Monday, April 25, 2011

Our House, otherwise known as, Project Central

      Because we have been home the last few weeks, we have gotten to tackle some of the projects around our house.  This weekend they were in full swing.  John is tricking out our bottom deck to be a kid's play area - one of the many reasons that I love him.  He has been so excited about it, which is so fun for me to see.  First, he put down commercial grade rubber flooring, since it is all concrete down there.  He and Lily installed the tiles together.

Picnik collage

She really did legitimately help, because she figured out how to put the pegs that connect the tiles into the holes to prep them for John.  To say this warmed our hearts is an understatement.  These little footprints also warmed our hearts.


That was a couple of weekends ago - this weekend it was time to build the playhouse/tower/slide thing.  We ordered a really basic set from Wal-Mart and are customizing it to meet our needs on the deck.

Picnik collage

Anyone who has done this knows that there is a lot of assembly involved.  Fortunately, John viewed it as one big puzzle that he was really excited about solving.  So much so that I had to gently pry him away from the project to eat.  (not exaggerating.  ♥ him.)

Picnik collage

By last night, the playhouse was largely assembled and looking really cute.  We spent some time brainstorming what we wanted the rest of the deck to be like, which we had to both pry ourselves away from so we could go to bed and not be zombieoids the rest of the week.

Today, the girls took extra long naps - way to go, friends, and I was working on these things for my craft room.  And using a jig-saw, which makes me feel kind of like some kind of DIY diva extraordinaire.

Picnik collage

More updates to come!


Kristin Murdock said...

SO cute that Lily is helping, what a sweet girl. My favorite part of this post is the progression of John's outfits, however. Can't wait to see what he wears next! :)