February 18, 2009

i LOVE DeMoLiTiOn!

Here are a couple before and after pics. I just couldn't wait to post a few for you to see some...well at least one of the projects that I finally talked Chris is to doing. I wanted to do this from the time I first bought the house, but everybody said it would be to difficult for me/us. We haven't decided if we are going to take down the tile in the shower or not, but at least when you walk into the bathroom, it is not an electric shock to your eyes anymore. Now comes the real hard part. Wish us luck.

February 15, 2009

Starting em' out early

I start them out early doing the chores that I hate the most. This one is still fun for them; they don't know to hate it yet. Seems like a win-win to me. Really they end up kinda just pre-washing for me, but every little bit helps...right.

Here is the kid helping to shovel the snow. I think her dad is VERY innovative. Another win-win!

February 12, 2009

More radomness

I am redoing our kitchen table, so for right now, here is our table. Thanks to aunt Mair we at least have this table to use until I finish ours.
And what do you think of the wall paint color? I just finished painting the kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen used to be a dark red color; I miss the red, but hopefully this will appeal to more people and make them want to buy this old house.
Lastly once I finish some of our major projects I will show you pics of all the transformation. We have done quite a bit lately, hopefully it will help us sale this little beauty.

February 11, 2009

Random Nothings

This morning I was looking for some scissors, and these were all I could find (notice the plastic blades. I guess that is how you know there are small children in the house. The other thing(s) I can’t seem to find is my favorite style of pen/sharpie. I have slowly put them away somewhere else as Paiton has found them. I would show you a picture of our pen/junk drawer, but it’s messy and just plain embarrassing. That seems to be the drawer we throw all the junk that we need to keep, but can’t decided where to put it.

February 4, 2009

Snow Day Crafts

It has been freakin’ freezing here lately!!! I never feel warm, EVER. Needless to say, I have not gone anywhere near the outdoors unless absolutely necessary. Staying indoors can be quite a challenge with two very active little girls. Here are some of our snow day crafts.
Colored sand art

Who knew a ball hanging from the ceiling with a piece of yarn could be so much fun. Well, after a while they got bored so I had to pull out the reinforcements, an old paper towel roll. It was like I had just reintroduced the ceiling hanging ball all over again. Who knew?

I don't even know what to call these. I let he girls use the pencil sharpener on all our old crayons. Then I put the shavings in an old spice container and let them sprinkle the shavings on a piece of waxed paper. The girls really liked it, but I thought it would take up more time than it actually did. Oh well, what are ya gonna do? Anyway, then we covered it with another piece of waxed paper. I covered the waxed paper with a paper grocery bag then ironed the shavings so they would melt. Then the girls did their best to trace a heart onto the paper. Later I cut the hearts out and let them string them up with a plastic needle and some thread. So there ya have it, long directions, short craft.

This was a cute craft, but it took a lot of prep work. LOVE BUGS!! The girls loved them, and they were really easy. They just had to dab glue then put the pieces on.

Last but not least, the girls were playing while I started dinner, and when Carisa's mom came to get her, this is what I walked into. I think it took them 5-10 minutes to make this mell of a hess. The only real reason I am posting anything about this is because I had cleaned up Paiton's room really good the night before. They made a mess during the morning also, but we all cleaned it up again. I just don't understand their thought process while making this mess. I understand that they are 2 & 3 so its not like they really thought it through, but seriously, "what is the crap were they thinking"?