Thursday, March 26, 2009

before and after.part 1

we're hitting the home stretch on the house renovation (finally!) we've painted every surface imaginable, revamped the kitchen and the bathroom (and by we, i mean us, my aunt chris and uncle raymond - god bless them) removed carpet and scrubbed vinyl to within an inch of its life. the 'before' pictures were taken after the cleaning crew came through (because NO ONE needed to see the state of the house at that point.) the 'after' were taken over the weekend - the kitchen and bathroom are still being worked on. and from now until we get moved in, blogging is going to be sporadic at best. see you in a week!

living room
dining room
office
hallway
cash's room
our room

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

moving - it takes its toll.

apparently even on the youngest member of the family.

oh and the ferrets? terrified that we are going to leave them behind. yup, everyone is nice and tense in this household.

Monday, March 23, 2009

air time.

nate complained yesterday that he isn't getting any 'air time' on the blog anymore (even though when he did, he would complain about me talking about him too much. whatever.) so there nate - here's your air time. now stop making fun of my twitter-ing. i know i'm addicted.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

today, at the new house.

jesse (my cousin): nah, you don't need adapters in the bathroom...it makes things more interesting. just make sure your renter's insurance is up to date and you should be fine.

me: great. i'm so glad you're here helping me out.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

tinfoil isn't water proof.

today we discovered someone tried to repair a leaking pipe at our new house with tinfoil, an old radiator hose and some clamps. shockingly, the pipe still leaked. and i thought I was home improvement challenged.

found this picture today while i was looking for a video to post - look how tiny his little legs were!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

eric clapton, i have a bone to pick with you.

if i have to hear nate play that song of yours ONE MORE TIME, i'm going to rip the guitar out of his hands and beat him to death with it. EC, you're on my list.

torn.

between knowing i should cherish every moment he's content just sitting in my lap. or every moment he reaches for me and not someone else...and...wanting to go into my bedroom, shut the door and barricade it with my dresser. stay-at-home-mommyhood su-ucks. too bad i have no job. i try not to be bitter but...lets face it, that's not like me. so i am bitter. and they suck.

Friday, March 13, 2009

tuckka tuckka.

sighh...i used to make fun of my uncle for nicknaming his son 'burble.' now i find myself calling cash some of the most ridiculous things...my personal favorite is tuckka tuckka - i have NO idea where this came from (actually yes i do: the depths of nate's mind...which is, i'm sure, a very scary place.) nor do i know what it means. but it suits him.

tuckka tuckka is currently having a very deep conversation with the sheep on his exersaucer - hilarious.

in other news...our new house is getting closer and closer to being ready to paint - woo eee! someday, when i'm less bitter perhaps (ha! like that is EVER going to happen) i'll tell the long, convulated story of the house, the former crappy tenants and mold spores that would make you cower in the corner. seriously.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

chubs.

why can't leg rolls and fat dimples continue to be cute?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

a mustache for every occasion.

for general mustachery...

for freddie mercury impersonations. or riding a harley. or being a tiny member of the village people.

for evil doings.

for being a walrus.

this is what happens when aunt julie comes over. one minute she's doodling and then suddenly...she's making tiny baby mustaches. after awhile, cash started to look at me like, 'mom - wtf? this woman is crazy.'

crazy AWESOME.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

if i had an extra $3500...

let me rephrase: if i had an extra $3500 and NO DEBT, i would totally be doing this. to be photographed by one of my faaaavorite photographers AND be videotaped by one of the coolest videographers EVER? swooooon!

sometimes i hate the internet.

on the one hand, it's my greatest snooping tool (mr. sisney, you are going DOWN.) on the other...i hate that there are some people out there that know more about my life than i care to have them know.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

date night!!!!

thanks to my too-cool-for-words aunt lisa, who gave us tickets to go see wicked in portland tonight. thank you SO much aunt lisa - this is our first night away from the little munchkin :] and thanks to cash's aunt lisa for agreeing to babysit - good luck sis!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

rice cereal.

our hungry little monkey started eating rice cereal :] and he LOVES it.



Monday, March 2, 2009

a lovely box on my door step and a wedding update.

first of all...these were waiting for me when we got home from the coast...
my shoes for the wedding! love love LOVE. omg, when i tried them on i thought i was going to DIE. so freaking cute. and now they are locked away in a box until july...sniff. i should have bought two pairs...

in other wedding news...our save the date announcements are being printed as i type this, (yay!) we bought my wedding dress last week, (for $175 - i RULE) we've got the flowers all figured out...aside from the table/chair rentals and food, we are set! mini wave for me, yaaaaay.

.....wow....i'm a big dork, huh?.....don't answer that......

Sunday, March 1, 2009

cousins.




OH MY GOD, how cute are they??

just got back from our annual coast trip, which was tons of fun. stuart and cash (who are about 2 and a half months apart...stuart was born sept 6.) got to hang out for the first time. neither were all that interested in being friends. stuart mostly just wanted to play with cash's toys. and cash wanted stuart to stay away from his mom and dad :] seriously...he was acting pretty jealous the first night. aside from that, he did pretty well for his first weekend away from home. he HATED sleeping in his pack n play. saturday night he wouldn't sleep in it at all...it was a LONG night for everyone. it was fun, but we are glad to be home!

happy sunday...