While the boys were at school today, I spent my time at the new house painting. I got more of Ben's room done and tried a new color in Conner's room that will be fabulous! They also put in some flooring while I was there so I took a few pictures before I had to go pick up the kids... Tomorrow Nick and I will (hopefully) be able to get a lot more of the painting done!!!
We got into the house to paint on Friday night, only to discover that there was still no power (hence no lights!) and painting with spot lights really didn't work so well. So while my aunt and uncle watched the kids, Nick and I did some taping and planning! Nick's mom and dad were here this weekend, so Mama watched the kids while Papa, Nick, and I did some painting on Sunday. I only got a few pictures so there will be more to come when we are finally finished!
We are going to leave the kitchen and living room white for now...
Conner's room proved to be our problem area... after applying two coats of crayola yellow orange, it just kept getting darker and I really didn't like it, so Nick went back over to the house last night and primed over all the "old" orange and we will be starting all over again... with a newer and brighter "crayola sunglow!"
We got half of Ben's room done with the blue on the top of the wall. I will be trying to get a green stripe done under the blue, so that Ben can have his very own football field! (At least that's the plan right now...)
Nick's dad did an awesome job in our bedroom, but I don't have a picture of that yet! We will hopefully be getting all of this done in the next coupleof days and I can't wait to post pictures of our finished rooms! The boys got to enjoy some trike time in the basement while Mom and Dad painted!
Today was our first snow day! Linn Mar and Cedar Rapids all cancelled school today . We haven't braved the outdoors yet, but it looked pretty icy out there this morning. As soon as I told the boys that we didn't have to go to school today, they both asked to watch Dumbo, which is their favorite movie right now! Whenever the circus train is running on the movie, Ben grabs his train and "choo choo's" right along with the train! Conner had big plans to build a house while he watched the movie. He even made use of his new tool belt!
We haven't had such a lazy Sunday in a while... It was really nice! Ben and Conner had fun lacing their measuring tape through Dad's belt loops and when they got tired of that, they sat on the couch and played with their "tablets." I love it when they sit quietly and entertain themselves... it is such a rare occurrence...
We might be closing on our house Feb. 24 now (a little earlier than expected!) so we went to look around today to see how everything was going. We might be able to paint a few rooms this coming weekend! It all is getting very real now as we realized that we could be moving in a month!!!!
Conner and Ben finally talked us into letting them go outside to shovel tonight. After Daddy and the boys had been outside for a few minutes, I went out to see how they were doing. I snapped a couple pictures and asked them if they needed to come back inside to warm up. Conner and Ben both told me through their snotty noses and rosy cheeks that they weren't cold at all and they wanted to stay out with Dad!
We had another open house today... during nap time, of course... The boys just can't quite make it without a nap yet! About 7pm, Ben was almost asleep sitting with Daddy and Conner passed out on the couch!
Nick's parents and grandparents came to see our new house today so we took the trip over there and were quite surprised when we walked in and saw all the drywall is up! We were very excited, and then panicked because we still have to pick out paint!
After taking a tour of the new house, dinner at Chilis and some winding down at home, it was time for Mama, Papa, Great Grandma, and Great Grandpa to go. The boys thought they would help Great Grandpa with his shoes!
Thank you Mama and Papa for making the trip and for taking us out to dinner!
Today was the day that we chose to celebrate the boys' (half) birthdays at school! We took pictures and put suckers through them to give to all of their friends and enjoyed some ice cream sandwiches for snack at school. Conner and Ben were very excited about their birthday hats and the fact that they both got to be leaders today! I had two very happy little guys today!
Today when I got to school, Ben's class was outside playing. Ben's teacher started dismissing the kids from outside and pretty soon Ben was running down the hall toward me. He was struggling to get the zipper down on his coat as he ran and when he reached me, he finally got the zipper down and showed me that he had a star student sticker on his shirt! He was so excited to tell me and the best part is he got his little award for being a good listener today at school. Good job Buddy!
We got to take Nana and Gramps over to our new house today and walk around inside. The electrician got a ton of the wiring done last week so we were pleased! It's coming together! (Thanks again Nana and Gramps for watching the kids last night so that we could go to Nick's Christmas party for work!)