Saturday, May 26, 2012

New Pics of Abigail

 Krysten went to Utah recently and had some awesome photos made of Abby.  Here they are.  This little dress makes her eyes look like sapphires. Her hair is changing color and getting really thick.  Don't know about the curly status of it yet. 
 She loves to grab her toes and lift her legs in the air.  Exploring is so much fun, for us and for them.
Now we know where she gets her pretty looks!  She is getting very social and talking alot too!  Loves to put stuff in her mouth, is eating baby food and might be getting some teeth.  We will wait and see.  Her other grandma is coming this week.  Will be good to see her.

We Have a New Baby!

 Liam Alexander Robison was born May 24, 2012. He was 8 lbs 10 oz and 20 inches long.  He is beautiful, looks alot like his brother Levi and has brilliant red hair.  We already are in love.

He is doing well in the hospital, is in the NICU for some low blood sugar problems and is eating like a champ.  Susanna is amazed at how differently a full term baby nurses compared to the twins who were born at 33 weeks gestation.  His glucose IV is getting weaned down slowly but surely and we hope to have him home in a few days.  The twins love him already too, Levi said he wasn't pretty, he was cool and they gave him a sweet kiss before they transferred him to the NICU.  On the night Susanna went into labor I stayed over with them and we had a sweet little prayer for Mommy and Liam to be safe.  We also had a good rain that night so there is much to be thankful for.  God is like that!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pictures for Owen!

 Levi doing what he does best!  He was jumping on the sofa this evening. Bouncing like a ping pong ball.
 Milly all dressed up!  She loves girly things.  She got new sandals with gem stones on them and could hardly breathe.  She wore them in her nap that day.
Easter Sunday! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Big Dining Table

 Well here is the big oak dining table that we were so blessed to receive from my Dad's cousin's estate.  It was his mother's table, my Great Aunt Margaret.  I remember eating at this table when we visited them in Gunnison back in the '70's.  Dad says he remembers 17 people sitting around for breakfast.
 The table is 45 inches square without it's leaves and it has eight 10 inch leaves, making it 125 inches when all the leaves are in it.  We found the table in the shed, with no door, left open to the elements.  No telling how long it had been there but the table itself seemed in pretty good shape but the leaves had seen better days.  Several of them were split and dried out.  Well we put the leaves in (thankfully the mechanism for the table still worked perfectly) and then went to sanding.  I wanted it to still have some warts and blemishes.  Jan wanted it to look brand new, but I assured him it needed to look old and loved. 
Then when it was smooth I used some wood filler on a couple of places and the split leaves and gave it a nice coat of oak colored stain/polyurethane.  It is a Minwax product.  The dry leaves really soaked up the polyurethane and it needs a couple more coats.  I think it is going to look really good. The base doesn't need more than a good scrubbing and some lemon oil.  It should look really nice and come in handy for the family reunion this summer. 

I also have some plans for the old buffet in the old house, a chair that needs reupholstering, and we are working on the chest of drawers that we got in Montana also! So much to do. I love it.