Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Caspian's Room is Done!

Wow, could it be? Sacre bleu! (Is that right?) We may be done working on the house for a while. Zane's room has the nature theme and Caspian's is a space station. Kevin has a very specific way of explaining something about being on a deck of a space station looking out of a window. I dunno. It's spacey and stationy and real, real, REAL cool.

Kevin says, "It's meant to look as if you're on a space station standing in the observation deck, floating in the upper atmosphere of a planet."

Yeah, that's what I meant.

Here are the happy brothers together:

The room is a far cry from all the pink it was when we got here. I hope Caspian has years and years and years of happiness in his new room. I asked him and some adult men if he would get sick of it and think it was babyish when he became a teenager. Both Caspian and the adults said, "No way." And Kevin said, "I'd like to have a room like this now."

Well, it's hard to say when Kevin and my room will be done. Not until at least next summer, and I'm fine with that. (Sooooo tired of painting mess and dishevelledness.)


Monday, August 14, 2006

It's What We've All Been Waiting For...

The WHOLE tree!!!

Isn't it cool?


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Look out Ten Chimneys, here comes Bigelow Ave!

Kevin is getting creative on the walls. Here are some shots of him with Zane in front of the tree that will be in his room. It's not done yet, but it's such a nice shot. After all that scraping and scraping in the kitchen, we decided he deserved to have some fun. Zane really likes it and so do I! I can't wait to sleep underneath the loveliness of Kevin's art work. What a luxury!

Here is the other corner of the room, which is meant to represent Zane's own personal cave. How cool is that? Very cool. It must be awesome to have Kevin for a dad!


Monday, August 07, 2006

We Like to Label Our Kids

Zane's newest obsession is gaulk. To the rest of the world, that is "chalk". He is getting pretty good at coloring with it, too. Here he is trapped in his stroller so we could relax a little without him running around the driveway and into the street and all that. We are trying to teach him colors, with the help of Signing Time, but to no avail yet. According to him, everything is "blue". He signs and says "blue" very well.

Kevin has been hard at work on the kitchen FOREVER and it finally is getting there. We have a dishwasher, oh joy of joys. It is so nice to have a dishwasher, FINALLY. It only took about 6 weeks to get it properly installed and working. But who's counting? Oh, I think my mother may have been. We have done a lot of eating out for lunch. We take walks to see a few llamas and an alpaca almost every night. It's a short jaunt. Zane calls them "the pacas". Caspian will be back in a few weeks and then school. Where has the summer gone? Well, it's still here, so I'm going to go enjoy it!