Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Six months

With this baby I thought I was going to do it.  I was going to do a photo shoot with my nice camera every month and document little C's brightness through her first year.  FAIL.

Our life has just been too crazy.  But I have managed to take pictures with my iPhone every month of this sweet little girl.  And since we are at the half way point ill share what I've got so far.

One month
Two months
Three months
Four months
Five month
Six months

C is a little ball of joy.  She is so unbelievably happy and content.  She just wants to smile and giggle any chance you give her.  She is sitting up on her own (that just got perfected this week) and almost rolling.  She's also got two little bumps indicating her bottom teeth are working on coming through.  

We are all so enamored with this little girl.  We say that she has super powers of cuteness.  Whenever she wants to be held, she just looks at you and grins and you can't help it.  She is especially good at breaking them out at bedtime and when daddy first walks in the door after work.  A and K both just love to hold and cart her around. If she can survive her big sister, I do believe she can survive anything.  ;)

It's hard to believe all we went through to get her here.  It seems like a distant nightmare that happened to someone else.  (Until I look down at my deteriorated muscles... Gotta work on that). She was most certainly worth every moment!  We love you baby girl!




The free piano

I have been keeping my eyes open on Craigslist for. Free piano.  Around here they come up about once a week.  I missed quite a few good ones because we weren't unpacked enough to move one in... But then I saw this one...
This isn't a great photo but it wasn't in the best shape.  It still needs to be tuned but it isn't horrible.  I let it sit for a while and had a lot of second thoughts.  Did I REALLY want to paint this monstrosity??? Was it worth it.  Or should we just take it to the dump.  

Eventually I got up the gumption to begin.  It is a bit intimidating but the thing was free an ugly so it couldn't get much worse right?  After I painted I added a wooden appliqué.... Just to maker her a little more purdy... ;)

The hardest part was around the keys because I didn't take it apart but all in all I'm super happy with it!!! I also redid my piano bench because we are changing the color scheme and the old one didn't quite work anymore.  I LOVE the pop of color!

Total cost? 
Piano - free
White paint - free from stash
Yellow paint - $6
Fabric - $2
$8 for a piano!!! I'll take it!