Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I love how they co-ordinate with the comforter!
Another view of the room. The wall with the window and the wall with the closet were painted a dark blue which goes perfectly with the mocha color on the other two walls.
A close-up of Picture #1
I betcha didn't know I was so artsy....ok, to tell the truth I photocopied the comforter (yup, I dragged the whole thing and stuck it in a photocopier at Kinko's), and traced the shapes onto two canvases I bought at Michael's. I'm quite happy with how they turned out!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Ronan: Mama, don't look at me (red flags go off in my head; he is looking in the pantry)
Me: (Of course I look) Why not Ronan?
I almost hope for his sake that he gets a bit more conniving as he gets older!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
We are extremely happy with how everything turned out!
Before - There were two access points to the kitchen, one from the dining area and one from the hallway (right side of the picture - you can see the crib in Ronan's room). Since we would rather have had a larger bathroom (the far wall of the kitchen is shared with the bathroom), we moved the wall into the kitchen two feet and got rid of the hallway access.
After - We installed a U-shaped kitchen which, even though we made the kitchen smaller by moving the wall into the kitchen, we actually have more countertop space and cabinets than we did in the old kitchen. Notice my new stainless steel appliances!
The wall between the living room and kitchen was made into a half wall, totally opening up the area. The design of the plate rack above the sink necessitated the removal of the kitchen window, but there is still the big dining room window on the back wall, as well as six pot lights - there is no shortage of light in that kitchen!
Before - View of the living room taken from the front door. Notice the change in paint color - tan to white - beside the door to the garage (in the center of picture).
Stay tuned for pictures of the bedrooms!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Of course hot dogs were a must!
Ronan wanted the pink cotton candy - he was insistent on that. Then he didn't like getting his hands dirty so at first he tried licking it like an ice cream cone. When that didn't work he wanted me to feed it to him!
Rachelle's two sons plus my two sons equals a van load of boys!
At the dinosaur park near Sunnyside...
...where we had a picnic.
Tyler and Ronan - best buds!
Of course, one of the highlights of the trip was going to Rachelle's family's orchards and picking some fruit. We got pears, peaches, nectarines and apples. I had planned to do a lot of canning - then I remembered I wouldn't have a kitchen when I got home!
The trees were bursting with nectarines!
The boys were pooped after spending the afternoon running around the orchards.
Rachelle and I realized that we had packed identical outfits for Peyton and Latham!
The little munchkins.