Oh yeah. Mike is the proud new owner of this craftsman riding mower.
Israel is beside himself with excitement.
They push mow together and now they can ride together. Mike's friend and co worker upgraded to a new and nicer model and was kind enough to pass this on to us. Let me tell you.... these boys are HAPPY! Our yard is definitely not large enough to warrant the purchase of one of these things but considering the mower and tractor obsession that goes on in this house this thing will be used not only to mow the yard but to give kids rides around the neighborhood for sure. I can see one of those pull behind wagons in our future. I think in the fall when we rake our usual 60+ bags of leaves this kind might just come in handy.
I know lollipops are terrible for their teeth but hey she POOPED in the potty!! And they are organic dye free lollipops so that must make them healthy!
Our second floor is virtually untouched since moving in. We painted the master bedroom and Israel's room and replaced the upstairs toilets but other than that its remained blah and beige and very 1992. Keira and Nairi's room is the largest bedroom other than the master. It has 2 south facing windows so its nice and sunny but very much in need of some TLC. We have the wallpaper, the gold AC/heating grate, the dirty beige carpet, the outdated lightening and the off white trim. In the pics below you can see the DIY canopy bed that Mike made her. Its a queen sized bed so it does fill up the room. After its finished we are moving the girls in together for the first time. Plan is to put white twin bunks in there, remove wallpaper, paint room and trim, change lighting to ceiling fan with lights, and rip up carpet and add hardwood floors.
We started on the wall paper removal yesterday. As always its a hot and steamy and tedious job.
Keira did a reading challenge at school and received tickets to the local minor league team home game. The kids have never been to a baseball game before ( we are not really a sports family!) so they were so excited to go to the game. It started pouring as Mike pulled out of the garage. They went to the stadium and hung out for a while but the game was rained out. We still have the tickets and hope to try and see another game.
Dairy Queen came to the rescue to sooth their broken hearts.