Monday, January 28, 2008
About a year ago-when she was around 2 and half years old, I discovered that she had grown out of the stuffed toy killer stage-and so I re-introduced a variety of toys for her to play fetch with and just lick at her leisure (she is not a chewer-but she does lick allot.) For the past year she has had a dozen toys-but one has been her favorite, the blue and orange bug. If anyone has ever read the Velveteen Rabbit-the bug is Molly's rabbit. She loves it unconditionally. When I have to put it in the wash-she mopes. When she sees it tumbling in the dryer shes giddy with anticipation. When I take it out with the wash-she grabs it immediately and licks it until its soaking wet. Sometimes I find the bug outside...and I realize she must have taken her little pal out with her to survey her kingdom. I often find Molly asleep on the couch with the bug in her paws. She constantly wants to play fetch with the bug-and if it skids under the couch she whines until I get it opposed to simply getting another toy. As you can see-she loves the bug.
Two weeks ago I realized that one of the bugs protruding eyes, had disappeared. I figured Molly had chewed it off and most likely eaten it-but I could not confirm that theory until last night. We were gathered in the living room, Molly on her favorite chair, and I realized she had something in her mouth. I walked over and realized she had gotten the other bug eye off, rendering her toy blind. It doesn't matter to Molly-she kept playing with bug anyway, and eventually napped with it in her paws. I took pictures (which is a by-product of the blog, anything with a story must have an illustration.)
Have a wonderful Monday everyone:)
Friday, January 25, 2008
It's me, in all my glory-at age 9, in my pajamas-posing. I love the camera...and I was working it:)
While you are there-check out Lottie Sue from previous posts-she is cute baby to the nth degree!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
PS-if it seems like we spend all of our time at Lowes and Home Depot, that would be correct. There was a span of about 5 months where we could not go a weekend without visiting a home improvement store.
This is the living room/fireplace when I moved in. Green brick?? Terra cotta tile hearth...who were the people who decorated this place???
I whitewashed the barn board and painted the brick white. I tried to accessorize the mantle with candles. I learned to live with the terra cotta hearth.
Here are the shelves in progress...and note we had taken down the bead board and replaced it with Sheetrock. Not an easy task. I also came up with the idea to paint the terra cotta tiles with heat resistant paint (like one would use on grills.) Brilliant idea. Here it is primed.
Here is a close up view of the finished details. Please note the trim work-we are pretty proud of that.
Here's the finished product:)
Friday, January 18, 2008
We could hardly see his eyes...he looked a bit shifty-to say the least.....
This is him in his jacket-which I only force him to wear if its REALLY cold and his hair is REALLY short....both applied yesterday.
Another jacket shot-this one sums up how he feels about both the haircut and the jacket. If looks could kill....
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
A shot of the mudroom when I moved in. I think the previous owners must have gotten a good deal on barn board...the stuff was EVERYWHERE...
They even made a pantry out of barn board...
We like our pantry better.... We added a row of hooks to help us stay organized. Note-I know we love bead board like the old owners loved barn board.
A view into the mudroom from the kitchen...
Saturday, January 12, 2008
The Kitchen when I moved in to the house. As you will see...the previous owners loved them some country decorating.... I made minor cosmetic changes with paint...
My dad, brother and Kevin installing the first new cabinet....
The finished prodcut-we are really proud of the tile backsplash....
Another view of the finished kitchen...
Monday, January 7, 2008
Hey mom, what do you have there? Is that the camera-you know we hate the camera.
Baileys internal dialogue-"God love her for trying." Molly's internal dialogue "Bright light-look away, look away." Bailey's response to Molly "You are a peasant...I will not look away."
Bailey " and yet you continue..." Molly " I am taking a nap-I am SOOO tired from all the naps I have taken previously today."
Bailey "Fine-I shall nap as well..." Molly-"SNNNNOOOORRRREEEE"
I went to see National Treasure this past weekend. Good movie, if you are interested. There is a past of the movie where they reference the saying “Your name is Mud…” Nicholas Cage’s character poses the question that not many know the origin of that saying; I was fairly bouncing out of my movie seat-because I DO KNOW. Long story short- John Wilkes Booth, who shot President Lincoln, hurt his leg jumping from the theatre balcony after the incident. He sought out a doctor and found Dr. Mudd, who cared for him knowing nothing about the assignation. Mudd and his family were implicated in the assignation, and though to be co-conspirators. They were later cleared of all charges. Yet-we still say “Your name is Mud” as a negative against a person. This is a shining example of what I did and DID NOT learn in school.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Molly is a four year old rescue from the local pound. She has all the energy Bailey lacks. She LOVES tennis balls, chew toys, Frisbee's, treats and WATER. They are my furry children, and I am sure they will be featured here often.