Renovating, Family Style

Thanks to a very generous monetary gift, given with instructions to spend it on our home, we are currently in the process of revamping our townhouse with new engineered hardwood. Goodbye cheap blonde laminate! In order to stretch this gift to do new tiling in our bathroom as well as around our fireplace, Steve and I decided to remove the laminate and tile by ourselves (a feat not possible without the babysitting assistance of grandma and grandpa).

Have I mentioned before that I’m super hot in protective eye wear? Really, it was a hot day and and I kept fogging up the glasses. FYI, it’s good to be able to see what you are doing when using power tools with sharp saws attached.

Removing the groat between the tile with our handy new dremmel tool was a piece of cake...chipping of the tile with said tool less easy...Steve took over with a hammer and chisel.

Removing the grout between the tile with our handy new dremmel tool was a piece of cake…chipping off the tile with said tool less easy…Steve took over with a hammer and chisel.

It was hard work but worth the new tile we are going to enjoy!  When we brought the kids home that evening they were enthralled by the novelty of our messy home. An enthusiastic dance party ensued:

(note, if you are not an adoring grandparent, aunt or uncle, the long sequence of pictures to follow may not interest you 🙂 )

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All dancing done to Sofia's enthusiastically monotone version of "Let It Go" from Frozen.

All dancing done to Sofia’s enthusiastically monotone version of “Let It Go” from Frozen.

Introducing the first one year old break dancer.

Introducing the first one year old break dancer.

 

He's teething, everything goes into the mouth: his shirt, the couch, mommy's thigh...

He’s teething, everything goes into the mouth: his shirt, the couch, mommy’s thigh…

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After being told why she needs to keep her shoes on: Where are the slivers?

After being told why she needs to keep her shoes on: Where are the slivers?

The novelty had worn off by the next day and the kids began displaying signs of antsy pants due to the disruption caused to their home zone. We are staying out of the house as much as possible as the work proceeds and looking forward to the completion of the project. Here’s where we’re at now:

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Not exactly kid friendly but we will work with it as the workers take Tuesday off to celebrate Canada Day. On that note I will wish you a Happy Canada Day as I fall into sweet, dusty slumber.

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One Response to Renovating, Family Style

  1. Your children a completely adorable!!! I love the pictures!!!! Can’t help but smile!!!!

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