i was busy last week doing some rearranging in the house. i've been trying to make it as kid friendly as possible. we had intended to make the middle room a family room, but i've found that the children don't really like to play in their rooms by themselves. they prefer to be close to me. so i set up the middle room as a playroom, moving many of their toys, their kitchen, table, etc. in there. i moved our (only right now) couch into the big front room which wasn't being used yet. it's lovely under the large front windows, looking at the fireplace.
the kids spent all afternoon playing in their new playroom (and the living room) after i set it up, and have played there everyday since. it's really wonderful, and has been a very nice change. the house is really starting to feel like a home now. i've been trying out a few different paint colors. i'm hoping for a nice blue for the front room, and lighter colors for the playroom and white for the kitchen. then i will be able to hang up pictures and prints!
the playroom "music station". we don't own a television, so i'm trying to encourage other diversions (they do watch things on the computer. i love movies and could never do without those. they love them too... and scooby-doo as well!). they really love to listen to books on the i-pod here also.
kitchen area. still all much of a work in progress, but every time i rearrange, or add and take away from it, they are interested in it all the more.
today we are heading off to the garden center to look for some marigolds. i read they are good for planting around your vegetable garden to ward off bugs. we saw some in a neighbors garden down the street too. we have some fall sprouts, but the dirt still has a long way to go to be made healthier, so we will see what we get. this is all new to us, so it's a fun learning experience.
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