Sunday, July 24, 2011

Finally a Date Night....

Our summer has been so busy that we hadn't had a chance to have a date night in a very long time. With Soccer camp, VBS, sickness, and my husbands work schedule we were just BUSY. Finally this weekend he was off work and my kids were invited to a birthday party so my parents took them to the party and we were able to take the MG out on the town!

We rode around for a little while and ate dinner at The BelAir Grill, we had never eaten there and boy were we missing out! Great food, great time with my hubby, and then we came home and curled up on the couch and watched a good grown up movie (yea no Disney or Pixar or cartoons!!!!! WOO HOO). Much needed mini vacation for mommy and daddy!


Last week Abby went to VBS for the first time! She loved it so much and had such a good time.

Our church did the "Shake It Up" version and it was centered all around food. They learned some really great songs, about all kinds of foods, a fun dance, lots of fun, and most importantly they celebrated their faith!

5 Drawer Chest Project

I had been looking for Abby a new dresser for several months. She still uses her changing table as a dresser! Someone gave my aunt this 5 drawer chest so I told her I would take it and redo it for Abby. Seemed simple enough! Sand, paint,done...right?? LOL Well, it turned out to be a pretty hefty job. I had to work on it in the garage and the heat index outside was about 105 degrees the day I started this project. I sanded it the first day and was too tired to do anything else, not to mention the wood cracked and fell apart as the sander went over the top.

The next day my husband showed me how to use wood putty and a nail gun! I put the putty on, built the wood back up, let it dry and resanded it...looked pretty good! Then I primed it and let it dry. I painted it the same day and it was so hot outside the first coat dried in about 2 hrs. So I put the second coat on and let it dry overnight.

The next day I put the old drawer pulls back on, I debated buying new ones but the old ones were so vintage and they looked really good so I just put them back on it. I was very pleased with how it turned out and now Abby has lots of extra space for all her clothes!...and yes we are still using the changing table too, just for pajamas and swimsuits! :)