when you leave a toddler alone with a hammer?
Actually, we decided to rip out the half wall at the top of our stairs and rebuild it as a built-in bookshelf. Kendra did help Dan by keeping him entertained with a non-stop parade of stuffed animals and chatter.
Believe it or not, this is step one of getting ready for Gummy Bear's arrival. These will hold children's books and family photo albums. Hopefully we'll then be able to get rid of 2 of our tall bookshelves (actually, one of them is donating it's life to these new shelves). Once the bookshelves are gone we'll start moving Kendra into the new kids room, which is currently our office. Our office will be downsized and move into what is now Kendra's room. Our current office is the larger of the two rooms, and the kids are going to share a room for a few years so they'll need the extra space.