Thursday, June 18, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday - Playroom Edition

It's time once again for Show Us Where You Live hosted by Kelly over at Kelly's Korner! This week we are showing playrooms (or laundry rooms, and my laundry room is boring, so i am only showing the playroom!)
The boys' (I include my darling hubby in this description) playroom is in our basement.

Train table that is now mostly used for Legos and Playmobile
Storage of all the wooden toys and legos (these pictures were taken awhile ago, all the legos are now stored by color in those bins you are supposed to use for screws, or they are stored all over the entire surface of the floor. I have a love hate relationship with legos)
Puzzles (that are going to be donated to a younger cousin soon) other toys. I painted the picture with the rubby ducky when I was in high school. I'm so glad to have it hanging now!

Arts and crafts. This island was in our old kitchen, works great as an arts and crafts table! The cabinet has been relocated to my studio. They just get a bookcase now.
This door is the reason we have our alarm system activated! The door and windows provide great light though! We are so fortunate to have them on our basement! Oh, and I just realized these pictures were taken before we had the baseboard moulding installed. It looks much better! Trust me.

And finally, John's playroom! This is where poker happens.
This is the mural I painted on the stairs going down to the playroom in our last house. I need to do something for the boys in this house....Not sure what though!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Day out in Boston

Well, schools out and it has been cold and rainy, so no beach for us... :( Yesterday we decided to take the train to Boston and go the the Museum of Science followed by a stop at the Scooperbowl and then dinner at Pizzeria Regina in the North End. Yum. We had a great day, the rain held off (for the most part) and the boys were thoroughly exhausted when we got home!
Balancing at the musuem
Dinosaur fossil.
Here are the boys at the scooperbowl. No idea who that little girl is.....guess she likes getting her picture taken! It was $8 for adults and $4 for kids to get in to enjoy all you can eat ice cream! J jut thought that was the best thing ever! I think he had 10 bowls. C (who finally got a haircut this morning) probably had 5 bowls. He likes ice cream, but not nearly as much as J. We will definitely be going back next year! John was able to meet up with us around 4, so he got to enjoy some ice cream and join us for dinner. Fun!
After the ice cream, we walked the North End Harborwalk (never knew about it before....) and went through a rose garden for Rose Kennedy. I couldn't resist taking a picture of this gorgeous bloom.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday - Offices (and Guest Rooms)

Time again for Show Us Where You Live Friday's! Hosted by Kelly over at Kelly's Korner. This week is home offices (and I am also going to share my guest rooms, since I didn't get pictures taken that week!)
Welcome to my studio/office! This is one of my favorite rooms in the house. (for my regular readers, you may remember I posted about this space earlier)
My rarely used iron. Desk (door with file cabinets). Sewing machine, paints, brushes, etc.
Hot pink wall!
Paints. (Rainbow order. Of course.)
Other supplies. Pencils, more paint, markers. Paint fan deck. All these pink and green bins were red. Love spray paint!
More storage (that means more paint!) And fabric. And my drill charger. Yes, I have my own drill!! ;) Love the trees out the window!
Iguana. J made this in school last year. Love it.
Exercise ball. Used less than the iron.

Hubby's Office. (see the boomerang??) SIL spent some time in Australia and brought this back. I've never tried throwing it though. I need to make some window treatments. desperately. Maybe this desk would look good painted a glossy black????
this also functions as a guestroom. This was my dad's bedroom furniture.
need something on the wall here. hmm, maybe some black and white photos??
Our other guestroom. (Pays to have our boys sharing a room!!) :) This is where my 4 yr old niece stays when she comes for a sleep over. I love this room. I sleep in here when I am sick.
I really love the view! All those trees. This bed has a trundle, so we can sleep two in here.
Thanks for stopping by! You all left so many nice comments last time! Please comment again, and then I can visit you too!


Monday, June 1, 2009

Beach Day!!

Off on the Kindergarten Beach Day! Will be back with photos and weekend updates later......