Jesse is walking! I wouldn't say he's a fulltime walker just yet, but he will be in a couple days. He's progressed very quickly from first steps a few days ago to walking 50% of the time now. He has kind of a sideways walk, so cute. If I could get video to work for me on here anymore I'd include one. So my baby is weaned and walking. Weaning was very bittersweet for me, knowing I would never nurse another baby. (No comments from the peanut gallery about never say never or wasn't RENIE your last one too? or any other smart-alec-y remark).
In other news, I thought it would be fun to post some photos of projects I've been working on.
A hat with a big flower for Renie
A sock monkey blanket and hat for my new niece or nephew. I don't think my brother reads my blog, but if he does, Surprise! It'll be in the mail soon!
I painted our light wood non-descript generic barstools in fun colors that match our decor. (That one isn't pink, it's terra cotta and the other one is yellow, not cream). I also screwed the tops on so they don't spin anymore- it was noisy and the kids would spin them all the way in one direction until they came off.
I painted the stairway and we hung a Sacred Grove print there. That was a challenge. We stacked books on the stairs and then stood a ladder with one leg on the stairs and one on the stack of books on the step below. Then Lincoln held the ladder while I inserted anchors and hung the artwork. It weighs a ton (it's a good thing I've been working out) but we both felt better about Lincoln being the ladder holder than the ladder climber. I also recently installed a banister guard to keep our children from plunging to their deaths down the stairs. It's clear plastic, look closely. We had baby gates there before so it looked cluttered and busy.
I hung curtain rods and curtains in the living room and dining room. They aren't the Pottery Barn dupioni silk ones I've had my eye on, but they add some color and a finishing touch to the spaces. (Look closely again and you'll see Jesse walking into the picture)
And finally, just some pictures of our exciting trip to Lowes I mentioned in a previous post.