Oh boy. We have a realtor coming on Tuesday, camera in tow, so that means we only have one more weekend to get this house in picture-perfect shape. I've been painting like a mad-woman. The windows are done, the closet frames are done, the stairwell is done, and the banister is done. I've also spackled in a few small holes in the drywall and will be painting those today. It's interesting, but the more we get done, the more we realize how much MORE we have to do. I suppose the problem is that we're trying to finish the house, clean the house, and stage the house all at once. So on top of basic things like finishing the trim downstairs, we have to worry about real estate details like landscaping and moving out extraneous furniture.
I will say this, though: our house has NEVER looked better. Or rather, after this weekend it will have never looked better. Thank goodness it's a 3-day weekend because we're going to need every second of it.
On a different note, CONGRATS to our friends Al and Amanda in Chicago...they just found out they are having a little BOY and we are so excited for them! Al was born one year (to the day) after TJ and we were thinking it would be really strange (and cool) if their baby was born exactly one year after Topher. They are due in October, so it wouldn't be impossible...but really, we couldn't be happier for them and we hope everything goes smoothly.
Topher is getting quite "helpful" around mealtimes. I took a short video this morning of how he (eventually) gets the food to his mouth:
Anyway, wish us luck this weekend--we'll need it!!! :)