Ev"s New (to hime) House

Friday, August 12, 2011

Our latest project

I know it has been a while since I have posted but we have been super busy and this takes a spot on the back burner. We actually have several projects in the works as I am sure that doesn't surprise anyone. This project started with a $15.00 find at Menards. We found a 5 gallon bucket of white outdoor paint on the oops shelf for $15.00. Yep $15.00! So of course we snatched it up and began scrapping all the old paint off.
First Zoe and Everette wanted to earn a toy (ok so they just wanted a toy but we said earn). They were suppose to scrap an hour a day for three days. Well they actually spent a few minutes scraping here and there with more water and bathroom breaks but hey they are 9 and that beloved toy wasn't yet bought and right in front of them like that golden carrot at the end of a string.
Will put on a new (well old but new for the garage) door that will actually close now. We finally got the whole garage scrapped and it was a job. Last night we started the painting process and it is looking better already. Of course it would have been torture to keep the boys out of that white paint so we let them help.

Next will be a new roof and garage door and it will be much better. I am thinking about doing a trim color or door color for a pop of color so let me know what you think.
As I stood back last night I noticed people must think we love white. We have 2 white cars, a white house and now a white garage. Actually it all happened that way by chance.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Its a Party! Mad Scientist Party that is!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ev's Volcano

I actually like How Uncle Rob put it on Facebook today. Mad scientist with minions!
Everette got a volcano kit for Christmas so the boys put it together Saturday morning. To the mad scientists dismay they had to wait until the plaster dried before they could actually set the volcano off. Sunday they were able to finally set it off. Ev (I mean mad scientist) was so excited he ran to get his lab coat only to discover mom stored it somewhere and she couldn't remember where. What kind of mom is she to interfere with science.
Emmett couldn't be left out so dad found him some goggles too. You can hear Mackay growling in the background too. There wasn't a grand explosion like we all thought but they loved it and had a great time putting it all together.
Thanks Grammy for the awesome Christmas present.