This post is a day late because yesterday was Family Day and we were busy doing fun stuff all day long.
We got Bobby an easel and he is very into making his art. He is very serious about it but he also dislikes getting his hands messy, which is an interesting situation when using paints.
The artist hard at work on his own easel
He also has been having naps at odd times on the weekends. He refuses to nap so we randomly find him asleep in places.
Bobby is a huge supporter of Valentine’s day. He made a v-days hat and has worn it TO DEATH. He has also been extra lovey, snuggly, kissy since v-day which is so heartmeltingly awesome.
Brent has introduced Bobby to Loony Toons and they can often be found in the basement watching the DVDs and eating PLAIN air popped popcorn. Apparently you are not supposed to give popcorn to children under 4 and we just learned this yesterday and now I guess we need to only eat it when he is sleeping because letting him see it and not giving him any would be pretty mean.
Bobby and Brent have also been bonding over video games lately. The play Classic NES together. Brent plays and Bobby just holds the extra controller. He likes anything Mario or Donkey Kong. At bedtime, Brent tells him the plot lines to classic games and Bobby thinks Brent is the greatest story teller of all time.
We’ve been letting him be ‘in charge’ of more things lately. He picks out his own pjs at night. We let him choose his own clothes but we give him guidelines "it’s really cold today so you need to pick something with long sleeves" or "oh that’s a nice shirt you picked, I think these pants would look nice with it. What do you think?" He found his old Halloween costume and decided to wear it. Since we had no place to be, we agreed.
We planted a lot of our seeds for our veggies and we got him a little seed starting kit for watermelons. He’s in charge of it and checks it every morning. He’s also in charge of pouring the water into our seed trays when needed.
And a few more photos without stories just for fun times.
So in the past week I’ve realized that I have a talent or two that I haven’t recognized as such.
The first is filing complaints. I do it relatively often I suppose. But SOMEONE has to do it and since I feel I do it well and appropriately, why not me?
The second seems to be pumpkin decorating. First I made this pumpkin sculpture for the contest held at work last week:
It didn’t win even though I think it’s the best one. There a rumors that the contest was rigged. You can see them all on my Flickr page.
Then on Saturday I sat down to carve our pumpkin for Halloween and I just kept going and going until I ended up with this.
WTF? Where the hell did THAT ability come from? I had just planned on making a pumpkin with a giant toothy mouth and nothing else, the the eyes called from within, followed by the nose. Unfortunately, my pumpkin skills were wasted on this neighbourhood since we got very few trick-or-treaters (but compliments from nearly all of them on the pumpkin! BOOYEAH)
So there you have it, 2 talents to add to my list of awesomeness.
On this day:
In 2009 –
In 2008 – Clitter – the mother of Vagazzling?
In 2007 – Another list of stuff I didn’t do. This is why I don’t make lists anymore…
In 2006 – My reasons for buying a fake x-mas tree
In 2005 – wow – what a pointless post!
This was probably the most fulfilling day I’ve had in a long time. I took my time in the morning, took a nice shower, waxed my eyebrows.
I thought the compost bees would be gone by now so I went out to turn the compost but they were still there so I think they live there now. I’ll just have to wait until it gets cold out to turn the compost. I’m ok with that I guess.
I also set up my ‘art corner’;
-fold out table
-shitty guitar stool (way too short, working on this)
I’m 99% done my first art project! I’ll post photos of it later. I just need to cut them out and pop ’em in the frames. And I’m 99% happy with it. I had a choice to make and I regret the one I did but I can always learn from that and make the other choice next time. There are still a few more supplies I would like to get (illustration board, waterproof felt pens in many different widths etc.) but that can wait, maybe even until the religious/gift giving winter holidays.
Then I made some oatmeal whole wheat caramel chip cookies.
It was so nice to just sit all by myself for a few uninterrupted hours of creativity. That probably won’t happen again for long time but it recharged my batteries so I feel great right now.
On this day:
I had climbed out of that deep dark mucky hole
It felt good to see the sky again
As I stood there at the edge
inhaling the fresh air deeply
the soil began to erode
I want to run away to save myself from falling in
but my legs won’t move
and in this vast open space
I wouldn’t know where to go anyway
On this day:
In 2007 – Some great links you should look at now!
In 2006 – Bizarro Tiana vs Coldplay
In 2005 – A photo post from before I knew how to resize photos?