My favorites this week are a few things my father-in-law made for us. I posted a little bit about my father-in-law on Memorial Day. Harry worked all his adult life in construction as a dock builder, but he was also very handy around the house, he used to make small pieces of furniture, and he was also a talented woodcarver.
Here is a wooden step stool Dad made for us (he actually made five of them and gave one to each of his children and their families):
And Dad also carved these two wooden chains:
Such patience, right?!
One last favorite today is my favorite boy, who keeps me smiling with his constant clowning around!
Jayden decided to cast aside his pirate sword and hop into his cousin Mia's little pink doll stroller the other night!
The other morning while watching TV and waiting for his breakfast to be ready Jayden called to me that he was cold, I told him to go get one of his sweat jackets that were hanging on the hooks in the hall. When I came back into the living room he had taken one of my sweaters and put it on backwards and was all snuggled up in it:
Jayden decided he needed glasses to see better and took a pair of Ray's safety goggles to wear:
When I told Jayden to take the glasses off he said, "Umma, I need them, they help my fingers to snap louder!" This kid is a real character!
The above pictures of our living room were taken on days when Jayden was not around.
And on a normal day when Jayden is around to work his magic, this is the decorating theme.......
...almost never do the back cushions stay on the love seat, they slowly make their way to the front of the love seat and then to the floor, and there is always a tent being built somewhere!
I often think about how much Ray's Dad would have enjoyed Jayden and his antics!
Saturday & Sunday are going to be devoted to finishing painting the last wall in the living room, and (hopefully!) also painting the dining room, but I have a feeling if the weather is as nice as is promised, the pool and swimming will win out over painting the dining room!
Have a great weekend everyone!
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