Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Remodeling

About 2 months into my pregnancy with JK, N and I started making a list of all the things we needed to do with the house before little Monkey's arrival. Get rid of our nasty carpet and installing hardwoods was one of the biggest projects.

I think some of you remember this lovely 11-week project? *snicker-snort*

The other big project was to redo the bathtub in our hall bath. The original 1959 bathtub was in dire need of being replaced or reglazed. It was rusted, discolored, no amount of cleaning cleaned the stains off of it. Not a big deal as we both used the shower in the masterbath, but you can't really shower a baby very easily and I didn't want to bathe our sweet angel in a gross tub like ours. Since replacing the tub was well out of our budget, reglazing was our choice. Well, one thing led to another and it never got done before JK's arrival. We bathed him in a blow-up rubber ducky tub inside said gross tub. He doesn't seem to mind, but the Mommy does.

Fast forward about a year and a half later...

What started out as a simple one-afternoon honey-do, turned into a full scale bathroom remodel. Not only are we reglazing the tub, we've decided to rip out the fiberglass shower stall and replace it with tile. We've got a beautiful new sink, ready to install, the walls are being retextured and painted, and new tile will replace the cheap linoleum squares on the floor.

*shaking head*

Don't. Ask.

In the meantime, I still don't think it's a good idea to shower our child. So we're "playing in the pool" every night. Let's just say that I'm glad it's summer time, so our baby doesn't freeze his little cahones off taking a bath in our front yard. It starts getting cold in October. If it weren't for the baby shower that's being hosted here in three weeks, we would have another 11 week project on our hands. Haha!

I laugh, but it's with a half serious tone...

So I've given N a hard deadline of August 14th. I can't have my pregnant guest of honor doing her business behind my oleander.

Some shots of the not-so-shy little Monkey. He got bored with the duck and moved off to investigate the hibiscus.









6 comments:

angelajo1208 said...

How cute! He's more adorable than his duckie tub!

Leslie said...

So cute! I love those chunky little Monkey thighs!

Karrie said...

Why do I see an entertaining rehearsal dinner in his future?;-)

The Kings said...

How precious! Those are going to be some awesome pictures to show is future wife!

The Rowe Crew said...

Ha! So funny! Good luck to Neil, but in the meantime, I like this option :o)

Erica said...

soooooo CUTE! Love nekid baby pics. They are always so cute with all their little rolls...

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