Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ch ch ch changes

I have that shrek changes song in my head right now. Anyway its been a while a
nd there have been lots of changes in our house, sort of. Our Ward got split in half and joined w
ith a section of another ward. I must say I went into mourning for a week for my old ward until I met our new ward members then I was excited for change and the ab
ility to make ourselves better. Then I was called as the Young Women President. That change was a BIG one. It was super scary and then it wasn't :) I trust in the Lord to help me so thats thats. Then I got in this frenzy at home that I needed to finish all my garage projects and all the things that I look at in my house that drive me nuts on a daily basis (paint things) It was a spring cleaning thing. So we made some more changes. First Jenny came to visit and it was SPLENDID. I felt bad because I wasn't there one of the nights for YW but I think she understands. Then Jenny left and my kids were sad and then we made a big change.Eva and Alexander shared a room and we talked with the kids to see who wanted to share a room with Jamison and they decided Alexander would share a room with Jamison and Eva would get her own new room. To celebrate we (I) painted Eva's new room. A very light color. Then we rearranged all the furniture and toys. The kids were SOOO excited about all this. I took Eva to goodwill and let her choose some art for her walls. Here is one of them:
That dog on the wall was her choice.They were some fun things. Then we went to the dollar store and bought MANY storage containers for her closet. They have such fun colors during Easter. Then we drove straight home and hung everything on the walls and organized the toys. She even went into my closet with me and chose framed things in there that she wanted on her walls (from my extra pile) and went to certain parts of the house to ask for art right off the walls. I let her get some but not all. Then when Alexander got home from school he was a little upset. Not because
I had completely rearranged the rooms but because he didn't have any art for his walls. So I think this next weekend I will take him to fill his walls. We did get him a green lamp. He is really into green all of the sudden. Anyway here are some photos.
This was Jamison most of the time because I kept taking things away from him, like the box of nails and the hammer. Then when he realized I was taking photos of him he started doing this.
Here are some flowers we put in her room, she kept saying she needed to smell them.

She had these gray drawers in her room but I decided the white ones I redid a long time ago because I got inspired by my sister Meleofa who had almost the identical dresser and painted it black.
Yeah its pretty girly when its white. Then here is the mini gallery wall right by her bed. She chose the catcus canvas from Target herself and then wanted the bird pictures from another room so I let her have them.

Here is her reading corner. I read this book about organizing your family and it said every child should have their own book case and I think I agree. She chose the blonde little ballerina picture from good will and that anne gedes butterfly baby picture, I already had the one in the closet and she had the other
Anyway thats her new room and and I must say its fun to have a little girls room in the house. Its a full bed so it doubles as a guest room if need be.

So thats us sort of in a nut shell. However the really exciting thing that happened last weekend was the wall raising. Thats right our bbq's with the neighbors are no more. We raised them all to 6 ft and I believe we are all happy. Our back neighbor even called and said it was beautiful. Probably because she doesn't have to see our kids looking over the fence everyday. ITS MARVELOUS!!
so now we (Daniel) are planting all the plants and finishing our yard. Anyway my time is up so until next time.

Miriam

1 comment:

Meleofa Baker said...

How fun for Eva! She's already a little decorator like her Mamma! Well done on everything Miriam.