{p,f,h,r} K’s room went from stage 2 to 4 (grandparent boost)

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Pretty, Happy, Funny

When my in-laws joined us to help at the Family Fun Fair, they finished K’s bedroom as a 22nd anniversary gift.  We were up to stage 2 of our plan, Monday after the fair, they travelled to IKEA, and finished the whole list. (Mommom insisted on a really good mattress while she was at it)

Grandparents are like superheroes.

I stayed  home to clean out K’s room and vacuum under the old furniture – the little boy upstairs is enjoying the desk, chair and rocker that she’d outgrown.  I also began to learn how to get to the screen on the common app where I CAN upload Ben’s transcript.  He had to invite me to be his councillor (by clicking on one of his colleges, then indicating referrers.  How intuitive, of course, what obvious html navigation.)

K helping to build one of the pieces of furniture
K helping to build one of the pieces of furniture
Mommom organizing the bed
Mommom organizing the bed
Daddad smoothing the bed
Daddad smoothing the bed

There was a bit of shuffling to get the furniture assembled and installed. Dan always bolts the high book cases to the wall,

K hanging out of her closet
K hanging out of her closet
K sitting in her closet
K sitting in her closet

And of course the furniture that’s designed to be a chair gets bolted to the wall as well.

K's crocheted mermaid
K’s crocheted mermaid

One of the shelves has become a doll house for the mermaid K and I crocheted together (K did the tail). My friend Talitha Kuomi gave her a swatch from one of her designs to use as a mermaid blanket. Tal is competing in the Hola Knits mini-collection competition, if you want to vote.

K's crocheted mermaid in bed
K’s crocheted mermaid in bed

K’s yarn stash is rather lovely these days, I asked the ladies at In the Loop for scrap yarn for her – and these ladies don’t seem to believe in acrylic. Now that K has all these bins, the yarn is not rolling on the floor.

K between the end of the bed and the cases
K between the end of the bed and the cases

Unless she is matching colors, because somehow, unless yarn is dumped on the floor, she can’t match colors.

K in the closet
K in the closet
K between the bed and the cases
K between the bed and the cases
K bouncing on the bed
K bouncing on the bed

Everyone likes to sit on this mattress, so I’m getting lots of company when I read to K at night; though who doesn’t like to listen to the Horse and his Boy?

At the cubbie shelf
At the cubbie shelf

K at her desk
K at her desk

Real:
I’m not sure the desk will be used beyond flat surface storage, k is an inveterate floor girl. She may grow out of it, but I haven’t.

I’m not sure she has figured out that that is why I urge her to use the desk more – so she won’t be as messy as me forever, but…yeah.

And, I didn’t take a photo of the cubbie space behind the door.

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