We’re gearing up to install bamboo floors in the boy’s bedroom and playroom! Hooray – goodbye hideous brown carpet! Hello cleanable, light and airy bamboo! Logan is especially excited because it’s very hard to actually play with legos and toys with wheels on carpet, so hooray for a more playable surface! (In my dreamworld, I’d put down cork…)
Anyway, in preparation for this large event, we’ve done a HUGE purge of toys and books that nobody plays with OR has an emotional attachment to. This is something that we go through (usually) twice a year. But with the boys 4 years apart, there were lots of toys that stayed in the playroom for many years. This time, Logan (AND Liam) were able to say goodbye to lots of toys.
Please note: Andrew & I both feel strongly about letting the kids hold onto something for emotional reasons only. All four of us were involved in this round, and we ALL had to agree that something would be better suited in either a friend’s house (like Miss Maren) or donated to the Goodwill. That toy closet still looks full, but it’s because it has books from 3 bookshelves in there (so we can move the shelves out) as well as the blocks and trains that usually live in bins underneath that huge play table. I can already feel the “ahh…” of putting the room back together and having all toys & books stored in a way that the boys can actually FIND what they’re looking for (there were many exclamations of joy when unearthing a book that one boy had been looking for). This glee at knowing the boys will be able to find things easier was my “one moment” this week! Here’s hoping it gives me the strength to “git ‘er done”!
Andrew’s been going full speed ahead on these home improvement projects, it’s so exciting! He’s a bit like a steamroller when he gets going, so I have to be quick on my feet. The walls in the boys room need to be painted too, and as we don’t have the original paint, we decided to let the boys choose a color…with some supervision. BUT, there was no time to bring home trial pots and paint, I had to take the boys last night, pick out a color and buy a gallon right then and there, because we’re painting today after the carpet gets ripped out! Dear LORD I hope I helped guide the boys towards a nice blue!
Don’t forget to enter me giveaway, it ends Sunday night! And I’ll leave you with a couple more photos of our Tahoe trip! Liam and Stirling LOVED the kayak that came with our rental house in Tahoe, Logan – not so much!
alamodestuff Linda has started a weekly meetup based on taking a moment each week to really notice something as you go about your daily grind life. I need to do this. You may want to too – read more about it here: