We remodeled all weekend. The weather wasn't very good so it was kind of a good time to work on trimming out the dining room/office area. As usual, my patient husband got the kids involved as much as possible. He's so good about that. Michael is teaching himself more about carpentry and it seriously looks like a professional trimmed out our windows and dining room. He makes lots of mistakes along the way but knows how to adjust and fix it. He has the patience of a saint! My patience level extends to staining trim, touching up paint and holding boards/trim in place. Michael and Hailey putting up the window trim. Michael got my chandeliers up this weekend, too. Love 'em!I happened on these rosettes in our local hardware store and thought they would look awesome in the corners of our window trim. We didn't want to do window treatments in this room because it would make the ceiling look shorter. These were the perfect solution. Gave the window trim a little decoration and dimension. Michael was happy, because he didn't have to miter the corners. We got our blinds up and I'm really like the way it all turned out.Michael is putting up a nice thick trim that kind of looks like like crown molding. This is as far as we got on it. Really like the way the beadboard on the ceiling turned out, even though it was a pain to install. At the last minute, we decided to resurface the support beam you see here in oak veneer, which will really finish off the room, since most of it is oak. So, we'll finish trimming the ceiling in the dining room when we get that done. Love the colors I chose, too.We have the most delicious radishes from our garden in our salad last night. So nice to be getting a little produce already. They aren't too hot at all. The kids love 'em! We also got our first three green beans. I guess I'll start a bag in the freezer and just keep adding to it until they really come on. I still need to plant some spinach to go with my lettuce. Our strawberries are starting to form fruit as well. Hope your gardens are doing better than mine. The cold got a bunch of peppers and celery. Still waiting to see if my other plants will germinate. Saw some broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage shoots yesterday.Hailey Baby wanted to wear Daddy's beret. Of course I had to take a picture.
We had great family time working together. I got the lawn mowed and Josiah trimmed the lilac trees. My lilacs are in full bloom. I adore the smell of lilacs. Our town is full of them. Didn't do much playing this weekend, but sometimes you just gotta buckle down. Did some cooking too. Made three shepherds pies (two for the freezer) and a chocolate zucchini cake.
Hoping I'll have a better with week with Josiah. We ended up with four "Code Reds" last week on the Consequences Pyramid. He has hit a new level of development and it is time to crack down. He seems to have forgotten who is in charge. Trying to remain consistent and praying for him AND with him. I went to a panel last week and listened to veteran homeschoolers. The thing I took away was "character first, academics second". That is going to be my new motto. Another lady shared a wonderful chapter out of the bible (1 Thesselonians 5) that could be applied to homeschooling. It greatly encouraged and motivated me. Look it up if you have time.
Hoping you all have a wonderful week!