We were so excited to have Jess, Scott, Tyler and Molly here for a visit. Tyler was so excited to see his cousins, and Kyla and Kaleb have been counting down the days. As soon as the kids got home from school they were outside playing on the swing set, running all over the yard jumping on the tramps, riding bikes, scooters and writing with the chalk.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Kaleb has been living with these lovely flowers for 4 yrs now. Since he is 5 now, we thought that it was time for some new digs. Here are some of the before pictures of the wallpaper:
Everyone needs a Bears memo board for those special things.
The new addition is a new bunkbed. A twin over a double. Kaleb LOVES the new bed and the afternoon that Kim and I put it together, he was suddenly soo tired and just HAD to go to bed, yah, at 3 in the afternoon!! LOL It was killing him to wait until bedtime to go to sleep. The next day, him and Kyla played in there all day long and didnt even ask for breakfast or lunch LOL Somenights, he sleeps up and sometimes down. :-)
Bins to keep all the toys neat, yah right!! and cap hooks.
Here is his reading area:
The tie rack, Kaleb loves to wear ties!!
Hooks for bags, jackets etc.
A proper place for Da Bears helmets and football!!
In the closet, bins for costumes, like spiderman, SWAT, pirates, fireman etc and hats, he also loves hats!! Give him a hat and a tie and he is good to go, LOL
A shoe bag, so he will ALWAYS know where his shoes are!! Yah, we can dream cant we??
Kaleb is one happy camper and he loves his new room and actually he is doing a pretty good job of keeping it neat.
Monday, September 17, 2012
After Tom left for Texas, I wanted to clean out and redo the basement. It was becoming a catch all so I had to get it done. The whole project took awhile to finish. I added shelves to the corner closet thing. I painted that gold wall a gray color and left the other walls the soft white that they were already and I made new curtains for the windows.
I re-purposed the side rail of out old baby crib, painted it navy blue and attached pillows for a backboard for the bed, along with a plush navy bedspread. I painted some frames Navy blue and added fabric that is in the curtains where the picture would go.
I saw this idea on Pinterest so I made my own wood arrangement and just covered the wood with fabric for a cute wood collage.
It took awhile but I like the way it turned out. It looks good with the blue's.
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Belvidere HS cheerleaders had a cheer camp for the 1st through 6th grade. Kyla and her friends decided to do the cheer camp. It was for 3 days and she worked really hard and she was so excited about it. They were able to cheer at the sophomore football game during the 1/2 time and then separate groups cheered some and then group cheers also for the 3rd and 4th quarters.
This was their separate group cheer. Kyla is in the back row, 4th from the right. She was the only one that could do cart wheels so she got to do 4 cartwheels across the front.
It was fun to watch her do such a good job and she had a really good time. After the game was over, all the girls went and formed the tunnel for the varsity players to come out through, so that was pretty cool too.