Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This week sucks!

Where oh where do I start...

12:30am on Tuesday "night" I remind Richard about that water sound I heard at the fridge.
He investigates further....
Oh my goodness, water is leaking from the tube to the ice maker and it's all over the kitchen floor.
Oh no, it's not just in the kitchen, it made it's way to the dining room...
UNDER the laminate wood flooring that we only put down 3 years ago!

We spent from about 1am until 4am pulling up the floor boards and finding water, water, water.
LUCKILY we got the end of it and saved it all, I think!
There is no more water on the floor, but our house and dining room are a wreck!

We HATED putting those boards down with a passion and I told Richard never again! We are getting REAL wood floors and PAYING someone to do it next time.
So, I wouldn't have been to upset if we had to rip it all out and start over....well, our check book would have been VERY upset since wood floors are a nightmare in cost.
Now we get to relive the "joy" of doing these floors! I HATE these floors!!!!!

Take a look at our night and what we call our home now! :(

This was just a few boards into taking up the floor...towels, towels, towels

We had to take at least the crystal out of the china cabinet..that stuff is heavy!

The dining room chairs now live in the living room

Our dining rom is down to the concrete slab!!!!

Okay, so, we are done at 4am! Then of course Kaisley needs to eat, so I'm up until 5am! And what do you know, she's back up at 6:30am! Seriously, who sleeps for just 1 1/2 hours at night...ME! That's right!

Wednesday, I'm beyond exhausted! Does exhausted even explain 1 1/2 hours of sleep? I'm not in college anymore, I don't pull all nighters!
I have a dentist appointment in which I almost fell asleep with my mouth wide open.
The exciting news, I have a dead tooth, with an infection.
So Thursday, I get to go in for my very first....ROOT CANAL!
Lucky me!

Oh, Wednesday's fun continued...another leak!
This time, under the kitchen sink!!!! Drip, drip, drip...anyone know a plumber???

And for those of you that don't know, about 4 months ago, I discovered a leak in the water the attic. LUCKILY and THANK GOD I discovered it before the whole attic flooded.

But yeah, water and this house are NOT friends!!!!!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

First off, I'd like to thank every past, present and future military person and their entire family for the price you pay for our freedom! THANK YOU!

We had a great 4 day weekend with daddy! We went to the spray park, a pool party, and we had a crawfish boil at our house, just to name a few fun things!

Brookston also made the transition from the crib to the big boy bed (well, toddler bed!) 4 nights and 4 far, so good! Fingers crossed things don't go downhill from here!


Brookston's 1st nap in the toddler bed! We brought in everything from the crib, even the bumpers. Oh, and now he LOVES having a pillow, he didn't have that in the crib!


I don't know what it is about this picture, but I think it's just adorable! Maybe it's those chunky rolls on Kaisley's arms that make me giddy!


There were some cool toys at the pool party!


Oh yummy crawfish!!!!


Some of the family enjoying the crawfish


Sully, Hailey, and Brookston (cousins) taking a bath after the crawfish boil


Kaisley is ready for football season!!!!!

This week, Kaisley tried 2 new "toys"... she's getting so big!!!


Tummy time spinning mat...yet she doesn't spin yet


The exersaucer was a big hit!

Friday, May 22, 2009

A few random pictures

Kaisley now enjoys ditching her paci, for her fist...UH OH!!!

Brookston playing his "songs"

Our OCD child!!!!! :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Already copy cats

Brookston is now 2 years old, Kaisley almost 3 months old.
They are already playing copy cat....

Kaisley enjoyed her first time sitting in the Bumbo seat....

So Brookston had to try it! (Funny that he likes it at 2..he hated it as a baby!)

Brookston blew bubbles....

And so did Kaisley!!!

Brookston rode his motorcycle...

So of course Kaisley had to ride it too!

Supper Club and Finger Painting

Friday night was our montly supper club with friends. Always so fun!
Our awesome host, Liz, brought out finger paint for the kids! They had SO MUCH FUN!

All the kids lined up painting...nice and first!

Painting their own bodies was by far the highlight...who needed paper anyway?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Geaux Halls vs Go Halls

What is our website? From now on, it will ALWAYS be:

BOOKMARK IT!!!!!! Visit often!!!!!! :) :)

I am a blogspotter now, so you can also find me at: (but it's the exact same site!)

So how did we get the website name?
Any Louisianians, no explaination needed, so feel free to ignore this part.
If you're not from Lousiana, read on:
If you know me(us), you know we live in Louisiana, right? Well, we like to spell things and do things a little different. "Geaux" is the Louisiana way of spelling "Go". We wanted a touch of Louisiana here!

I imagine those of you not from around here may have trouble remembering how to spell "geaux" and I don't want that to mean you won't visit if you don't bookmark if you forget, you can also go to this website: there is a link to take you here! So if you can just remember "Go Halls"...hopefully you'll be able to find us one way or another!!!

Did you catch all of that??

Basically, it comes down to this:

Monday, May 11, 2009

I am finally going to do it!

Okay okay, I give is my blog!

Just about EVERYONE I know has a blog and I feel so left out! :) So, here I am, ready to blog. I must say, I'm intimidated. I've done a few sites along my way, but looking at all of the functions here, I have no idea where to go! So, bear with me. Not only am I lost...but I feel like starting my blog at 29 years old with a 2 year old and a 2 month old...well, I'm behind!

We'll see how this goes! This post marks the start of my actual blog...all posts prior are actually back dated, for my own record of my life! :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Blog is Born

And so it begins!!!