You all have been such sports to read so many words from me lately. How about some pictures to mix it up a bit?
I got Stephen to help me rearrange the furniture. (Old pics here for reference)
The computer is now in our bedroom, which means that I could move the bookshelves from the dining room into the living room. It makes the dining space feel much more roomy, and now Abby can’t throw food onto my books. Also, we got new floors put in last month. Goodbye, stains and smells from other families!
My new fall wreath! Thank you for the idea, Pinterest. It’s as cozy as a new fall sweater, but lots more pleasant in 90-degree temperatures.
I told you Stephen and I were debating a chicken-wire cage or a Burmese tiger trap for keeping Abby contained in her bed at night. We finally settled on the Large Gate option. While the 36″ gate cannot contain our 33″ daughter when she’s feeling really determined, it works as a deterrent most of the time. (Yes, she climbs it and pitches herself over the top. It’s only happened once.)
Speaking of Abby, this is her latest discovery. You might not think the chair-as-stepstool idea is that revolutionary, but it’s been a game-changer, I assure you.
I let Abby try my hot chocolate when we went out for breakfast the other day. She’s a fan!
Abby and the neighbor’s dog have a standing date to meet here at this broken slat any time they’re both in the back yard. How cute is that?
This is “Plan B” in case the gate doesn’t work to keep Abby in bed at night.