I've been transforming a formerly scuffed, dark brown stained coffee table. First, a coat of off-white paint, then distress, fleur-de-lis stencil applied in pencil, pattern covered with Sharpie paint pens...
I'll try to post an "all done" shot. I am going to finish it with a coat of poly acrylic. I've never used it before but it's supposed to be a washable protective coat that won't yellow. It's been fun to try something new & I'm pleased with the results. At first the boys thought it was "too girly" but now they think it's OK.
Nathan made a sweet little paper bird.
He is definitely my fellow animal lover in this family.
Mark & Luke made weapons - Luke has a bow & arrow that Dad helped him make & Mark created a bungee cord gun all on his own.
The boys love riding their bikes all around the beach town, where the speed limit is 20mph. John & I drive the golf cart & they follow behind. Very cute & a great way to tire them out - at least in theory. We can always hope! Generally they are tireless.
My four favorite guys in the world.
The boys watched Disney's Tarzan, so they were pretending to be gorillas here.They also watched the Disney movie about the spotted puppies & Luke later reported to me about the cool movie "101 Damnations"! (We still have a lot of mispronunciations at our house, but that one is my new favorite!)
The boys seem to want to grow up so quickly these days, so I loved it when they all decided to bring their favorite stuffed toys to the Library. Mark brought "Bubba" the bear, Nathan brought "Jaguar" the dog & Luke took "Luke Ema" the monkey. I savored the moment.
I love this cute shot of Mark & Nathan. I think they started out wrestling but it ended up as a hug.
We have a lot going on in our lives right now & are feeling very stressed out. A family hike is always good medicine for us, so off we went to Pilot Mountain. It was so good to just be all together in the beautiful woods, with the boys running around, climbing everything & making lots of noise. At the end of our hiking, Mark & Nathan pretended they were tired. Ha! It takes a lot more than an afternoon of hiking to tire out those guys!