Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Kalli's new bed (or aptly put, Joe is amazing)

Awhile ago Joe embarked on a request from me to build Kalli a bed. We figured we could build one for cheaper than we could buy one. That would have been true if Joe didn't then go out and buy $300 worth of new tools. Oh well, that just means he now has the tools to make me whatever my heart desires (or whatever I can find at anawhite.com). I challenged Joe to finish this bed by Christmas and he accomplished it with two days to spare. We put Kalli in the bed the day before Christmas eve and we haven't had one problem, which is quite shocking. I think because Kalli watched her dad make this bed, she was really excited about it. Every time she went into the garage she would point to her bed and say "my bed". We put her in the bed the first night and she stayed in her room and slept in her bed. Naptimes have been perfect. What's funny is Kalli stays in her bed until I come and get her, she doesn't get that she has the independence now to do it on her own, although I like that she just waits there for me. We're shocked by how well she has taken to her new bed, but we're so happy it was an easy transition.
Kalli's bed being put in her room. I did the painting, so I at least helped out in some way. The headboard and footboard are really beautiful. Joe did such an amazing job. All put together. I made a quilt for Kalli's bed and it turned out really well. I love it! Too bad it gets lost under her 8 other blankets she sleeps with. She looks so tiny in this bed, but I know this will be special for her because her amazing daddy built it for her.
So if you have a bed order for Joe put it in now.

5 comments:

Joseph said...

And put in your orders to Kristen now for quilts. She's amazing!

Ryan and Kelli said...

No tools= No bed. He obviously needed them to build a quality bed at your request. Good Job Joe!
-Ryan

Aubrey Norby said...

The bed and the quilt both turned out beautifully! You are both amazingly talented. I just finished reading "The Help" for my book group. I thoroughly enjoyed it and stayed up too late more than once to read it.

Paula said...

Awesome work both of you!

JRC said...

Holy smokes! I'm seriously impressed!! The bed looks great and the quilt is adorable. You two are quite the talented duo!! And the kids bedrooms paint jobs look great too!