Monday, August 13, 2012

First Day of School & House Project

Today was the first day of school.  Ugh...I hardly checked anything off my summer to do list.  (sigh)  So, I'll just have to tuck that little baby away for next summer.  (  =

 Because right now I've got more important things to do like take pictures of girl one before she catches the bus and is officially a 6th grader!  Where does the time go?

 Even though girl 2 and boy 1 don't have to catch the bus for another 40 minutes, they walked down to the bus stop with Cardi and I.

Then they were kind enough to pose in front of the expedition for us.
There was some mayhem and some hoopla and right out mutiny after that.  I was planning to drive the younger 2 to school today but Jackson really wanted to ride the bus.  Bella wanted to drive but I thought it was silly to drive her if her 6 year old brother was riding the bus. 

By the way, they moved our stop without telling us.  See the intersection in the very back of this photo?  That's where the bus driver expects to pick up the kids now.  There's no other kids catching the bus there and the bus driver has to pass our old stop any way but that's what his paperwork says. 

I think I will mutiny myself and stay right where the bus has been picking the kids up for years.  Besides, look at those extra kids in tow.  Notice that neither one of them are wearing shoes and boy 2 is still in his spiderman pajamas and he's got a stick and he's not afraid to use it?  I think it's best to stick to the status quo.  Don't you?

Oh and by the way, we got a piano.  It has been sitting in our friends carport for the last 2-3 years so it's needs tuning and some TLC but it was free.  The kids have been wanting a piano for a while.

 It's totally creating mayhem in the livingroom.  Remember this post?  I thought we would be able to put the piano in a corner and have time to figure out the perfect spot for it but it turns out that pianos are heavy.  It took 4  men to move it.    So, we had to decide on a spot quickly.  Everyone agreed that we should move the small couch and put it on that wall.  Have I mentioned I really love that small couch?  The yellow slipcover with all it's patchwork makes me smile.  It also helps to tie the diningroom and livingroom together and not to mention the extra seating. 

So, after the kids left for school and we had finished our first preschool lesson with John and Meredith, I decided to move that piano to the other wall.  The good news is I think it looks much better on the adjacent wall.  The bad news is every muscle in my body aches but it was worth it. 

As you can see from the photos the scale is all off and the dark piano does not go with the yellow sofa so, I decided to paint the piano.

which looks much better in person.  Not bad for my first back to school house project.  What about you?  Got any back to school house projects planned?


  1. I think we have the same piano! And yes... I'm overloaded with back to school projects :)

    Thanks for stopping by the other day. So nice to "meet" you !

  2. I'll have to check in with you to see how those back to school projects are coming! And it was nice to meet you too! ( = I don't usually comment on other blogs. I usually feel too self conscious or feel like other people have already said it best in the comments but I've decided I wouldn't mind having friends that I can visit for inspiration and maybe some photography and sewing pointers (that is when I actually learn how to sew). And it's always nice to be reminded what a great blessing it is to be a mother even while in the thick of things. And you do all those things so well!