Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mommy Diary: Week 28

Not only did I fail and repeat an outfit from a few weeks ago, but this was the happiest we could get him.

Developments This Week:
  • Tooth #3 poked through. And unlike all the books say, it wasn't one of the top center teeth. It was (if you're looking at him) the one to the right of his two front teeth.  The corresponding left tooth is up next, and those center teeth are just swollen as all get-out and causing him daily pain.  
  • Sitting up unassisted for really long periods of time.
Man, the screaming is insane.  I have one more week of Coach being home and I'm dreading his return to school.  I honestly do not know how I'll do it without him here.  And the chances that the 3 teeth that are left in this "round of hell" come in in that week is slim.  One should poke through here in the next 2-3 days, but those top center ones who knows.  Luckily Lloyd can have Motrin now since he's 6 months old, which is helping far more than the Tylenol did.  I try not to give it to him but he screams at night and will cry out all night in pain if he doesn't get a dose at bedtime. It breaks your heart.  He is just a massive cuddle bug.  So unlike our little adventure boy.  :(

We are going up to Oklahoma on the 29th to spend the new year with my Sister and Brother-in-law.  It may be the last time we see them before they move to Ft. Lewis up in Washington state, which makes me sad.  For the next 20+ years we'll be skyping and calling each other with only the occasional visit.  It's really hard with one the two of us left.  I miss her a lot.  She's my big support group and it's hard to not be able to see her in person.  But, such is life. 

Well, we're a day late and we have a cranky guy so this is going to be short.  See you in the new year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Homemade Holiday!

In the spirit of giving, I really tried to make most of our Christmas gifts this year special.  So I did a lot of sewing. But I also did a lot of sewing for various friends and family that wasn't holiday related.  So I figured I post them all together, in all their cute glory!

This Adorable Apron was made for my cousin Cecily's daughter Zadie. (I also made one with pink accents for a friend's daughter but forgot to photograph it!)
Man it turned out adorable!! From this tutorial on Skip to My Lu.

This tool belt for Cecily's son Elliot.  Ah! I want pictures of these too cuties, they live in Boston. :(

This dress was for my friend Stephanie's daughter for her 1 year birthday.
From this super simple tutorial on Make it and Love it.

This one is for Stephanie's daughter who turned 2.  2 kids birthday's in December? Crazy!!

I also made this Wine Cork Wreath for my Mother-in-Law! She freaked!
From this tutorial from LollyChops. Man it took a lot of corks.  

I started this cross-stitch Alpha Phi pattern for Coach's cousin, Lloyd's Godmother, when she started college. I even finished it with a year and a half to spare.  haha.  
And last but not least, of course Lloyd needed a new shirt for Christmas but I was too cheap to buy a generic one at the store. :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mommy Diary: Week 27

Developments This Week:
  • Screaming like a banshee for no cause (I wont say no reason).  Awesome.  Which leads me to bullet number 2.
  • We have 4 top teeth coming in.
Yeah, that's right.  4.  Of the top teeth.  Which have to cut through a major chunk of skin to emerge, which is why they are the most painful and give babies the most grief.  It looks like the side ones may emerge first, then the 2 center.... All he wanted for Christmas is his 2 front teeth? Oh hell no, 4!! (facepalm) My kid the overachiever. So he screams a lot all of a sudden. And just wants to be held. And doesn't take naps. But otherwise he's a super happy, rolling like a fool, sitting up, playful little guy.  Except for the occasional screaming. 

He had his 6 month check-up last friday, did really well with all his shots and goodness.  He is officially 29 inches long, 18 pounds 3 ounces.  So he only grew 1 inch in two months (he had been growing an inch a month so he's "slowed down").  But even then he's essentially 100th percentile for height according to the pediatrician.  He's only 60th for weight, which she said she'd be more concerned about except that he doesn't sit or lay still, he's always moving and playing, so it's to be expected with a baby who grows so much and is so active.  We don't go back until 9 months.  March.  Which seems forever away but I never thought I'd make it to 6 months! I mean, he's sleeping 7-9 hours a night! Last night he finally went to sleep at 9:30 and woke up at 7:30!  I woke up not.once., even to pump! Of course I had to pump right before he woke up because I was in agony, but I felt awesome!!! I forgot what that felt like! It's heaven! I got to wake up on my own! (enough exclamation marks for you?)

Life is simple some times when you're a mother.  

So that's it. I have a post I want to write but I still can't.  Basically, it's been a year and the day came and went.  Maybe later.  But the LSU shirt this week is for her.  I love you Mom.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mommy Diary: 6 Months Old

sorry this is so late, I've been so sick and not suitable for photographing. I finally gave up and am posting without myself, I am miserable.

Developments This Month:
  • Becoming a rolling fool.  360 degree rolls are now easy and frequent.
  • Sitting up unassisted, even if it's only for short spurts.
  • Starting food!
I cannot believe our little boy is 6 months old! Time is flying by and he is changing so much.  I look back at all the photo's I've taken thus far and I can see huge changes.  He is physically larger but he is also so smart, has come so far mentally and developmentally.  He has a hilarious, playful, fun little personality.  He loves to reach for you, roll towards you, and smile at you.  He is so much fun now.  He gab's at you when he wants your attention, yells when you've spaced out, and watches you do everything.  Our little mimic.  Vegetable lover.  And general goob.  What a ham.  

6 months Lloyd, we love you so much! What a big boy!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mommy Diary: Week 26

Developments This Week:
  • We roll 360 degrees constantly, he may not show any indication of crawling but he can roll himself around the living room with no issues for sure.  He's quick!
  • Started foods.  And so far, yay!
  • Constantly sleeping at least 6-7 hours a night.  Last night he slept from 9pm to 6am!!
  • He can grab almost anything of any shape and size. But round things piss him off.  Water bottles are his new favorite toys. They've almost over-passed his obsession with cups.
The food and the sleeping are not related.  He barely eats anything, but he sure does love playing with what we give him. So far he loves sweet potato, butternut squash, acorn squash, banana's, and apple.  We have been trying to give him broccoli for 2 nights and he'll nibble on the top bits but continues to make "uck" faces and doesn't mess with it like he does the other vegi's.  He loves the yellow/orange squashes.  He's on the fence about green beans and zucchini squash.  He tolerates the cereal stuff mixed with my breast milk but he knows there's banana in there too at the end, so he waits for that then will practically maul you to get the banana.  Not much of it goes down (they still haven't figured out lips or swallowing yet, so at this point it's mostly about texture and taste), but he seems to enjoy it.  We all sit down to eat and he gets his food and we enjoy a nice peacefully dinner.  he talks to us, plays with his food, and it's nice to enjoy 3 meals a day sitting down.  We're kinda doing a mix between Baby Led Weaning and home-made puree's.  He  isn't a fan of puree unless he's had it in it's real form to play with.  But he knows the spoon is faster. So it depends on the meal.  

He also loves to roll everywhere now, you have to watch him like a hawk and changing his diaper is a game.  Speaking of diapers, he now has stinky poopy thanks to the food addition. And he also makes a HILARIOUS poop face.  Because he's the child of two Anglo-saxton pasty white people, his face turns bright red and he grunts.  It's amusing to say the least.  

This Wonder Week and growth spurt is also making him senior crankypants to the extreme. No naps are occurring either.  One in the morning then it's play time, boob time, brief nap (as long as I don't move), and then repeat. Which is most of the sleeping at night phenomena.  

Can't believe his first Christmas is approaching.  Just nuts that this time has flown by.  I made it 6 months exclusively breastfeeding!  You have no idea how incredible that is until you have a child!  But I feel like I won a freaking Olympic medal!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mommy Diary: Week 25

Developments This Week:
  • sitting longer unassisted.
  • Wonder Week 26 has arrived. sigh...
We haven't been getting much sleep lately.  Before his teeth came in at around 4 months he was a super regular sleeper, woke up the same time every night and every morning.  I never had to set an alarm to wake us up because he was always awake at 8.  And, technically, he was "sleeping through the night" (which is 5-6 hours according to the books).  Then the teeth came in and blew all that to smithereens. 

Ever since then we've had erratic sleep schedules and it's a total crapshoot.  I tried everything in the book, but it didn't matter and nothing threw him back on any type of schedule.  So here we are at almost 6 months (what!) and we're still playing the wake-up in the middle of the night game.  For instance, 2 nights ago he woke up at 11:30, 12:30, 4:00, and 7:45.  I let him cry it through 11:30 because he was barely awake (he always goes down at 9).  At 12:30 we had blood curdling screams, and ditto at 4.  When he gets like that he will work himself up so much he starts choking.  So that whole "just let him cry it out, he can do it" is bullshit for my kiddo.  Then he will eat an insane amount, proving that he was (indeed) freaking hungry and not just missing me.  Last night he woke up at 12:00 and 7:00.  What!  Now THAT is what I'm talking about.  Do I have any idea what the difference was? No. Did we do anything different? Nope.  So hopefully we'll recreate it tonight. I'm exhausted.

Yes, he should be "sleeping through the night" by now.  But he still has horrible acid reflux (I forgot to give him his medicine one morning and wow, spit-up everywhere for 2 days) and he seems to be perpetually in a growth spurt.  For goodness sakes, he's in 12 month clothes! So while I know the book "say" and people tell me all their stories, I just want him to sleep long enough so I don't feel run over by a mac truck in the morning.  He'll get there eventually, because nothing seems to be making a difference anyway.  But boy is it frustrating to not know what kind of night it will be--easy or hard.  

But already this Wonder Week is giving me grief.  This is when they figure out relationships. As in, they have separation anxiety.  And he's clingy, refusing the nap, doesn't want to play alone as much as usual, and all the fun things that always go with a wonder week.  So we'll soldier on through this one as well. And sometime in the next week or so we'll hit that infamously difficult 6 month growth spurt.  Yay.  Good thing I've got most of my Christmas sewing already pieced together this week.  After the holidays I'll have to post a compilation of all the cute stuff I made. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011


We finally got some family photos! They turned out GREAT!! And you can see the cute little bib I whipped up for his first turkey day!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mommy Diary: Week 24

Developments This Week:
  • Sitting up easier with minimal assistance.
  • Loving our hand-me-down high-chair.  Aka, I get to eat real meals because he'll sit and happily play next to me.
Good friends of ours are having a baby in December and they got a high-chair from a friend that they don't need, and it's really nice. So although I fixed my old one this one is much more comfy and easier to strap him safely into. And so far--success!  He sits in it happily while I cook, eat, blog, etc.  He just likes watching you!  

His sleep patterns are still all wonky following those teeth and it's starting to wear on me despite all my efforts to remedy it.  While he's never been a great sleeper, he's now essentially reverted back to about a 1 month old. He used to only wake up at 2:30 every night and now it's a 2 feeding night and it's unpredictable.  And this is a baby who will not cry it out at night. He will choke on his own drool and end up hacking and you run in there to sit him up so he can cough out a massive amount of drool/tears.  It's just not a solution for us.  We go in for our 6 month checkup in 2 weeks and it's on my list of things.  Right after foods. :)  Which I'm getting really excited for him to delve into. I think he's going to just love experimenting. He's already soooo curious!

Thanksgiving was nice although I'm having a hard time missing my mom for our first real holiday without her. last Christmas we were all still too numb, but now it seems so hard.  I just hold onto my beautiful baby a little tighter. 
Just a little help needed!
sitting up by ourselves.... even for a second! aaannnddd... 
we had to go get our best friend. Screw sitting up!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Holidays, Take One

I am bringing pies to our Thanksgiving this year.  Coach's family does a big deal and all 50+ family members get together at his parents house to eat and then watch the Cowgirls Cowboys play.  Last year we were at my Mom's in Houston.  

This is our first thinksgiving, my first thanksgiving without her.  I'm baking her pies, in her pie crust, reading her handwritten recipes.  I had to log into my old email to search for another recipe today and found some of her emails from years ago.  

I miss her so much.  She was such a wonderful cook and was always making our house smell like home, and welcome, and family.  I really regret that Lloyd will never get to lick the beaters she hands him, or help her stir the Jambalaya on Christmas Eve.  My memories.  Or that I'll be able to cook for her as she plays with her Grandson.  I miss her so much it's unbelievable this week.  I'm smelling her pie's in the oven and cooling and I want to share them with her.  I want her to put her hands on mine to help me.  I need her hug.  

So this year I'm thankful for my beautiful family.  My wonderful husband.  My sweet life.  But mostly, I'm thankful for every minute I get with Lloyd--to show him all these things my mother taught me.  
always one of my favorite photos. Don't know why. circa 2005
cooking Christmas Jambalaya
Christmas 2005

Mommy Diary: Week 23

Not much this week, I'm already a day late, and it's thanksgiving so I'll leave you with pictures from Lloyd's first Chili Night!

learning the secrets from PawPaw

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mommy Diary: Week 22

Developments This Week:
  • sitting up with minimal assistance for longer periods of time
It's been a quiet but strange week for Lloyd. Nothing super exciting now that we've exited that Wonder Week and he's starting to really get used to seeing his surroundings in this new way.  He loves sitting up and holding, grabbing, and playing with toys.  He is playing by himself for longer and longer and is enjoying his independent play time again (thank jeebus).  It's important, they have to learn how to interact by themselves.  It also gives me a little time to take a seat and enjoy lunch, craft, or just relax my back. 

He still is screaming more than usual but we're not sure why.  There is some ear tugging, so it could be another tooth.  I though he might be getting a top tooth, infamously painful for them, but it has yet to appear so who knows.  He has tons of drool, but that's semi-normal.

He will grab anything in your hands.  Which, yesterday, included a blackberry. So I let him put it partially in his mouth and gum it--his face was HYSTERICAL.  He puckered up his lips and was all bug-eyed and shocked at the tartness. It reminded me of this because he totally kept doing it as was laughing.  He's going to love food when we finally start solids!

Also we got a new car this week and having air vents in the back has already proven useful and I'm so glad we made the MUCH agonized over decision to get a larger car.  It's amazing how much stuff you have to take everywhere with a baby.  My CR-V also had no air vents in the back--which in Texas meant a very warm baby during the summer with minimal ways to cool him off in the car.  So we got a GMC Acadia, which after doing 2 months of research on safety ratings, reviews, resale projections, and all that jazz--then talking it to death--we decided was the best (and safest) option.  The purchase was horrible and I would not recommend Classic GMC/Buick in Arlington (we're still randomly missing floor-mats they can't seem to find and are getting for us), but I'm overall exceedingly happy with the car.  Although learning new buttons and stuff is always kind of exhilarating, it was a really big decision for us buying a new car and going back to having a car payment.  It's a bigger vehicle without feeling huge, even though it's only 1% smaller than the Tahoe it doesn't feel as massive.  In addition, since we're planning to drive this thing until the wheels fall off and have multiple children during that time, we needed the space. So although I barely slept after we decided to finally pull the trigger and went to the dealer, I'm glad to have it. 

I cannot believe it's November either, anyone else blown away by how fast the year has flown by?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mommy Diary: 5 Months Old

This month has been full of big events:
  • Our first teeth (bottom two both came in this month)
  • Sitting up by our-self for short periods of time
  • Smoother movements
  • Impeccable hand-eye coordination
  • Reaching for people
  • Being able to roll over, push up, and acquire toys out of his original reach.
  • Growing out of 6 month clothes, and some of our 9 month clothes too.
My big boy. :)

P.S. yes I changed the photo, hated the other one. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mommy Diary: Week 21

Developments This Week:
  • Tooth #2 came in.  We are now looking surprisingly like a little chipmunk.  :)
  • Sitting up (while assisted) is our favorite activity next to bouncing in our jumparoo.  He will lean over, grab a toy, and push/pull/slowly manage to sit up-ish again.  he loves leaning over to try and get something.  His coordination is startlingly good these days.
  • We are starting to understand tone of voice.  Coach made him cry with a scary voice that surprised him.  Woopsies!
  • Our 3 hour car trip to Ft. Sill to see my sister and brother-in-law went really smooth, and we didn't have to stop!  He napped almost the whole way and was content to play with the toys on his car seat the remaining time! a miracle I never would have expected 3 months ago!
  • Obsessed with the Puggles. He follows them around the room with his whole body.  If you sit him near them he tries to get to them and pet them. And will pet them when they come up to him. It's adorable.  Donnie doesn't leave his side. Best bud's. :)
We're in a Wonder Week again I think.  The book says 19 weeks, but I think it started about last week and I finally thought to look in the book and low-and-behold, yup!  He is so clingy, fussy, and constantly wanting to feed.  And with those little teeth sometimes he nibbles--which makes me gasp. His naptimes are also a huge huge HUGE fight all of a sudden.  He gets himself worked up so badly that it sounds like he's going to choke so I have to go get him, but he's so worked up he won't stop crying unless I feed him, then he passes out. Which is, I know, creating a horrible pattern but I've tried everything and there's only so much screaming I can handle.  And it's not his normal cry.  He has huge crocodile tears, lots of snot, gets overheated, and then all the extra drool from the teeth--it feels dangerous. 

So basically there are lots of cuddles around the house these days.   And not much sleeping.  

And I blame  the time change for part of it.  Time change + already disrupted sleep schedule due to teething = nigh-times are a disaster and lots of middle of the night feedings.  I'm almost thinking he's in a growth spurt because last night he got so desperate I had to check my milk supply and there was barely anything so we had to give him a bottle of my milk I'd pumped a while ago.  And since he's mr. huge kid, I'm not disqualifying the possibility that he's having all off this plus a growth spurt even though they say the next big one after 3 months isn't until 6 months.  Hell, I did just buy him 12 month onesies.  Sigh. So basically every day is a struggle to figure out what he wants and how to keep him occupied and learning while not crying.  

Which means I barely have time to eat or drink (just like that first month).  Resulting in me being only 5 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight and fitting into all but 3 pairs of my pants.  Although Coach pointed out, how much of that remaining 5 pounds is also from my boobs being 3-4 sizes bigger than they were pre-pregnancy I have no idea.  Either way, considering that means I've lost 45 pounds (please don't add those two together, it's a scary number I had no idea I was at until I'd already delivered) I'm feeling kinda like wonder-woman. My cousin was right, it really does fall off--you're too exhausted, too overworked, and too busy.  Even Coach has lost weight because we don't sit down ever, we're always playing with Lloyd so you're always rolling around, standing up, squatting, lifting, or something! AND when you can't eat dairy and that was a good bit of your snack food and extra calories, it's impossible to eat enough.  Dairy is in everything (especially everything that tastes delicious)!  And you can only have so many cashews and power bars to fill you up through the day without wanting to just say forget it.  

It's been a long week. Next week Twilight comes out and I'm so excited to meet up with Tiffany and see it.  We're hoping the early Friday showing will mean it's not insane, even if I have to scramble out of the house and hope Lloyd does ok with his grandma.  His mornings are pretty easy so he should be good. It's the afternoons that can get dicey.  First time I'm leaving him to do something selfish.  Hopefully I can relax and actually enjoy the date with my friend. I need it so badly!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mommy Diary: Week 20

Developments This Week:
  • Our obsession with cups continues (he loves them and will try to grab yours while you are drinking.  
  • Tooth #2 is on it's way.
I'm a day late and it's going to be short.  Halloween went great. Except for this:

It was too late in the day to get a good shot.  But our little crawfish is still adorable. Hence the themed weekly photo.  :)

We are leaving shortly to drive to Lawton, OK to see my sister and brother-in-law up at Ft. Sill.  Only the little guy and I are going and I'm exceedingly nervous about driving almost 3 hours by myself.  I'm hoping he naps.  But that 2nd tooth is giving him grief so he's been hard to get to sleep the past few days. Fingers crossed.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Steve Jobs' sister wrote a eulogy.  It's posted in the New York Times and in reading it I cried.  I cried because I remember getting the call from my step-father that my mother was going home.  There was no more attempts at savior left from the doctors, that she was going home in peace.  That we needed to come home for her, for our last days as family.  That she couldn't call us to tell us yet, but he was disobeying her and thought we should know and she'll call us later.  But to pack, and to plan to be there tomorrow.  I remember the year she'd been fighting her cancer expecting that call.  I remember accepting it, pushing "end", sitting down, and realizing that my face was full of tears and fear.  Not fear of death because I know my mother had none, but fear of losing her.  Who do you call when your only parent left is not on this earth to guide you?  The person who held you when you were small enough to fit in her arms and even when you weren't.  

I was still missing my father, 15 years after his death.  I couldn't start anew with my mother. 

Those last 2 weeks as we waited were full of lots of laughter.  But every night we'd go upstairs to bed, my stepfather would sleep on the couch next to her hospital bed in the music room, and I'd pray she would be there in the morning.  I learned how to give her pain medicine, how to give her a shot as best I could.  I learned how to begin to sustain myself while feeling completely void.  I also learned to love my little growing baby with more appreciation than many people may ever understand.  I learned how to really love someone in those last few days of letting go.  I loved my husband more. My family. The little life inside me.

I held her hand those last few hours. I saw her receive peace after her priest came.  I saw her drift away.  I cried for my mommy like a little child.  Yet there was a peace in the house after she left us.  We ate and talked without fear, we laughed a little and waited for it to all begin.  This new life without her.  

I saw her face in my dreams and woke constantly seeking her out, hoping it wasn't true.  My sister held me when I woke panicked each time.  I listened to my baby's heart beat to calm my own.  His little rhythm inside of me, beating wildly while we mourned.  

It's been 317 days since she left us.  I never expected to miss her this much or think about her this often.  Losing her during this time in my life when I need my own Mother has perhaps been more difficult than watching her go.  I cannot believe it's almost been a year.  

It's hard for family to watch the life leave someone.  I hope to never do it again.  I'm not sure what is worse, losing someone with no warning or having so much warning you are waiting for the sadness to hit.  But I wish neither had happened.  I think about how different my life would be.  But I wouldn't have my husband, this beautiful and challenging marriage, our lovely and amazing son.  I wouldn't even know how to appreciate all of that and how lucky we are.  I have regrets.  But I want none of those regrets to be not loving my family enough, not being there, or not showing them I care.  I will sacrifice everything to look up at the sky during my final breaths and know that I gave all the love I had within me to those who matter most.  

Because that is a life worth living and dying for.  That is remembrance.  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quilt #2

So I know I said I'd never make another quilt. But this one was easy.... WAY easy.  Not even in the same ballpark as the quilt I made for little Lloyd.  And it was only 7 weeks late as a baby gift for my friend from work. Woops.  But I was super happy with how it came out.  Cute baseballs for the perfect weather changes during the World Series (GO RANGERS!).

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mommy Diary: Week 19

Developments This Week:
  • Our first tooth came in!!
  • Vastly improving hand-eye coordination
This week we also had his 4 month checkup.  He is 16 pounds and 2.5 ounces putting him in the 78th percentile for weight.  His height made the doctor laugh, apparently 28 inches is not even near the growth curve for his age.  Looks like he's taking after my side of the family.  Both Caitlin and I are over 5'10 and our dad was 6'5.  Coach's family, while taller than average, doesn't have much extra height so I guess he's getting that from those strong Gilmore genes.  Which, since he's proving to look like me at this age, doesn't necessarily surprise anyone. They're supposed to slow down around 6 months, but at this rate he'll be in his 12 month clothes by then (heck, he's already rocking his 9 month clothes).  It's all in his torso, which is definitely me since Coach has longer legs.  Ah kiddo.... no matter how tall you get, you will always be my little man.

Hard to believe for both of us that our little baby is 4 months old. The time has seriously flown by.  I remember those first weeks wondering how I was going to do it.  If I could even keep up with all the breastfeeding, if he was getting enough food, living on no sleep, wishing he would give me enough quiet moments to even breathe for a minute.  All those tears I shed trying to not fall apart (ironic) from sheer sleep deprivation, everything about that first month doesn't even seem real. I think you are sleep deprived so you can't remember.  Because you don't want to.  It's bad enough living it much less trying to remember it. And now I've made it to 4 months with a healthy, smiling, beautiful son who even when he's not feeling good is still a happy little boy for the most part. I didn't give up on breastfeeding and I'm so glad I didn't, I'm still in love with it and I still have another 2 months before we introduce food but even that seems so quick considering it's almost November.  

Before I know it he'll be going to college! ack!  But for now, we're sporting our one little baby tooth poking through:
My little man.  Already growing up so fast.  But just remember Lloyd: no matter how big you get, you will never be taller than your momma. :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Refinished Kid Furniture

Many Many Moons Ago....

My mom sent me home with our kids furniture.  After a bazillion military moves and then living in the garage or attic for 15 years to say they were worse for wear is being kind.  

So I got around to priming and painting the table a long time ago but just a few weeks ago finished painting the rocking horse.  So you can appreciate their grimy glory, before:

you can't even see all the finger paint, glitter, craft remnant glory on this photo
And now the after:
And that horse even saw some action over the weekend at the surprise party my awesome hubby threw me.  Sneaky bastard. :)

Glad to check a few things off the ol' DIY To Do List.