Thursday, February 28, 2013

Babies on the way! Round of 16 announced!


Due to the imminent arrival of the twins, we are announcing the round of 16 winners!
Stay tuned for birth pictures and the final announcements.
We are beginning Petosin as I am typing!



Round of 16 (Left Side)

Elijah
Abraham
Abiathar
Bartholomew
Ezekial
Jeremiah
Abijah
Shadrach

Round of 16 (Right Side)

Isaiah
Francis
Moses
Phillip
Otto
Apollo
Levi
Thomas



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

And the winners are...

Round of 32 (left side)
Mordechai
Elijah
Xavier
Abraham
Abiathar
Jonah
Bartholomew
Sebastian
Jethro
Ezekial
Jeremiah
Oliver
Abijah
Ethan
Shadrach
Simon
 
Round of 32 (right side)
Isaiah
Elliot
Jeremiah
Francis
Moses
Eli
Phillip
Aaron
Lucas
Otto
Jefferson
Apollo
Levi
Hezekiah
Obadiah
Thomas

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Double Trouble Baby Name Bracket!



34 weeks!
 Photography by Sarah Mock

In anticipation of the birth of our baby boys, we've created a name bracket for you to test how well you know Laura and I. Fill it out and then check back for updates on each round of this friendly competition. Kudos to those special few who manage to guess even one of the two chosen names. On each side of the bracket, one of the names is for real!

Fill out your baby name bracket here!

Extremely tentative schedule:
Round of 32- Wednesday, Feb. 27
Round of 16- Friday, March 1

Saturday, February 2, 2013

An Upcycled Wooden Play Kitchen for Jericho!

 

Happy Birthday Jericho!

As our daughter turned two last week, we were able to give her a really awesome present. Inspired a while ago from a Pinterest posting, Laura suggested we find a small cabinet at Goodwill or Resource York to turn into a play kitchen. But as it turns out, the perfect start to this project was already in our house: a section from the upper cabinets over the fridge in the old upstairs bedroom (in the process of becoming Jericho's new room). Follow along in the transformation!
 
1) An old cabinet
 
 

 
                    2) With one door turned vertical and new shelving added






 


3) A "backplash" and the "stovetop" added






 

 
 
4) Trimmed out                                     

 
 
5) Painting in progress






 


 
6) Final details including sink and burners







 
Cheese!
 
 
With just a few exceptions,
 everything in this project was recycled or we already owned.
 
Hardware from the cabinets was reused, the backsplash was made with plywood and 2x4s rescued from a demo project in the basement, the trim came from the old kitchen on the first floor and leftovers in the garage from the 1970s basement finishing job. All of the paint we already owned, used in our real kitchen. The shelf was made of the bottom of a cabinet drawer and the wheels were mounted on recycled 2x4s. The stove insulation was a leftover scrap from our kitchen remodel and finally, the wire baskets inside the stove and on the side came from our restored 1950s MacDougall built-ins. We bought: 4 wheels, epoxy, two wooden knobs and two flat wooden cut-outs, and a dog bowl.
 

Jericho's Room- Update!

A few photos from the latest work in Jericho's room. Progress due in large part to the help of Jeff, Pop, and my father!




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