Anyway, we took advantage of our self-imposed lock-in and got A LOT done around the house. Warning: This is a picture-heavy post.
12 hours after we first put on the cone. She's accepted to its presence. Both of the dogs are REALLY tired because I was home much of the week, and I totally messed-up their daytime nap schedule.
Mr. H giving F some love on her level.
This is my thought: be as organized and cleaned-out as possible because with baby comes lots and lots of stuff. I packed-away the kitchen items that we don't use on a regular basis. We now have free space in the kitchen cabinets, ready to be filled with sippy cups and kids silverware. I even created a kid-friendly (read: tupperware filled) lower cabinet for when baby proofing becomes necessary.
I cleaned-out and organized our pantry. Mr. H and I are on a mission to be less wasteful when it comes to food. So far we've been fairly successful. At the end of the week, when we're in need of the next grocery shopping trip, our pantry looks bare. Have you tried the new Artisan Triscuits? HEAVENLY.
I cleaned-out and organized the spice cabinet and baking cabinets. Like our fancy new pot rack? We got it at Ikea for $25 plus 3 packs of hooks for $3 each. The pot racks at Lowe's are $150+. Score! And I can't tell you how much cabinet space it has created. It'll look even better when our counters are black granite, and we upgrade our appliances. All in due time.
On a painting break, Josh played hide-and-seek with L Bean.
And he got some Fiona cone love.
While Henrik watched-on and got jealous. As much as we've tried to spread the attention wealth this weekend, Fiona has definitely gotten more and poor Henrik is feeling a little left out. Although, he does seem relieved to not be wearing a cone.
Josh painted the master bathroom. Goodbye bright yellow! You will NOT be missed. I kept hearing, "Morons. So stupid. LAZY!" Apparently, the previous owners (1) didn't know how to paint and (2) were too lazy to tape-off most of the rooms. The moldings, base boards, ceilings, door frames, face plates, etc. all over the hours are covered with paint. Added to the list of eventuals: Re-paint all trims and ceilings. Awesome.
He also painted the office, which was a baby's room for the previous owners. Below the chair-rail were vertical stripes of satin and ultra glossy paint. Josh was cursing the previous owners are he sanded the ultra glossy stripes. Goodbye baby blue! You will also NOT be missed.
The color is "rugged suede." It's a dark grayish brownish, but I just see brown. MORE BROWN! We do love our shades of brown.
I baked cookies. I have a feeling this will happen a lot over the next two months.
I organised the hand-me-down clothes we've received and the few new clothes that we've purchased into the drawers. I got a distinct feeling of, "OMW, this is really happening" while I was organizing.