Monday, December 14, 2009

bday party

In a few more days, we will have two turning two. Yesterday, we celebrated the twins' birthday with a small party at our house complete with cousins and grandparents. So. much. FUN!

For their present, Mike and I creatively played with our house floor plan, and renovated an 80-square foot storage closet under our staircase - turning it into a "play room." It turned out better than I could have imagined . . . what a fun space for the twins to sit, and play, and read, and grow. And the bonus? My family room no longer looks like a daycare.

This is how the room looked before the renovation.



The unveiling . . .

Welcome to the tree house!

We painted this wall a gajillion times with magnetic paint, but it works great!

Two large MDF square shapes painted with chalkboard paint.





A great Dr. Seuss quotation.

Owen playing with his cool, new car.

Eliot loved her "boons!"

Here come the candles!

Owie loved the chocolate icing . . .

El - not so much. ( I love her reaction. "What the crap is this?")

5 comments:

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

Hi, it's a very great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

Rachael M. said...

Wait - so under your stairs was a space that was big enough for a play room? That's crazy? I was glad ours just held all the overflow dishware and the vacuum.

I can't wait to see this next time we visit :-)

Happy birthday, kiddos!

*PS* Lilah loves her stroller. She puts her little tub animals in the seat and rolls it back and forth (since she is not yet walking and can therefore not push it like the champs at your house)

Viking said...

What a great playroom for them! How much fun! and TWO?? I can't believe how quickly they grow up.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! I love it!!!! You guys did an awesome job, the twins must LOVE it!!!!! I hope they have a very happy birthday :) Love Carissa

witcha said...

That's very creative!