The boys have grown up around all my “projects” and usually want to be involved in the process. My parents always let my sister and I do ‘construction work’ and one of my fondest childhood memories is of playing on the floor in my grandpa’s workshop…I still love the smell of pine sawdust. Biggest Brother, especially, likes to help me…
Helping sand the paint on his sister’s floor (more pics of that later)
While Chris was gone I worked a bit on a bed for our daughter’s room. While I was sanding he said, “Mommy, that is hard work you should let me do it.” So I did and he used an electric palm sander by himself for the first time. Later in the week he helped my dad begin tearing out brick in their kitchen. One day his wife is going to be very grateful to me
Once the brick in my parent’s kitchen really started tumbling the boys sat on the floor to watch their pappy go to town on it.
Can you guess which son is our handful right now? Have I ever mentioned he is just like his Aunt Lesley?
I love Biggest Brother’s face in the last one…”no big deal, that’s normal”
Last week One Pretty Thing featured my craft organizers. On the same day these Ruffle Bottom Onesies were featured. I had bought a couple packs of plain white onesies previously…which a couple of my friends gave me a hard time about (verses me buying girly onesies). At the time I figured I’d iron-on something to them like I had done for the boys. Well – look at my personal growth as I approach having a daughter! My mom and I sewed ruffles on the butts bottoms. I have to admit they are so cute it is a good thing I don’t have a serger at my house or I would probably be covering her room in ruffles. You can find directions for them HERE. We used the same technique to make a pillow for her room.
The pillow…the orange fabric will be curtains for her room too.
The onesies…one is out of Amy Butler fabric, the other is Heather Bailey fabric that I bleached for another project (to be posted later).
And on another note I finally got to do a little thrift store shopping. It doesn’t happen often since my boys DESPISE shopping. Here are my finds from the day: wooden movie seats from the 50s, a magazine rack (to be madeover), an enamel pan, a record box (also to be madeover – not so much a fan of the color or butterfly). I’ll post “after” pictures later. So technically speaking Chris and I can now say we have theatre seating in home