Just a super quick post... and yet again "just" a life update and nothing interesting like answers to all the good questions in the most recent Q&A, a post about how to feed a family of 12 organic food on a grocery budget of $100 per week, or how to make Nutella at home from scratch in large quantities. The last two are made up, of course - just my own little pipe dreams. :)
You may know that I am re-doing the boys' bedroom this week. It really was not intended as the project that it is turning out to be. The plan was simply to change the bunk bed to a triple bunk, move Solomon in with Isaac and John, and give Miriam and Becky a room together. Our house has four bedrooms, but we keep one as an office/guest room.
Solomon was sad about leaving the room he has been sharing with Miriam up until now, because he had it decorated with all his space decorations, a lot of which he had made himself. To make the move more desirable, I told him the new boys' room would be decorated in a theme of their choosing. They settled on an outdoor/woods/cabin theme, and so began a project much bigger than I had originally intended.
Last week, I stained and sealed all the pieces of the wooden bunk bed. This week, I moved the furniture out of the boys' room, and painted it blue and green (sky and grass). Yesterday, my husband built the new triple bunk bed and moved all the mattresses in, and the kids slept the first night together in their new bed. Also yesterday, I started on the murals for the room. In all, there will be three: a bear cave covering the closet door and the room door, a tree on the corner to the right of it, and a bear sleeping on the ground left of it. I will draw other small details all over, such as blades of grass sticking out, dragonflies buzzing around, bear paw prints along the other walls, etc. Today, I got the bear done, but just as I was about to start on the tree, Annie woke up hungry. Now it's too late, plus the boys are in there sleeping so I shouldn't be turning the lights on in their room
Do you want to see what it looks like so far?
There is still a lot left to do. Once I am done with all the paint work, I am sewing a rug made to look like a bear skin. Then I need to make curtains, and matching little decorative pillows and day blankets for all the beds. And a few others things like that - I'll share pictures when I am all finished.
Anyway, just thought I'd share an update. Please forgive me if you have emailed me in the last week, or left a comment, and have still not received a reply from me.