I know a certain Grandma who, among others, has been waiting very patiently for some recent pictures. With everything so busy lately, this is the first chance I’ve had to post some. I will warn you there are a bunch, and I can’t say they’re all the most exciting, but I promised to give a little picture tour of our new home, laundry room included.
The girls were excited to have a few new church dresses after an amazing sale at the store. Isabelle was particularly thrilled with hers, as it looks very much like Milly Molly Mandy’s party frock.
This is our new home:
Daddy’s building a wonderful retaining wall to make a place for a storage shed.
Our dining room – my mom’s gorgeous hopechest fits perfectly in here!
Isabelle’s been loving coloring lately
Naomi’s been loving playing with "tea things" or little dishes lately
A bunch of munchkins in the playhouse
Juliette’s been loving talking on the phone lately: here she’s talking to Grandma Karen
The girls’ attempt at posing for a picture in the backyard
My little monkey
Since we sold our swingset when we moved, everyone was thrilled to use the money for this lovely new porch swing/glider. It gets lots of loving use!
My beautiful Belle
My lovely little Hannah
Riding Phillip horse (now that her legs are long enough). The girls have loved all their riding toys so much more since we moved, as we have sidewalks now (and a million skinned knees to prove it!)
Juliette helping me show off the "closet" I made – a $6 curtain rod on the ceiling works wonders!
One corner of the baby room
Hannah sleeping with my favorite teddy bear from when I was a little girl. She’s affectionately dubbed her "Betty Bear"
Another corner of the baby room – it’s really hard to actually take a picture of whole rooms around here. This is Juliette’s room, and eventually Alyssa’s too (the baby in my tummy, of course)
Naomi’s corner of the Big Girl room (Isabelle, Hannah and Naomi love their room!) They even have a mini playroom under their clothes, since I gave up on fixing their closet doors and decided to take them off instead.
Isabelle’s little corner of the room
Hannah’s little corner bed
Mommy and Daddy’s room – so very cozy, we love it!
My best attempt at getting a picture of our little "ensuite" bathroom
Isabelle giving you a tour of the upstairs landing – it was the perfect spot for Grandma’s rocking chair and the girls’ bench.
Isabelle showing you all the top of the stairs and the mirror which we didn’t think we’d find a spot for.
I couldn’t resist – again, stuffed animals make the best doorstops!
We’ve dubbed our breakfast nook the tea room. Juliette seems so much more grown up now that she eats breakfast with sisters at the big girl table.
Our lovely little kitchen
The downstairs bathroom – again it’s tough to get the whole picture in.
Ain’t it exciting – a laundry room!
I think we’ve dubbed this the school room (even though we do school in the living room), but I think at the moment it’s more of a hodge-podge room.
The living room
Matt and I were able to have another pottery painting date, so I painted a creamer to match my teapot. Unfortunately I forgot to bring a picture, so the color’s a bit off, but it works.
The other half of the living room. Funny thing is, we were given this piano by the people who used to own this home. Some good friends spent a day lugging it to our old home, and ironically enough the piano has now come back to its old home!
We LOVE our porch – it’s such gorgeous weather here that this is like another room for us and we spend tons of time out here!
The girls coloring and enjoying playpen time in the tea room
One last picture in the tree at our old house.