My Castle House.
There was snow on the ground this morning.
This is the view from my kitchen window in the morning. That barn roof is normally black. Today it was white with snow!
Later we got hit with some crazy, crazy sleet while we were at the art teacher’s house. Rosie takes homeschool art class taught by a local artist in his studio on Tuesday afternoons. There are three other kids in her class. She loves it! They do painting, pottery, drawing, basically a little of everything.
This is Kentucky in April! We may have an occasional late frost, but certainly not snow and sleet. What the heck?
After all of those 60-70 degree sunny days this wintery blast is unwelcome and extra chilly.
I’m still desperately trying to organize my house.
HOW LONG CAN IT TAKE?
It’s just so impossible with Henry crawling around and getting into every little thing. He pulls up and is starting to figure out how to glide around furniture. He eats everything he can shove into his mouth.
Basically I’m spending all of my energy just keeping him from accidentally killing himself.
He has a temper too. Forget blocking him off or putting him in some kind of baby jail. He screams angrily.
He’s so funny though. And hyper. He never, ever stops moving until he goes to sleep.
I can’t work on things while he’s napping either, because the second I sneak away from him in bed he wakes up.
Trapped by an adorable fat baby. What a terrible problem to have, right?
I’m also suffering from a lot of…this:
Maybe I need some nice ear plugs.
This is my bedroom. Well half of it, at least. It needs decorations on the walls, but I’m not sure what to put there yet. I have no idea why the paint is uneven up above the bed. It doesn’t stand out quite so much in person. (Rest assured the other half of the room contains laundry baskets and two cluttered dressers.)
This is the girls’ room. Rosie’s bed, in particular. Ada’s is just to the left of it. I want to get them curtains, colorful pillows, maybe a rug, and maybe real night stands to go between their beds instead of that dresser. Eventually…This is Igor’s room. It’s not organized yet. And by “not organized yet” I mostly mean the girls have been dragging toys in there.
There’s also a fourth bedroom, which will be the guest room once I buy a daybed to go in there. I’m thinking of buying one from Ikea, but I’m not sure how comfortable it will be.
It’s a lovely off-white room with beautiful windows. Possibly my favorite room in the house! Right now Tyler has his music stuff strewn all over it, but that all fits neatly into the huge closet. I’ll take a picture of it soon. We’re keeping our iMac in there, so it’s sort of like an office area.
I just feel like I have so much going on that I can never catch up. It seems like it shouldn’t be that hard to quickly organize and put things away, but by the time I take care of the children and regular day-to-day chores my time is up. My energy is gone too. I feel like I can’t think straight.
I’ve gotten a lot of organizing done though. Really. This is my attic, which is now the storage area for kid things. Only toys go up there, nothing else. I have them all laid out so that the kids can go up and pick things, then bring them downstairs to play, and put them away back upstairs at the end of the day.
I’m going to get some clear tubs to replace the boxes, I just haven’t had time to go to Walmart and buy them yet.
There’s also a whole room of attic that’s empty and not pictured. Isn’t that crazy?!
Here is half of my living room, but this really doesn’t exactly do it justice.
I’m starting to like living here a little bit. It feels like home. Don’t tell anyone.