December 30, 2010
December 29, 2010
They had 10th row seats, ate pizza and popcorn, made it on the Jumbotron (dancing), and watched a WIN! Steve said Drew was so into every play of the game, chanting "DEFENSE" with the crowd and cheering every time the Spurs scored. When they were in line at the concession stand or going to the restroom, Drew was always worried about missing any part of the game. He jumped in Steve's lap at one point and said "thank you so much for bringing me to a spurs game, Daddy". Enough said. I only wish I could have been there to see his excitement!
December 28, 2010
In the magazine, they used a jade plant. Jade plants are a symbol of prosperity, so it is a perfect gift for the start of a new year! I love succulents. I have one potted in my house and it is so easy to take care of and I think they just look really clean and simple placed in a great pot.
For this project, all you need is the plant (around $5), a square piece of decorative paper (I used scrapbooking paper I had laying around from other projects), a ribbon or twine, and a little note card. Super easy!
*If you are not going to put the plant in a decorative pot, I would definitely make sure the soil has some time to dry out so the paper doesn't get wet and tear*
Scrapbook paper (I don't scrapbook, but I like the paper :)
December 27, 2010
I decdied to go for a pop of color, and I love red. It is my favorite. There are bits and pieces of it all throughout my house. My kitchen is pretty neutral so I thought a pop of color near an area that receives lots of natural light would be fun. I primed this bad boy and painted what seemed like a million coats of several different shades of red until I finally finished! Reds can be tricky because they can either go too magenta or to candy apple. I cannot tell you what color this is because I mixed and matched my way through this one! I love the way it turned out, but I still haven't decided about the hardware. It currently has the original hardware...suggestions welcome!!
Solid wood dresser in great shape for $20!
December 26, 2010
I was still feeling very under the weather, so it was nice to just be at home and enjoy some quality family time. It is amazing how one day can really turn a house upside down though!
I also got a new laptop (yes, I have finally stepped into the new millenium, thank you :), so I will now be blogging from the comfort of my couch or bed! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
Carrots and cookies!
Imaginex Rocketship was a hit!
We have our own little Cindy Lou Who :)
Have I also mentioned that Kate is a television addict?? We obviously don't let her watch it all day long, but she would if we let her! She has special affection in her life for this little boy...
So....Steve and I often refer to her as this little boy.........
Do you remember him from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory??? The one who obsessed with TV?? Ha!
December 24, 2010
We are currently all running at about 50%. Allergies, snotty noses, sinus headaches...you name it, we have it. Thanks to some much needed naps, 3 boxes of kleenex, a little Vick's, and Drew's new humidifier (I recommend this one), we are all starting to feel a little bit better. Thankfully, we will be home all day tomorrow playing and eating!
We hope Santa has wipers on his sleigh, because it is dreary and rainy here today! We were talking to the kids last night about leaving Santa some cookies to eat when he comes to our house. Kate chimes in with, "does Santa drink beer, Daddy?" and Steve's reply was "why yes, yes he does drink beer and I think he would like one". Oh, the fun of having a 2 and 3 year old in the house!!!!
This pretty much sums it up for us the past few days...
December 22, 2010
Steve and Drew went to JW Marriot sports bar for dinner (a favorite new place of ours!). Drew said to Steve, "I think Kate and Mommy should go to teas more". Sounds like he really missed us, right??!!