This is my new favorite place in the house. I enter the kitchen and my face lights up. It is truly Luxurious to have all this space. The kids are no longer under foot when we eat or I am cooking. The frustrations are limited because I am not tripping over them. My parents had a few spare lounge chairs that they let us have and there is nothing better than getting a few minutes in the afternoon sun, drinking tea, and reading a book with one of the kids. The baby can now see me when I am cooking and happily eats her meal/snack. The shoes are no longer all over the entry and the dirt is contained a bit better. There is some major progress happening today as the builders are here all day. Should be fun.