It’s been a busy month, so as usual we fell behind in uploading pictures. Consider this my attempt to catch you all up.
First of all, I wanted to tell you about a little project Meg undertook. I had an old dresser from college that was probably just going to get thrown away, so Meg in her nesting mode wanted to reclaim it for “the kids”. After sanding it down, and layering it in primer, Meg sat down with a piece of paper to try to come up with what she wanted on it. About a half hour passed until I realized that I hadn’t heard from her in a while (I know good husband, huh), and I looked over at what she was doing. She apparently had big plans for this dresser, as she had drawn a bustling mountain side complete with a train and a car filled road.
I was sincerely impressed, until we moved the drawers to lacquer them, and we noticed this…
See anything wrong with this picture? It may take you a minute to realize that the drawers are upside down, and the mural is right side up. Meg was ready to burn the dresser right then and there, but I convinced her to try it again.
Meg was certain she wouldn’t be able to duplicate her unique artwork again, so she instead tried to remove the front of the drawers with a blowdrier and a screwdriver, thinking she could just glue them back on right side up. Needless to say, that didn’t work, and Meg was just more upset.
After I went and got Dairy Queen, we sat down and watched an episode of West Wing, and she finished her project. Correctly.
The dresser is now in Michael’s room, and I seriously doubt he knows how much work his mom put into it, but they do look great.
In the midst of all that, we managed to take some pictures of Michael, and boy is he growing: