Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year we have a lot to be thankful for:
Nothing like pureed sweet potatoes to make me grateful for teeth... and a hearty swallowing reflex!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Back in the Jungle

I got a pair of beat up nasty kid-sized chairs from my friend a couple months ago. She was going to re-paint them, but gave up. I can totally understand that, they were pretty much coming apart, and so beat up that if you sanded out all the dents they would be totally misshapen.
Of course, the best way to keep people from noticing that there are dents is to have a design on the chair to distract the eye. Not that I could ever paint anything a solid color anyway.

So first off, I asked Cam if he could do something about the wobbliness. I was thinking he would add a couple screws into joints... but he took the first chair completely apart piece by piece, stabbing himself with a rusty nail in the process, and then screwed the whole thing back together. 

I asked if he thought it would handle our 14 pound son now, and he said, "yeah, I realized I was making it strong enough to hold a gorilla." As we don't have any gorillas currently, the second chair he just added a couple screws into joints. 

Although I considered having them match Wesley's nautical themed room (post forthcoming), ultimately I decided that the jungle shelf was lonely and that I really wanted some good animal print.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, what I was really grateful for is a husband who, as I was bemoaning my inability to paint uniformly pointed out, "the world already has lots of people who paint uniformly."

I'm grateful he puts up with me. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011


So I just discovered Oxiclean. Why did no one tell me about this earlier? It actually got all the gross off Wesley's outfits. Even the white onesie!

After that I got really excited about it and used it to wash everything Wesley has worn, and Cam's white shirts that were getting dingy.

That worked so well I also did our sheets, and everything white any of us own.

That worked so well I borrowed my friend's carpet shampooer and used Oxiclean to wash our couch, and then the entire carpet.

Cam's calling it my cleaner of the week. Which implies that I get obsessed with cleaners often... which is not at all true. There was just this one time when I discovered how very well our toilet bowl cleaner works and used it to wash the entire bathroom and kitchen. Then there was the time with magic erasers, but that's for another day.

If anyone knows how to get the Oxiclean smell off my hands now, your comments would be appreciated.

No, this is really not a sponsored post. Is a girl not allowed to get excited about household products these days? Welcome to adventures in the life of a domestic housewife. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Joys of Motherhood - By Cameron

We don't have any pictures of Kim and Wesley, why, because mom is always the one taking the pictures. Kim asked me to take a little video of her playing with Wesley so he would know that he wasn't raised by his dad (which is quite the opposite of the truth). I obliged and this is what I got:

Which I think is a good representation of what Kim does for Wesley all day. Motherhood documented... check.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Party Trick

Wesley may look more like me, but he has 100% Cameron's personality. That's why they both enjoy freaking out me, and all the other women in the neighborhood with their new "party trick."