The front of our home is an enclosed porch. We have sided the rest of our home...but this porch (which serves as a schoolroom to store all our books) would look silly sided. I want to open it up one day to be a real porch...once our addition is done and we can move the living room out there and then the schoolroom will move to where the living room is now...leaving the front room empty! I *love* a nice porch....so that is my hope for that room. *But* we are a single-income family...so things happen slowly around here. So for now, we have just painted the front enclosed porch to keep it looking decent. It looks like it may need another paint job soon....
Without even being asked, the children raked up leftover gravel off of the road (from winter maintenance) and filled the pot holes in the driveway!
We were watching one of my nephews that day so the kids (and I) had fun kicking the soccer ball around with him...
Our children have small bedrooms. Super-de-duper small. Not only are they small, but the ceilings aren't high either. I'm not complaining...but I just wanted to explain that so I could tell you how we managed to use a loft bed in there as "bunk beds". Previously, we had two twin beds in the boys' room with a narrow walkway between. This worked...but didn't leave any room (at all) left over. Regular bunk beds wouldn't work because of the lower ceilings...so we had accepted that this is just what had to be...being thankful for what we had.
But *then* I got the idea to look for a shorter bunk bed. I found a lower loft bed at a decent price (with great reviews). I figured we could put the other mattress on the floor beneath it. I asked Chris about this and after some thought and looking it over online, he agreed! :) I ordered the bed and shipping was suppose to be a week later ~ boy, were we excited when shipping was coming just a couple days after I ordered it instead! It was quite a pleasant surprise (as the "bunk beds" were all the boys could talk about!)!
Last night, Chris and the boys worked at putting it together (the boys made the beds themselves...I touched up a few areas but refrained ~ as difficult as that was ~ from redoing them to make them "perfect". I need to let their *best* be just that and not always "improve" everything for them.)...
It has opened the room up significantly!
You may notice that my boys are a bit old for the bears on the wall. Those have been there (when my mom and I painted it) since we first used this bedroom as a nursery for Madelyn. Other priorities have trumped ever re-painting the room...and truly, we hardly notice them anymore!
Look at X's smile there (he is one happy boy!) (you may notice that tiger picture in the hallway...that's some artwork I did in high school)...
Both boys said they slept great last night! :) Madelyn now wants a loft bed for her room! Her bed is perfectly fine though so I told her that chances are slim that we'll be getting her a new one! It's just so easy to get caught up in the excitement of something *new*!
Thanks for visiting me here!
I hope your week is going well! We are getting lots of rain, but I'll take it and *not* complain as the temperatures have been rising and it is **glorious**!