Our living room is a high traffic area and lately the carpet has looked really awful. Peanut has had seizures in that room (which involves a wide splatter zone) and Faith drooled everywhere when she was endlessly teething. I had no idea that baby drool could stain carpet, but consider this your public service announcement: baby drool is like acid for white carpet.
My husband was hesitant to replace the carpet because we still have the dog with seizures and a toddler who is a force of nature (not to mention the new baby too) and he was worried it would get ruined. As you can tell, I won the battle of when to get new flooring, but it was hard to argue against the need to get rid of that disgusting carpet.
|To say that I'm excited is an understatement|
We are going to put down an area rug to make it more toddler play friendly, but it isn't here yet. I find it mind boggling that I can order a 38lb rug on Amazon with free 2 day shipping. My UPS guy must love me so much.
I thought today would be a long day with a toddler with no internet or TV (plus it was raining outside), but it ended up being fine. We took Peanut to doggie day care so the workmen could do their job without getting licked constantly. Peanut had an action packed day of this:
|Just looking at these pictures gives me a headache from the barking|
|Peanut is in love with this dog|
|Gee, how did our carpet get so gross?|
Faith and I spent the morning reading books and hanging out. She was surprisingly accepting of my fib that the TV was "broken" and we'd have to "wait for Daddy to come home and fix it".
|I know Mommy can't figure out those cables to save her life|
By some miracle, they finished up the flooring just in time for toddler nap time. While Faith napped, I did 4 miles of fast incline walking on the treadmill. In the past few weeks, my knees have been really sore after I run so I'm trying to not run more than 2 days in a row. I know my body is just complaining about the extra weight, but I want to play it safe. I only have 2-3 weeks left before having this baby, so I should be able to find enough patience to smart for that long.
|That's right, just walk away|
If you could renovate one thing in your house, what would you pick? Now that I have my new floors, I'm going to have to find something new to dream about changing.