Friday, May 28, 2010

We Planted a Tree

  • I told Mica tonight that we were going to plant a tree in Isaak's room. What I meant...we were putting up a vinyl tree in Isaak's room.
  • Mica was so excited. Isaak was trying to burnish the vinyl down with me.
  • Unfortunately...Isaak's room is pretty small, so we had to put it behind his crib.
  • When his crib gets converted to a toddler bed in the fall we'll be able to see more of the tree.
  • There are irregular hills going around his room as well. I just ripped wide masking tape, and put it down trying to curve it along the way. Then I painted light blue from the tape into the wall, so that it wouldn't bleed into the tape. It worked like a charm. This is when the Art Media Techniques class that I teach has helped to inspired me!
  • Here are some shelves I painted when Mica was a baby. A guy I knew was just going to throw the shelves away.
  • I painted them and added baskets for his toys.
  • Next we're hanging plastic balls from the ceiling with fishing line.
  • There's a shelf that needs to be hung up as well. I'm thinking that while Isaak has the robot bedding for his crib/soon to be toddler bed, I'll put some robots on the shelf.
  • I plan on painting a few things to go with the vinyl tree to put on another wall. I also want to make a 3D kite.
  • His room has a dresser and desk (not shown here). I want to change the knobs on those things to match each other.
  • We used the desk as a changing table, and still have it set up for that. It's nice because the hamper fits inside the whole of the desk where the chair would sit. The desk was left in our house by the people who lived there before us. I ripped up old papers that I would of shredded anyhow, glued them on the desk with matte medium, painted it chocolate brown, and varnished over it.

Zeek the Geek

Bed Buds

Win a Kids Craft Playhouse

  • Jolly Mom is giving away a KidsCraft Playhouse from KidsCraft USA!
  • I have such great memories of my Dad building houses for me out of giant cardboard boxes!
  • We have a big cardboard box in our living room right now that I want to make into a robot.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


  • There's just some words that are too cute to correct Isaak when he talks.
  • I know I'm supposed to correct him, but I figure...he's on track, why not just let him say some words a little off. He does hear me saying them right when I talk about whatever it is he says wrong, so I guess in a way I do correct him.
  • He says, "Bakit Ball" for Basket Ball, "Boot Ball" for Foot Ball, "Melmo" for Elmo and "Eyeu" for Caillou.
  • He mostly says everything else pretty clearly. Clearly to me anyhow.
  • He speaks much more quiet then Mica did at his age.
  • He tries to sing. I hear him singing the "Clean-Up" song that Mica and nephew Even learned at preschool, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Happy Birthday".

Superstar Bounce House

  • My Organized Chaos is giving away a Superstar Bounce House from Playhouse Bouncers!
  • It looks like so much fun! I immediately thought about it set up for birthday parties.
  • It would be great to get some energy out of 4 boys.
  • It folds up into a small bag when they are done with their bounce time.

A Congratulations Goes Out to My Niece Kailey!

  • I blogged last week about how my niece started a cheer leading squad for the special needs.
  • Someone nominated her for the WOWT Gregg Young Extra Mile Award, and she won!
  • She won $500, but she put it back into the squad. Now they have more money to buy pom pom's and uniforms.
  • You can see the video of her here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Water Fun

  • Isaak didn't like the water ring Great Aunt Becky got him for his birthday at first...
  • No fear...he ended up liking it!
  • Mica liked playing with Isaak's new toy too!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

They're FurReal

NOVICA Giveaway

  • Go Graham Go is giving away a $75 gift certificate to NOVICA.
  • I like this site because they have unique one of a kind artist made products.
  • Here are a few things from their site:

Monday, May 24, 2010


  • Isaak had his two year check up today.
  • On the way there I had a back seat driver. Mica said, "Mommy, remember to not turn on Harrison Street. Turn on Giles Road!" He's his Daddy's son with directions, that's for sure!
  • Isaak was so good at the doctor's office. No tears. The last time he cried when they weighed him and measured him. For some odd reason he was always afraid of the changing stations when we went places. I think the bench they make them sit on reminded him of a changing table.
  • Isaak weighs 25.3, which is in the 16%. He is 35.5 for height, which is in the 79%. His head circumference is 46.7, which is in the 8%.
  • The doctor always pays attention to the head circumference a lot because of the meningitis Isaak had at 2 months. He's fine with all that.
  • Isaak does everything pretty much on task. Except for saying, "I" and "Me". He still refers to himself as, "Isaak".

Brother Sewing Machine From CSN


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