17 May 2009

New Home

So we closed on our house on Friday... and then the chaos began!

Mom, Da and Gram all came down to help us get settled and work on some projects in the house.

Friday we:
*Changed the locks on the doors
*Cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms
*Brought over the kitchen island
*Unpacked some boxes from our cars
*Spent a ton of money at Menards
*Coaxed the laundry structure into the basement

Saturday we:
*Got tons of things at Home Depot
*Installed better light bulbs
*Washed the walls
*Washed the dishes that we packed/unpacked
*Sorted through the kitchen and put some things away
*Worked with cables for TV throughout the house
*Took the dog out multiple times
*Had the washer and dryer delivered
*Realized our backyard has no grass, it's all weeds
*Bought paint for multiple rooms
*Made our first meal in the kitchen
*Got a treat from Starbucks

Sunday we:
*Taped off and painted the bedroom and bathroom
*Created a extended bar to hang clothes from in the basement
*Tapped into our water line to move the fridge
*Brought over a couple chairs to the house to sit on
*Moved a table in the dining room
*Cooked our first meal on the grill
*Got another treat from Starbucks!!!
*Spent more money at Menards

Now tomorrow... Otto and I have to go to work... While Mom, Da and Gram tape off and prepare the living room, dinging room and kitchen for painting tomorrow night. I just hope I can make it through the day tomorrow at work without falling asleep or being too grouchy with the kids... wish me a ton of luck!!!
07 May 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week

For Teacher Appreciation Week our Center had events taking place everyday!

Monday - Families brought in flowers for the teachers! I received two different bouquets and a potted Gerber Daisy!

Tuesday - Families brought in baked goods! No kidding, we had at least 10 pans of brownies and at least 5 batches of chocolate chip cookies with rice krispie treats, banana bread and other random treats. And! To top it off our boss brought in a person to do chair massages! It was wonderful, but I was feeling it on Wednesday!

Wednesday - Our center handed out gift certificated to all the staff from one of many various places. Cub Foods, Mobil, Food Fight, Barnes & Noble, Target and Starbucks. Tough, but I think you can guess which one I chose!

Thursday - Families brought in dishes for a potluck lunch for the staff! It was very tasty!!! Our center brought in a comedian/juggler for a show! It was very interesting, but I couldn't believe it lasted over an hour... and I can't believe the kids sat through the whole thing! Amazing!!!

Friday - The administrators are bringing in bagels & cream cheese, both for staff and for Mother's in celebration to Mother's Day!

It has been a very eventful week, but next week will definitely be more eventful! We close on our house next Friday!! I can hardly wait! But I absolutely hate packing... wish me luck.

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