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The Nat Pack: The super fashionable, super mod, super hip family consisting of Nat, Pete, Jakob, Brock, Troy, and Ivy. Like The Rat Pack, only younger, cuter, and not as rich or famous.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Painting the Roses Red...

...or the rooms yellow! This is a YAHOO! post, by the way. So you'd better share my enthusiasm, dangit! I've been SO busy this week! We've been trying to get our other two bedrooms downstairs finished to make room for the new baby coming. Saturday after my baby shower April came over with her little fam. She and I primed one room while our hubbies took care of the kids and played Rock Band. Then that night Pete primed the ceilings.

Then Tuesday my awesome mom came over and we painted, painted, painted! What's funny is I bought some paint called "Antique White", which is what we have in the rest of the house. FYI, not all Antique Whites are created equal. It looks more yellow than white, though depending on the light it seems more of the antique white. Here's our primed ceiling (primed in white) and the newly painted walls:



Yellow, huh? But I like it, I really do! And with the ceilings the same color now, thanks to Pete's expertise at ceiling painting, it looks great. Then Thursday morning Carpet Mart came over and put new carpet down. YAHOO!!! Now our rooms really are rooms!




Granted, we still have to set stuff up, but last night we put Jakob and Brock in their new room. Jakob had been asking all week if he can sleep in his "new big room". He's worried about the books that we read to them and keep in their old room on the shelf, and also about his clothes.

While we may or may not figure out the book thing right now, I bought a new dresser for the boys' clothes. Last Friday night when it was time to get ready for bed, Brock decided to be a big helper and get his pajamas. We've kept Jakob's clothes in the bottom three drawers of a dresser in their old room, and Brock's clothes are in the top two. So Brock proceeded to pull out the drawers to climb up to get his jammies, and the whole thing fell over on him! Luckily he was unhurt, but it really freaked him and the other boys out. Since we needed a new dresser anyway, I got one that's 3 drawers high and 2 drawers wide; one side will be Jake's and the other Brock's, and they can both reach their stuff. Another YAHOO, please!

So we're well on the way to getting everything settled. I can't wait to have a scrapbook room, the baby's room set up, and the boys' dresser together. And if my dang pelvic bone would stop hurting, maybe I can get it all done today. Even if it does hurt, though, we can probably get most of it done anyway. As the nurse said while I was in labor with Jakob, "Breathe THROUGH the pain." And I replied, "Yeah, right! Give me the epidural!" And hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be having that same scenario! But today...no epidural; maybe some Tylenol though. YAHOO for nesting!

7 comments:

Karlenn said...

YAHOO for you!! YAHOO for school!! What movie??

Amy said...

We love new carpet! I can't wait to redo our upstairs later. It looks like you are all ready for Ivy to come! Hopefuuly she won't make you wait too long!

Nat said...

Kar- Please. Billy Madison.

April said...

ROFL. Sisters ....sigh :D

Oh my goodness that word verfication totally stumped me... how can it so resemble G's writing??? LOL

Jenny said...

congrats on the painting! i dont' know how you did it. :)

chelzers said...

yahoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

Beej said...

Strong work, Nat! I heard that your basement is all done. I bet that it is so nice to have that extra room. I am so jealous that you have a house that you can do fun improvements on. Someday...