Busy days!

October 22, 2009|10:33 pm

Wild Day at our house or Let’s play musical rooms!  The girls’ painted their bedroom yesterday– a brilliant Blueberry popover blue. They haven’t been in their room for almost a year as their sister-in-love and the children had it while they stayed with us. The room was candy pink so the transformation is startling.

Pink as Candy!

Pink as Candy!

And then the painting in progress:

Dad lends a hand

Dad lends a hand

Jeffrey pitches in!

Jeffrey pitches in!

Aimée did most of the work!

Aimée did most of the work!

Bethany worked hard too!

Bethany worked hard too!

Bethany worked so hard she managed to even paint the top of Lilly dog’s head. Maybe we can have a couple of final photos when all is said and done.  The girls’ did run into a small problem while working on the room. It seems that when their nephew was in there he liked to spread hand cream and lotion on the walls. This tends to make new paint just slide off! So after applying mineral spirits to the alls and washing them AGAIN, the girls were able to repaint and have the paint stick. While they were busy doing all that we rearranged the living room and even bought a new couch and chair combo at the thrift store. It is so old it’s in style again! Gives us a lot more seating in there, too.

Well tomorrows projects including moving the rest of the girls’ stuff (and there is a LOT of it) and maybe even getting some applesauce made. Of course, I’d love to go ahead and clean out the office they have been living in and repaint it so I can move all the desks out of the dining room.  We do love having our space back but I think all of us agree we would give it up in a minute if that meant we could have Monida and the children back ! We are trying to be happy that their family is all living together again after such a long deployment. Of course the thought of visiting them all overseas sometime in the next three years helps also!