And we've even taken on a few projects inside the house. I bought curtains for our bedroom - you can't see in from the neighbors house, but the sun pouring in all day has really faded our carpet and comforter. So now we have some little sheers to hopefully keep everything from getting ruined any further. Tim installed them and I hemmed them. TEAMWORK!
I said it when we were redoing our kitchen, but after so many years of renting, it's such a revelation that if there's something we don't like about our house, we can change it. And that we're grown ups, so it means that we can change it by deciding to have nice things, not by scouring craigslist or waiting for a family friend to give us their old couch. I CAN PAINT THE WALLS AND THEN PUT HOLES IN THEM IF I DANG WELL CHOOSE! I CAN BUY AN EXPENSIVE PIECE OF FURNITURE AS LONG AS I MAKE PEACE WITH THE IDEA THAT A CHILD OR CAT IS GOING TO RUIN IT WITHIN MINUTES!
I can also have the worst looking yard on the block if I decide to make it so!
Anyhow. Here are some videos of recent amusement. The first is Ellie in the furniture section of her favorite store, JC Penny's. This is our second tour through "her home." The first time (which I wish I'd caught on camera) she turned the corner to the sale area and goes "oh look, I have two Christmas trees in my house!)
The second is Adam, climbing the stairs at Gigi's house. He is quite the little mover and shaker. And he loves his lambykins.