Main big event the past few weeks has been our NEW HOUSE! YAY! We closed 2 weeks ago and have started the renovation process, including building a new pantry (a staple in our house and it didn't have one!), scraping walls, patching walls, re-texturing walls, new floors, all new paint from ceilings to floors and a myriad of other little things that are in need of repair. We are doing most of the work ourselves, as
|Always a fun day at The Home Depot!|
|Sheetrock and joint compound have become common household terms now! Ha!|
|Before picture of the main renovation - the kitchen - texture gone bad and the problem of no pantry (oh, and the floors to boot!)|
|Walls scraped and mudded...beginning form of the pantry! And pre-sanded walls|
|Studs going up! And yes, hence the METAL studs we are using, we were surprised to find out in the inspection, we have a steel framed house! Really unheard of around these parts, but I guess it's an ok thing!|
|Hubby will have to forgive me, but I need an action shot! Drywall going up - meanwhile, I AM working too, sanding away on those walls! Taking a picture break! It was only my 18th "break" at that point, ha!|
|I told you I WAS working...As you can see by the above "evidence"...So for evidence, I took a picture to prove I contributed. Sanding walls is exhausting, but really any work is exhausting...|
|He started practicing his letters on the old linoleum floor we ripped up. I told him this will only be allowed this one time and not when our new floors go down, ha! You can see he was trying to write my name, starting it backwards...pretty good!|
|We were texting Mimi and Baba, so he was writing their real names =)...This is without ANY guidance of hand by me!|
Let's see, I will go back to the end of May when my sweet nieces had their dance recital - They were precious, I love to watch them dance! Liam sat through the recital like a gem, and he really enjoyed it too! Here's a couple pictures...
|Tori, Lauren, Grace and Liam =)|
We also found a new park recently, and it ROCKS! It has little themed houses and structures all over and a lot of neat "things" for kids to explore and play.
And Liam is loving the camera lately, more so he likes to take a bunch of pictures of random things, but is enjoying being in front of the camera more as well...
|Poising for the camera!|
|Wish it wasn't blurry, but he was being so goofy, but NOT holding still! I was desperately trying to capture his silliness and the moments of laughter we were having!|
|Liam confiscated my phone and went wandering around my parents house taking pictures of just about everything...|
|I startled him here, he didn't know I heard him coming and I turned around quickly! Ha! He actually caught the moment well! Haha!|
Last weekend, Dustin's sister and family came in town, so we spent time with family and had a blast together! We all had a big sleep over at his other sister's house not too far from here, and it was fun staying up late and just hanging out! The cousin's had a lot of fun and played their little hearts out!
|Antique horsey ride!|
|It proved very challenging to get all 3 younger ones to BE STILL for the camera...or at least at the same time!|
|At this point Liam was just being ornery!|
That about sums. it. up. For now at least! Thanks for checking in!