Tuesday, June 15, 2010


John came across this in someone's front yard (there was a sign saying it was free, of course) & he knew it was my style. It's hard to tell the size in the picture, but it's totally adorable.. it's about 3 1/2 feet tall. And that's textured contact paper on the inside. So cute!

So the big question is, what do I do with it?

John thought it would be good for gardening stuff, but I'm nervous about leaving it outside (it'd be on our covered deck, but I'm still nervous about it getting wet if there's a lot of blowing rain) & don't want to put anything dirty inside it. I'm thinking maybe indoors, although I'm a little afraid of the boys pulling it down on themselves. (Huh. And John thinks I overthink things...) Maybe for cloth diapers or fabric & notions (see Mom & Karen - I read your minds). What do you think?

Happy 4th birthday Zak!
(It was yesterday, but it's not like I forgot to blog about it yesterday or anything, it's just that I wanted to extend the celebration! Yeah, that's it.)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy birthday auntie Col!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

West Wing Swap

I did it! I love swapping crafts on Craftster.org & I finally decided to organize my a swap on there. It's a West Wing themed swap because, well, it's the best tv show of all time. You can check out my swap here.

Friday, June 4, 2010


You may have noticed my awful haircut in the last post. In my defense, this is the picture I brought in to the "stylist" (if you can call her that):

I'm not sure how it turned into the haircut I got. And that was three weeks ago so it's grown out a bit. Yuck.

Millenium Park

This week we took the train downtown to Millenium Park.

John & the boys at the "Bean"

Me & Cooper at the "Bean"
(*see the P.S. post!)

Not sure what Dexter's doing here. Avoiding the sun maybe? Or maybe it's time for a nap.

Cooper got accidentally knocked down. We didn't realize 'til we got home that John somehow took a picture of it.

Visiting the cousins

Why don't they make kids with handles?

Lynzee having a very serious discussion with Dexter

Four kids smiling, one looking at the camera

All smiling, four facing the right direction, one looking at the camera

Only one real smiling, but everyone's looking in the general direction of the camera. Close enough.

My dream come true...

I've always wished for a kid that would just plop down & go to sleep when he was tired. Dexter's not exactly like that, but he did it once just to make me smile.

Tell us how you really feel

Dexter started solid foods almost six weeks ago. Well, I should say I started making baby food & shoving it in his mouth, because there was no actual eating happening for the first month, and this was the face we had to look at:

He's gotten much more enthusiastic about eating in the past couple weeks.