Thursday, June 18, 2009

Skyler's Graduation!

Friday, May 29th, 2009 and Skyler is now officially a 1st grader! We all piled in the auditorium to watch all 4 kindergarten classes perform. My favorite was the class that sang "1st grade, 1st grade" to the tune of "New York, New York!" Very funny! They even had a little Rockettes line of kicks! Skyler's class was last, and they went up holding letters that spelled Kindergarten Stars (since mommy was a teacher helper I can proudly say I made the S T A R and S!). There letter each stood for a statment about Kindergarten. Then they were called up to get a diploma. Skyler loved her teacher Mrs Ulrich, she was wonderful and I loved working with her every week. After graduation we went back to the classroom to say good-byes, and then came home for a celebration lunch of diplomas and stars! :) We ended the evening with a traditional evening out to Friendlys for dinner, then a Sarasota Reds game with all her other schoolmates. All the kids were there and they got to run the bases when the game was over. What a fun day!

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Our Big Project Part II

Finally we had a level floor and we started laying the tile. It took a few weeks of working on it in the evenings, but finally it was done!

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Our Big Project

So after a successful run at tiling the bathroom, we decided to tackle the kitchen. The old tiles were cream colored, super shiny and super slippery, not to mention the grout that was old and dirty. It was horrible to keep clean and dangerous for us to walk on when it got wet. So I hacked at it one morning and found a lot were coming up in one piece, or breaking into just a few pieces. We had one minor injury, when Bryce decided to try and help by picking up a cut piece and cut his finger pretty good. He was brave and let us put the liquid bandage on, so he got to watch a movie and Chic-Fil-A.

Once that was all done, we had no tile but tons of old thinset to chip off the floor. A friend loaned us his chisel, and it was HARD work. We had a 2 inch bit that would literally "jackhammer" the thinset right off the floor, with tons of muscle behind it. This is the main reason we will NEVER retile a floor again.
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