Well, we have been happily living in our new kitchen for over a month now and it really has been happy and it really has been living (do we have any other rooms in the house? I don't know. I like this one so much I'll just spend all my time here). So here it is. Before and after. Before it was a skinny kitchen and a packed playroom. Now it is one long space with kitchen, dining, homework desk, craft area, and baby toys. A very liveable, clean, comfortable space. The room makes me so happy and I'm really grateful for this gift in our family life. Yippee!
I suggested doing homework during the day on Saturday. Joe preferred waiting for 9:40. (Maybe after laying in bed for awhile, worrying that maybe Mom was right and maybe he should get up and do his work. Maybe.)
With our crew of ninjas and unicorns, we had a fun night of candy-gathering tonight. Janie quickly figured out what to do, and Clara smiled sweetly at every homeowner, offering a happy, "Merci!" for their gift of candy. "That's French," she would add. (I'm not sure why she thought Halloween was the night to bring out a new language but we went with it.)