Sunday, March 16, 2014

Party Planning...

We've got a lot of plans in the works over here! Owen's 2nd birthday party next (!!) month. I've had three themes I haven't been able to decide between: Cowboy, Art, & Nautical, so I decided today to knock out the cowboys and throw Owen two parties. Haha! Makes sense to me! The 1st party will be a little middle of the week playdate sort of party. We could have done it on a Saturday, but I'm being kind to my husband and letting him sit this out. So...for all the munchkins, we'll be having an art themed party. I'll feed them lunch and we'll paint birdhouses. I'm excited!



For Owen's family party, we're doing something nautical. I've been in love with all things nautical for forever, so this will be a lot of fun for me. :)
 
 
 
 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Womp, womp...

Well, my birthday comforters were kind of a flop. Turns out the one I had Joel buy me is way to small for our bed, and since we got it off of ebay (new) it only had a 10 day return policy which we missed by a lot.
too small, and this is it pulled way to the side you're seeing :(


Annaleigh's set turned out to be pretty awful.

 
It was way more wrinkled than rouched and just looked a mess. There was always the chance that washing it would take the wrinkles out, but it was expensive enough that I didn't want to try it. Overall, it seemed like it was something I would end up hating, so back to Target it went.
 
 
I decided that the one originally meant for me would go to Annaleigh. I've got some ideas in mind-like painting a wood headboard blue and making some pillows & sheets out of the cutest fabric in the world.
Alexander Henry's "Once Upon a Time"
 
Kinda like this...
 
choices...
 
So even though it wasn't my original plan, I still think it will be adorable! I just need the garage to get warm enough so I can paint the headboard.
 

 

 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Three Things

So,  I realized three things have happened recently that I never mentioned.

#1. I finally got my lasik done, which is pretty huge!  I had it done at the end of January, and was waiting to see how I liked it before I posted about it, and then forgot all about it. Overall, it has been really awesome, and I feel so fortunate that I was able to have it done. Day one was incredibly painful. The brochures said things like uncomfortable" and "stings," feels like "sand in the eyes," and  "rest for four hours." Haha, let me tell you, it felt like exactly like what they do to your eyes was done...or like acid was poured into them. It hurt. I had my procedure done at 4:30 pm, and because I got very little sleep that night, know that it wasn't until 3am that I finally was able to sleep through the pain. Thankfully, the receptionist gave me a more honest warning about how it felt, so I knew I just had to make it through the first night. Day two, was a thousand times better. It still hurt, but definitely bearable. More tired and sore-like I had really over worn my contacts.  My eyesight went from 110/80 with bad astigmatism to 20/15 overnight. Amazing! Best of all, my night driving is a million times better. Before, I had awful halos and glares, and got really nervous when driving in the dark, but those are pretty much gone now. It's wonderful to feel safe driving at night!

#2. We have a gato in the family now. We've actually rescued him from the animal shelter a few months ago. His name is Dash (Annaleigh picked it out). He's kind of a jerk like most cats are, but he fits into the family well.
Dash's cat perch. We thought it would be good for him to have a safe place out of kid's reach.
 


#3. I just registered for a free online class hosted by Harvard! It doesn't count towards anything other than the pursuit of knowledge, but even so, I am so nervous! It has been 10 years since I've done any sort of formal education. That's a long time. My brain is rusty! Joel is doing it too (his idea) so it should be interesting. Anyways, I'm leaving the link with you all, just in case you want to do it to (and if you do, be sure to let me know!) Here's the course description: Justice is an introduction to moral and political philosophy, including discussion of contemporary dilemmas and controversies.
https://www.edx.org/course/harvardx/harvardx-er22-1x-justice-1408

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

big boy

 
Well, the big day came (two weeks ago...) my baby got switched over to his crib. He was actually pretty overdue for the change. He's known how to climb out of his crib for about a month, but I was really resisting the change. Not so much because I wanted to keep him a baby, but because switching from crib to bed is such a big change, and I wasn't sure how we'd all survive.

There was a lot of debate about whether to put him in a toddler bed or a twin bed (we had both), but in the end, it ended up not really being a choice. We were actually keeping the spare twin mattress in his room and it turned out the only other place to put it was the garage, and I definitely didn't want to do that, so into the twin he went.

So far it's going about as well as I had expected. Thankfully, putting him in that little room with nothing interesting to do seems to be working. Where Annaleigh stopped napping as soon as she switched, Owen doesn't have much to do to keep him entertained (besides throwing all his blankets and pillows over the baby gate and then crying to get them back...) so he's still been taking most of his naps. Annaleigh loves to go in there and read bedtime stories with him.
 
 The one bit of trouble we've had is that he's taken to sleeping on the floor.  It's him being naughty more than anything else. If I'm the one who puts him to bed, he'll end up on the floor, and will wake up screaming if I put him back to his bed. If Joel puts him to bed, he usually just stays there.
 
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