A Home Improvement

We just completed a crafty project, and I have to brag about it.

We love our house, but haven’t been thrilled with our kitchen. It has less counter-space and cabinet-space than we are used to, and there was no good place to put Sam’s tower. In our last place, the tower was used constantly. Sam ate his breakfasts and snacks on the tower, did art projects there, and helped us cook there. We realized that there was a solution in the form of some old cabinets we had removed from the laundry room when we first arrived.

We realized that the cabinets fit pretty well against the wall of our kitchen, so we moved those in, bought some big pieces of wood, painted them with chalkboard paint, and then attached the wood pieces to the top of the countertops to make counter-space. Now we have 2 extra cabinets, extra counter-space, and a great place for Sam to hang out. As you can see, he loves the chalkboard!
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Kid day at home depot

Its getting cold out, and we needed to scrape our windshields several times this week. That means that it’s time to clean out the garage so that both of our cars can fit inside. we headed to home depot for some supplies and ran into a building project for kids. Sam got to build a car, and he also got his very own apron! He had so much fun!

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Halloween

Our kid loves pretending, dressing up, and sweets, so Halloween is pretty much a dream come true for him. The countdown to Halloween began in early September when we were at a craft shop picking up supplies for Candy, his stuffed bug. We saw a lot of Halloween decorations, and he told me that he wanted to be a fish. Then he wanted to be a shark. He seemed pretty settled on being a shark until he spotted a mermaid costume in a store. For awhile, he was campaigning for 2 costumes (1 shark and 1 mermaid), but we told him that he needed to choose only one. The deciding factor was the weather (he would need to wear a jacket with a mermaid costume). I ordered a shark costume online and he has been enjoying it for the last 3 weeks.

Finally, the big event arrived. A terrible semi-truck fire created a nightmare commute for me. Facing a 2-hour drive home, I called Dave and told him not to wait for me. I was really sad. Luckily, they were still out when I got home, so I met up with our little trick-or-treating group. You can imagine my surprise when I saw this:

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At the last minute, Sam decided that he wanted to be a Pteranadon. He told me that he felt like being green.

Halloween in our new neighborhood was pretty awesome! The neighbors really did it up with the decorations. We spent a lot of time trick-or-treating and managed to come home with much less candy than last year. Now that I’m a mom, I consider that a good thing. 🙂 Here are some Halloween pictures. We’ll post some pictures of him in his shark costume soon!

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