Friday, April 26, 2013

Anything but the chicken!!!

Nine months is the recommended age to add meat to a baby's diet, so this week I made some chicken baby food for Lydia.  Shepherd was never a picky eater, but Lydia almost never likes something the first time I introduce it to her.  So I wasn't all that surprised when I got the following responses to her first chicken meal caught on my cell phone (hence the poor picture quality).

With Lydia, it typically takes trying a food about 2 or 3 times before she decides I'm not in fact trying to torture her, so I was optimistic when I set down last night for her chicken dinner number 2.  Here's how that went:

After getting this look more times than I can count, I am now fairly certain that Lydia's first words are going to be, "Seriously, Mom?"

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

A Great and Productive Weekend

After months and months of participating in the soul crushing activity that is searching for a rental in Ardmore, BJ and I have decided to make the best of a not great house and just try to fix up the rental we have.  This past weekend, BJ's mother (aka Nana) flew down to help us with this undertaking.  As a result, we spent most of the weekend like this:

After two full days of doing nothing but painting, we managed to get the living/dining room, bedroom, and bathroom all painted.  Here are a few picture of the bedroom.

For the bathroom, I did three paintings last month of monsters doing bathroom type things (brushing teeth, washing hands, and flushing).  Dad built some frames for the paintings, and we painted the bathroom a light blue green.  I never thought I would say this, but I now sort of love my ugly, brown-tiled bathroom.  And Shepherd is enthralled with the monster paintings! 

And last but not least, the living room.  It is just a nice beige.  Painting the horrible white walls that have been the bane of my existence for the past year and a half was wonderfully therapeutic.   It feels so much more like a home now.

Thankfully, painting wasn't the only thing we did.  Here are some pictures from Nana's camera of the kiddos thoroughly enjoying her visit.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Happy Birthday, Pap!

I know it is a pretty unimpressive video, but it was the best we could get a half hour before bedtime.  At least Shepherd was into it.  We can hardly expect Lydia to be nice about things like birthday wishes.  I mean, it's Lydia.  But seriously, happy birthday to the sweetest dad on earth!