Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Small Make-Over

All it took for this... become this...

...was some white paint and chalkboard paint I already had on hand and $4 for the robin's egg blue spray paint.  This table set was mine as a child and is still in perfect condition.  It just needed a little lightening up.  My Mimi Gilliam bought it for me, and I'm pretty sure she would approve if she were still with us.  Noah loves the chalkboard top, and I love how that space no longer feels "heavy."

*My apologies for the photography.  I don't think we'll ever see the sun again.*

Monday, February 25, 2013

Adding to the Collection

Because we needed one more instrument in the house.  We now own:

1 ukelele
1 piano
3 guitars
2 violins
1 mandolin
1 dulcimer
7 harmonicas
1 clarinet
1 flute
1 trumpet
3 recorders
an entire auxiliary percussion section 
1 djembe
1 set of bongos
2 hand drums
1 set of boomwhackers

I'm sure I left something out, but all of this makes for one happy kid!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

And He's Three!





Happy Birthday to the sweetest, most darling boy I know.  We love you!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

And since the only thing about Mr. Noah that is red and heart-shaped today is his face (he seems to be channeling Oscar the Grouch), I will give you two pictures of this sweet face instead.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

One Month

Guess who's one month old already?

Think carefully.

If you guessed the great Lady Kathrynne, you would be correct!

1 month, 6 pounds 4 ounces, 19 1/4 inches long

Monday, February 11, 2013

How to Wake a Baby in 10 Easy Steps

Not that you would ever want to, but here are my top 10 ways to wake a sleeping baby:

10.  Congratulate yourself on how well your baby sleeps.

9.   Go to the bathroom.

8.  Lay down to take a nap.

7.  Make an important phone call.

6.  Think about making supper.

5.  Get to a really suspenseful part of a great book.

4.  Take a shower.

3.  Fix yourself some lunch, especially a hot one.  Then, and this is really important, sit down to eat it.

2.  Tell your older child you have time to sit and read a book.

1.  Make sure you leave your friendly neighborhood three-year-old alone in a room with a recorder.  He will compose and perform excellent solo recorder repertoire, mostly consisting of one high and frequently repeated note. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Just Like a Doll

Sewing for Lady Kathrynne really is like sewing for a doll right now.  She's just so tiny!