There were a few hiccups this week, as there generally are when something is being built, but there's still some fun things to see. The painting is nearly done. Pardon the adorable photo-bomber.
The ceiling is going in (the ops area will have an exposed ceiling).
We took a trip to Ikea to shop for the office. Bobby was not looking forward to this trip at all. He HATES going to Ikea. With every fiber of his being. But he sucked it up and sacrificed and didn't complain one time. And we need to go back in the next couple weeks and he talks about it like it's no big deal. My jaw is still on the floor.
We had a big load to take home and Ruby had a great time shopping. And sitting in every.single.chair in the entire store. The girl loves Ikea. And she's in this picture. Can you find her?
We bought frames for the kids' art project. Cute, no? Ruby did the two paintings on the ends and Jack's is the one in the middle. We love them. The kids did a great job, Ruby created hers with very little coaching and I just handed the brush loaded with paint to Jack and let him do the rest.
We've been enjoying our own home grown tomatoes for a few weeks now. We're approaching the onslaught of millions of ripe ones, not being able to eat them all, and then getting sick of them. But for right now we're still enjoying them.
Ruby, however, is not crazy about them. She's never been a huge fan, but I was hoping that delicious garden tomatoes that she helped grow would change her mind. We picked this delicious beauty and she told me she wanted to eat it....like an apple. Skeptically I gave it to her. And she took a bite.
Ruby has been SO EXCITED for preschool to start, it was all she talked about for the last two weeks of August. Finally she got her chance, and was able to go last week. The first day was an orientation. She got to explore her classroom, meet her teacher, and us parents got the low down on rules and expectations.
Silly girl always pulls a face when we ask her to smile.
I took Jack with us and he had a blast too.
Her second day was an official preschool day, complete with her backpack. She was itching to get to school and barely had time to stand still for a picture.
When I picked her up all she could say was, "I looooove preschool! I had so much fun!"
Not a lot of obvious changes happened last week so today's update is kind of boring. The paint walk took place on Friday (everybody walked the space to make sure everyone was on the same page with paint locations.). Some details were finished and some framing went up for the "clouds". We're really excited to see those when they're done.
This week we're taking a trip to Ikea to shop for some lobby furniture and other goodies. Bobby grimaced when I told him we probably ought to go soon, but he's going to soldier through it, because after all it's his office.
Not a big change this week. The mudding was finished this week and some more materials were delivered.
This week should see some very fun changes to the space. We can't wait to show you. The gorgeous Marimekko fabric I found for the lobby art arrived and we asked the millworkers to build a frame to mount it on. I'm really excited to see this little project completed.
Ruby, Jack and I are going to work on a little art project too and I can't wait to have fun being creative with the kiddos. And Bobby will enjoy seeing something we made especially for him and his office.
Bobby also interviewed candidates for his assistant and found a couple great people. Hopefully the one he likes accepts! He'll only be opening with an assistant and then as the office becomes busier he'll hire an office manager and then a hygienist, so those interviews will come later.