Maybe I should actually fasten the child proof lock next time.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Maybe I should actually fasten the child proof lock next time.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
This one says "made with love" at the top and "by the tapies" at the bottom with a fleur de lis on each side. It looks a little fuzzy in the picture, but that's cause I couldn't use the flash. Etching cookware is my new craft!
This one says "A Tapie Creation" at the top and two stars at the bottom. Everything is a little uneven cause I had to free hand it all.
And of course I had to make a set of coasters. Now, I did go in with the other girls on a hostess gift, but I just couldn't resist making her something! Also, it rained really hard today, it was so relaxing. Luke loved looking at it through the back door!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I have come up with a new rule for us. When you are going through a drive through, please limit the number of items to 4 or less. If you are ordering a 12 course meal or dinner for 20, please go inside. I too am hungry and have places to go. Yes, it is I, the lady behind you. This is just common courtesy. Thank you.
Lady with screaming baby huffing behind you.
p.s.- It took me 5 minutes, literally, to figure out how to spell courtesy. The "ou" is tricky business.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This is the fabric and everything. Do you see how this side holds my cell phone? Hello! Perfection. The other side has the i.d. spot on the outside, and inside is enough room for cards, cash, and change. Plus I can unclip the loop and put it around the diaper bag strap so no more digging with one hand. See? It was totally worth it.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This is a picture I took the other day. For Luke's first birthday I bought a John Deere mat for everyone at the party to sign, it turned out really cute. I needed a great picture for the mat, so I took one with a couple of his birthday presents and the shirt he wore to the party. This riding car is now his favorite thing in the world, and my sister bought the hat. She is a huge sports fan, and Cody and I are NOT sports people AT ALL, so she felt it was her duty to let Luke have a baseball hat. I let him wear it when he's having a really bad hair day. Cause that's what hats are for, right?
I just like this picture of my boys. I developed it and taped it up in my bathroom. So handsome!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This is the most recent messy face picture I have. It's a couple of months old, but you get the general idea. Well, except for his birthday pictures. All that icing smeared all over his face is another good visual.
Monday, July 20, 2009
While I'm on the topic of things I saw on t.v. today, there has been a Bond marathon on USA today, as well as on Saturday. I love old Bond movies. A young Sean Connery, sexy 60's/70's Bond girls, cheesy plots that suck you in anyway....what's not to love? I think Moore and Brosnan portray Bond the closest, they each have an easy sense of humor and deliver the classic Bond-puns lightly with a slight twinkle in the eye. While I love looking at D. Craig (all you can say is yum) I am a little disappointed at how heavy and serious he takes the character. Picking my favorite is hard, (maybe A View To Kill: Christopher Walken makes the best bad guy psycho, and who doesn't enjoy Mayday's freakishly thin and pulled back face. Tell me though, how does Stacy Sutton keep those heels on the whole time? I would think any logical gal would kick those off when trying to climb out of a mine shaft or traipsing along the Golden Gate Bridge supports.) but picking the worst is easy- Moonraker. AAAAAHHHHH!!!! The slow "anti-gravity" movement when they first get into outer space kills me every time. So what's your favorite Bond movie?
Sunday, July 19, 2009
It all started by me waking up an hour late. I meant to get up at 6:45 so that I would have time to bathe Luke and still have time for a Starbucks run on my way to church. Well, I woke up at 7:45 from the craziest dream ever. Last night I checked the time the alarm was set, I checked the volume of the radio, I checked the brightness of the numerals, but did I actually turn the alarm on? Nope. So after I've run around like crazy getting me and Luke ready for bible class in an hour, I get his diaper bag to pack his lunch and run out the door (still on time for the coffee, but he skipped his bath, I was just praying no one would take a wiff of him). When I open it up, what do I find? ANTS. Little black sugar ants are everywhere. I flip into panic mode and toss everything on the back porch. I grab my tiny hula girl sewing bag, dump out the contents, and throw in a couple of diapers, the food. That's it. No toys, no nothing, to get us through church. I still go get the coffee, we're just really late.
So then after church we go out to lunch with the in-laws. It was good, but then there was a baby shower. I had to dash out of lunch, run to Walmart for more diapers for the top tier of the diaper cake center piece I made, and then run up to the the church to help decorate. We had a great time, and I finally feel like I get to breath. While we were having the shower it rained and we joked about how my grass might turn green again since I haven't watered it once this summer.
The shower is over, and I mosey on home. Has something in this story not added up? Like the fact that I tossed all of Luke's favorite things which we carry around out on the porch and then it rained? It didn't even occur to me until after I got home and was letting the dog out. Board books- melted everywhere. Snacks- unrecognizable blobs. Bibs- soaking mess. Bag- full of water. *sigh* I guess it needed to be cleaned out anyway. But that was not the best way to wipe out old spilled milk and formula and months worth of crumbs. Not to mention the ants that had weathered the storm in the shelter of a cute diaper bag.
Now for the part that ends well. Cody went to go listen to some band play tonight, and my friend Sara's husband is out of town, so I had her and her daughter over for dinner. We had a great time hanging out and visiting. It was a nice way to end doozy of a day!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Today I didn't really do any thing except play, watch trashy Bravo shows and do laundry. Doesn't make for exciting reading. So I thought I would post pictures of my new bedspread! I spent my birthday money on new bedding for our room, I've been tired of what we had for awhile. We got the old stuff as wedding presents, so after almost 6 years I was ready for something new!
The old picture is from Christmas, hence the Christmas lights (which I put up every year, it makes me feel magical!) and during the day. I tried to turn on all the lights so the new picture wouldn't look so dark, but it is 10:00 PM. The sun went down 30 minutes ago! I love how crisp and minimal the new bedding looks. Much more serene and relaxing. But, you are not allowed to relax ON it, you must move it aside and relax NEXT to it. Just FYI.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Doesn't Courtney look so pretty? Ashely was the maid of honor!
Trying to keep Luke happy with Cheerios. He likes to shove as many in his face as possible.
First time to go swimming in a lake! We let him keep the paci so he wouldn't drink the water. And he HATED the sand. It was so funny to watch him avoid touching it at all cost.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Also today I let Luke have spaghetti for the first time. Cody had to work tonight, so I fixed some angel hair and sweet basil marinara for myself (since it doesn't have meat Cody doesn't count it as a meal so he won't eat it for dinner) and cut up a platefull for the Lukesters. Holy moly was cutting up that pasta a pain. I don't know when I'll be doing that again. Besides, he didn't seem that interested. He ate some of it, but then stopped and started yelling at me, so I got out a spoon and fed him some. Oddly enough, he would eat it off a spoon. So then I let him explore with the spoon and try to "feed" himself. I knew that that since this is the first time he's really used a spoon he would gag himself, but you would think after the first couple of times he would learn not to put the spoon back that far in. Nope. Not my son. After about the 10th time of me being frightened all that spaghetti would come back up, I took it away from him. I know, I'm a mean mommy.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Who couldn't love this beautiful face?!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Also, I went to the grocery store hungry today. Haven't I learned yet that is a huge no no? Apparently not. I came home with 4 bags of snacks, and some of them didn't even make it home. It's sad that I live a mile from the grocery store, yet half a bag of some new gourmet baked herb cracker thing didn't live to see the garage.