Saturday, January 16, 2010

And then there was tile!

Yep, that's right folks, there is tile on my wall!! Woo Hoo!! It looks absolutely wonderful too, (if I do say so myself). Matthew has been working on it for a couple of days now, and I cannot believe how perfect it looks. It helps that he is so good at this, (like everything else that he does) By the end of the weekend, I'd dare to say that we'll almost have a bathroom! :) After the tile is all up, I think that he is planning to lay the floor, while we're waiting to grout. I'm getting sooo excited. And he's excited to have the thing done!

Without further ado, here are some photos of the tile going up!

1st tile!

Aaannnd here are some stinky monkey photos- for all of you who love stinky monkeys...

I think that he's forgotten how to smile... These are the faces that he makes when he sees the camera. Little Ham!

And way to go Kelly on this outfit... Seriously, soo cute! Little no-name will look so cute in it next year :) j/k

And have you ever seen two little children happier to be caged than these??

I didn't think so!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tumbling Threes

Owen started his very first tumbling class this evening. This is what he's doing with his Christmas money from Grandma and Grandpa Gessner. It's an 8 week class especially for three year olds, and his best girlfriend, T, is in it with him! They were soo gosh darn cute in there. T's mom and I took lots of photos to include in their wedding slideshow one day!!
They stretched, practiced balance skills, jumped, bounced, and had an excellent time. At the end, they go through a little "obstacle course" to finish off the class. It was a huge hit.

Aaaannnd isn't this the cutest thing that you've ever seen??

They walked right out of that class hand-in-hand... Adorable!

I spy with my little eye

A baby with a sledgehammer!! :)

This little man gets ahold of this rubber mallet any chance that he gets and then carries it all over the house. Literally any time he see's Matthew's bucket of tools, he's in it looking for that mallet! It's really funny. I guess that we have yet another handy man in the making!

In bathroom news, we are on Day 18 of the renovation. It's really coming together now, and I am soo excited. Matthew and I just stood in there and admired it last night because it's looking so great! The cabinets and light fixture have been installed, and now we're getting ready for tile and flooring! I'm just so pleased with how everything is looking.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ahhhh Heaven!

So guess what... I took a bath in my new, big, deep, wonderful bathtub tonight- and it was GLORIOUS!! No there is no tile on the wall, there are no faucets to turn on and off, there's not even a drain- But by gosh, there was a bath! :) My wonderful husband made it happen. He hooked up a piece of pex that ran into the tub, and we plugged the "drain" with one of Owen's bath toys. Matthew turned the water on from the basement, and we filled that bad boy right on up. He even plugged in the motor (so that the jets would work) using an extension cord. I'm sure that it was pretty funny sight (that fortunately no one saw or ever will see) but it was just so nice and relaxing. I was even able to read about 100 pages of my new book, The Time Traveler's Wife. Probably the most entertaining part was after I got out and let out the "drain". The "drain" is directly over the sump pump, so we just let all of the water run out and into the basement, right into the pump. I ran down the stairs to watch it- it was pretty great!

Matthew finished putting up the concrete board today, and finished the niches that will hold all of our soaps and shower things. He also finished the ceiling where the closet once was. He mimicked the ceiling pattern perfectly! I don't know how he manages to do these things.
Judging by this picture- apparently *some* people like to measure things in the shower... lol

I cleaned and painted the walls, and let me tell you, they look great! Matthew did a wonderful job of finishing that drywall, and the paint looks really nice as a result. The color is perfect- totally soothing and relaxing. It's really starting to look like a room again! Tomorrow, I'll give the walls a second coat of paint, and the cabinets are going in!! It's so exciting to see it all coming together so nicely.

Once this is all done, I am going to have some MAJOR cleaning to do. Pretty much everything else has been left undone while we've been in the midst of all of this. It'll feel great to get the rest of my house back to normal as well.