These are the new floor pics. I took new pictures, uploaded them and have blogged about the floor AGAIN. If they don't turn out this time then you'll just have to come over to see it. Also, notice that I rearranged the shelves on one side of the island to make it more asthetically pleasing. Well at least the bottom shelf is. The top shelf is where I put my stainless steele mixing bowls because I need them often and I can rarely find them and I figured it would be handy if my measuring cups were there too. I'll re- do the shelves on the other side of the island as soon as I can figure out what to put over there.
So while I'm here I suppose I should post about something other than the floor.....like maybe my two-year-olds sudden disdain for sleep? I think for the last two months off and on she'll have trouble sleeping. This is a recent development and is quite unwelcome considering the fact that she's my only "good" sleeper. Chloe didn't sleep for the first year of her life due to her constant tooth eruption- she had every tooth/molar with the exception of her canines by her first birthday. And she's lost 7- soon to be 8 in the last year! But Halle was different, she occasionally had trouble sleeping but for the most part she's like me- put her to bed and leave her alone. Last night however was soooo different. We put her to bed and she went to sleep, we put Chloe to bed and Halle stayed asleep, Travis and I went to bed and she started crying- sigh. So we put her in bed with us for a while to calm her down, Travis ended up on the couch and at 2 am she was still wide awake! At that point I felt myself starting to come unraveled and decided that she HAD to go to her bed. So I put Chloe in my bed and put Halle in hers. For the rest of the night there were periods of quiet mingled with cries and Halle banging on her door. Or at least it seemed that it was the rest of the night. Travis said that he got her and slept on the couch with her on his chest for 2 hours before he had to get ready for work. Then he put her in Chloe's bed and the quiet-crying-banging on the door cycle returned. Then I got up at 6:45 for my taking kids to school routine followed by snuggling with Halle on the couch. I fed her and put her down for a nap at 11 and there was MORE CRYING! I thought she HAD to go to sleep at some point, really, what is going on?!? Then the thought came to me "two year molars". So I went to her room and asked her to open her mouth. I put my finger in the back of her mouth and there they were- four molars coming in at once. It's not like this is my first kid, so why does it take me so long to figure this stuff out? I have no idea how tonight will go. She'll get some Advil and some numbing gel, I'm sure and she has to pass out at some point, doesn't she? I mean, really how much non-sleeping can a two year old that likes to sleep take? She actually fell asleep on my chest for about 45 minutes but as soon as I got up so did she. I'm sure that this will pass soon and as much as I enjoy most parts of taking care of these little ones this is one thing that I'll be glad to see pass.