Part of my to-do’s has been to get some stuff done for the girls in the playhouse….last November (??) Dave and I moved our old shed to the other side of the yard, up a hill and started work.
We had some extra flooring left over from a project that we never got to do….so we put it on the floor of the playhouse….we still have some left over – so Dave is contemplating putting some on the loft.
I made a sign using some old plywood and the left over paint from our front door.
The girls had their first sleepover in here last weekend. Good times were had by all.
There is still some work to do on the loft and the wall that the door is on….but holy cow – what a difference.
What do you think??
Jane’s birthday party was over the weekend and here are a few highlights from the prep to the party.
I started with the invites as those would be my jumping off point for ideas. I used a graphic design program and came up with invite below. A quick upload to Walmart Photo Shop online and I had invites in no time.
Now for the stuffs. Jane’s pirate outfit included a stripped shirt, a red tutu, pirate hat and pirate necklace. The kids (and adults) all got eye patches and pirate hats. The princess wands were available for those that wanted them.
We had a tattoo and sunscreen station 🙂 , a small pool for the littles and a larger pool for the bigs.
Jane enjoyed herself immensely in both.
A little pinata action.
Happy Birthday Miss Jane! Mom and Dad love you.
Just a few things about my neighborhood…..it’s the best. We live on a quiet street, with amazing people and I feel comfortable letting the girls have the run of the neighborhood. Jules has been wanting to do something for our neighbors for awhile…..so last week I got organized and we made cookies. I found an Oatmeal Cookie recipe that I wanted to try, The Pioneer Woman’s Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies. They turned out great.
We wrote a note for each neighbor and the whole family signed them.
I have a plethora of metal tins…..so Jules and I picked a few out and used those to package our cookies and notes.
Final step was for Jules and Jane to deliver to each of our neighbors. The girls were beyond excited to have some to give our great neighbors.
This week has been a full one – quite a few little things going on (besides the removal of the microwave). We removed the microwave instead of putting in my new front door….so I have to wait another week until that happens.
Here are a few highlights:
We had a Buck in velvet and his girlfriend wander through the neighborhood.
I found some bedding to use in Jane’s room…..on sale!! If you remember – since Jules moved to her own room – Janey has been living with mis-matched everything. Click here for the before. I painted the ceiling and have been on the look out for some new bedding. FOUND IT! I am now playing around with the art and the throw on the bed.
I am officially calling it on the driveway….well as official as anything is around here. It is awesome now….but I may have to do some tweaks after living with it for a bit 🙂
Dave put in a small retaining wall by the house to help with the drainage….he only had a few more bricks to put in when I snapped this pic…..but the hail made us pause.
That black drains leads to a perforated black hose that leads all the water away from the house….score. Dave has since added in the remaining bricks and I filled it in with additional gravel.
….you can barely made out Jules being Vanna….but you get the drift. Done.
Well – prep time for the weekend is commencing. We are working on the boat and taking it out for a day trip to make sure all is good. See you on the flip side, peeps!