Someone Stole My Camera

Not in the theft sort of way. The kids and I had friends over. I wanted to talk to my friend, the mom, uninterrupted, so I gave them the camera and sent all three to the “play basement.” It’s interesting to see what’s important to a pre-schooler. Also, now you’ll see that we have an unfinished basement with a play area in it. We had electricity put in all around, added foam flooring and now have a 132 sq ft place for kids to make a mess play. Even Peter now has room for Rock Band.

And just so no one worries. Yes, we tested for radon and yes it’s well below the legal limits. And no there are no chemicals stored down there (that’s what under the bathroom sink is for, silly. I jest.). And yes, my holiday junk and kids’ too big clothing and things that need to go to charity really are all in clearly marked bins, nicely stacked along one wall. Notice, though, I’m not posting pictures of my 2-car garage that holds one car. Ahem.

Audrey took that last picture of Elliot in her room. Which, if you were around for the great color choice of 2007 (hmmm, follow up to post any day now – I’m sure) you had a part in choosing the paint on the walls. I think maybe, that someone’s room has not been clean enough to photograph in the last year and that is why you haven’t seen pictures. Kids are leaving for two weeks next month. I’ll photograph everything clean. Even the dog.

As for the basement. We’re going to seal the walls and floors, hang some colorful artwork, put a craft area somewhere as well as a dress up area. We considered finishing the basement in a more traditional sense, but a) have you seen the economy lately and b) why cover up concrete? all the cool kid lofts have it exposed.

Anyone have any experience with acid staining concrete? Tell me all about it!

5 smart people left their mark:

  1. CathyC, 27. October 2008, 7:55

    Love the colorful pics! My kids LOVE my camera a bit too much. So are you getting your kids out of the house for 2 weeks so you can paint everything without them getting in the way?

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  2. Tracie, 27. October 2008, 8:58

    The pictures are amazing! I love to see what kiddos look at and they have the perfect way of seeing everything. Love, love love this post. I can’t wait to hear more about the flooring.

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  4. Halimah, 27. October 2008, 11:31

    When we had TV, The Minion used to take photos of his shows. And of course the close-ups of his face and feet and the dog. Your basement is so organized. I dread going into ours just to set out the DeCon buffet.

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  5. Abbey, 30. October 2008, 14:58

    Giving the kids the camera is fantastic! Absolutely loooved the photos. It IS so interesting what is so important to a kid that they want to photograph it.

    So Fun!

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