Friday, June 13, 2008

i *heart* this


we have lived here about 4 months, and have longed for this to work! esp lately as winter took hold of our lives. With such a big old house some days we were wearing 3 layers inside! Yesterday FINALLY our landlord got someone out to look at the fireplace and the flu was totally blocked, like replace it blocked. so yesterday afternoon the flu was replaced and last night we were so toasty warm from a fire in the fireplace! i *heart* my pot belly stove so much that we changed the house around so that our smaller lounge room is now with the fireplace the the dinning room in the room we had the lounge set up. The house feels so much nicer to me now! it was to be a chilly <10 id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5211193949931164482" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__jI_KY8czbE/SFHhSZFP00I/AAAAAAAAAyI/hUBOYlWNr5o/s320/IMGP5527.JPG" border="0"> This morning we started our new way of life...from the creative family book i was reading with our own twist on it. We started with a weather journal. Something that was fun and was great for lilly to start learning about the days of the week and about describing the weather. Heres a close up of the page she worked on this morning. (dont look at the mess on their general drawing table, im yet to tackle the cull of that table and the putting away of things.)
When we woke up this morning their was a rainbow in the sky, their was some blue sky and the sun was trying to poke through and the clouds were rainy grey ones (which have now started to rain down on us. and its really come with a cooool turn in the weather.)
i thought she did a great job. I then printed out some words and the day of the week and we sat together and she selected the words to describe the day and the day of the week. It was a fantastic way to start the day.

I went thrift shopping yesterday for something we could use as an art cupboard. Came up empty handed. I moved onto the second hand shops and found this white set of drawers. So i picked them up for $49 and they have become our art drawers. they r of course half empty but i dont think that will last long. I wish i had always had a cupboard that was for storage of art supplies now that i have this one. Its so tidy when u have a place to put everything! derrr. I think we will rib them back a bit to expose the wood underneath and give them that weathered look.

and lastly, our art display...we would love to attach a rail with hooks but seeing as we r currently living in a rental i went with command adhesive hooks, some ribbon from the stash and some wooden pegs. Its serving a great purpose....: )

well im off to join lilly, emily should be asleep by now fingers crossed and lilly and i are watching enchanted.

ps guess whos climbing out of her cot at 22 months...many months longer than lilly at 19 months, but still it looks like we pack away the cot today or tomorrow for what might possibly be the very last jones child we have....its a bit bitter sweet for me even thou i am enjoying emily at the age she is now...my sad to say farewell to this stage in my life....here somes the toddler..and the toddler bed as well

1 comment:

kirstypiper said...

Awwww I can understand your fire place love! Bet it was hard to go back to that weather after a weekend in QLD!

Love the arty ideas...looks like some girlies are going to be as clever as their mumsy!