Today we have been removing the stipple from the celing. Is that what it's called? If not, oh well, that's we call it.
It's not nearly as big or as messy of a job as we imagined it being. Don't get me wrong. It is a big messy job, but it really could be worse. I don't mind a stippled celing. I like the look of texture, but this was really bad! Some of it was peeling off and it wasn't even all one colour. Then there is this ugly saggy patch that can't be scraped off. Our next task is to cut it out and replace the drywall.
Elise has been enjoying taking pictures of herself today!
Can't let Tori miss out on all the fun!
We have owned our house for three years and have finally worked up the courage to attempt a project, our bedroom. We really have no idea what we are doing but with our big book of home how to and Josh's brother on speed dial we are moving forward.
We have this weird little cubby off the side of our closet. It's pretty much useless when clothes are hanging in there. We are closing it off and cutting into the wall beside the closet to make some accessable shelving. Not to big of a task.. or so we thought...
I've always wanted to smash through a wall with a sledge hammer but have never really had an opportunity that I wouldn't regret. Well, today was my day! I didn't have a sledge hammer but figured a regular hammer would be just as thrilling. It was quite an exciting moment. I got ready took a breath and... SLAM! I put a nice little round indent in the wall. Josh, being the great encourager that he is laughed at me then suggested I try the other side of the hammer. SLAM! Two little indents in th wall. Once again Josh laughs at me before coming down from his lofty step ladder and takes matters into his own hands. SLAM! Another little round indent in the wall. We didn't give up! We kept slamming all sorts of tools and other objects against the wall until at last we discovered... Plywood. A big thick sheet of plywood right behind the dry wall!
Dear Mike Holmes,
Why would someone do this? Why?! All those years of waiting for the right moment. All the anticipation and BAM! Crushed dreams!
Lately I've been telling Elise that one day she will sleep in a big girl bed and Tori will sleep in the crib. Tori has been moving around so much in the night that she keeps ending up with her head pressed up against the head board of her cradle. I've been feeling the time to start the transition is drawing near. The thought of Elise sleeping in a bed she can escape from has always scared me a little. Elise has never seemed like the kind of kid who would happily stay in bed all night without finding some kind of mischief to get into. She is a very good little girl but not much of a fan of sleeping. The last two nights Elise has screamed like her heart was breaking when we plunked her into her crib. It makes me sad. Last night she just wouldn't settle. I went in a few times to try to get her to calm down but she just kept screaming "baby baby bed baby!" So in a whim I asked "do you want to sleep in your big girl bed?" She immediately calmed down, nodded, and pointed at the bed she knew was meant for her. I picked her up, tucked her in and stuffed a pool noodle under the fitted sheet so it would be harder for her to roll off the edge. And there she slept, in the big bed her daddy used to call his own, feeling big, feeling proud, and looking so sweet and so small!
The sight of her little face sneaking out of her bedroom and peeking up over the edge of my bed at 8:20 this morning was sure enough to melt this mother's heart!
For some reason the thought of loading the girls in the van and going out and about feels like a task too big to bother with. The infant car seat adds a lot of weight to hull around and Elise has been on a bit of an anti-carseat kick lately. Walking just feels easier. Elise really really loves her new Wagon (from Goga and Papa) and Packing Tori in my Budsy Wrap is a breeze, for now anyway! Today we went on a lovely little journey to Sarcan (the recycling depot) to see if they had any interesting colors of paint we could put to use. We came home with a can of white. Not quite the interesting color I was hoping for, but perfect for freshening up some trim around the windows and maybe painting our upstairs bedroom and bathroom doors while we are at it. We have also started venturing out again on our family evening walks with the dogs now that the weather is warm and we don't have to worry too much about the girls catching a chill.
We spent most of today out in the yard blowing bubbles, throwing a ball for the dogs and just soaking up the sun. It was fairly chilly in the morning, but it didn't take long for us to start shedding our layers. The day was going great until Elise, who has always been cautious but never really afraid, started screaming in terror. She had a lady bug crawling up her sweater towards her face. I picked it up and held it for her to see. She quickly overcame her fear when we counted it's black spots, seven to be exact, and set it free. We'll see if she responds with the same fear next time.
We are on our way to Edmonton for my friends wedding. It's pretty nice that my brother lives halfway there so we can break the trip up and get a visit in! Elise is sure enjoying getting to know her big furry cousin!