After we tore down the wall and had a mini-week-long breather we tore out the carpet and a few boards from the kitchen (you don't want a clean line between the two, obviously). The weekend before Christmas, we started to lay the flooring. It was hard work, but surprisingly not all that difficult, once you got the hang of it. We continued to lay flooring up through Christmas afternoon, when we finally got everything laid.
This is the linoleum we found under our kitchen hardwood. Georgia thought it was simply gorgeous and couldn't understand why we'd want to cover it up.
In this picture, you can see where we tore up some of the boards leading into the kitchen to make it less obvious where the new floor starts and the old one ends.
You can also see Ezra putting together his new Legos on Christmas day...which is where he sat all. day. long. I'm not even joking, he literally sat down before the rest of the family finished opening presents and didn't move all day long except for a 10 minute break when his "hands got sweaty."
Ahhh, lovely newly stained flooring :)
This weekend, Spencer put the molding up around the doorway. I don't have a picture yet, since I wanted to wait until everything is painted, but I shot this while Scarlett was helping Spencer nail the molding up. She was so cute about it and didn't miss an opportunity to help out. Then again...what little girl doesn't like power tools? ;)
I think that's about it for now. Sorry I'm so bland and what-not, but to be honest, the brood has taken it out of me today. I am completely ex.haus.ted. Hopefully next post all be a lot more witty-like :)