Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lesson 224: How to make over a house to become a child care

As I mentioned before, I am working on being able to do childcare out of our house. We finished the downstairs and it looks so cute!

The play kitchen is from Goodwill and is one of the contributing factors to me wanting a van. I went to Goodwill in our little car and found this. Thinking it would fit in my car I bought it and dragged it out into the parking lot. It did not fit. In my defense, if I did not have Ted with me I could have made it fit. So I had to call around to all my friends with vans. Luckily my sister-in-law was able to bring her van to drive the kitchen home for me. She had to pick up her son from school first though which meant I had to hang out in the parking lot for 30 minutes. It was a public display of my inability to judge size. Thank goodness it was a sunny day.

The wall decal came from Amazon and is so cute! I love it!
 Please disregard the dog bed. It will not be remaining when we actually have kids over. This is just for the time being because this is the room the dogs hang out in when we are not home.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lesson 223: We are now... VAN PEOPLE

We bought a van! I am going to start childcare from our home and we came to the realization that if I watched more than one kid (not including Ted) I would not be able to drive anywhere. We spent all day President's Day looking around at different car lots. We ended up with this beauty. I told Tyler we should name it. He suggested Fanny the Vanny hahaha. Much to Tyler's dismay, the name stuck. He wishes he had not suggested that name. 

In other news: Ted had his first Valentine's Day. He is holding his card from Grandma and Grandpa Mann. And he is wearing his shirt from Aunt Elspeth. In the lower picture he is wearing his bib from Grandma Opfar. 

Along with getting a van I also wanted to make the downstairs former "man cave" look more like the  playroom it is going to become. Tyler kept telling me I had to do all the painting by myself. Apparently I was not doing it right :) 
Ted likes to look through my zumba fitness box DVD set :)  
Ted now has 6 teeth.  
I am ashamed to say I used Mickey Mouse Clubhouse to occupy Ted while I made dinner one night. It was late, Ted was super hungry and I was rushing around to get food ready to go. I am also ashamed to say I really like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. My nephew Cooper used to watch it and I love all the songs hahaha.