Monday, May 24, 2010

Semi-complete bathroom

The bathroom is as complete as it can be for right now. We installed the hardware over the weekend - the next thing is to put a frame around the mirrors. *Hint, hint to Mom and Dad... this is why I need your saw this weekend!*
Next year we will tear out the carpet and possibly replace the vanity...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Rough night

Niko has gotten in a bad habit and I intend to break it. He doesn't want to eat dinner... but wants chedder crackers instead after dinner. I told him he had to eat two bites of pork before he could get watermellon or fruit snacks.
He sat at the table and cried for an hour, but didn't eat the last bite so no treats.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Busy weekend

We had a kid-riffic weekend! We had 5 kids running around our house for the weekend. Monica had her 4 over for the weekend and Niko was so happy! It was instant friend weekend. We painted, played video games, went out to eat and watched a movie. Lots of fun!

Bathroom update

THREE coats of yellow/orange later... ugh. I am SO glad to be done painting for a while. This room took 5 coats of paint! I plan on hanging the hardware in both bathrooms tonight. Ahhh...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Primer up!

Primed walls! This was a photo of the first coat... the second is up now. I didn't take another photo because it's not really exciting..

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Patching done

Got the patching done last night. This room must have had wallpaper on it at one time - the previous owners must have taken it down. The wall has quite a few imperfections that I patched up after taking down the old hardware.

I'm still on track to have this bathroom done by the end of the weekend. I'm trying to get as much done before my party as possible. My family is FAMOUS for only doing home improvement projects because of an event. Glad to see that I can keep the tradition alive!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Goodbye border

The room INSTANTLY looks 10 years younger by just taking down the border!!! Such an ugly color/border combination.....

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New light

We started working on the main floor bathroom last night. Bye-bye old, ugly brass light that was way too small for the room.

Next project... that ugly border has got to go.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bathroom paint - done!

The upstairs bathroom construction phase is finally done for this year. Two coats of blue paint finish off the warzone-like conditions in the bathroom. We will tear out the tub, tile wall, vanity, sink and carpet (ewww) floor next year when we have the budget for it.

I just couldn't stand the peeling, crappy wallpaper any more so we did that part this year along with the lighting upgrades.

Next up - the main floor bathroom!!!

Mother's Day 2010

I had a great Mother's Day yesterday. Neil surprised me with these flowers and cooked me breatkfast! Neil has become quite skilled at pancakes... now to get him to an entree!

Niko colored me a card... so cute! Neil's sister and dad came over for a bbq on our new Mother's/Father's Day grill. Mmm...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Primer is done

Ahhh.... both coats of primer are done. Next comes the color!
Next year we plan to replace the tub, tile, nasty carpet and maybe the vanity. Who puts carpet in a bathroom?!??!?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fun with Godfather Mark

Mark and Shelly came over last night for dinner. Niko loves his Godfather Mark - but who wouldn't?!?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

First haircut

Niko got his first haircut last night. It went about as well as I thought it would. He wouldn't sit in the chair by himself so I sat with him. We tried bribing him with a lolly-pop... it didn't really work.

Our friend Amber cut his hair... I had hoped that Niko would do well because he sees her all the time.. but no. Cry, fuss and wiggle.

Hey... that wasn't so bad... and I don't look like a girl anymore!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Looks like mommie

A bunch of people told me that Niko looks like me too....

Sanded walls

I know it's not the most exciting picture... but I was SOOOO happy to be done sanding. This project is taking WAY longer than I had hoped. It really can't be done any faster because I can't work on the bathroom until Niko goes to bed. Neil is working evening shifts this week so I'm a warrior of 1.

Tonight is clean up and taping. Wednesday I can actually start to paint... well the prime coat at least (x2). I'm hoping to have the walls done by the end of the weekend. I will start on the small bathroom downstairs next.....

Monday, May 3, 2010

Looks like daddy

While we were at Elizabeth's wedding, Neil commented on how much Niko looks like him dressed up at the same age. Totally!!

Elizabeth and McCay

We went to Elizabeth and McCay's wedding on Sunday. Don't they make a beautiful couple?? Elizabeth and I worked together at the City of Kansas City, Mo. and I do freelance for her at H&R Block. Elizabeth sang at my wedding... I did not curse her with my singing for her wedding.

This is really the first time Niko was in dress clothes. He looked like a little man... with girl hair. Gotta get on that haircut thing...

It was pretty challenging trying to keep Niko entertained for the wedding. We failed and spent most of the wedding in the lobby. There were several toddlers in the lobby as well so we didn't feel too bad.