On Saturday while Rich and I were busy painting and assembling furniture, our kids put on a mini parade with some of their neighborhood friends. They used our little truck as the float, taped signs to it identifying the different princesses on the float, who were dressed in their finest costumes and coronated after the parade. This priceless pretty princess parade was escorted by my handsome son, who was nominated to be the "Awesome Police" and rode security patrol along beside them on a scooter.
Rich had run to the store and unfortunately missed the whole spectacle. But the kids made me stop painting and walk down to the end of the street to join some other parents, who were sitting in lawn chairs on the sidewalk waiting for the parade to begin.
After the coronation of princesses, during which Lena was crowned "The Princess of Sparkles", they sang selections from Frozen for all of us.
In the immortal words of Corey Feldman in The Burbs..."God, I love this street."
And here is what Rich and I were busy doing while our kids were parading about. This is my parents' old console stereo. They have had it since they were married and have used it as a buffet table for many of those years. But I have fond memories of playing Olivia Newton John and Solid Gold records on its turntable and dancing around like a crazy child.
Anyway after 45 years, they finally bought themselves an actual buffet table to replace this old stereo and, as is the practice of any respectable parent, handed down their unwanted furniture to their kids. Lori passed on this beauty, so we gratefully snatched it up.
The stereo equipment this console held was mostly inoperable, so Rich gutted it, built shelves and new front panels and we painted it this weekend.
And here is the end product. It turned out great!