Monday, June 18, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Arm Wrestling

Fink taught Graham how to arm wrestle.  It's been entertaining.

Drum roll.......THE PROJECT

BIG PoD 6.14.2012

I was inspired by Emily's idea and chalk photo shoot, so I thought we'd try it in our driveway.   Somehow, Bea's fake smile, Inga's very real frown, and Graham's detailed drawing of a blue brain didn't quite turn out as magical.

Elijah's birthday party

Elijah turned two!  Katie is ready to have her second baby any day and she still made the cutest farm animal cupcakes.  They were very cute and tastier still!

 Our children definitely opened more of Elijah's presents than Elijah did. 
 We enjoyed a beautiful night outside and are so excited to welcome the next family member!

Dresser before/after

We sold the changing table that has been in the girls' room for the past four years, and picked up two used dressers instead. The style was questionable and they were pretty beat up, but the joints were dove-tailed and they are very solid.  David worked his magic over the past few days.  Here's a picture of the tall one before:

I didn't take a picture of the long one beforehand, but it had the same 50's trim that had been very abused by either an angry dog or a naughty child, and the same awful hardware which doesn't look so awful in this picture but really was awful.


David sanded down the top, removed the trim, and then patched and sanded the drawers before painting it all.  

 Here's the finished product in the girls' room.  I think it turned out great!