Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Plans

I have had many people ask about the plan for the playhouse, wondering if we purchased a kit or bought plans. Most are surprised to hear that Bryan is the one who designed it. The first drawings are on some fancy architecture paper (skinny paper?) that are not accessible right now - however, I found these drawings in his sketch book. These two drawings are two of Bryan's original drawings that show just how to true to design we are.
The siding design has changed and we ended up with more windows than originally planned (due to a steal found on Craigslist) and we still have not finished the pergola (5 foot square on the side), but over all - it is the same. Personally, I think it is very cool to hold them up and look at the house to see it come to life. I think he is really enjoying seeing the reality of his design too!
When all is said and done I can't wait to post a final photo next to the drawing, should be pretty neat!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


We had a friend take some shots of our family a little while back. Here are some shots of Holly I love! She did pretty good listening to our friend, way better than when I try to take some shots of her. It's a mommy thing I guess.

Monday, April 27, 2009

So Little Time

The past couple weeks have literally flown by - it is quiet amazing actually! I have spent little time on the computer to write and update, but here are some more photos to share.

I finished painting the walls inside, a shade of orange - Holly's choice and a bit of pink to add a bit of fun. This is the little table and stool set we have picked out for the playhouse as well. The kitchen portion will hopefully be built in the next week or so. It is turning out so adorable!
Today Bryan and Hawk finished off the living roof. We do still need to fill it with gardening soil and then we can plant it. They worked on it all day perfecting the project - it looks awesome!!! A lot of hard work for something pretty cool I think!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Little Garden

The playhouse project has had a great few days - a lot of change, a lot of progress and a lot of whimsy is emerging. It has really evolved into a wonderful play area for Holly already.... and we are not even done!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Warm Weather

Yesterday was a wonderfully beautiful day. The sun was shining and it was warm! We started the day out with a park and friends. Holly and I had a great time visiting, playing and walking. The kids were starting out with a hunt for garbage to clean up at our local park, the park was fairly clean though... so it escalated to a bag battle of the preschoolers. They had fun! After an afternoon of house stuff and work on the playhouse with Grandpa we wrapped up with a BBQ dinner and a fire pit evening. I love our house this time of year when the weather is nice - we seem to congregate outside for long evenings of visiting, laughing and spending time together. Tonight was our first nice weather fire pit of the season - capped with marshmallows of course!

A great day!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Playhouse Update

The playhouse is coming along really nicely. I am still amazed to see the tranformation that is happening. Today we are starting to close it up and put in windows. How exciting!!! As well, I am still working on moving dirt and planning out the garden space, paths/trails and the such.

Dirty Fun

Yesterday we had the dirt delivered to for Holly's garden portion of the playhouse project - a lot of dirt! The afternoon was spent moving dirt, moving dirt and moving even more dirt. Holly had a blast as I just let her go to town. She could not believe that I let her get as dirty as she wanted. How often does a child truly have a pile of dirt to play it, dirt that is clean and dry. I invited some friends over, but I think they thought I was joking - I wasn't... come play in the dirt. Holly told me she had one of her best days ever. I am sold!