Happy Birthday Banner and Party Preview

Hey–it’s finally party day for 1 year and 2 week old Abe! I’ll have more pictures once said party has actually happened, but for now here’s a quick preview of the decorations. I decided to go with an Abe Lincoln theme, figuring this is likely the only time I’ll be able to get away with that before toddler opinions set … Continue reading

Snow Day(s)!

I almost posted this on Wednesday, but as I was going through my fun in the snow pictures, there were still many, many people stuck in their cars out in the snow, having spent 5, 8, 10, 12 hours trying to get home. Kids and dogs frolicking in the snow seemed a little frivolous in light of all that. But … Continue reading

Again With the Tile?!

We are all finished with the tile! And when I say “all finished” I mean that we still have to do the grout and the sealant. So not really all finished. But the end is in sight! You know, having a blog can be really motivating when you’re trying to get stuff done. Because once you’re finished, you get to take … Continue reading

Abe’s Nursery 2.0

I hadn’t really expected to be writing a post about Abe’s new nursery (well, at least not until he moved in there); I didn’t think there was much to say about it because the plan was and is to pretty much move everything that’s in his nursery now (his current nursery is a sectioned off part of our master bedroom) … Continue reading

This Post is Not About Our Newly Tiled Bathroom

….because we don’t have one yet. First I’m going to tell you about one of the quick and easy projects I’ve been trying to do more of to help me cope with how agonizingly slow tiling is. Then I’ll whine about tiling some more. You are all welcome to leave after the non-whining part if you’d like ;). I’ve had these … Continue reading

Abe is ONE!

Pardon me while I post four hundred pictures of my (sniff, sniff) ONE YEAR OLD BABY! Remember this? This happened about 5 minutes ago: And now somehow he’s morphed from that tiny, wrinkly alien into this fine little human: Can you tell I have no idea what to do with his hair these days? It sticks straight up in back, … Continue reading

Make Your Baby a Crappy Doll Bed, or: Happy Birthday, Abe!!!

Abe is ONE today! This is nearly impossible, and yet it is totally and completely true. The post with his one year pictures and all the gushy stuff about how he’s unbearably adorable and charming will be coming up next week. And his party’s not until next weekend, so there’ll be more about that in the near future, too. But … Continue reading

It’s the little things….right?

This winter/spring is going to be very busy. Dave is tutoring five evenings a week on top of his job AND trying to fit in some freelance work at the same time. I have these four kids; three of them need to do school and one of them is an almost one year old. So of course we’ve decided that … Continue reading

A series of small disasters and a poodle

The weekend was sort of a series of small disasters, but it’s all over now (I’m writing this on Sunday night, and I have a glass of wine, so things are looking up). But I’m going to focus on the positive. Positive things include: 1. Backer board is all mortared and screwed down now, and getting this done did not quite … Continue reading

The Coat Rack And Shoe Bench: Nine Months Later

It’s nine months (to the day!) since I posted about the coat rack and bench that we made for our foyer: A couple of people have asked me if it looks the same now as it did back then. Hahahahahahahaha! It does not. (Really, I’d feel pretty silly if we made that big old coat rack with all those hooks … Continue reading