In case anyone was wondering….
Yes. We are working on it. No. It’s not built yet.
It would be nice if I had time to just work on it until it’s finished, but, life keeps interfering. Lol
We do have the sides and most of the trim painted, sanded, and painted again. There are several pieces that we’re just not sure what color they’re supposed to be.
My husband suggested we go ahead and start building, and paint those pieces as we figure out what they are.
This really is fun, although sometimes my patience runs a little thin. Short periods of time working on it with a 5 year old seem to be best. She really loves this project!
I couldn’t believe my nails still looked good as much scrubbing as it took to get the paint off! I really thought I’d have to redo them!
‘It’s exactly the one I wanted!!’ She screamed when she opened it.
Poor thing didn’t realize just how big of a project it is to put together.
In all honesty, neither did Mom.
I’m quite overwhelmed by all the pieces, but, we’re plugging away at it! We have the first coat of paint on all the big pieces, and I’m working on sanding them in my spare moments.
My mom and I built one when I was little. Well, I helped with the decorating. I’ve been looking forward to doing this with Munchkin. Thanks to my Color Street bonus, we were finally able to get it!
I love decorating!!!
Actually, I don’t really like all the work. It’s a pain in the booty!
But, I do love the way my house looks when it’s finished!
We’re almost finished! Just have a few wall hangings and finishing touches left.
Oh, and need to finish packing and storing Halloween decorations that are stashed in a corner! I keep forgetting about that corner….
Munchkin found something!
Can you spot it?
Maybe this will make it easier for you find…
Have you ever made a Summer Bucket list with your little ones? If not, do it!!
It was actually eye opening – I was expecting trips here there and everywhere, and instead, it was mostly simple things – catch fireflies, look at clouds. Definite reminder that it’s Time, not money spent, that makes the most memories and is wanted.
So, I have been working in the mornings and at night, so we can go make memories and work on this list in the afternoons.
I hope everyone is taking time to make some good memories this summer!
If you ever see that Jurassic Quest is in your area, grab your kids and Go!!!
Munchkin & I went with a couple cousins and very good friend, and had a blast!!
Warning, wear comfortable shoes, because there is a lot of walking and standing in line, especially to ride the dinosaurs!
This afternoon, I received a text from one of my best friends, asking if I wanted to go check out the new Hobby Lobby with her. Of course, I said, yes! Munchkin and I have both been anxiously watching the progress of the building when we go grocery shopping, from groundwork to completion. (Don’t tell Munchkin, but, I did sneak in on opening weekend while on a rare childless grocery shopping trip.)
I tell Munchkin where we’re going to go, and she very excitedly got dressed up. My BFF and her little boy pick us up, and away we go!
And, arrived to an empty parking lot. Duh. Today is Sunday. We both knew Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays.
Munchkin was so disappointed!!! J. on the other hand, was perfectly fine with running into Wal-Mart instead. Munchkin finally got over her disappointment, and we had a fun afternoon.
It doesn’t always matter where you’re at, it’s the company you’re with!
Today there was a Magic show for the kids. Munchkin absolutely Loved it! She was very disappointed that she didn’t get picked to help, but, brightened up quickly when the magician asked us to wait afterwards and made a balloon dog for her. He said she was the only one who asked for a picture with him.
So, for the past week, something has been going on in our little garden. Somedays, there’s a huge hole, another day with just have dirt disturbed, it’s been weird!
This evening, we discovered, it’s a huge ass toad!!! Probably the same one I almost stepped on a few nights ago on our porch. My husband doesn’t see how it could be getting in and out. I have photos of him in, now to catch him out! Ha ha