Sunday, February 27, 2011

Slowly But Surely

we are redoing our house. We're a slow at getting things done, but our goal is to have the first round of changes completed before the summer. This last month was the downstairs bathroom and a hardwood area that we needed to completely replace.

Next: The baseboards throughout the downstairs and new paint....

This was the sub-floor
Ta Da

Bathroom Before

During the floor demolition

The Finished Floor, New Paint Job and Toilet. Although we are not huge fans of the yellow, we thought the gray made it a little more modern.


Kyle's new accessory

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day to Everyone! We had a good one, it started off with a little cookie decoration. As you can see, Kyle did not perfect his decorating skills...but he honed in on his eating skills a little more...
I only gave him 2 cookies to decorate..as you can see why.
Alice was our serious decorator

The gorgeous finished product.


No Buddy, that's not how you eat an oyster.

Messing with the Kids

I am the first to support the kids reaction, I hate oysters too. But it's pretty fun to try and make them try it.

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Alice's first taste

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And her reaction...

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Kyle's turn

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The children's rejoice when they learn they don't have to try oysters anymore.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Never Again

will I take Kyle to get his haircut. The kid is super mellow until that smock goes around his neck. FREAK OUT! He had a candy cane in one hand and a sucker in the other, and he still FREAKED out!!! I had him in my lap and was retraining him while he screamed (and tried to eat his hairy treats during the screams). Fun.
So, Dad is officially in charge of haircuts....they can hang out at a barber shop and look at dirty mags together (or whatever it is men do to bond in a barber shop).
Before Haircut - Shaggy Bowl Cut
Post cut..during the screaming I was a little freaked out with how much she took off. But I was more focused on restraining Kyle. Not sure if I'm upset b/c I don't like the haircut, or I've just realized my baby has grown up!