Monday, September 15, 2008

Massive To-Do List...

Will it ever all get done?? Maybe if I publish my to-do list, more of it will get done! So let's begin...

  • Paint the kitchen table/chairs....our table/chairs are trashed from normal wear and tear. And after painting the furniture in the boys' room, I really want to paint the kitchen stuff!
  • Clean out the orange carpet room. This is a large room in our basement that has ugly orange carpet...hence the name of the room! It is the collect all room...exercise equipment, sound equipment, piano, garage sale stash (I had every intention to have a garage sale this summer...didn't happen!), furniture that doesn't have a home...lots of stuff!
  • Organize laundry room/craft area/storage...this is ongoing because I'm constantly digging stuff out!
  • Clean out Isaac's closet...blah.
  • Transition clothes for all boys....pull out fall/winter stuff in the right size.
  • Fall clean my house...I like to do a major cleaning each season...it needs it now!
My brother and his wife are coming in town on Thursday...I'll see how much I can get done between now and then, but I've decided not to stress over it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pictures of the Week...



Drew's First Day of Preschool!


Drew had his first day of preschool on Monday. He is in the four year old class this year! He is so happy to be back! We dropped him off this morning for his first official day by himself...Monday was just open-house format and I stayed with him!




New Room!

My parents gave us my brothers' old bunk beds about 3 weeks ago...and a friend of ours just happened to be going to Texas to pick up a trailer and some landscaping equipment...so he swung by Dallas and picked them up for us! They are great beds, with nice big drawers for storage underneath. We sanded them down and repainted them black...I loved the final result so much that I decided to repaint their dresser as well! And next I'm going to repaint their toy chest! Here it is...

The dresser before...


The dresser after...



And the beds!



Drew sleeps on the top and Noah sleeps on the bottom...so far they think they are the best thing ever! So thanks, Matt and Andy!!!! :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Black Raspberries!

We live next to an empty lot that has tons of wild black raspberry bushes. The boys love to go pick berries and then just eat them! I convinced them to collect enough to make a cobbler, actually two cobblers to give to our neighbors that share the lot with us! The cobbler turned out to be really good!

Here are some pictures of the picking....





And here they are helping me make the cobbler...


And enjoying the final product...

It's Symmetrical!!!

Drew loves Legos and will play with them non-stop for hours on end...well, maybe not hours!! :) This creation impressed me...

New Blog Address...

I decided to change my blog address...actually, my sister-in-law decided to change hers because some people were commenting that she didn't know, and it was a bit freaky! Hers had her complete last name on it, as did mine. So I agree with her approach and decided to remove my last name from my blog! So sorry for any confusion!