Who are homeschooled. (which translates to mean they are home with me, all day, every day)
And they love to eat. Funny thing about my children, they're not happy with just one solid meal a day.
Nope. Not my children.
They seem to constantly be hungry. They require 3 meals every day and often one or two snacks in between.
Which means I spend ALOT of time in my kitchen.
So while my bedroom is my SANCTUARY, I'm most at-home in my kitchen. :)
We enter the kitchen from the laundry room (the door on the Left in this first picture) which is off the side door. Our front door is never used (unless you're a new delivery man who treks around to the front of the house and rings the doorbell, only to hear me yell, "Kids, stop ringing the doorbell RIGHT NOW! You KNOW we only use the side door!" Um, yeah. I did that once. Big time OOPS.)
Anyway, back to the kitchen. The door on the right is my walk-in pantry.
This is the view when you walk into the kitchen from the laundry room---well, the cute 7 year old isn't always there, but you know what I mean. (I got my camera out and he thought I wanted to take his picture. I couldn't resist his sweet grin!)
My mom made the quilt on the wall and the framed pictures are my girls Chinese/English names in calligraphy. (there's only 3 right now because one of the babies accidentally knocked the fourth one down and broke it......)
First on your right is the refrigerator.....
and then the sink.....(I have a family picture right above the sink so I can look at my family while I'm working!)
We have three restaurant-style wooden highchairs for our 2 year olds at our table.
On the left is the stove and my "office". :) I don't have space for a desk, so my laptop, printer, and file cabinet are on the counter. Not my preference, but it works for our small space!
This is the view from our living room into the kitchen....
and from our kitchen into the living room.....
With three bedrooms, less than 1500 sq feet and NINE people (three of which are 2 year olds), I "needed" a playroom.......of course, there isn't one, lol. So I made a play area in a corner of my living room. It gives a safe place for the little ones to play, and a visual boundary for them. I say, "Go play on the 'rug' and stay there until Mama calls you" and they know where to stay.
Since I'm now past the kitchen and into the Living Room I'll stop the tour for tonight. Next time, I'll show you the remainder of the Living Room!
(Did you notice one of the reasons why we don't use our front door?)
Goodnight, friends. :)