Friday, June 30, 2006

June... in a nutshell

Nathan could not have been more in heaven, when we went to a party for Ross's company at a Ranch. They had a petting zoo, bouncehouse, and horses. Nathan showed us his skills as a runner, as we have never seen him run as fast as he did when he saw the ponies for the first time.

Nathan petting the chickens. He loved the sheep and miniature goat. He couldn't get enough of the ducks who had "party hats" (they had feathers that stuck straight up).
A 10 month old shot of Amanda, complete with the permanent bruise she seems to have on her forehead from ill fated attempts to stand up or walk. She is obsessed with pulling on Skoopi's face. Skoopi doesn't mind, she loves the attention. Amanda often pulls up using Sandy as a table. This is one of my favorite outfits I have bought for Amanda.

And here is a rare shot of our happy girl, being very unhappy. And poor Nathan had a fever earlier this month. I still love onesies, even though he's big. I promise he won't go off to Prom wearing a onesie.

Before I was a mother, I was unbelievably niave and cocky. "My children will NEVER do that" I'm still holding fast to some things, but most of it all went out the window. I was sooooooo naive. Did I mention how naive I was?

We bought these shoes on a whim on a trip, because he needed something more sturdy than his Robeez. They were $5, and I swore I'd never buy shoes with characters on them. Every once in a while you have to bend the rules. Nathan's loved them, and they lasted forever. Nathans been through 2 of his other pairs of shoes since we bought these. They are finally too small. Farewell Elmo! Farewell Grover!! Hello to Vans with FLAMES!
My dear friend Anna visited this week.... loved having her here. Nathan keeps asking to go to Anna's Barn. One day we will. It's great to be able to have someone you admire and respect so much as a friend.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Some favorites from the week!

This girl is cracking us up. She is moving ALL over the place, and insists on crawling through the tiniest of areas. She gets stuck and SCREAMS, then backs out of the space.

We have been trying for months to get Nathan to dress himself. I guess he just needed to get bored enough to do it by himself. At naptime, we had a basket of clean laundry that needed to be put away in his room. He attempted to put on pants and another shirt. Also, he's been playing and then making a "nest" on the floor to sleep in.

Ross on Father's Day with the kids.

Ross recieved a copy of the series "Davey and Goliath" on DVD, a show both Ross and I grew up with.

And lastly... I cannot describe the amount of pride I felt when I walked in and saw Nathan watching this. He had been watching his show on Tivo, and when the show is over it takes you back to whatever channell you were watching, and Napoleon Dynamite was on. He watched it for about 20 minutes on his own before I realized his show was over. I love it!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Is my house still "hip"?

As I experience a small lull in my accounting practice, I decided to use this time to attend to some things that were neglected. (Shameless plug, need help accounting for your business? contact me!) One area of neglect is our home. It's clean, and fairly tidy, it could use a little "oomph" and some mucking out of cabinets and closets. We moved in almost 6 years ago, and decorated it those first 2 years. Is some of this stuff even "in" anymore? I love my living room. It's Red. Sometimes I think I should paint it a nice Pottery Barn tan, but I LOVE the red. The furniture was slipcovered by me.... and it will stay tan for at least another year or two.
I need some advice on this couch. How would you accessorize it? I bought some new fabric.

How should I do the pillows? Here is the new fabric, it's a silk stripe. I turned on the comments, so anyone can post a comment with advice or suggestions.

And Finally... the reason I hit the Fabric Mart, was to buy fabric to cover the kids carseats. This fabric is fun and polkadotted, one for Nathan, and one for Amanda, and it was CHEAP!! Oh and the flowery I bought to make Amanda a little trench coat out of for next winter.