Monday, March 30, 2015

Almost Done...

We were able to finish up a lot of the bathroom this week.  The shower and floor are grouted and the vanity, lights, shelves, and toilet are all in place. 

I moved a ton of stuff downstairs that was not necessary for the remaining work.  It gave Chris plenty of space to install most of the trim.  Hopefully we'll be able to caulk and touch up the paint this week.

While Chris installed the trim, I took the kids to an egg hunt.  Samantha loved it and even Josh was able to collect several eggs for his bucket.  They did a nice job with crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, and even a couple moon bounces.

We also had an egg hunt today with my MOPS group.  Josh's face says it all - it was a blast!

Last week we hosted a St. Patrick's Day play date (a week late) with some friends.  Samantha loved the Irish music and requested it for many days afterwards.  Josh was a happy little leprechaun too.

Samantha had so much fun during the play date but wasn't so thrilled about the green mustache and goatee!  

I'll end with a couple pictures from the week.  Josh really enjoys knocking things down so Samantha and I started to build towers with yogurt containers.  Most of the time he'd only let us get two stacked but we finally made one almost to the ceiling (he loved knocking that one down!).

Samantha has been coloring a lot lately.  When the crayons are left unattended, Josh makes a beeline for them.  Unfortunately, one of these times was while I was getting dinner started.  He nibbled on quite a few colors before I realized why he was so quiet.  Little stinker!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Major Progress

We've been working hard to finish the upstairs - it always takes longer than we anticipate.  We were able to finish up a lot though.  The doors have been installed, the lights are installed, and the electricity is turned on.  The biggest progress though is the tiling in the shower and on the floor. 

I still have to grout the floor but overall it's a big improvement from what it looked like when we bought the place:

The work still to be done includes installing all the bathroom fixtures, installing trim, installing the railing, touching up drywall and paint, installing carpet, and painting the stairs.  It'll still be at least a couple weeks - just in time for it to get nice outside.

It has been warm a few days so the kids have been going outside with Chris when he gets home - and they love it!  It's been a long winter.

Josh has been more active lately - he loves jumping on the couch when Daddy is coming home.

And here he's trying to cut one of Samantha's princesses with a plastic knife - we'll have to watch this little guy! 

We had a big snow last week and tried to play in it.  Unfortunately, it was a little too deep for the kids to do much. 

I'll end with some pictures from the science center.  Samantha's friend was turning 3 so we all went to celebrate.  Josh loved the water table and Samantha really enjoyed building towers and playing in the undersea area. 

Hopefully next week we'll have plenty to show for the upstairs!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Small Accomplishments

We accomplished some small things upstairs this weekend.  There are a couple big tasks left to finish the upstairs and a lot of small ones. 

We installed backer board on the floor, installed the first part of the shower base, installed some lights, installed a door, and sanded the stairs.

The shower base requires some more work before we can put the backer board in the shower.  We should be able to start tiling this coming weekend.  We had a couple issues with some of the lighting but nothing that can't be easily fixed with a trip to Lowe's.  The stairs will be painted as one of the last things to happen.  At least the sanding is done so we have very little dusty work left.

There's not much else to write about this week so I'll just end with a couple cute pictures of the kids.