Yesterday our local up-and-coming photo-guru, Caleb Drahosh, did a photo shoot with our family. As always, we are more than pleased with his work. Enjoy the photos
Well, this day turned out to be more eventful than I intended or really even wished for. Abigail locked me out of her room and I was forced to take the door knob off. Before I put the door knob back on Abigail locked all of us in her room which forced me to jump out of her window. And then I had to call Raymond home from work so that we could take Abigail to the emergency room because her elbow dislocated for the second time in 3 weeks (we didn’t realize that’s what happened the first time, but now we know that it was a dislocation that corrected itself). Its called a nursemaid’s elbow and is pretty common in children until the age of 4. The doctor said that it seems like Abigail will be a “frequent flier” of the nursemaid’s elbow since it happens so easily and corrects itself just as easily.
But now we’re all home and both of the girls are very asleep (phew!). Tonight I am thankful for windows that open with relative ease, for unlocked doors, for a manager who will let Raymond go home to take care of his family, and for healthcare facilities that are open 24/7.
Happy 4 months Charlotte!
A favorite past-time…
And here is a picture of our new bow center and a better picture of the revamped dresser:
A Pinterest creation (2 girls = more bows than I can count)
A better picture of the dresser
We also had the pleasure of spending the evening with the Elieffs on Monday night. We grilled burgers and hot dogs, laughed, talked about buying houses, and protected Abigail from the cuddly dog, Humphrey.
She is Raymond’s child through and through
The husbands are walking the dog and the wives are walking the husbands
Investigating a worm with Emily
Abigail stole Jacob’s scooter
During graduation weekend, we found this ugly dresser at a thrift/antique-type store on Frankfort Ave. Raymond talked to woman down from $45 to $40…he’s pretty proud of himself for that :) So I decided to try out some more Pinterest-craftiness and repaint the dresser for the girls’ room. It took almost the whole day mainly because Abigail had the WORST poopy diaper ever, kept trying to finger paint on the dresser, and actually fell in some paint that somebody (coughRaymondcough) spilled on the grass…
Here are some pictures from the day:
Painting…Raymond thinks I’m the next Michaelangelo
Not long after this is when Abigail fell in the paint :)
The stencil on each drawer
The color is a little wonky in this picture because the lighting is wonky in the girls’ room :) but I think it turned out really well! I’m leaving the drawers cracked a little for awhile to let the paint dry really well so that the drawers won’t stick to the frame. Raymond intends on selling this dresser to anybody who will pay $400 for it…
And this frame will eventually become a bow station for all of Abigail and Charlotte’s bows!
And a work in progress…