Tuesday was fun because Rosanna spent the entire day here. She started off by taking Micah for breakfast (check her blog for pictures of this cute little date) and then she just ended up not going home :) It was nice having the company - someone to watch Ellen & Oprah with, and an extra pair of hands to help with the kids.
Yesterday Erik took the day off and we made a shopping trip to Bellingham (US). We bought Micah a tricycle at Target - at a friend's suggestion we got one with a pushing/steering handle for the parent and I think it was a smart move. Micah needs to figure out the bicycle motion with his feet, yet!
Our home renovations are still in the works - we still have base boards and moldings to replace as well as pictures to hang. We also want to paint our bedroom and bathroom but who knows how long it will be before that happens! We always have big plans for our evenings, but for some reason we can't seem to get anything done!
But, as promised, here are some before and after pictures of our living room fireplace and the dining area of our kitchen. I was worried that the wall-colour would be too dark but it still feels very bright in our place. In some lighting the grey paint takes on a bit of a purple-ish/blue-ish tinge, but it seems to work well with the dark blue countertops we have in the kitchen.
Living room before:
Some of you may be anxious to point out the crooked picture-hanging job :) That's what you get for $6 frames at IKEA apparently. The two on the right seem fairly straight but the mounting bracket on the first picture was way off. We'll have to return it one of these days but for now this is how it will hang!