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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bathroom Remodel Post #1

We knew when we bought the house last summer that the bathrooms were going to need to be remodeled sooner rather than later. The small bathroom has some cosmetic tile damage and a linoleum floor that is starting to peel up. The "big" bathroom, on the other hand, had water damage under the linoleum that was visible, an unfinished window in the shower, and a drain in the bathtub that leaked. And so... we decided to embark on a bathroom remodel this summer. Having already spent about 50% more than we intended to spend (and aren't quite done yet), I am anxious to have the project done already!

Here are photos of before and of demolition (the most fun part of any project)!

Here is the unfinished window... who does that??

The bathroom from the hallway

Inside the room

Back at the doorway

After demoing out the vanity & toilet

And this is what was under linoleum around the toilet! Yuck!

Here is the shower surround with the tile off

And back at the door with no medicine cabinet or tile

One of the craziest things we've found so far with this project, on the south wall, under the drywall, we found exterior pine siding! Apparently when they decided to add on to the house, they just covered up the outside wall with dry-wall, rather than taking off the siding! Crazy home owners...

Reid cut the wet/rotten part of the floor out...

All the way down to the pine boards that was the start of the subfloor. It is about an inch and a half down and still had some water/mold staining that we scrubbed with bleach and let dry thoroughly.
Next time... preparing surfaces for tile (which means putting up cement board) & re-wiring to move the light up and the switch out!

Belated Mother's Day

I know that Mother's Day was several weeks ago... but hey, that is part of being a mother of two (being perpetually late that is!). My first Mother's Day as a mom of two was great. I got to sleep in with Curtis and when we woke up Reid and Wesley had roses and a picture album (Wesley's idea) for me. Then we had breakfast and got ready to go to the Sand Dunes. The water in Medano Creek was really low and there wasn't a lot of shade but it was otherwise a perfect weather kind-of day.  Wesley got to play in the water. Curtis got to hang out in the shade of the umbrella. We had a picnic on the sand... and the dogs got to go with us (a rare occurrence these days, poor dogs). Here are a few pictures from the day.

Winston was not so sure he wanted to be "demoted" to the back part of the red car... but with two kids in the back seat, there isn't too much of a choice. Hence, part of the reason I may be looking for crates for the back when we drive all the way back to Indiana in a month.

Mommy and little one.

The hat is big brother's!

Daddy with little one under the shade of the umbrella

Wes playing in the water with our "camp-site" in back

Mom and three of her boys at the edge of the water

Wesley believed in "full immersion play!"

Our family shot... the dogs weren't looking & Wesley is looking frozen (the water was warm but the wind combined with cold clothes was not). Still, this is one of the only full family photos we've had yet and thus I love it!

And this is the view of the Sand Dunes as we drove away. Pretty fantastic view!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Curtis is 4 months!

Hooray! We have made it to 4 months and Curtis is doing great. At his doctor's appointment (that, admittedly, was two weeks ago) he weighed in at 14lbs 1oz and was 25 1/2" long. All in all a perfectly healthy & happy baby!

He is doing a great job of pre-sitting (though he frequently still flops over forward... just need a little bit stronger tummy muscles and he'll be a sitter!).

Straight on shot.

Smiling shot... He has become a huge flirt, smiling and then looking away. He is SUPER smiley in the mornings, just like his brother was.

Ooops! Upside down baby.

And a profile shot for the grandparents who like to figure out who he looks like.

Just a silly picture of Tater (nothing to do with Curtis)... he decided to fall asleep with his head in Sesame Street!

Getting a kiss from big brother! So sweet... In the last week or two Wesley has started showing some interest in his little brother. He is now asking to bring Curtis toys and he likes to lay down with him and do back and tummy time.

Wesley got himself dressed! Sort of... I dressed Curtis :) But I love how Curtis is leaning on Wes/holding onto his arm.

Look at that cute baby in the mirror!

Doing tummy time... with big brother standing behind, no doubt saying "Take a picture of me!"