Sunday, April 21, 2013

Project week

We did a lot while the Goulds were gone. First, I repainted the boys room. It used to be overpoweringly neon green (a rather nice green, but just way to much when the walls and ceiling were all that same color). I started out with the goal to paint the ceiling white, but ended up repainting all the walls too.

And then removing all the old baseboards and door wrap. Then painting and putting in new ones. And painting the doors.

Then we put baseboards in the family room (which was actually the original project I talked to Hollis about doing).

Oh! And I primed and painted over a retextured portion of the living room ceiling too! You alsmot can't tell where it was.

I was still putting the house back in order when Hollis picked the Goulds from the airport, but I managed to get it done. Yay!

Also someone came over to watch Leroy a couple of times so I could work and my mom came and helped for a day too.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Home beautification project

When Hollis and I moved into the Goulden Nugget, we planned to repaint parts of the house. I painted the walls and ceiling of the family room, entryway, stairs, and upstairs landing in January/February. I don't have any "before" pictures, but this is the after:

Hollis replaced the light fixtures too. We are in the process of replacing the baseboards and doors. (Neoma made all the decorating decisions. We are just providing the labor.)

Next Neoma said that she and Jason were considering hiring a landscaper to take care of their yard. I suddenly remembered that I have a lot of job experience in landscaping, specifically lawn care maintenance. So I volunteered to do it. While they are in Hawaii I reseeded the lawn so it could go a week with no one stepping on it. However, before I could seed, I needed to get rid of the moss. I had put down some moss killer a week ago, so I raked out most of the moss when I de-thatched the grass. It filled an entire garbage can.

Yesterday I found this cool scrubber for sale at Target. It has an oscillating head to power scrub the areas that normally need a toothbrush to get clean.

My plan is to attack this grout in our bathroom. I will make the grout much whiter.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Leroy and Sam

Sam is five and a half years older than Leroy, and that is exactly the right age difference for them to play together really well.

Leroy also thinks Sam is the funniest thing ever.  Leroy laughed every time that Sam made a slam dunk.

I think it's awesome and adorable.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I finished a project!

I started working on Leroy's stocking last October. It wasn't done in time for Christmas, but that was okay because Leroy didn't notice. Well, I finished it yesterday!

I think it's pretty cute.

Monday, April 1, 2013

8 months old

I love to walk everywhere (with lots of help, of course). I recently decided that I do not like to eat real food anymore. Just yummy formula! But I can feed myself now.

I also play with toys now. I love Lego Duplos. It makes me feel like one of the big boys.

I can roll wherever I want to, but going forward is really hard!