Last Wednesday evening, my amazing hubby took Marin out on a date. I LOVE that! And where, might you ask, did they go? Ice skating!! I was a little hesitant with Marin being so young, but Kris seemed set on it, so ice skating they went. They actually went to the rink about a half a mile from where I work, but, since this was a only for daddy and Marin, mommy went home for an evening (or a few hours) of quiet.
Marin was still a bit young for ice skating, Kris ended up pushing her around the rink about 6 times before his back complained loud enough, but they had hot dogs together and so much fun! I am married to the most amazing guy, I just love him so much. Marin may not remember ice skating with daddy, but she will never forget that he took her :)
And, of course, we can't leave out our Thanksgiving weekend! We drove up to Kristoffer's aunt's home in Vancouver and spent the day with her family and watched a movie. Marin had a blast playing with her kids, she LOVES those kids! The next day we invited them down to have their kids play at the indoor Out of This World play-place for a few hours, so Marin was just in heaven. Saturday was a quiet trip to Wal Mart and Kris and I left Marin with a sitter for a few hours to grab some dinner and pick out paint swatches for the kitchen. It was wonderful to have Kris home all weekend, I am such a greedy wife I've learned ;)
I can SOOOO tell that I am heading into the final stages of pregnancy. And it's not the back aches or the increasingly hard time sleeping, or the big strong baby kicking me...it's all the projects I want to do! I am literally laughing at myself thinking about all the projects I'm listing off in my head! Here's a little sample:
*Paint kitchen (we have 2 samples we are choosing between).
*Make my own removable stove backsplash.
*Finish kitchen table (sanding is done, and yes, I did the sanding!)
*Build my own entry way table (so far I have the 4 legs purchased...it was scrap wood on sale at HD for 50 cents a piece, how could I say no?)
*Cut and paint small shelves for around the house (we have spare particle-board and 3 pieces of real wood, I just need to cut, sand and paint them...).
*Install extra closet shelving into the Master and Marin's closet.
*Re-frame a large mirror I have sitting around that weighs a TON!
*Measure and cut apart my old tablecloth for some drapes.
And this is all that's coming to mind for the moment, I'm sure I could think of more. Oh dear, can someone say Nesting Much?! Well, I have 10 weeks and some change get that list done, and today I was able to sand our kitchen table! That makes me really happy. I had tried sanding by hand with not much success, so my friend lent me her belt sander. WOW! Where has that thing been my whole life?! I was able to finish the entire top of the table in less than an hour, incredible! I would paint today, but I have so much to do today and it will just have to wait until Friday. I can't wait to post before, during and after pics!
Today is a day for laundry and dishes and making cookies for YW tonight and dinner ( I thought we would try a broccoli alfredo baked potato bar with chicken?) and playing with my little girl. That will fill the hours!