Tuesday, March 29, 2011
We have been very busy with projects around here. Daniel put up a retaining wall in the back yard and the progress there is great! Eva has started using the potty and is doing very well! Jamison has been super grumpy which is not his style and today he cut a tooth!! So yes life is good. Alexander has also been diligently learning his sounds for all the letters of the alphabet (something they need to start kindergarden) so we are happy. Its spring and conference is this weekend so yes life is good.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
We were looking through craigslist and I noticed a "best of craigslist" section so we found this. Its an actual craigslist posting. We were laughing so hard.
Free CelloDate: 2010-12-13, 7:32PM
So my sister gave me this cello a couple years ago. It's a nice cello. Actually, it's a great cello. It's probably the best cello, but I don't really know much about cellos. Also the neck snapped off. Of the cello. So it's really more like 3/4's of a cello, but the other 1/4's still there, it's just not attached. It's kind of like you're getting two cellos, only one of them doesn't have a body and the other doesn't have a neck. But if you stand them up next to each other it's like old times. You could probably fix it with like some music glue or something like that.
She also gave me a cello bag that I can give to you too, now that I won't have a cello. It's a really nice cello bag. You can fit everything in it. Actually, there might even be a bow in the bag, I'm not sure. I don't want you to think that there's 100% a bow in the bag. It's way over there, I can't check right now. But if it's in there it's yours.
If you're like me and you don't know how to play the cello then you could use it as a coin bank. It's hollow and there are two S's on the front that you could drop the coins through. Then when it's filled up you could drop it off of your roof or carry it around like a change purse. Ooh, in the cello bag. It'd be like a cello purse. I'd do it but I'm moving across the country and it won't fit in my car. What else could you do with it. You could saw the front off and use it as a sled. Or give the neck to a baby as like a wizard stick for Christmas. Totally give this cello to someone for Christmas. Or Hanukkah.
Please come get it. I'm in Echo Park. I'd actually go somewhere to meet you if wherever we're going is a cool place. Like the desert or something.
I'm 90% certain the bow's in there.
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Jamison has been sick. He generally doesn't get sick so it has been sad to see the little guy with the runny nose and watery eyes and coughing. He is a trooper though because he keeps smiling and acting happy.
We got the soda drinking tip from our neighbors and well I am very grateful for it. I tried all the things all the books and videos said and so far this is the only thing that has worked so we will continue with it this week.
Oh and I have started blogging my projects over at Prudent Projects
its very fun for me although I need to make a HUGE todo list for the summer because my mind is all over the place. I need to get lighting all switched out, Eva potty trained, Alexander into soccer and other things and well run the regular household oh and find the odds and ends furniture I still need for my house! Its going to be a vigorous summer!
I love staying busy but this last week made me tired. Not to mention daylight savings. I have never been so affected by it. I keep having dinner late and putting the kids down late and waking up late!! I definitely need to go buy and watch and alarm clock!!
until next time :)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
We are now done with all the cosmetic surgery in the house (painted, stairs, floors) and now its time for the accessories (all the stuff that makes it feel cozy and beautiful) My first tasks involve furniture and mirrors and well lots of other stuff. Its going to be Here going to be is the important part of the sentance. My goal is to have it all set up and running by next week!! Wohoo. You will see all my deep dark secrets about just how cheap I really am when it comes to well everything. K thats all.
OH and Our stairs were featured on this blog:
This is one of my favorite blogs for inspiration and motivation. I see the stuff on there and say I CAN DO THAT TOO!!
K wish me luck.
This was Eva when we put her back in her room (she was in our room on her mattress on the floor for 3 days) we put a portable dvd player on the chair for entertainment.
This was the first morning Alexander started to feel sick (wednesday) He was SOOO happy because Eva was getting special treatment for being sick and he kept saying he was sick when he wasn't (he finally got sick and jumped in our bed (literally) but he wasn't too happy when the full sickness came and he couldn't breath and it felt like his lungs were getting ripped to shreds.
Having two extremely sick kids and a 6 month old doesn't mix well with my ability to run back and forth. So in the mornings I would feed Jamison and stick him in my bed. Alexander loved having someone to talk to and Jamison loved being right next to Alexander. So I gave Jamison his blanky and he kept falling asleep (Jamison loves our bed and he LOVES LOVES LOVES his blanky, falling asleep not in his bed is NOT normal for him) Here are some shots of Jamison through the week.
He has learned to sit up without falling over much (hence the pillows behind him)
He has learned that his thumb is a LOVELY thing to stick in his mouth
He has learned he loves Daddy . He loves sitting in his lap, looking at him, playing with him and smiling at him.
Oh and Jamison is now 6 months old! He is a healthy boy (I mean he didn't even get sick through all that!!)
He weighs 19lbs 8 ounces 90% for weigh
He is 27 inches tall 75% for height
and his head is still more than the 95th%
He now fully fits the 12 month old clothes some have extra foot room but I can barely zip his pjs at the chest and some clothes are just too tight at the chest. I think he has a very broad and large chest and shoulders. He is as cute as ever, there is this little book thing on the exersaucer (Meleofa's that we still haven't returned... sorry Meleofa we promise to bring it out next time we are in Utah!!) he likes to flip through it and look at the pictures!! Anyway he is ready for stage 2 solids! so any tips on how to make those from home would be great. I have never been big on the baby food jars but I can't remember how to do stage 2 foods. I think I need a blender.
So yeah not a good week but it made me really appreciate the healthy times no matter how messy :)