to patch up holes, etc (before we painted everything, obviously)
Last but not least, we enjoyed some 4th of July cupcakes and mini cake pops! The kids enjoyed decorating them; and eating them. For the recipe and more pictures, visit my food blog.
Little mini cupcakes 

Edwin and I are going to begin packing boxes this week. 3 1/2 weeks will come quick, and we dont want it to sneak up on us. Continue to pray for a job in Dallas! 


  1. You have been very busy! Good luck with all of the house and job things. I know it will all work out. And keep cool in that heat - wow!


  2. Wow! Sounds like you've had a lot going on! Looks like everyone had fun on your outing!

  3. OK, I have to say you have the cutest blog layout ever! It looks like you guys had so much fun celebrating...and because I am crazy, all of the house work looks fun too! ;D