Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Some of the fruits of my nesting:

I love to paint… rather I should say, I love to paint walls. Children’s play “barns” and moulding… not so much. My next painting projects involve stripes in the kids’ rooms that necessitate a lot of taping and prep (diminishing the instant-gratification factor significantly) but I am thrilled to be done with these two tasks. They both look pretty good if I do say so myself. Dan helped quite a bit with the sanding inside and rolling outside, so here’s a little credit for him!

Our garden has been sadly neglected over the last year since we moved in because we’ve been so busy on inside projects. Our home is 7 years old, but apparently the two previous owners were not much concerned about landscaping either. These little plants which I gave a home to this weekend represent the only non-builder-installed vegetation on our property. Hopefully they’ll grow quickly and cover up some of the more utilitarian elements of our front walk.

Today I’m working on sorting through Alyssa’s old clothes. I feel a little bad, but based on the boxes in front of me, I doubt that Reagan will be wearing anything new for a while. Pictures of one very full little girls’ closet coming soon!


Dianna said...

Our poor little girl will have lots of hand me downs to wear too :) But I'm guessing I'll still slip in some shopping just for her!

Shawna said...

I was thrilled to find your blog. I think it was fate...I'm in the process of adopting a little from Vietnam whom I've decided to name Regan. Still waiting for referral, but was heartened to see pictures of your Reagan! She's beautiful :-)

Shawna (PAP in Minnesota)

Heather said...

I love home improvement, too! If I lived near you I would come over and help you paint stripes. I did that in one of our youth lounges at church. Hey, hand-me-downs are a good thing. :) Sarah wears almost all of Lucy's old clothing. But, Jean Anne has really good taste, so Sarah always looks adorable.

Erin said...

Your painting looks awesome!! I HATE to paint but desperately need to get some projects finished around here. I'm so the world's worst procrastinator.

Great job!!