Monday, June 30, 2008

Three things I absolutely love

My husband Jeff

Summer

The pit group furniture.


Okay, so the first one doesn't require any explanation. The second one is tied very tightly to the first. The third one will be an enigma to those who don't know me very well.


Since my husband is a teacher, he has summers off. So not only is summer the time we get to take vacations (like the one to Disney and Savannah from which we just returned, pictures are coming) it also is a time of year when we are able to really get the house cleaned. By "we" I really mean Jeff because he dedicates the first couple of weeks of his summer vacation to super-cleaning the house and getting in order some "summer chores" or major projects to undertake.

One of those for this summer was child-proofing the game room. Not for us, (not yet at least) but for our friend's son Alfie (whom you've seen featured here frequently). It will become incredibly useful for us in due time, but since the young lad is nearly ambulatory, the time to do it was now.
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We got home last night at around 6 PM. Energized and having taken a portion of the car ride time to contemplate how we would successfully child-proof the game room, we ate a light dinner and got right to it.

This brings me to why I so love that pit group furniture. It's 2.5" sections of the most coma-inducingly comfortable couch. We have 10 of such coma-inducing pieces, all of which is currently housed in the game room.

Since I was a major contributor to last night's cleaning frenzy I can say that I'm proud of what we've gotten done so far, and while it's not 100% complete, it's probably 90%. We're missing baby gates and outlet covers, and some of the weapons must be moved. The former two will be remedied soon, the latter will be remedied as the children involved get more and more mobile, until we need to put them in storage until they're old enough to be trusted not to play with them.

And so, without further ado, the pictures:

The gaming area

The "kid" area

The stairs down and up to main level (need 2 baby gates here)
The TV/video game area (need 1 baby gate here, plus a childproofer for the cabinet)

1 comment:

Arcturus said...

We have an excessive number of outlet covers; remind me and I'll bring them Friday. Thank you!