Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Paint

The room that was.  This color is very nice, but very adult.  We are working on updating the kids' playroom into a more fun space for them.  This is considered a formal living room... I have no idea how this room fits into modern life.

I took the day off work yesterday and painted the ceiling and walls.

The room is definitely brighter now!  This room is kinda weird since it has no light in it.... all the light in the room is indirect so brightening the walls is a must to have a cheery room.  Probably TOO electric of a green, but I am not painting it again.  :)   This was the second version of light green.... after four coats of paint.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Godfather Visit

Diana and Niko playing Skylanders.
Godfather Mark playing with Ryker-kun.
Ryker loves Godfather Mark.   :)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Desk Location

We moved the kids desk to the living room... not my first choice, but it works.  Since the move, the desk has been getting a lot more use.  :)

I like to color!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Playroom Redu

 I should have taken a before photo.... this is after 3 hours of sorting.  I decided to go through the boys toys and get rid of all of the baby toys or toys that just don't get played with anymore.  Whew.

This is 2 hours later.  Yes.... this is progress.

This is after 2 more hours of work - much better!  Over the weekend, we bought a new TV stand for this room and it will be delivered next week.  

We are transitioning this room into an entertainment room since our kids are getting older.  A place they can play Legos and video games.  I am going to be selling many of our baby toys soon (including the little slide you see in the living room.)  We (I) will be painting this room a orange/redish color, getting a fun, plush rug and some bean bag chairs for the boys to lounge in.

Kinda sad to see the baby toys go...  I remember buying that slide for Niko's first birthday party and both boys loved to slide on it.  It goes mostly untouched like most of the baby toys now - better to send them to a new home to be loved again.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

First Hair Cut!

Ohhhh.... in the big chair.  Ryker was really out of it for this experience - we had just finished swimming for hours and he was on the verge of falling asleep.

Awww....  I am going to miss the baby hair.


Ooohhh.... Starting to take shape!

So sleepy, so dapper. 
Awake again.... with candy.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ellie's 7th Birthday Party!

 We were invited to Ellie's 7th Birthday Party this weekend.  It was a swimming party at a local YMCA and we had a blast! 

As you know.... it is tough actually getting all kids to look at the camera is like herding cats.... so here was the best.   :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Sight Word Tests.

Ryker likes to take the tests too...

That is when he isn't jammin'.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Godfather visit

Godfather Mark and Diana came to visit.
Yes... this is how the visits go.....

Ryker spent the evening trying to climb up Mark.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Dinner Without Dad

Yup... this is how we roll without Dad.  Hot turkey sandwiches.... mmmm....

Annnnd..... we wear this everywhere.  :)