We were blessed to have our grandparents from Texas visit us for a whole week. We look forward to their visits because they are always such a joy to be around. They remind us of where we want to be as a couple in the next 50 years. The kids love having them here too. It's tough when it's time for them to leave because they spend such quality time with the kids that we really feel an emptiness when they leave.
Our very first ride on the Metro in downtown D.C. - Christian was so excited and loved every minute of it.
One of the things I really wanted to do was a little sewing with Grandma and she was happy to oblige. We went to the fabric store, picked out a pattern and fabric. Then the next day we sewed 4 pair of knit shorts for the girls. The pattern wasn't the best so it took some tweaking but we finally got it done. While it did take a while I had such a great time just chatting and listening to her wonderful sewing tips. A memory which I will truly cherish forever. I don't have a picture of the shorts because honestly the girls started wearing them right away and I never got to take a picture. Since the girls are napping right now I will have to get a picture of them later.
Celebrating Shawn's Birthday!
Gabriella still likes taking her pants off and now the diaper comes off too! Believe me we have walked into some terrible messes in her crib
They are so goofy but I love this picture because it shows how much they really connect with each other.
They are so much fun!
Mia has a boo boo and is very upset
Ahhh Grandpa made it all better
And now Gabriella wants a kiss too
Kisses all around for everyone!
Helping Gabriella up after a fall
And remember this?
After a good cleaning, dismantling, and spray paint
Here they are right back up on the front of the house
Here are two of them on my porch along with the spring wreath I made last week. The other two lights are on each side of the garage. These lights run about $30 each brand new but I was able to give them a whole new look for only $10 for all 4!
I'm not done spray painting yet! Here is another brass chandelier that needs an update. We are not doing black this time though. Check back soon to see how we update this!
And can't wait to show you what I did with some old cereal boxes and some fabric that I had on hand.
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