Thursday, May 31, 2012

Judah's Castle Bed

Judah's been using the old bunkbed that he and Sofi used to share back in the apartment and between that behemoth and the crib that Jamie's been using, there really isn't much space in their room. Not at all. But just a few weeks ago, looking forward to his birthday this weekend, I got a brilliant Idea!! Using inspiration from a Pinterest board, J and I designed a bunk bed faux-front castle makeover that has the added bonus of turning the bottom bunk into an enclosed, safe and difficult-to-climb-out-of "toddler bed" for Jamie! Judah gets a cool Boy Bed and we can trash the rickety old crib, freeing up some much-needed floor space.

Win and Win.

Best of all? We already had some plywood scraps leftover from garage shelving that we could use. And the paint samples left over from choosing colors in the living room were perfect for painting "stones" and windows! So we get Big Boy Bed, floor space and FREE.

Win, win WIN!!



Judah learning to use the drill:



Jamie gets instruction from Daddy:


Everyone getting in on the action:




There are two more end panels that weren't up yet when we took this picture, so I'll have to update with the really finished product later :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Let the little children....

A disciplinary situation with Judah over his unkindness to Jamie turns into a 20 minute grilling (that is, him grilling me) on the nature of Sin in the World, Christ's Victory over Sin and Why Does the Lord Tarry?

Judah: "If Jesus conquered sin and death, why is dere still sin?"


"I wish sin didn't izist."

And, upon hearing about the eventual arrival of the Conquering Christ, 

"I wish that Jesus would come NOW."

Me too, son, me too.

Sometimes I feel quite inadequate to parent this boy. I think maybe I need a seminary degree....

Friday, May 25, 2012

"Please, pleeease shut the windows! It's messing up my hair!"

"No! I want mine open!"

"It's ok, Judah, I'll shut them and turn the air on."

"It's not that I"m cold... hot... cold.... I mean, I don't want the COLDNess, I just want the window OPEN."

"But it's messing up Sofi's hair. When you have women around, you have to be careful of their hair. Ask Daddy if that isn't true..."


"It's true, buddy."


"But women's hair is BEAUTIFUL! Ask your daddy!"

"Yes, it is, son."

"Mooo-oooom... Now he's looking at me like he wishes I didn't HAVE any hair!!!"

" no, I'm wishing I didn't have any WOMEN."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

If cuteness were suger....

...this would be diabetic-coma-inducing material :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Some Happy for your Hump Day

I dare you to watch this and not laugh out loud. Or at the very least grin widely. The sight of that chubby baby bottom waddling across the deck just slays me!!