Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Our basement!!!

We finished our basement!!  It has taken us 8 years to getting it done and we are sooooo excited that we have all this extra space to now live and play in!   So, get ready for a ton of picture of walls!

The first three are of the pre-anything done pictures of the basement.  We got all of our materials delivered one morning and Noah was so excited to see a huge truck in our very own driveway!

Our to be tv/living room!
The other side looking towards the stairs, and Mikey behind the pole.
The to be new office!
We had all the framing done by two guys we know and they hammered it out in less than three days!  And then they started hanging the drywall and mudding soon after!

To be living area and first look at the new can lights!
Drywall!  It's looking good!
Archway over the office entry instead of a door
Looking more and more like bookshelves!
Ready for PAINT!!  It took about a month for the framing, drywall, mudding, and sanding, but we were finally ready to get painting!  It was really starting to look like a finished basement!

Living area
The office from the hallway
My parents helped us paint!  Here were doing the primer!  And you can see the bookshelves.
Mikey priming away!
After the primer we had to pick the colors we wanted, and I picked purple for the back of the bookcase and we picked grey for the walls!  We were very pleased with the grey, but the purple was just a bit more than we expected.  We kept it hoping the the shelves and all those leather bound books would make the purple look good or hide it!  

Bookshelves between the hallway to the office and the stairs
Living area
I think this next step might have been the hardest for us to pick, but I am so happy with how it turned out and how it looks.  CARPET and fake hardwood flooring!!  We had to move some stuff for the carpet to be put in so, it is all in the new office so you can't see the flooring in there very well, but you can see all our junk!  We are so excited to start moving stuff down there and are so happy with how it all turned out!  We just need the trim/baseboards and we will be completely done!  If you made it this far in the blog there are a few pictures of Noah playing downstairs.  I am not sure how he is going to handle furniture down there because he is loving the room to run around and around and around.

Purple Bookshelves and a crooked picture :)
Here is the laundry room with fake tile flooring and then the office with a lot of junk and our new hardwood flooring!


Noah and Daddy went straight to playing in the basement!  Noah also likes to hide from us in the basement, he isn't too hard to find since he tells us to "Come on in" and giggles from time to time.  This is the only picture I took of our preexisting/finished bedroom we had in the basement, but now it has new carpet!  It is a room we had some water come through the window well in last year so we are so glad to have the drywall all fixed and new carpet!  That's our new basement!  Hope it that wasn't too boring for you!  Come on over and run around down there before we move the furniture!

Monday, July 13, 2015

A June Recap

Where did June go?  I have no idea...  life is just blasting past us.

June was a good month, we were busy with basement stuff, painting, fixing flooring, building shelves, moving stuff, getting carpet installed and some more painting.  BUT, we are almost completely finished with it, we just need baseboards!  I'll post another blog about all that in a bit, but for this post just wanted to let you know what we were up to in June outside of our basement!

The first weekend of June, Mikey and I made our way to Vail for the GoPro Mountain Games.  We have gone for about five years now, I think.  We decided we would compete in the Disc Golf competition, but we did really poorly so we don't need to talk about that much.  Since we were competing we decided to let Noah stay at Nana's house for the weekend, which made it easier to compete, watch movies outside after dark, ride our bicycles around, and do some yoga outside with a hundred of our fellow yogi friends.

Noah and I made a trip to the zoo and he saw some other kids line up to get their picture taken so he lined up for his to be taken too!  I think it is one of the cutest pictures we have of him!  We also made a trip or two or three to the ice cream store just down the road from our house, he loves his with M&M's!  He eats his cone separately and then usually just picks the M&M's out of the ice cream!  And we also get to take a walk to the park about every day, as long as its not raining we have made our way over to play.  He is pretty good about taking a water and snack break while we are out playing when it is pretty hot out.  The last picture is on one of the colder days we have had, but he still likes to have a snack break with me and watch what other kids are doing at the park.

We also made our way out to two Sky Sox Baseball games last month.  Noah had a lot of fun looking for Sox the Fox and he was really excited to clap along with the songs that were played.  At the second game we got to see Noah's cousins from Wyoming and he had a great time playing with them.

Here are just some other pictures from last month.  He is growing so fast.  He loves the Minions and wears his Minion or Lightning McQueen shirt every chance he gets.  The first picture collage is when he got to share some of Daddy's Father's Day Twinkies.  It was his first Twinkie ever and of course he loved it because he loves sugar!  The second picture is when he helped me make some blueberry muffins, he loves to help pour things!  Then he had some phone calls to make, usually he calls a girl from daycare or his cousin Breckin.  And the last picture is just him pulling the wagon around my parents driveway.  He didn't want to get in at all, he just wanted to pull it around!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A post for May

Whoops, time really just gets away from us.  We have just been chasing Noah around and haven't stopped to write a post.  He has been sick more than we like this month.  He had an ear infection about three weeks ago and then this last week he and I have been fighting a mean cold.  Lots of snot in our house, I'm sure you wanted to know that!  We have had a lot of fun this month even though we had to spend lots of time inside because of all the rain.  We got outside when we could, even if every picnic we went on ended up in the back of Jeep while it rained or hailed on us.  We spent a lot of time inside singing songs, building with legos, playing with stuffed animals, practicing handstands,
lots of time playing with cars, and even got some painting in a few times.  We did get one trip into the zoo, which was chilly, but nice to get out of the house!

Other than Noah, we have been trying to get our basement ready for carpet!  Everything is painted so carpet is the last big thing and we will be able to start moving some furniture down there!  We got it measured last week and now we just need to go pick it out!  Once we pick it out they said they usually can get it installed with about two weeks.

Well that has been what is keeping us busy, hopefully we will have some fun posts over the summertime!

Watching the fish in the bear exhibit!

Handstands are fun for everyone
His new favorite car to ride in
Noah watching it hail during our picnic
He's ready to help get the basement finished!
Second picnic, Noah still wanted to stay in the back of the Jeep!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jelly BEANS!

Noah was so excited about Easter this year!  Every time you asked him about Easter or the Easter Bunny, he would half say half scream "Jelly BEANS???"  It was so fun to celebrate Easter with both his Great Grandmas this year.  He was so excited with every egg he found and it was just a joy to watch him!  We tried to have a quiet morning, but the amount of M&M's that he ate during the first three minutes of him being up for the day didn't really set that up to work.  He had two Easter egg hunts and was just as excited for the second one as he was the first one!

He still asks to find Easter eggs, eat some jelly beans or M&M's, and will ask please very nicely when doing so!  He also loves to tell people about the airplane ride, what the airplane sounds like, and how it flies in the sky.  We were sad his Dad wasn't there, but we had a great time!


Sharing with Great Grandma

Hiding the eggs to find them again

Found some in the drawer!
Easter kisses from Great Grandma