Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Decorating Itch

This happens to me every. single. year. The itch. The itch to decorate/redo rooms. Lucky for me our townhome isn't complete and there is much to do! The problem is that I could care less about the boring stuff like finishing the baseboard and casing or putting in new doors (don't get me wrong, I want these things done, but they don't excited me like making over a room).

My current obsession is our bedroom. Here is what it currently looks like (when clean, which is never):

Here are my latest inspirations for the space:

GAH! Don't you just love the map background? And the black and white photography is SO me!
I really like this duvet cover and I think it may even work with our current quilt which I love. I'd have to piece it all together, but I can see it in my head.

The problem is (well besides money and time - always an issue) that I have no idea how to do that map wall. Also I believe that the wainscoting is very important for the look. If you've been to our house you know we have a whole lotta wall in our bedroom and covering it all in wainscoting would not be an easy task (but maybe worth it??) . I also haven't a clue which wall that map mural should be on or where the furniture should all go. Hmm... advice?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Picky Already

Max had no problems when we started giving him solids. We began with sweet potatoes (after the boring rice cereal). Not long after he mastered the sweet potatoes we wanted to begin some other foods. However, Max is already a picky eater and does not enjoy anything except his dear sweet potatoes.

Here he is enjoying his sweet potatoes:

Here he is trying pear (warning... he does barf at the end of this video - I just didn't want to edit it. I'm lazy)

We've Come a Long Way

Ritchie gives the nightly bath to Max and lately I've been overhearing WAY too much fun going on in there! Tonight I decided to pop in and see what all the laughter was about. It was too cute to pass up taking pictures of! Ritchie rubs the washcloth and soap together and says, "Lather, lather, lather..." and Max just dies! It's pretty precious!

Ritchie also telsl Max weird jokes that he doesn't get...
But eventually he comes around and has a blast! He also loves it when Ritchie throws the washcloth on his belly. Go figure!
Perhaps you recall 6 short months ago when Max was in bath hell....

Now it's all smiles and laughs as bath time has become a highlight of our day!
Here's a video capturing the fun:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Teething Much?

Max turns 6 months next week and we wanted to take some lovely pictures at the park today to document his half year mark. There was just one small problem:

Are you seeing the trend yet? He would not get his fingers out of his mouth!! His gums are bulging, white, and occasionally bleeding, so we're 100% certain that a tooth is not far from surfacing.
Even when I tried to get him to remove his hand he stubbornly refused.
By the end of the photo session he was miserable. Our poor little guy :(

Hopefully that tooth comes soon and we can have a little break before the next round of misery.

I'll Have What You're Having

Lately Max has been big into any kind of beverage that we have. He reaches and his eyes get big and he drools with anticipation of that taste...

He doesn't always get to have what we're drinking though...

Only 20 1/2 more years kiddo.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Stealing from McCaulie... let's just see what I've yet to do

The things I've done are in bold:

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

41...but where did this list come from? There's only a few things on here that I actually aspire to do that I haven't already. And I certainly would never have wanted to be stung by a bee?? It's like the person who created this ran out of ideas at the end... owned a cell phone? Stung by a bee? Really?
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