Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Playing Catch up-Day 1: Another chore to add to the list

When you move into a home you get so excited about the space, all the rooms, where you're going to put everything. I think a lot of responsibility is forgotten about. Like having to buy boring things like water softner, a lawn mower, edger, very un-exciting. Travis though has become rather found of it, thankfully! And of course, so has Cason. Cason has a weird obsession with lawn mowers. And for some reason there is always someone mowing the lawn around here! 8 am-Cason pops up, 'lawn mower'...if only I could really spell it the way he says it because it is priceless to hear. 8:30 pm, just before Cason goes down...'lawnmower'. Of course anything that sounds close to lawn mower is a lawn mower, weed wacker, leaf blower, etc. Anyway, new chores now include mowing the lawn, and I think it's probably Cason's favorite- Thank heavens Trav is a good sport because Cason was pretty sad when he couldn't reach the top bar comfortably so he wanted to hold Travis' hand, pretty much the whole time. The walked hand in hand, it was adorable.

They eventually both got tired. Travis' one arm that he was using to push the lawn mower got tired and Cason's little legs ran out of steam I guess. Being the smart boy that he is though he pulled out his stroller. Pushed it onto the grass. Climbed in. And watched the show. Seriously, how is he so smart??

Gardening is another new chore for us. I have tried to work on this but man it's hard to do every day, I honestly forget to water every day. I'm working on it though and it is so fun being surrounded in flowers!

Cason wasn't a whole lot of help in this area-

So remember the next time you go look at houses at how big the yard is and ask yourself, 'do I really want to mow that every week?' And then look at the garden areas and say, 'do I really want to weed that every week?' I'm not gonna lie, its not an easy question.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's new to me

Well the move has been made!! Things went very smoothly and all of our boxes and furniture made it all in one piece. Most of our boxes have been unpacked and found new homes...most things anyway. The past week or so has been filled with little projects to do and the list is growing shorter. However the next couple of projects will probably take longer to complete. I really want to re-finish some pieces of furniture. And I still have yet to hang anything on the wall (I find myself wanting to be more careful with where I hang things now that we're no longer in an apartment that we'll be moving out of in a year). Here are some small glimpses of our new life in our new home-

Cason loves being outside and chasing after kids on their bikes and running out into the street (he's never had to learn about not going out into the street living in an apartment his whole life, so it's a work in progress) -I got a bunch of bean bags for more seating and he prefers it to the the couch (and he, of course, looks so adorable sitting on them), and I prefer it for him so it works out for everyone-Window ledge over the kitchen sink-The most beautiful legs I've ever seen (our new table!)-New furniture-Beautiful banister-Master bathroom, can you believe both Travis and I can both stand at the mirror without anyone hugging the toilet or standing half way in the next room? It's wonderful and totally amazing-Our new couch in the basement and yes, this is the only picture you are getting of it (in my defense I did say small glimpse in the beginning) -And one of my favorite parts on the house, a beautiful arch in the basement. I love it!

Now don't you just want to see the whole thing?! Now you're anticipation will grow even more as I finish unpacking boxes, paint furniture, hang pictures on walls, and maybe even get the garden started! :)