Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Busy Week

Sorry, no pictures today. I have some great ones - check back in a few days. Right now, we're up to our ears in the final push on the new room. Tomorrow will be our busiest day yet, but by this weekend, we should be moved into the new room and breathing easier. So this weekend, I'll make up for my lack of posting with some good stories/pictures. See you then!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Helping Dad

Well, the little man has been sick for the past five days or so. A nasty cold and fever, and a swollen gland on his neck that got to be very big. As in, have-my-mom-come-down-in-the-middle-of-the-night-to-look-at-it big. It's started going down a little bit, and he hasn't had a fever today for the first time since Sunday. He's still congested and has a runny nose and a cough, but I think he's on the mend. It's been a long week for all parties concerned.

So I have no new pictures from this week - he's been looking too pitiful. But here are a few more pictures of my fellows hanging blinds from last week. Note Iain is on the stepstool behind his hero. :) Also note what he's got in his hands: the drill bits. Every time Jeremy would ask for them, he'd give them up... but very reluctantly.

In this one, I think he was going on a lion hunt or something....
And finally, the current favorite game: ride a little pony.

Just out of curiosity, which version do you know?

Jeremy's version:
Ride a little pony, ride him downtown,
Look out, little boy, don't fall down!

My version:
Ride a little pony, go to town,
Please, little pony, don't fall down!

Or another version all together? We must solve the mystery - is the rider to go downtown or simply to town? Who is in danger of falling down?? The boy or the pony??

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Dining Room Re-Do

We've been working a lot on finishing up this building project. Last weekend, Jeremy's parents came up to help us paint. John W came over multiple times before the weekend and on Saturday and was a great help, and others came by as well - thanks, everyone! Anyway, the living room, dining room, and addition are all painted and looking terrific. The dining room especially is drastically different, as you will soon see...

Picture number one: the paneling. No offense if you have some in your house and love it, but I am NOT a fan. Glad to have it gone.
Picture number two: what we found underneath. Sea-foam green walls smeared with liquid nails and spotted with large holes in the plaster. This changed the plans a bit because now not only did Jeremy and I have to spend a day and a half scraping liquid nails off the walls, but we realized we'd have to add texture to the walls to cover the remains of the liquid nails and the now-patched plaster. Unfortunately, this meant texturing the living room as well, since there is no good stopping place between the rooms.
Picture number three: priming begins. That's Papa (Jeremy's dad) painting and Jeremy in the background looking happy that he's not painting...yet.
Picture number four: white walls, even just covered in primer, are already an improvement.
Pictures number five and six: voila!

Here's my fellows hard at work hanging blinds. Iain loves to "help." Sorry the colors are so off!
And some cute ones Iain's fairy godmother took today when they went to the park. Isn't he the cutest in his overalls?

By the way, I have to set the record straight for everyone who is disputing it: Iain does say "Aleah." Sorry. She wins. :)