Friday, April 24, 2009

We might be getting close....

We might be getting close to those terrible 2s! Really, he must be the smartest kid in the world to totally con his mom into thinking he's not capable of behaving badly. After all, who would think THIS would throw a tantrum???

Right now it's only bad when he's tired. I don't think he gets enough nap at school. Last night I got the full show... arching his back and hitting his head on the floor. GEEZ!!!
Isn't that the life I've always dreamed of? A newborn and a kid in terrible 2s? YES, THATS IT!!! Nooooo, maybe not.

I have to say, he has successfully fooled me into believing he's the perfect kid. There's no way I could make another one this good.
I'm under a lot of pressure here!

Friday, April 17, 2009


So I made my quilt blocks and now I'm trying to figure out what to do with them!!! The "personality" of this one is different than I originally thought it would be. I guess that's the fun of it, right?

I'm trying to figure out which of these options will be best... I've simulated what these would look like, and took pictures. Maybe if I post them on the web, they right answer will suddenly become clear?

Option 1: just sew the blocks together as they are. Then put a border on them (not shown.)

Option 2: Dark lattice. I thought this would really make the blocks "pop" but now I think it might make the quilt to dark.

Option 3: background fabric lattice. This would add some negative space and maybe make it look less cluttered?

I can't decide... They shouldn't let engineers do creative things. We always get stuck.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Camera

I bit the bullet and did my part to pull us out of this blasted recession... I bought a nice new camera. Don't you hate it when you order something and the next day the price drops??? Anyway. I love it.
I'm not so sure it's a good thing if you can see the details of the food still on my child's fact in such vivid clarity. Oh well. There you have it.
Next investment? Photo shop. Maybe that will get the spagetti sauce off.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Master Easter Egg Hunter in Training

This weekend the kids worked on teaching Andy to hunt for Easter eggs!

He picked up the concept pretty quickly...
It took him a while to figure out that you have to take the wrapper off the candy before you eat it. :)
Andy has his Easter egg hunt at school this week. We really want to go, but the school is saying we can't come! They said the kids cry if their parents come and don't take them home. We told them we will be happy to take him home after the party so he won't cry. We'll see if they fall for that...
Now he's all ready. He understands how this egg hunting thing works. The kids wanted to teach him that it was a race and whoever got the most eggs won. We had to tone that down a bit... We explained that the 18-24 months class isn't as competitive as 2nd grade and we shouldn't hurt the other babies' feelings.
Now I just have to find Andy a cute little Easter outfit, and he'll be all set. I've already got his Easter basket made up with lots of goodies! This age is so fun - $3 worth of bubbles and Andy is going to think this Easter thing is really cool. Just wait until he gets to grandmas....