Saturday, August 22, 2009

The new GREEN bike

D-struction LOVES green. (note the shorts.) I think I've told you about this before, and it is still true. Since our little three year old has graduated from his little 12 inch bike to a larger size, we were hoping to find a bike that suited his color preference. The Lord provided one today. He spent the entire afternoon on that bike and loves it. There are several things to note in these pictures:
1. the joy on his face--it doesn't do it justice.
2. the speed with which he attacks the turn in shot 3
3. the scar on his nose in shot 2 (see #2 for speed reference)
4. his shoes are on the wrong feet. he knows it and likes it that way.
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My boy started Kindergarten this week. I thought I would be fine. I really did. He went to this school last year for pre-k and loved it. I loved it. This was going to be "no big deal" and I would be fine.

I was not fine.

They were the kind of tears that came up really quickly without warning...the ones I wanted to stop, but couldn't. And so I let them run down my face as I walked back to the car with my other two in tow. They are coming back now as I think about it...

One more experienced mom said to me, "The days are long, but the years are short, aren't they?"

ARGH! I really tried to savor every moment of having him home. WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?! I'm really excited about school and this new phase of life. I LOVE THE SCHOOL he gets to be at. Everything is great--except I'm just mourning the passing of a phase. I guess it's just the beginning, huh?

When I went back to pick him up after the first day, his first words to me were, "I loved it, Mom. I had so much fun."
That does make it easier.
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CWH born Aug 13...6 lb 9 oz

he's a stud, isn't he? :)
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

sweet girl

Got some shots this morning of my girl in this cute reversible outfit. I've loved borrowing it from my friend this summer and just HAD to get some shots of her in it. It's from that GREAT website Heirlooms to Be...
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The work in progress...

Just a little update on my project. :)
I'm doing what the antique store friends told me to do, and it's a little scary!

Step one: wash furniture with the finest steel wool out there (0000) and mineral spirits

Let dry and watch the wood turn white. (the scary part...but they warned me, so that's good.)

Step two: wipe down furniture with Minwax Mahogany stain using a soft cloth. Wipe over any streaks and let dry in the sun.

Now for the dresser...
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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Newest project...

Just found these on Craig's List for C-low's room. I'm pretty excited about them--can you tell? I'm actually blogging. :) I have some work to do on the headboard/footboard of the twin beds, but I think it'll be worth it. The entire set came with a dresser, vanity (with mirror--also broken) and two twin sleigh beds. They are mahogany and from the 1930s--just what I would have wanted for her bedroom. I'll post some "after" shots once I get it all set up!

this is some of the worst of it--the previous owner's kids went to town on the finish with something. The scratches aren't deep--they just scraped the finish off. I talked to a man at the antique store today and he gave me some pointers on how to make it look better without doing a total refinish on it. We'll see how I do!

Headboard--on it's side--in much better shape than the foot board, but the reverse side does need some help. :(