I'm really excited about some new LARGE things at our house. (No, this isn't another blog about chunky Reed.) First, my in-laws remembered when I mentioned years ago that I've been on the hunt for a china cabinet. Troy's grandparents gave us beautiful china for our wedding; we've used it, but store it in the boxes that it came in (keeping it classy!) and I've wanted to be able to store it somewhere a little more grown-upishlike. But a) china cabinets are expensive and b) I'm picky - I needed just the right kind. Well, I've searched for 6 years and never bought one. So, I was tha-RILLed when Troy's parents called to ask us if we wanted theirs (they are moving and downsizing). Uh, YES! I do! I didn't even remember what it looked like, but who says no to FREE!?!? [certainly not a Bunt - its not in our DNA] So, within a few days, they brought it up. It was larger than I remembered (we have a small dining room), and had some funky hardware on it....but it was SO awesome to have something that belonged to his parents...beautiful...in great shape...and did I mention FREE?
Well, my Mom-in-law said she didn't mind if I made a few minor alterations so...poof! Switched out the hardware (which of course can never be as easy as it should - required drilling and all kinds of measuring-blech). And then I put in some fabric panels in the lower portion because a) I don't have THAT much pretty stuff to display and b) I DO have a ton of junk that I want to hide. Traded the brass for some smokey black to match the rest of our dining furniture....and here it is!
(Please ignore the stuff inside - I just put it in for effect, not organized yet.)
And theeeeeeen, our snazzy neighbors make all kinds of wooden outdoor stuff. I'm not usually a buy-wooden-stuff-to-display-in-your-yard type of gal, but I couldn't pass up this sweet picnic table. Fits 4 little kids (perhaps 3 boys and a girl? hmmmmm...?) They wanted only $35 for this - great quality (it's a lot bigger than it appears in this picture) and since we brought it home, the boys have eaten Every. Single. Meal at it. Fine with me and Reed!
("Mom, we are making silly faces, can you tell? I'm doing this silly face!!!!")
What fun! What major scores! Yippee!
Oh, and random picture of the day. I don't think it was a coincidence that as soon as I started my shower this morning, I heard feet jump out of bed, head downstairs and get very quiet. Here's what I found:
Yes - that is two practically naked boys hiding under the table (they were hiding in the dark, but the camera flash made it appear light) with a bag of Twizzlers. But.....could you be angry at these faces?
Now, to all of you who are judging me about showering while the kids were up - I usually do get ready before they wake up. But this particular day I was awake at 5 AM and worked for 2.5 hours, while hanging out with Reed for 2 of those hours, THEN put Reed down, THEN made breakfast, then tried to sneak in a shower before they got up. But apparently, those naughty buggers were waiting for me to get in the bathroom...and then they executed a rather well-thought out plan.
Don't judge. :P And yes, I gave them a stern lecture...and then crawled under the table and asked them to share with me :) Oops, hope they remember that lecture tomorrow morning!
Ryan is our energetic, talkative, busy, smart and sensitive 4 year old. He is so special to us! He loves trains, sports, cars, playing *anything* with his brother. He is his Daddy's best friend and Mommy's special boy.
Seth is three! He is such a silly kid who knows how to make EVERYTHING fun. We can't look at Seth without smiling! He is Seth is a great big brother, has a sensitive heart, and just loves to entertain. Seth, I love your smiling eyes and your energetic spirit!
Reed joined our family in May, 2011. He's such a sweet mannered, quiet and serious little man. A good sleeper, a good eater, and a smile that lights up the room. He's a perfect fit in our little family and is SO loved by his big brothers!
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I'm the wife of my husband and the mother of two sweet little boys, and the reluctant owner of 3 (male) pets. I love life, I want to follow Christ, and I can't fall asleep without my lists, a book, and a fan.