Sunday, February 8, 2009

M.I.A.

Wow it's been awhile since I last posted. We've been busy. We (finally) had our basement finished. Like really finished. It was last "finished" about a year and a half ago, right before Scarlett was born. We insulated and put sheet rock up on the walls and painted, but ran outta money and left the floor concrete thinking that it really didn't matter that it was concrete and we'd just put a giant throw rug down. Yeah...it mattered. We never really used the space - it just wasn't comfortable. The basement would occasionally leak after a heavy rain, so nothing could be left on the floor - including giant throw rugs. BUT...these past few weekends we had a (slightly expensive) sump pump installed AND had the floor and stairs leading to the basement carpeted. What a difference. We're loving the space. So is Scarlett. She points to the basement door now and says "play" instead of pointing to the TV requesting "Elmo" (or "Abby," "Cookie," or "Ah-Ah"- the Count) To Joe and I, this means the basement was a success - and well worth the 5 grand it cost us. (Gulp.) Here are some photos of Scarlett enjoying the new space. We even had Carson over to play in the new play room. He likes it too. :) In fact, he likes it so much that he gave Scarlett a smoocheroo at the end of the play date. Val captured it on film and I shamelessly stole it from her blog. Seriously people...how cute?!

Yay play room!

2 comments:

Kate said...

wow, i am so amazingly jealous of a finished basement! ours consists of a 160 year old rock foundation and a blair witch closet (which houses our sump pump). we will never be able to attain playroom status...it looks like it's so wonderful, and well worth the cost!

Fleur said...

When I first saw the title of this post I was expecting some photos of you in the outfit that 9-months pregnant M.I.A. wore to perform at the grammys. Which would have been awesome, although these are also cute.