Monday, August 29, 2011

August Pics

Here is August at a glance.... B learned all about blokus, and sorta understood what was going on. He likes to place with the pieces for sure!Don't worry it's not peanut butter. It's sunbutter and B will eat it at least once a day if left to his own devices!Riding on the train at the zoo all by himself, what a big boy! Speaking of big boy things. He officially started wearing big boy underwear in the beginning of August! Fun times!
The carousel at the zoo!!
Baking...our new favorite hobby we do together.

Monday, August 1, 2011

House Projects

In honor of accountability and this post (that I am delivering on as we speak), I thought that I would list some home projects that might be happening. Maybe they will get done??We have been thinking about changing our roof line in the back to cut out that little dip in the center. It would allow us to turn our attic space into living space (it's above the room on the left) and there are some roof leaking concerns that haven't happened yet. Also, B's room (the one with the air conditioner) is right next to the attic and is the hottest room in the summer and coldest in the winter. We need to get quotes and really weigh this. It could turn into a master suite, studio, walk-in closet space.
We need to do something with both of our fireplaces. The one above isn't really useable because the chimney is sorta sketchy.
We did put the insert into this one so we would want to keep it and do something with the surround.
Still have to do the steps and railing in the back. I would like it to match the front porches which will also need to be redone. All the doors need screen doors and the front doors also need to be painted. I'm thinking black, but is that too conservative for me.
The entrance we use the most but considered the side door.
Front door blah. We need some general curb appeal updates. Any suggestions would be helpful on any of these ideas. I know that things need to change. I just haven't been struck with anything brilliant yet...

The Rest of July

A pretty visitor, named Auntie, who was so exciting to B that refused to nap. On her last day here he couldn't take it and fell asleep at lunch.
Another pretty visitor
Eating s'mores for the first time