Our home is still a construction zone. Most of the basement subfloor is up now, and Kevin's working on the rest as we speak. We're getting estimates on having hardwoods added to part of the main floor, had the bedrooms, basement and playroom measured for carpet, and are getting ready to order it. Today I'm hoping to get some more painting done (ugly walls drive me crazy!), and weed an area of our backyard, so I can get my vegetables planted.
Yesterday the kids and I went to KMart and picked out some plants for our yard. We'll be planting tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, green bell peppers and orange peppers, and some basil, to start with. If all goes well maybe I'll add something else, but for now that seemed like plenty. :) I've never had a vegetable garden before! I was inspired to do this because I got tired of spending over $2 for one tomato at the grocery store, and how nice would it be to have access to fresh veggies? My kids love love love to water plants so I also think this can be fun for them. I'll post some pictures of my garden when it's planted. (And before I've killed it.)
I'm also thinking about Anna's bedroom. I'm going to paint her bed white, get four glass doorknob finials for the posts (at least I hope so, the bolt is connected to the bed, and it looks like most knobs are ALSO connected to a bolt), and then I'm still undecided about her bedding. I think the Simply Shabby Chic line at Target is so cute, but then maybe I want to do something more funky. That's where the trouble comes in, because I can't find anything in the "funky" category that I like. And for the life of me I can't decide on a wall color. For the boys I'm also pretty undecided, although I already have bedding for them that I'll be using.
Here is our nearly-nightly reward for all our hard work. MMMMMM, ice cream. That's my butter pecan on the left, and Kevin's cookies and cream on the right, both with some brownie thrown in for good measure. Kevin and I share a last name, but we do NOT share the same taste in ice cream. So we are a two-ice-cream-family. And as of last night we are all out, so a trip to the grocery store is now in order.
Have a great weekend!