Friday, April 22, 2011

Wow, we've been busy!

A few weeks ago, we were at The Home Depot for some dirt and mulch, and when we walked in, they asked if we were there for the children's building activity. We weren't, but we took Stephen over to check it out! He was interested, but he was too short to get to the tables, and the hammers were all too heavy. So we brought his kit home, and he used Mommy's girl hammer and stood at the coffee table to build a small planter box! Daddy only held on to his hand with the hammer to make sure it didn't go flying in to Stephen's face or the television, and Stephen pounded in about 2/3 of the nails (we started them for him).

We helped Stephen pick out a "Jelly Bean" tomato plant at our favorite nursery to put in his box, and we planted it for him (Stephen is not a big fan of dirt...).

Stephen helps us water his plant, and we are eagerly awaiting it's first fruit!
We have also been spending time on the trampoline. Stephen still struggles with jumping, and we were having trouble motivating him to work on it, so I moved his trampoline downstairs, and he can watch his favorite show while he works. We have seen major improvement in his leg strength due to his increased trampoline work, and swim lessons!

Here's what has been going on THIS week:

Yes, that is our master bathroom (to be fair, it's actually a Jack and Jill bath, but the second door leads to the hallway - semantics!). Our house was built in 1963, and we still had the original tile on our counters, and the original, under-counter mounted sink. The sink was starting to rust, and disintegrate in spots, so with our savings from no longer needing our flood insurance (HOORAY!!), we decided to upgrade both of our bathroom counter tops and sinks. The other one will be done next month sometime. Contractors in our area are almost always roofers as well, and often have to put off smaller remodel jobs to replace roofs due to severe weather this time of year. We don't mind, since we were in that position LAST spring.

This is the finished product, before I wiped it down again and put on the grout sealer. We also had it raised 2 inches, so now it's at industry-standard height!

Yesterday and today, Stephen went to TWO Easter Egg Hunts, and today he met the Easter bunny, but I'll share those with you another day. Stephen was outpaced by the kids in the older group, but he had a good time, and came away with a few eggs. The hunt yesterday was at his school, and all of the kids got the same number of eggs.

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