Keeping it real.

Keeping it real.

Oh boy.

Here we go.

This is Duncan’s room. He likes to “clean” his own room. Which leaves it looking slightly less messy than this. πŸ˜›

Really, this isn’t terrible. I did much worse in high school. MUCH WORSE. Being as nutty as I am I don’t know how I survived myself sometimes…

These photos were all taken the 29th of December, so we still had the lights up in the kids’ room. Our Christmas decor and tree stay up until New Year’s Day normally, but this year we were trying to get the kids used to their new clocks with an LED light to use as their night-light. (Yes, the randomly placed clock in the previous photo hung on the left over screw in the wall from the basketball hoop that broke. It was never intended as a permanent spot, just trying to get the kids to see that the clocks had enough light. Lovely.)

My son also has no idea how to make a bed. And sleeps with 17-1/2 stuffed animals.

So mama took over and ushered the children out of the room. All of their new Christmas toys were in and out, and the ones that weren’t currently being played with were combined into the two big sacks that Bonnie had sent as well as the backpacks from Danine. But I did live to tell the story and the rooms are re-organized to boot!

The bookshelf with some toys on the bottom. We’ve always had books on the top two shelves but I’ve struggled with getting Duncan to put AWAY the bag and containers of toys. I did them a little differently this time and now that’s older it seems to be going well. His new little box with Woody on the left was actually a popcorn tin that we found at Macey’s before we switched to WinCo. πŸ™‚ The girls each have one as well. In Duncan’s we store his Woody doll, Disney Pixar Cars cars, his Ninja Turtles, and smaller transformers. All his “COOL” toys, lol. Everything has a place, even his Cowboys & Indians from Grammy & Pa – they’re stored in his little baseball lunchbox from Grandma Bonnie (the lunch box is on the bottom shelf, far right, the side of it is blue.) All in all – his shelf is working MUCH better now. πŸ™‚

On top of Dunc’s bookshelf he has a little Cars arrangement, the newest addition being his Mack truck and the three cars it transports. πŸ™‚ Above that is his Ratatouille poster that we got from Disney Movie Rewards – FREE. I love it when Rewards programs actually reward you, have worthwhile prizes, and cover the shipping! πŸ™‚

Next to the book shelf are the books that don’t fit (too tall, too deep, etc.) and his forever-growing backpack collection. His newest one is in the middle from Meme & Papa Wagner, for going to sleepovers with his Cars blanket-bag, not a sleeping bag, but not a blanket as it zips up like a sleeping bag. Fun, nonetheless. πŸ™‚

His other two are: the Cars backpack from Bonnie, looooong time ago πŸ™‚ and the clear once with blue seams & zippers he won at the library for joining in the summer reading fun! πŸ™‚

Duncan’s new handmade Mickey Mouse from Grammy & Pa sits on the desk chair in his room with his Thomas pillow. (Which by the way hardly ever gets to be a pillow because Dunc much prefers it unfolded into a blanket on his bed!) πŸ™‚

Dunc’s barely-hanging-on tool bench, lol. I had to shove the thing to stand up straight at least twice before I took this shot. πŸ˜‰ The “garage” for Dunc’s larger Lightening McQueen and a larger die-castΒ PorscheΒ is underneath his tool bench, costumes in the Home Depot bag to the right. πŸ™‚

The computer desk stays in here from when it was an office as we have absolutely nowhere else to put the dumb thing, lol. Though the kids do enjoy playing NickJr and PBSkids so it all works out. πŸ˜› The superman blanket acts as his drapes. There is such a draft at every window in this apartment, the girls have curtains which help a little but Duncan didn’t have anything. So for the winter, he got to see Superman up over his window.

Remember the stickyman?

No, those aren’t his remains, lol. This is a new stickyman that Duncan got after all that was left of his original one is the little orange bit under the yellow spider ring. Regardless, the new stickyman is very cozy in his little area next to the Oregon Coast “hole-y” rocks and pirate fabric bits.

Jennifer (Cameron’s sister) sent us these nets and they have been wonderful! Thanks Jennifer! Iron Man, sits atop his shoebox full of extra add-ons, and k’nex and Legos all in their places.

Bed. MADE. I know, right? A miracle! πŸ™‚ This is Daddy’s old quilt for his twin bed that Dunc has now inherited. Pillows and new fleece blanket neatly at the bottom, and the newest addition – HOME DEPOT buckets! Both of my boys love these. πŸ™‚ Daddy has his own for out in the garage and Duncan has two for his room. One for his cars, planes, and trains, and another for his guys and various bouncy balls, footballs, etc. This photo is missing his regular pillow (it was being washed) thus the pillowcase slung over the headboard.

Here is his big Transformer, dresser with incredibly messy drawers (this is my way of letting them be involved in their own laundry and giving me a daily dose of “just-let-it-go”, lol), his Bumblebee Transformer from Papa on top, and assorted Lego magazines and his new favorite library book: Ninja Cowboy Bear. This book is so cute, I’m actually doing a post on it coming up soon. A must for boys Dunc’s age. πŸ™‚ His new Mater clock as a home over the dresser and this room is complete, all except for the wall cord cover (click the link to see what I’m referring to)Β to cover the plug wire for the clock.

Then five minutes later it was all destroyed.

Just kidding. πŸ™‚ It lasted a little longer than that and really, once it’s been gutted and reorganized it helps them more effectively keep their rooms clean on their own. Organization is a life saver!

The girls’ room next!

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