The last few weeks have been completely focused on getting the first floor finished enough to have a baby shower hosted here for Toby’s cousin, Chelsea.
Chelsea’s mom (Toby’s aunt) Bonnie, stayed with us for the long weekend, and was a massive help. She cleaned on Friday, set up the tables and chairs Friday night and then on Saturday got all the food prepared.
The pulling of the paper off the floor and the moving of the cardboard out of the house was done in such a rush that everything was just thrown into the front yard. It was trash city. The kids and I went out early on Saturday and began the yard cleanup. We got all the trash up, Max trimmed some of the bushes and Lucy swept up the front porch. My lawn hadn’t been mowed in months, so I did a ‘pre-mow’ with the weed-eater. I was racing against the clock, but finished cleaning up with about 15 minutes to spare.
As a reward for doing a great job working so hard, I took the kids to see The Tooth Fairy. It was silly and perfect for Max and Lucy.
Below are some pictures that show the insides as the party was being set up. I think more than 30 people ended up attending.