Saturday, January 24, 2009

This and That

Here's a little bit of what we've been up to in the last few days.... I got brave and tried to sew a table runner- it's not done but now I'm to a point where I need my moms help so were on pause for a few days. I think its pretty cute so far.

Yesterday we got a new kitchen table, we have been using one that used to belong to my grandparents that Ryan had refinished but we realized that most of the chairs are split and weren't very safe, so we upgraded. I love it- I didn't think that I'd like a taller table but it is surprisingly comfortable.

And here's the real kicker- the other night I was making grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner,and as you can see I had a few problems (and you thought I was kidding when I said I can't cook). I think Jessica correctly diagnosed my problem when she said "we're just not patient people." See, I turn on the frying pan and put a sandwich on, then when it takes forever I turn up the heat- when the bread doesn't immediately toast, I walk away. Then I forget about it and when I come back- I have ashes and a smokey kitchen. Take this scenario and multiply by three and you'll understand the picture above. I didn't get one right until I hung up on Jess, and stood over the frying pan and watched the bread the entire time.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Messy Mealtime

Lately Delaney has been insisting that she be able to feed herself. She will sit quietly forever in her chair working on getting all those bites in her mouth- but if I take the spoon and try to hurry the process up she will throw a fit of epic porportions. So lately when we have time in the morning I've been letting her eat her oatmeal all by herself. The process is VERY messy (as you can imagine) but she is pretty proud of her oatmeal covered self when all is said and done!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A First For Me...

Today I was supposed to go to a movie with a friend but it didn't work out. Disappointed as I was I knew that if I didn't get out of the house that odds were good that someone wasn't coming out of this next week alive. So, without any better options I decided to got see a movie (gulp) alone.

For those of you who know me, you know that I don't really like to do anything alone. I'm a big scaredy cat when it comes to social situations- I would usually rather stay at home than risk meeting new people or feeling out of place. But like I said- desperate times call for desperate measures- so I braved the new frontier of the solo movie.

I saw Marley and Me (great book- pretty good movie) and I only felt like a loser until they turned down the lights (although buying a ticket for 1 was a pretty low moment- and I had to pass the time before the previews by texting Jess- details). I would still rather go to a movie with all my friends but this wasn't so bad in a pinch- see how brave I am?

On a side note- for those of you who have seen the movie- there is a scene where Jennifer Aniston is wearing an old flannel shirt and capri sweatpants and screaming at her dog who just woke up her sleeping kid- and I just want to own up to the fact that that's me (give or take 20 lbs and a bad haircut) atleast once a week. gotta love being a stay at home mommy!

Monday, January 5, 2009


Right after Christmas Delaney and I both came down with a nasty cold, Laney woke up one morning and since I wasn't quite ready to join the land of the living I let her play in our bed for awhile. Somewhere in my morning haze I realized she was playing with a can of Vicks vapor rub but I was quickly overwhelmed by the sleepies and forgot about it. When I regained consciousness I smelled the unmistakable smell. Turns out my kid had been taking large handfuls out of the jar and applying it to her hair! Uh-oh, was all she said. It took 3 days and about 10 washes to get her hair back to normal.

(the picture was taken after 4 of those washes )


We had a great Christmas this year- we spend Christmas Eve out at the Wieselers and Christmas day on the farm with the Habberstad family. Laney was more into presents this year, but still didn't quite get it. She did however, love to unwrap presents, and it didn't really matter who the presents actually belonged to. Here she is helping Grammie and Mom make Lefsa. Doesn't she look thrilled?

Gracee also enjoyed the presents!

She got a little people nativity set from santa- which she loved! She still hauls all those little people everywhere- she especially enjoys loading them in her doll's stroller and taking them out for a ride.

And reading a new book with her daddy.
We were all spoiled this Christmas- and loved the snow!