So if not showering and primping, what have I been doing these past few days, you ask? Being crafty. And I am not a crafty girl. But I've done a couple projects, here are a few:
I made this wreath for under $20, instead of spending $50 on some overpriced Pottery Barn design.
I adorned this boring lampshade with buttons to give it some color and make it more play room appropriate.
And what's Mister A been up to while his mama gets her Martha on? Being a total toddler. Suddenly, he wants to hold the spoon and feed himself (aka: jam a spoonful of scrambled eggs into his ear). He's walking more than he's crawling and getting scary fast at it. He's blabbing at me with newfound certainty "mama, blablabla, doo doo, puh puh, kihhhh-ty!", then waiting patiently for an appropriate response. He stops mid chew during lunch, looks at me thoughtfully, then pulls some food from his mouth and offers it to me. (Disgusting, right? I know, I gag. But it's so very sweet. We'll just make sure he stops that before his first date. Unless I don't like her, then I'll encourage some mid-chew food sharing.) He's reaching places I never in a million years thought he could reach, like yesterday when he used his go-go-Gadget arms to reach a candle on the middle of a console table. It was recently blown out, thankfully, but still plum full of warm, gooey wax. Which splattered across the living room and kitchen floors upon impact. Ever tried getting wax out of carpet? I don't recommend it as a fun way to spend nap time.
-sitting like a big boy at his new play table.
-climbing on everything and doing his best to escape any blockade.
-hamming up the cuteness to distract me when busted being all monkeylike.
-tormenting the felines, as per usual.
-peeking out the front window throughout the day. He realized the door brings exciting things- daddy, kitties, UPS man, burglars. So he spends a few minutes here and there peering out to see if anything exciting is happening. Am I seriously that boring?
-making perturbed faces when I interrupt his toy time by sticking a camera in his face.
And now for the videos:
-playing with a super fancy new toy ... a plastic container filled with buttons and glued shut.
-becoming obsessed with all aspects of laundry- the machines, the basket full of clothes, the folded piles he pulls off the couch and throws in a heap on the floor.