Saturday, January 31, 2009

25 Random Things

The latest thing on facebook is the 25 Random Things note. It was actually fun to make my list and I have really enjoyed reading everyone's lists...the things you learn! I decided to make one for Tyler...and since he is too young for facebook, his list gets to go on the blog.

25. I just ran around the house in only a shirt for about 10 minutes
24. I love showers
23. My favorite drink is milk
22. My favorite food is cheese
21. When I eat an apple, I eat all the way through the core...yum yum
20. My favorite tv show is anything with trucks or tractors
19. I call day care school
18. I LOVE the wheels on the bus song and my mom sings it all the time and makes up new parts
17. My favorite person is papa
16. I love tools and know how to use each one
15. I look like my daddy
14. I always add "s" to the end of daddy...sounds like I have more than one
13. I like hats, especially ones like papa and daddys
12. I love all doggies
11. I love mama keeps them washed and ready for me at all times
10. I go to sleep without crying in my crib
09. I like pretty girls...I get to go to some photo shoots with my mama and flirt with the models
08. I love to dance and have some sweet moves
07. I can destroy a clean room in under 10 seconds
06. I like to rub lotion on my mama's feet
05. I haven't tried to climb out of my crib yet, but I did figure out how to remove the outlet covers
04. I don't like to sit in a highchair anymore, booster seat please
03. I love my uncles, especially when the tickle me
02. Flashlights are another favorite
01. I'm a good little boy and I behave because I don't like time outs

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wishes come true

I received my birthday wishes in some format or another...

Breakfast in bed was shared with Tyler who spilled crumbs everywhere, spread syrup on the duvet cover, and stole my turkey bacon and I wouldn't have it any other way

The pedicure was also from Tyler...did I ever tell you that the kid BEGS me to let him rub lotion on my feet? No? Well he does and I am considering renting him out by the hour. He's actually pretty good for such a little guy.

Mike did the dishes twice...he was so proud that he did them twice. He thought he one upped me until I told him I not only do them twice on Sundays, I do them 2-3 times on Saturdays and every other day of the week. Still...nice to have a day off. He also picked up and vacuumed the basement.

I also received a lovely bouquet of flowers from Mike and Tyler and got out of diaper duty for the day. Unfortunately for Mike, Tyler had 6 stinky diapers. :)

Another wish comes true as well...

Orla Kiely's goodies at Target will be in stores in February. Products include table settings, kitchen accessories, and office supplies. I have my eye on some bins for my office, some mugs, and the super cute apron below...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Birthday Wishes

I thought I had outsmarted the yucky cold that Mike and Tyler had. Turns out not...I am sick as a dog and not loving it.

I turn the big 27 tomorrow. Mike asked me what I wanted for my birthday and my answers were immediate:

A clean house that I didn't clean, breakfast in bed, a pedicure, some pretty flowers, AND

2 days by myself and some cash to make my office pretty again

Now...if only my hubby actually read this blog. :)

Image of clean house found here:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Orla Kiely

I love, love, love Orla Kiely and was super disappointed when they discontinued her fabric line. I could only find stuff at Anthropologie and it was typically out of my budget. I saw here that she is being awesome with Target and will have a home line available soon.

Resolution Revisions

Every year I make at least on resolution that is way too hard to keep. The whole point, as I see it, of a resolution is to start habits to either make you a better person or make someone's life easier. I'd like to think that my yearly need to create so many ambitious resolutions is a direct result of my eternal optimism...Or maybe it is because I love me a good list.

I have removed two of my resolutions and you can't make me feel one iota of guilt over it.

Taking and posting a photo EVERY single day is humanly impossible in my schedule. Cool idea, sure. Cool idea for me? Apparently not, seeing as I only made it 3 days.

Blogging 5 days a week...whatever. I guess I would rather spend time with Tyler or sleep. I do have to do a lot of dishes and cleaning and cooking too, but I would much rather blog than do those. Unfortunately, responsibility calls, and ever the first born, I answer.

Maybe someday I could quit my job and be a cool mom and craft and blog in between all of the other things us moms have to do. (note to self, add this to resolutions for 2010.)

On a brighter note, I have started my exercise program, completed my business plan for my photography business, created a schedule and have been keeping up on at least 3 of my 4 email in boxes. Progress is the point and I am moving. Now, off I go to make myself a sweet progress chart....

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Photo of the Day 2

I keep a large glass jar on my desk that I fill with notes about Tyler.

There are notes about things that have happened to his elbow being pulled out of his socket

There are notes about reaching finally saying "mama"

There are notes about funny things that Tyler says or how he started to lick his finger to turn the pages in a book

There are notes about everyday life...things I never want to forget, but know will work their way deep into my memory and will someday be hard to recall.

There is something, too, about a handwritten note. I hope that after I am gone Tyler and his family will enjoy reading about him as a child, will catch a glimpse of him through my eyes from little notes written by hand.

Photo Of The Day 1

Tyler found an old pair of my glasses yesterday and insisted on wearing them like "papa".

Tuesday, January 6, 2009