Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesdays

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Such a handsome little man

I just love my little guy so much! He has a smile (and laugh) that makes everyone smile! Even the mail lady. She never actually stopped by, I just know she would smile.

We started him going on solids awhile ago and he just LOVES him some food. I don't think he's refused any food we've offered him. This may not be a good sign for the future....

We always fed him in the bumbo because we didn't have a high chair yet. And rather than taking a shower after every feeding, we decided to buy one. My skin was getting dry.

He had a mild tendency to flail his arms about right after he grabbed his slightly regurgitated food from his mouth. Lovely. It's a wonder why half the time I never get ready for the day. Those are the days when my shirts get stained and my makeup gets scrubbed off my face by little people slobbered-on paws.

So now we trap place his arms down below the tray.
Look how clean he is! We had to spend the money to buy the high chair, but are saving even more on soap....


Okay, so from now on, I'm going to try to structure my life a bit... as well as the blog. We'll see how well this pans out. I, for one, am not holding out much hope.

"Sunday Grace" - I'll include a quote or Bible verse that is great to reflect on.

Grapenut Mondays - I'll try to write about Grapenut.

Queso Tuesdays - I'll write about Queso.

"Wordless Wednesdays" - self-explanatory. But I'll explain anyway; there won't be any words. :) Get it? I'll post a lovely picture that I think words just can't describe.

"Thoughtful Thursdays" - I'll drag you a bit deeper into my life and discuss more serious issues (mostly relating to adoption). There's quite a bit of confusion out there relating to attachment in adoptions, as well as many other adoption issues and comments that it would be nice to inform others of just so you know what the life of an adoptive Mom entails and what the adoption process is like.

And Fridays I think will be my whatever days. And don't ask about Saturdays, I just don't know if I'll be able to sit down at a computer on a Saturday. Of course, I'll probably throw in extra posts about my random musings... because I figured everyone would miss that!

With planning comes a bit more planning. So we'll see if I can handle it. I am also going to make an effort at planning out my days better. I just got to the point that I actually feel awake during the day (novel concept, I know). I can't wait... because also included in this planning phase in my life is planning time for devotions, working out, and eating healthy! With 2 babies I haven't exactly prioritized the rest of the important things in my life, and it's time to get that back!

You know, like, making myself useful during naptime instead of writing blog posts all afternoon....

Monday, October 26, 2009

Oh Baby Girl!!!

Our whole family was at home together last week just enjoying our night. Grapenut was content in her little buzzie chair UNTIL she just started to wail. We both stopped what we were doing to go pick up our little one, and my oh my.

These are the times when you want to gag as you tear their clothes off in the shower, while ALSO being careful not to get any on their face and as little as possible on your own hands. Oh how nasty for her! And here she is giggling cause it's funny to see Mommy move that fast.
Thank goodness I know how to get those stains out!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday Grace

"He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in Him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord."

-Isaiah 26:3

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Who doesn't like cake, right (other than Dusty.) Two of my favorite shows on tv right now are Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss. The designs are incredible! So I'll give it a try. I figure I've got to be as good as them with absolutely no experience.

I started by making my cake from scratch.

Whoops, you were supposed to see this pic....
Making a mess while getting the fondant "just right".
Mmmmmm, buttercream icing. Oh yeah, it's actually a necessity. Think I'm lying? Try to make fondant stick to a cake then! I love it when you NEED to add more sugar!
And then I dyed the fondant and rolled it out. Obviously I couldn't visualize the size I would actually need. Hmmmmm. Which do you think I am, right brain or left brain??And then there's the icing cake skills I incorporated. I used a tip and brown buttercream icing to make the sand.

(Insert boisterous drum roll.) Here's the cake! And just to try to really impress you with how much time this took... you actually have to dye and roll out tons of fondant when making a colorful cake. When you have to google a color wheel so you can figure out how to make the color purple may explain why I failed art class. We'll just say my kids were a little neglected the whole day (good thing Dust came home early that day)!
Success! Other than the fact that I'm saying happy birthday to someone who apparently only has one foot... we just won't talk about that missing flip flop.And we also won't mention that I just made a beach themed birthday cake in October....

Friday, October 23, 2009

It's a Cleaning Day...

It is definitely time to spring clean my house. YES, I realize it's October. So what am I doing? Blogging. Ahhhh, sweet relief!

My kids are pretending to nap right now so it's the perfect time to get the dishes put away, start the laundry, mop the floors, clean the bathroom, and feed the dog. But oh how difficult it is to get motivated to do all that. I do have a friend coming over this afternoon and you would *think* that would be enough to get me going for the day. But no. Not a chance.

And here's a warning for all crafters out there of what never to do. NEVER tell your husband, "Okay sweetie, I'm not going to start any more crafts until I clean the house and organize our office." NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I cannot believe I said that to him. And again, you would think that would be motivation enough, but again, a flat out no.

But thank goodness I said I wouldn't START any new projects, so at least I can occupy my cleaning time with crafts that I still haven't finished. Phew!

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