Tuesday, August 25, 2009

More Cleaning Up :)

Power washing the climbers!
Chloe's helping.
Coming clean! WOW! That was dirty!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More work

Tonight Ashley and I power washed the outside equipment to get it all ready. I have some before, during and after pictures that I'll try to post tomorrow. It was amazing the difference. All the scrubbing in the world couldn't come close to the effect the power washer had!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Getting closer!!!!

Starting to clear out the cubbies.
Looking in from the stairs.
Book nook.
Dramatic play area with "kitchen" and "bedroom".
Block area with train set on platform. Can also be used for music and movement area.
The block area (with Geo Trax trains set up temporarily).
The table area. We still need a coffee table with no bottom shelf if anyone has one!
The shelves are stocked and organized and ready to go!

Monday, August 3, 2009


After meeting with an accountant and lawyer we will be establishing Our Village as a corporation so that we can apply for non-profit status. This will allow us to apply for grants if any appropriate grants turn up. It's a very exciting step for us. :)

Maine is fun, but I'm itching to get back to setting up the program. Soon enough. . .

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Tornado and Enrollment

That same storm that hit us produced a tornado in Shelton! Glad we just got a little rain!

I'm in Maine now but brought program stuff with me so I can continue to get ready. Ashley's going to post a new ad on craigslist on Monday and I'm going to circulate another email in hopes of recruiting a few more kids. We're filling up nicely, but still have a few spots left. We hope to have everyone enrolled before we open in September and I think we've got a good chance of accomplishing that.