Not that I'd be here writing, that was my time to do a load of laundry, start on dinner or for the love of all things merciful sit down for 5 minutes - usually to make a grocery list.
Needless to say life feels pretty 'busy' and yet in 5-9 weeks there'll be another little one that NEEDS me even more than Chloe needs me now.
I honestly can't even imagine.
And yes, I'm terrified.
In other news little Denver was turned breech during my last visit with our mid-wife so that also has me worrying. Then again I know he still has time to turn, I just PRAY he does. DO IT.
Other than that life is pretty much just day-to-day hanging out. I've worked on quite a few 'mini' projects around the house. None of which need an entire post to itself but since I brought it up (and I like sharing) lets have a look-see shall we?
I had these two old school chairs that I've loved since I bought them back when we lived in Texas. While most might look right past them I love their 'simple lines' and low back. They've been wood with black & white seats. Then they were painted white once we moved to the rental and recovered so they worked better with the setting. And then this last week the seats were recovered for the third time, so they'd work in the new house.
Not a big change, but one I like.
Then there was the rocking chair project. When we were in Oklahoma for Chloe's 1st Birthday my Aunt gifted us our families child rocker. It was purchased for her in the late 50s for her 1st Christmas. The rocker was used by all of my aunts and mother as well as all 20 or so grandchildren over the years. While her varnish showed the wear from years of love its as sturdy as can be.
And now after 3 days of on and off sanding and a little tung oil… well we're in love all over again. It's still a little big for Chloe but that doesn't stop her from putting her bunny in it and rocking it back and forth :o)
Again we're not talking 'BIG' changes.
I found a simple resturant high chair on craigslist for $40 (I think I paid $30). Here she is before we painted her and raised her up with casters.
(Side note: I REALLY need to update you on the kitchen, next week?)
Then a little paint - okay a lot of paint it took about 3 full coats of oil based and I'm still thinking I should sand on the arms a little and touch it up one more time to get perfection. But then again its been moved inside so I'm sure that's a next spring project. So paint, then Mr. A added 'running boards' to attach the casters to and the casters of course.
The Action Seat 9000
I LOVE IT.
I can literally move Chloe from room to room with a gentle push and lets remember I have a huge belly right now… ha ha. Anyway, the casters glide like ice skates on fresh ice across our wood floors.
Given the floor plan of the house 75% of it is downstairs (only the two kids bedrooms and spare bath are upstairs) so I can move her from where I'm folding laundry a place unsafe for her at the moment…
Into the kitchen when I need to take cookies out of the oven, another task hard to do with a toddler. Plus she loves that she can see the counter top.
Since she's usually running around the house 90-nothing its a wonderful change to have her 'alert' and 'sitting' for even 10 minutes at a time. I can't believe they don't sell these in the store.
And that's about it, Chloe's yelling so I'm being summoned. Talk with you guys again soon. XO.