Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tour Tuesday

Heather, one of my newer blogging buddies, has started "Tour Tuesdays" over at her blog. She says it is because she's a nosy person. Well, truth be told, I am just as nosy as the next person so this idea appealed to my inner nosiness. And since she asked others to join in with tours of their own...that is exactly what I am doing.

I had great plans of starting my first tour with pictures of the outside of our house, the street where we live, our garden, our village... But I don't have any pictures, because I haven't been outside all day, except to hang some laundry.

And what could have kept me inside on this beautiful, sunny, spring day?

I was moving! Not far...just down the hall a ways. We swapped our room with the boy's room. Giving them the bigger room. The thought behind it was that we use our room for little else, but sleeping and the boys want/need to play in their room. So they get the space and I get the toys out of my living room! Yeah!!!

Here are a few pictures of what I (and Caleb) have been up to today.

The New and Improved...

"Boy's Room"

Here we are standing in the doorway. Straight ahead is Seth and Jason's dresser that they share since they wear the same size and share all their clothes. The boxes on the dresser may be used for books or they may be moved...I haven't decided yet. The picture on the wall was bought from a charity shop by my mom when she visited. Thanks, Mom! :)

Seth and Paul's bed with Seth on the top bunk and Paul on the bottom. You can see through Paul's bed that there is a fireplace behind it. It is just decorative and a real nuisance as it takes up precious wall space.

There is one window facing the main street. They will have a bit more traffic noise now, but I don't think it will bother them. It never bothered me. The sunshine (when we have it) comes in this window in the morning.

Looking from the window I have a quilt, that was a baby gift for Jason, hanging on the wall. The two storage dressers are for toys. What I love about them is that they are organized! The one on the right has blocks in the top, cars in the middle and the trains in the bottom. On the left we have dolls on the top, stuffed animals in the middle and Action Men in the bottom. The box sitting on top has castle pieces.

And back around to the other wall. Jason is on the top bunk and the bottom will be for Morgan in a year or so. This dresser was Morgan's but it won't fit in my smaller room anymore so it is now Paul's. The pictures are actually framed cards. One of Daniel, one of Noah, one of Jonah and they say "Happy Birthday" on them. This can be called "just making use of what you have" or "very cheap art". You choose. lol! And in the right-hand corner you can see the door...so just let yourself out. :)

And as far as the other end of this room swap...well, you won't be seeing that for a while.
It's a HUGE mess!


Wendy said...

This is a cute idea. I might give it a try once I get my house clean!

Deborah said...

Hello, great tour! I just came across Tour Tuesday, and decided to jump in! Nice meeting you.

Anonymous said...

The room looks great and there is more for them to play. Great idea! I also like the tour. It is like being there with you. Love Mom

Ellen said...

I love it!! The room looks great.

Simple Family Supper lady said...

Thank you for participating!!! I LOVED the tour! Their room looks great... simple, organized and ready for PLAY!! YEAH! Can't wait to see your new room.
Have a blessed day,

Jen said...

I love looking at other people's homes! I'm so nosey!!

In answer to your comment. Patrick's mom was there when Cody was born, but left early the next day. So she only saw him for an hour. This is the first time the rest of the family saw him though.

Melissa said...

I think it is neat that they'll be sharing a room. Our boys share a room and our girls share a room.

Anonymous said...

Are those beds from Ikea? They look just like my girls bunk beds.

ValleyGirl said...

Wow, four little boys all in one room ~ how long does it take for them to settle down at night?! Our two girls share the upstairs loft (they're 4 and 6) and some nights, they're carousing up there for almost two hours after bedtime!!!

Love the room! It looks wonderful!