Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tomorrow is the big day. . .I get my new floors!  We had to move all of our furniture and our island out of the kitchen and dining room today.  That was a chore!  My anxiety prone cat (Autumn) and my daughter had a bit of a tough time figuring out why the dining room table was in the living room, the chairs were in the office, etc.  And, since we no longer had a table to sit at, we had a picnic on the floor!  It was a fun change of pace. . .even if it was Spangles.  And if we spilled something on the floor, it didn’t matter because the carpet is getting ripped out tomorrow anyway. LOL. 

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I can’t say that I’m looking forward to two full days of being stuck inside the house with strange people, a 3 year old, a messy house and little access to my kitchen.  But, I think it will be worth it in the end!  While Ryan and I were busy moving everything around, Olivia was over at Grandpa and Grandma Sailing’s house. . .playing the piano, of course.  I know what she’ll probably be getting for her birthday. . .her very own piano.  At three years old, she seriously has a lot of potential!  And, as you know. . .she LOVES music!!  Making her own is absolutely thrilling to her!  I gotta say that I feel quite inadequate.  I took piano lessons as I child, but I remember absolutely nothing!  Poor Olivia asks me to play songs on the piano that I don’t know how to play.   Good thing there are a lot of pianists in the family.  And nothing makes my dad happier than to hear Olivia ask him to play the piano with her.

  

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Our budding virtuoso (as my dad likes to call her.)

2 comments:

Cyndi Hendrickson said...

We got new carpet this summer and I let Solana destroy a big chunk of it with paint. It's completely taboo to mark on the carpet so this made it a special treat. Of course, it was summer and we were outside but I thought I'd mention it just in case you have an opportunity to do something like that with Olivia.

Also, if you have storage space you might want to keep some of the old carpet. We kept a couple of small pieces but I already wish I had more of it. Especially with cats around - you can use the old carpet to recover a torn up cat tree :-)

Joel said...

Very sweet pictures if Olivia at the piano with your Dad.