Thursday, August 26, 2010

Welcome Friends

The decor for the guest room was inspired by my favorite movie. It's quirky, whimsical, and very french. If we were not renting I would put up some awesome vintage wallpaper, but alas... Our goal was to make the room comfortable, without being Kato Kaelin comfortable.


The pictures are from the movie, and in the movie they are in big gold frames. I do not have a big gold frame budget so when my sister said, "just make frames" I heard my Mother's voice in my head say, "yeah, I can do that."

I bought cheapo Ikea frames (actually sent David to buy Ikea frames, thank you) then bought molding, mitered it, stapled it, glued it to the Ikea frame using construction adhesive for wood, then primed, and painted them. "Fowl with Pearls" is my favorite, I have come to like her so much I might even put her in the living room if David would let me. I can't help but laugh ever time I see her.
The bedside table/chair was inspired by an amazing blog I love! I stained mine walnut, and have not yet but the finish on.
My Sister-in-law Vicki hates birds, ALL birds. I hope "Fowl with Pearls" does not keep her away. Vicki, if you come visit we promise to have Melon popsicles :)


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Baby Kate

Kate's corner.



Kate is pretty much adorable, and we really love her :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kindergarten here we come

This morning I asked Peter to get dressed. This is how he came down, except the shirt was on backwards and inside out, and I wondered is this boy really ready to go to Kindergarten? I guess if you had to wait for boys to learn to dress themselves (well) they would be... let's just say much, much older.


Peter's new favorite food is "worms" a.k.a caramelized onions.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Spitty Indeed



The first thing the Nurse said to us when she brought Kate into us after her first bath was,
"She is a very spitty baby."

We thought that was weird, mostly because I am pretty sure "spitty" is not a word. I thought, give the kid a break she has been in a liquid environment her whole life.

Turns out...and it kills we to say this ever, that Nurse was so RIGHT!

She is practically a volcano really. A really, really cute volcano. I put her down on her back in the bassinet, 2 minutes later she started crying, and this is what I found.

I think I would cry too, if I puked in my eyes! Spitty baby!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sooo Selma

I am pretty sure an interview to get a job at the DMV goes something like this:

Do you hate rainbows and puppies?
How about babies?
Do you swerve to try to hit squirrels?
Are you a chain smoker?
Do you require frequent breaks?
Do you enjoy inflicting pain on strangers?

If you answered yes to all these questions you are hired... as long as you brought 2 forms of photo ID, a picture of your mother holding you at the hospital the day you were born, your 3rd grade report card, and your grumpiest face.

After many trips to the DMV, the state of Virginia finally found me worthy of a Driver's license today.

Unfortunately, the state of Virginia did not approve of David's trusty companion, and transportation for the last 12 years, "Pearl." She got a big red "REJECTED" sticker on the windshield for failing the state safety inspection. She had to be put down... And we felt sad.