Friday, August 30, 2013

Beach Trip

We took a quick day trip to the beach to visit some family and it was awesome.
Even T, my previous beach-hater, loved it.
I cannot get her to not do that face when I pull out the camera.
H enjoyed getting her feet wet and eating the fistfuls of sand I wasn't quick enough to stop.
And one day at the beach was entirely too short for us.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Play Kitchen

I had decided to make both a quiet book and a play kitchen for T's 2nd birthday, and I decided this only about three weeks before her actual birthday.

I know. I don't know what I was thinking either.

Obviously I was WAY overestimating my abilities, because her play kitchen was only finished two days ago*. Seth and I have been working on it random evenings and weekends for the past month. We probably could have gotten it done a lot sooner but once the birthday deadline passed we weren't quite so determined to spend all of our free time on it.
*It's actually not completely finished. Seth is still going to add chains to the oven door so T won't break it off - as I have already caught her trying to stand on it a couple of times. But I am counting my part in this officially DONE.
Before: Random piece of furniture we inherited when we first got married.
Getting taken apart and cut down to size.
Don't I look like a natural woodworker? No?
Thankfully Seth is.
Put back together and sanded.
Painted. This is the part that dragged on.
Getting ready to put all the doo-dads on.
After: Fabulous Play Kitchen!
And now I am never making anything else for T.
She loves it though. So I guess it was worth it.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Toddler Talk #2

1. After finding Seth's sunglasses and putting them on: "Look at me cool. Look at me cool."
Then she sang: "And on the farm he had sunglasses. E-I-E-cool me."

2. After Seth helped her brush her teeth: "I'm so proud of you! Daddy, I'm so proud of you!"

3. After I spent the morning chasing after my two children instead of fixing my hair: "Momma, your hair is ca-raaaazy."
Gee thanks T.

4. Every time she sees a fly: "Oh! That dang fly! You want to kill him?"

5. After I asked her to please clean up her toys: "Mommy, what are you talking about?"

Friday, August 16, 2013

Head Shaking

This is H's latest obsession.
She likes to do it during mealtime, which makes it especially fun to try and feed her.
Seth and I think it is just about the cutest thing ever.
And I promise we are not biased.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Four long years with this guy.
They have been pretty good.
And I'll tell you the secret to our marital bliss: separate toothpastes.