We got quotes from a few contractors to finish our basement. We picked one and he has been working on building a big playroom and bathroom downstairs. We have spent the last couple of days picking out bathroom fixtures. I am looking at furniture and carpet. I am still not sure exactly how I want to decorate down there, but I'm going to find it. This is when it is very nice having a husband who runs a furniture store!
Speaking of furniture, we moved the quads out of their high chairs into boosters. We finally got a big enough kitchen table to fit all of us. They are so darn cute and look so grown up sitting at the table with us (pictures coming soon.)
Outside, we are working hard too. When we bought the house, there was a vegetable garden in the back yard. We moved in at the end of September. There were bunches of tomatoes, carrots, peppers (etc, etc, etc...) left. Well, the next summer I was trying to manage a 3 yr old and four 9 mo olds and Rod was trying to open a new store. We were crazy busy and barely getting through some days. The last thing on our minds was planting a garden. Well, this year, we have planted a bunch of vegetables (again, pictures to follow soon.) We'll see how they turn out, but it has been a lot of fun getting everything started!
Back when we first moved in, there were some bushes in the front flower bed that I really disliked. I told Rod that I didn't like them, so he pulled them out. That was very nice of him, but that means we have had empty flower beds for a year and a half. We have finally filled them!! My house is actually pretty to pull up to! This has been my favorite improvement yet. I love flowers and they just make a house happy!!
Somehow, I have no pictures of anything I've been talking about, so instead here are some pictures of my kids. These kids are awfully cute!
(I absolutely love this picture)
She's ready for school.