Just a funny video to share today...I am planning on posting about progress in the garden soon and yes, there will be house project updates as well. For now, at least this video gives you a peak at the living room (we love our cork floors!), such as it is at the moment :)
Protect the camera lense, cause it's about to be targeted.
In this shot, taken last weekend, Sobin sits calmly in the deck. The cat is slowly adjusting to the new house and is starting to spend more time outside, rather than moping around on the couch all day. There are more dogs and other cats in the neighborhood, and he's a fan of neither. Still, he seems to be claiming his territory and is actually acting more affectionate with his human companions than he has been in a long time.
My goal is to update more on what we are doing in the house, at some point soon. The house is a work-in-progress and although we've already accomplished quite a bit, we still have a lot more to do. It will take time...
This is what Silas calls his "new favorite tree." He'd never shown much interest in climbing trees until we moved here...but all of a sudden he's been bitten by the climbing bug. Glad he chose a small tree to start out with!
The elementary school is only a block from our house, and I can tell you, Silas is digging having a playground so nearby.
It has a REALLY big slide! And a fireman ladder (at least, that's what Silas calls it): But there's plenty of fun to be had at home too. Today was a perfect day for lawn mowing: Every day we get a bit more settled, although our den is still pretty much floor to ceiling boxes of books. Silas is adjusting, but the transition hasn't been the easiest. He has been downright difficult lately, but it's hard to say how much of his behavior can be contributed to the changes brought by moving, or just by the fact that he is a typical three year-old. Whatever the cause, I think it's safe to say that we are hoping he moves past this stubborn, whiny, contradictory phase ASAP. Any ideas on how to make him the perfect agreeable, obedient child overnight?
What better way to celebrate our new house than to have an Easter egg hunt around the yard. Silas was really engaged in the process this year, and as you can see, just thrilled every time he found an egg: A view of the north part of our property. Future home of fruit trees: Silas watched his Dad saw the gutters yesterday in order to install these extensions. I couldn't resist hiding an egg in one of them: We dyed the eggs yesterday afternoon. Silas insisted on wearing his worker hat so that his head wouldn't get too hot while handling the eggs. Not sure what that was about... Our stash: The only problem we encountered was that 7 eggs was just not enough and Silas was not ready to call in quits after we'd found them all. Next year, we'll have to step it up!
I will have more pictures of the house as time permits. The Book of the Month will have to be on hiatus for April, but expect a good one in May.