At his funeral, my 10 year old was a pall bearer, and my 3 and 4 year old were honorary pall bearers. I let told them the news the night before the services. When the four year old was getting his clothes on the next morning, he told his sisters that, “today I get to be a polar bear!!” Colton would have laughed about that!!!
My cute Sister-in-law is having her first a baby next month. She asked me, a long time ago, if I would help paint her nursery. She wanted a farm and an apple tree with a swing.
This weekend the girls (13 and 7) and I finally got a chance to work on it. There was one entire blank wall as our canvas! Well, it was almost blank, there were 3 handprints saved from the previous wall treatment. They are the handprints of the coming baby’s siblings (I tried to make them into butterflies). We took 5 or 6 childrens books with us as farm our research.
It took us the better part of two days to get it done, and we are all really happy with the results. My oldest daughter was so much help with the painting. She is very talented, and I didn’t even know it until we started this. My 7 year old was the official squeezer of the paint tubes, and washer of the brushes!
We had a ball. It isn’t often that it is only the girls! The girls sang, and giggled, and in the end we were all happy with the results!