Thursday, February 26, 2015

Boys' Room

I have finally "finished" the boys' room!  As finished as anything can be in a home, since decorating and organizing are rather organic as a family grows and changes.

I have tried to incorporate things that are useful and/or have some kind of significance.  One quilt my grandmother made for my mother, before she was born, the other quilt I made for my hope chest.  The pendant flags are left from A.'s first birthday.

The pictures are of the boys as newborn babies, plus a large framed vintage print of a little boy with an airplane (since Daddy flies!) and a "paper tole" girl praying, that my parents made and hung on my nursery wall as a child.

The bed is a reading corner right now and the mat on the floor is a fun play spot.  The curtain is a blackout shade that is supposed to help A. sleep late.  I don't think it's working as well as we hoped!  All the furniture was given to us from family.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Our Week

Wow, I didn't realize that it's been two months since I last posted!  Here's a quick set of photos, illustrating our last week:

A favorite activity these days!  A new shopping center is going in near our house and we frequently walk over to watch the tractors and heavy equipment work.

Haircut time.  "Screen time" is a treat so I put tractor videos on--worked great!

Glued to the screen!

Little brother playing with bugs. :-)

My boys!

This hat was Crandon's when he was a little guy.


This picture is from a few weeks ago.  Giggles as Daddy ruffles up the hair.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Little Brother

2 1/2 weeks old.
Early smiles, about three weeks old.
3 1/2 weeks.

First real bath. 

Big Brother

Watching Mommy make bread in the mixer. 
"Mommy, is it supposed to make all those popping noises???"
Having fun with a string of snowflake lights!
Kicking back in little brother's swing...
Helping Mommy unload the groceries.


I think we're done here...
Ready to go on a park outing. 
Sharing a baking powder container with Little Brother!

A popcorn picnic in the living room, during the biggest storm in three years!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Closet Project

 This past week Crandon jumped into a project.  We've talked on and off for a couple years about re-doing our master bedroom closet to make better use of the space, and we recently acquired a box of decorative shelf brackets, so it seemed like a good time to do it.  Crandon found some nice plywood shelving at a local specialty lumber store and some rods and hardware to match the shelf brackets.



One rod and shelf in a U-shape was definitely not the best layout, although very typical of a walk-in closet.

Close to done!

Clean and spacious, without clothes!  The top shelf and rod is now about seven feet up, instead of closer to five and a half.  The divided hanging area allowed us to have shelving on the back wall, and room for the safe on one side.

And the final result, filled and organized.

One more "after" photo.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rainy Day

Here are a few pictures from this morning.  A. went outside in the rain, with Daddy, while I went to a doctor's appointment with E.  We are enjoying some much needed rain here this week!

I love this one!