So we decided that's what we'd do this weekend - I also had made plans to visit one of our county parks on Saturday. They were having their winter open house, with games and activities for the kids, and it looked like lots of fun!
Here's a before picture of each room.... please note how messy and disorganized they both are - I am not a neatnik... although I would like to be more organized and uncluttered! These two rooms are the ones which things get dumped in whenever we clean up the rest of the house! There are things in here which we've been saving for yardsales, and a guinea pig cage which needs to go to my aunt's house... Just way too much stuff!
This is the former office/playroom/guinea pig room/storage.This is the extra bedroom - yes the walls are a 'Dookey Brown' as my sister named it! This was her little space when she lived with us, and when she left, we made it into a sewing room for me... (not any more!)It drives me crazy to see these rooms look this way, and I just bare with it and try to make the most of it usually... I hope I can get these looking better by exchanging rooms and reorganizing. Let me know what you think of the progress... I have a feeling it's going to take more than a few days of hard work to get it the way I want it!
Here are a few pictures from our County Park visit! They have a pond with fish and bugs and plants and frogs (in the summer). This is part of their educational gardens.
We went on a really nice winter 'twig' identification hike with one of the park rangers. She taught the kids how to identify several trees, just by looking at the characteristics of the twigs! Taylor Anne was very interested, and did very well paying attention.
Taylor made a friend with the Bearded Dragon. It was very spiky looking, but was actually quite soft when you touched it.
She really enjoyed the stuffed animals - taxidermy style... she wanted to pet or hold each of them. It didn't seem to bother her that they used to be alive, and were real, just dead and stuffed.
Check back soon for updated pictures of the NEW sewing room!