Thursday, March 27, 2008

Playing with Mommy

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Better than TV

Eli loves to "help" with the laundry. He hasn't quite figured out the order of things yet. Sometimes things to into the washer from the dryer, or straight from the hamper into the dryer. When he's extra "helpful" he'll get Ben's socks out of the drawers and try to put them in the washer, dryer or hamper! I guess it doesn't make much sense to him, he knows we take things out of some places and put them into others. Thank goodness he can't turn the knobs yet.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Some Favorites

Monday, March 17, 2008

Read a book or two

While I get dressed in the morning Eli reads every book we own. I swear I don't really take that long, he's just a speed reader!

Have a Seat

I bought this cute little arm chair at Goodwill last week. It was covered with the ugliest fabric ever, and had a bunch of holes on the arms. I figured since I've never re-upholstered anything before, I should give it a shot. I love the way it came out, and Eli loves to "lounge" in it. He sits in it so much we think he's always wanted to sit down, but just didn't have a chair his size.
Like most projects I've attempted over the years (stripping paint, refinishing furniture, sewing various projects) I'm pretty satisfied with the result, but have no interest in ever attempting upholstery again.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Eli likes to carry my purse around, I figure it's okay since he fills it with cars!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Simple Pleasures

We have a set of foam letters for the bath. I am amazed every time we play with them of how perfectly the name Elijah works with them. Not only does Elijah not have any repeat letters (the set has only 1 of each letter), but we don't repeat any colors. To top it off the colors are almost in order backwards: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Purple and Blue.

Heavy thinking is going on during bath time supervision at our house.
Next to come: fixing the national deficit.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

True Color

Take this test!
You're blue — the most soothing shade of the spectrum. The color of a clear summer sky or a deep, reflective ocean, blue has traditionally symbolized trust, solitude, and loyalty. Most likely a thoughtful person who values spending some time on your own, you'd rather connect deeply with a few people than have a bunch of slight acquaintances. Luckily, making close friends isn't that hard, since people are naturally attracted to you — they're soothed by your calming presence. Cool and collected, you rarely overreact. Instead, you think things through before coming to a decision. That level-headed, thoughtful approach to life is patently blue — and patently you!