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A Castle in the Making

Our prior post was titled “Madelyn’s Bed.” As the photos showed, the progress we had made had created just that: a really large bunk bed frame. In the last week, that bunk bed has begun to transform into a little girl’s dream: a castle! At this point, two towers are in place, complete with windows to peek through and built in cubbies and shelves. Along the way, we got Madelyn’s new mattress, took down her crib, and officially moved her into the big bed, work in progress that it is. We both smiled when we heard our big girl happily reading aloud to herself while sitting on her bed the afternoon we set it up. More photos are to come, but here is a taste of the castle for now:

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Hanging out with our books while Dad does all the work” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1536.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Grace and Madelyn checking out the tower” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1572.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Madelyn sitting on her shelf” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1592.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Painting the tower” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1606.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Grace and Madelyn checking out the tower” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1609.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Peek!” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1625.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Cutting the last of the angled tower bottom” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1627.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Madelyn and Grace playing playdough while Dad cuts sides for the second tower” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1633.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”PEEK!” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1642.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”I can see you!” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1660.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”PEEK DAD!” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1661.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Madelyn and Mom getting ready to read books in her new bed” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1663.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Another view of the second tower as Dad holds it in place” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1668.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Everybody peeking at Mom, the second tower is done” type=”image” alt=”DSC_1671.JPG” ]

Here are all of the new pictures:
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