Friday, May 30, 2008

a little catch up!

so my back's feeling better again...not 100% but Robaxacet is helping take the edge off. i managed to avoid more pyhsio on my back this time around from resting and taking it somewhat easy ( ya right! )
anyway...this morning the kid' school had a beautiful parent Volunteer Tea to say "thanks" to all our supportive moms and dads who help out in the school. I was invited for the presentation performance and also for the snack afterwards ( nice to know that my help is appreciated! )
so Courtney's Orff club in the school preformed the last song of the day with three brave singers in the auditorium and DANG, did they do a fantastic job!
the song they played was to the theme of " The Lion Sleeps Tonight" but the words were of course all changed to express their thanks....so cool....so talented all these young kids!


...yesterday, the little man had his day of "Shine Time" in his kindergarten classroom...
he was to bring along 5 special things from home to talk about and share with his classmates...and i also had to fill out an "interview" questionaire about him for the teacher as well! I stayed for his presentatio and got a few cute pic's of him sharing with his little friends!
so cute....he's quite the little public speaker too!
( this is tyler with his favorite Webkinz - for now - Eggbert the chicken! )
---thank you Mrs. Thomson for giving all the children a special time to shine and share themselves in your classroom!! you are sooo thoughtful and special!

...the other day we decided that tyler's "saving for Scotland" piggy bank was indeed full to the brim with his savings for the last 8 months and it was time to dump it all out and roll up the coins and count it all!! we can now go to the bank and order some Brittish Pounds for his own spending money...a little here, and a little there all adds up! now he's determined to fill it one more time before we go on our trip!! good luck buddy! ( he saved $233 this time around! )

...and now onto the renovations.....
you've all been asking to see pictures, but there are so many things that mike is 'multi tasking' right now that NOTHING is 100% complete yet!
yes, the living room is painted, BUT all the new white corner, ceiling and baseboard moldings are not on yet...
yes, the carpet has been torn out of the living room and the new flooring has been put down in there, and now also down the hallway too...but again, the moldings are not on yet...
yes, the bottom half of the new kitchen cabinets are now installed, and so is the new sink, faucet and countertop, BUT the handles are not on yet or the top cabinets....
it's driving me crazy to have this house is such a disorganzied mess with everything all over the place and homeless in other rooms....
we are also preparing for a HUGE garage / yard sale at our house June 21 & 22...so there's stuff all over for that too that needs to be taken out to the garage in boxes for now....

STUFF LIKE THAT
is just getting to me! I know mike is only one guy and is still working 10 hours a day between all the work he's doing at home too....but it's just chaotic living with every room in our small home in such a mess! our friend dave will be coming over again tonight to help some more with the kitchen cabinets....( he came here last friday and saturday as well to help...what a great guy and we are sooooo grateful for his help and experience in these projects already! )
so, anyway....
here's a few of what I can show you for now...

the hallway walls are the color that the living room USED to be! they will be painted soon too, i think a creamier / whiter color to blend with the natural tones in the living room now...
what do you think?



...this is our grey carpet being rolled up and pulled out of the LR...
bye bye carpet...



...and here's the BARE BOTTOM floor before the new flooring went in...
and of course the colors in the LR now! the dark chocolate wall is a solid feature wall, the other 3 walls are the lighter color.
I LOVE the new flooring that's in now...so much brighter and open feeling in there now! we just have half the kitchen in the LR right now so i don't want to photograph it all until it's all done...including the moldings!!!
what do you think so far??







3 comments:

Tara said...

WOW Kim, what a difference! I love the colors, they're beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished project!

Congratulations on a wonderful project (and kudos to Mike for all the hard work!).

I hope your back recovers 100%!

Grams is excited to come to a class but is bummed because so far, the only one she can go to is a Hall Crop and since I can't go this month, neither can she! Hopefully she can manage the stairs sometime soon and come to a home class! That's the only thing holding her back :( Cross your fingers!

Tara said...

P.S. a big congrats to Courtney and Tyler!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors that you chose in the living room, does it ever make the room look bigger ( from what I can tell!). We are trying to decide on a new bedroom color for the new house. We are thinking of browns. All the restless nights and disorganized house will soon be worth it. Good luck
talk to you soon
Michele