Monday, June 3, 2013

Random pictures of my kids

Every once in awhile there's a day when everything goes according to plan. The weather is perfect, the kids were good at church. Everybody got a nap - even mommy - and the kids didn't fight. Yesterday - in addition to being new-microwave-day - was one of those days. It was awesome. Here are some pictures from our day.

Jack is learning to play t-ball. It's no big deal,
but we expect a call from the Louisville Bats soon.

Weirdly, he seems to favor batting as a lefty.

Natalie was pretending to be an astronaut. In this picture,
you can clearly see her "space helmet" and "space gloves."
Not visible are here high-heeled pink "space shoes" with
pink light up bows on them. In case you were wondering,
we went to the moon. "To see Neil."

For dinner, she made grass soup.

P.S. Jackson is in a "big boy bed" now!

Finished Project #1 - new microwave

We've started and finished several projects around the house in the last month. Not only are they finished, but they came together pretty easily. The first was our new microwave. Here are some pictures.
Before: we are still loving the white cabinets
we painted - and they are holding up really well!
(I recommend Cabinet Transformations to anyone.)
But since it was time for a new microwave
anyway, we opted for an over the range model.
All the cool kids are doing it.

Step one: take down the old vent fan and cabinet.

Step two: install new cabinet box.
Our cabinets are pretty old, so there isn't a
door that matches ours. That's alright.
We opted to leave the doors off. Once
it's painted you'll never know the difference.

Step three: install new microwave.

Admire your husband's handiwork.
If I went into all the electrical work that accompanied this, it would bore you and I'd get half of it wrong anyway. Suffice it to say, Matt turned off our power more than once, crawled up into the attic more than once, and made several trips to the basement. Evidently, updated electrical code requires a dedicated line for all appliances, so he had to run a new electrical line. So it was a touch more involved than three steps. Luckily, Matt hated our old microwave even more than I did, so he was ultra motivated.

Actually, I can think of a step four: reenact the copier scene from Office Space on old microwave before putting it on the curb.