Extreme Room Makeover: Kyle Edition

Kyle has been asking for a while now to have his room updated from the pirate wallpaper and peanut brown paint he has had since he was a toddler. Yesterday and today I took off work so Katra and I could make his wish come true. We bought all the supplies yesterday then, as soon as he left for school this morning, began the redesign. It took a bit longer than we thought – so much for finishing before he got home from school – but the results are so worth it.

The Reveal!

The Reveal!

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Checking out his new posters. I put some old LPs I had into frames and hung them on the wall.

Checking out his new posters. I put some of my old LPs into frames and hung them on the wall.

BOSTON!!!

BOSTON!!!

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A walk in the woods

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Name: DuPage River Trail
Activity type: hiking
Description: Hike with Ian and Kyle
Total distance: 2.36 km (1.5 mi)
Total time: 40:24
Moving time: 34:28
Average speed: 3.51 km/h (2.2 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.11 km/h (2.6 mi/h)
Max speed: 9.00 km/h (5.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 17.11 min/km (27.5 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14.59 min/km (23.5 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 6.67 min/km (10.7 min/mi)
Max elevation: 178 m (585 ft)
Min elevation: 153 m (500 ft)
Elevation gain: 133 m (436 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: 09/09/2012 1:10pm

First Trip to the Arch

Today we went to the arch for the first time with Kyle and Ian.




In line on our way to the elevators


Kyle pulls the handle for the boat horn with some help from Mark Twain


Who weighs more?


Outside the elevators


Inside the tiny, egg-shaped elevator car. Ian fits in here a lot better than I do



630 feet down


A panorama of the east side of the Mississippi


Downtown St. Louis



Heading back down. At this point Ian told me he wanted to take the stairs all the way to the bottom (we took the elevator).