First the deck update –
The decking is now installed all the way up to the house, no gaps!Most of the top and bottom parts of the handrails are up:
Another view of the railings:
And the angle back towards Mark’s house:
It’s looking good! Brent’s having to take a little break from it to get his pieces ready for the Tomato Art Show since it’s all due this week and he hasn’t started. Oops! Gotta say I’m not too excited about it since she changed the commission she’s charging AFTER the commitments from artists were taken. Not cool or professional, and considering the insane fees she will now be charging the price artists will have to charge is going to be just stupid at the show.
Yesterday afternoon we had Lilli’s 18 month appointment! She is SO much more aware of the doctor’s office now. She had fun out in the waiting room staring at the fish tank but as soon as we were called back to the exam room and we sat her on the table she started crying. She didn’t want any part of it, so we made it a little bit better by having Baby with us – we weighed Baby first, Dr Rauth also “examined” Baby and so on. (Our new-found complete and total obsession with Baby is going to have its own post soon.)
Lilli always makes sure Baby is well fed!! Tonight Baby had to “eat! eat!” multiple times.
She only had to get one shot this time, woo hoo! AND this was her final immunization until she starts kindergarten! WOO HOO! We’ll still be getting the flu shot, but from here on out she just has well baby visits annually for her birthday. We made it! From the 2 week, 1 month, 2 month, 4 month, 6 month, 9 month, 12 month, 15 month and now the final 18 month visit! It’s going to be strange not having an upcoming appointment to get her weights and measures. I know we’ll still be there when she’s sick, but it’s a crazy feeling knowing we’re “free” now.
She was madder than a wet hen about her one shot, but the Dora Band-Aid, and Cinderella sticker helped, and later that evening she was just fine. So fine that Brent put her to work on the deck.
She loves the new deck and pretty much every time we go out there she says “WooooW.” Very flattering! But you can’t leave your tools for too long or she’ll take over command of the hammer, tape measure or drill.
She walked around yesterday hammering everything. Tonight she found the drill unattended and tipped it right over like she knew what she was doing. She has really, really been watching everything going on.
That’s all for tonight! Time for “Nighty Night”!