Monday, November 7, 2011

Our Schoolhouse

I promised a while back to share pictures with our schoolhouse. Well, I don't have so many, but here they are.

I love the porch!

We put it pretty close to the house...maybe a little too close. I did not want it in the back of the yard, however, because in rainy or cold weather I didn't want to trek across the yard.

So, here is the inside. We opted for the loft to help in our storage crisis. In this photo, Jeremy had wired the inside.

We later insulated it. Unfortunately, I either did not take pictures of it with the insulation, or I lost them. Either is possible.

This is the finished (for now) product. The sheet rock is not finished. We may not ever do it. We also left the floors alone. We thought about putting laminate down, but decided against it. We keep joking that we'll use it for a shed when the kids are not in school any more ... twenty years or so from now!



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In other news, it is impossible to believe that on Wednesday Noah will we 8 weeks old! He is growing too fast. He weighs the same as his cousin who is 10 weeks older than him.

And, we celebrated another birthday as Mr. Ethan turned 7. He's looking quite grown-up.

Amidst all of this, we have had a long-distance field trip, battled illnesses, continued with school after our baby vacation, done some major organizing, began potty training Josiah, struggled with thrush, and dealt with a washing machine crisis which flooded the house!

Speaking of field trips, we are hoping to take the kids to the USS Alabama soon. They will love it, I am sure.





7 edifying expressions:

Zsuzsanna said...

Wow - so impressive!! Loved the pictures of the kids, too. I am sorry you have been having such a rough time lately. It never ends, does it??!?

Deborah said...

The schoolhouse looks great! It would make a wonderful cottage or guest house if you ever finish school...hahaha...We started in 1987 and have a 4 year old, so I don't even think about when we will be done!

Sarah said...

Wow! Elizabeth you sure have been busy! I hope that you are all well again after your illnesses?

I LOVE your schoolhouse, very neat and organized! I often think about having a special area...

Thank you for sharing photos of all your ADORABLE kids! Can't believe little Noah is so BIG already!

Kristy... said...

I love your school house.. awww your little man is so sweet. Josiah is potty training? Abby is showing readiness signs but, I haven't started yet.

Elizabeth said...

Zsuzsanna,
You are right. If it's not one thing its another. In fact, the hot water heater went out Monday night!

Deborah,
Making the schoolhouse into a guest house/cottage is a fantastic idea. Thanks. :-)

Sarah,
We are still recovering from illnesses. Once you think they're gone, they rear their ugly head again. Hope Meg is kicking her illness. And yes, it seems like Noah is huge!

Kristy,
Yes, Josiah was interested in potty training about 4 months ago. I was hesitant in training him though, knowing I'd be down with a c-section. We started just this week and he is doing very, very well. :-D

Tara said...

I LOVE the schoolhouse idea! Too often, I get caught up in doing house chores that we don't get everything done in the day for school that we should. Your's looks great! How do you like using it as opposed to having school in the house? Is it working well for you?

Aliene said...

Hi Elizabeth. Just stopping by to say hello. I can see you have been busy. Love your school house. We just have one room fixed up for Adam and he likes the ~what I call mess. It is or was my book room and I was going to clear it out over the summer. He likes the booklook! Just made a new word! Well, only two more years or less and he will be through. He is such a good student. Have a blessed week end.