Friday, October 31, 2014

big kid swing

J has been wanting to swing on these for quite a while. and has finally gotten the balance to go on them as long as swinging just a little bit. he seems to think it's pretty cool.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Homemade Tron costume

Drew did everything in this costume himself. I was very impressed with how it turned out. He put many hours and many late nights into this. and learned some fun skills (like fiberglassing) in the process. Go husband! good for you!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

dishwasher tipping

J has been trying so hard to help me with stuff around the house recently (it's quite cute, honestly) and as part of it, wants so badly to climb on to the dishwasher to get more stuff. Unfortunately, our dishwasher is super front heavy, and for some reason, we haven't thought about strapping it to the wall like all our other top heavy things. this was the mess it made when he successfully climbed on to the dishwasher door and knocked it over on himself.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall leaves and a headless horseman

Today was a Halloween celebration at a local shopping center, so we decided to go because all the stuff we had gotten about it made it seem like it would be quite fun, and very family friendly (which overall, it friendly that is. fun? not so much. it was rather a let down, honestly). We walked over, and saw some beautiful fall leaves on the way. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cuddly yarn

J has found this skein of yarn and has been carrying it around cuddling it. I have no idea why.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Apple eating.

This apple had been sitting on top of the dishwasher, where J had not been able to reach before. I had been busy making dinner, and knew that J had been in and out of the kitchen, but not keeping a super close eye on him (just enough to make sure he was staying safe). I heard a crunching noise, turned around, and there he was sitting on the floor eating an apple. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

before and after


We've had this dresser ever since we got married. I've always wanted to finish it, but just never have. Until now


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

more storage

J has taken to tearing up a lot of books recently. In order to save them, and our games, we put up some shelves. and yes, those games do go all the way to the ceiling. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Turtles and fall leaves

We went for a random excursion to the nature park today. J loved the change of scenery, loved riding in the bike trailer, and loved having a different playground to play on. 

Monday, October 6, 2014


J has started to get into books he isn't supposed to and tearing them up. It's been rather frustrating. We're going to be getting some shelves to put them up way high where he can't reach them, and was getting a picture of color options (along with a bunch of pictures of prices, but those aren't nearly as exciting..

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Quiet book crafting

While listening to conference this weekend, I've been taking the opportunity to work more on the quiet book I've been making for J. I've also come to realize I really won't be able to make much progress on this without a working sewing machine, and more Pellon on which to actually make the pages. because of that, my enthusiasm took a downturn, and I was pretty much done after Sunday morning.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Conference weekend

this picture was actually taken to go with an actual written blog post I have yet to finish (that I will try and link to when it was done) but it also happened to be the only picture taken today.

Friday, October 3, 2014

string problems

Front - It looks fine, right?
Back - Yeah, not so fine....

Thursday, October 2, 2014

in with the toys

J has been trying to get into the toy box for a quite a while. Apparently he managed to do so while my back was turned working on another project.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

blury Guitar player

This guy was at the park the whole time we were playing his guitar for his daughter on the blanket in front of him. it was really cute, and I enjoyed the music while we were there