Latest from Charlotte

On our way to work, when we drive by the Marriot Hotel, she points and says "There's my house!"  She has grand dreams of being a princess

While making pancakes, she helped pour the flour in and says "I love flowers.  I have flowers outside."

"I have a green car.  There is only room for Cooper, Piper, and Daddy.  Not you Mommy."

"Mommy, you are the whale and Daddy is the fish."

"Is that beer?  Beer is not for babies.  Babies drink milk."

"Oh I'm sorry."

"I know that!"

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Pumpkin Patch

One of my favorite things about fall...going to the pumpkin patch.

Crazy how much difference a year can make



In my infinite wisdom, I thought stripes would be a fun way to paint Charlotte's room.  After shaky hands (from trying to hold the laser straight) and mounds of tape later, I now think otherwise.  Through trial and error, my Aunt Jackie and I found out the hard way how to paint the perfect stripe.  You see, most walls are textured and paint tends to seep under the tape.  The best way to paint stripes is to tape the lines.  Then on the areas that you plan on painting color, you must take the white paint and create a seal on the tape by painting on top on tape and on the wall.  This prevents the color paint from seeping through and creating uneven lines.  Once the white paint dries, you can paint the colored stripes.  The trick is to remove the tape while the paint is still wet.

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The finished product