Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
One of my bffs Katy got Noah this adorable owl storage tote. I looooves it so much. Obviously, it has an owl, amazing. I think we'll use it to store Noah's diapers somewhere that Connor can get to them so he can help me out when I'm still recovering. Or when I'm lazy. Thanks Kate!!
our friends Carroll and Danny love dogs. They breed shelties and work with Gabriels Angels and therapy dogs. They got Connor this super cute puppy print sleeper.
Jeffrey got Connor and Noah matching Dbacks piggy banks. I think I'm going to pick up some lettering from Michael's or something to put their names on the banks...I anticipate great arguements over these matching items.
Here he's tearing up the little pieces for his mosaic hearts. yes, mosaic. crazy train-i told you. i cut out the hearts since my little man has only mastered scissors by being able to put his fingers in the right holes-sometimes.
Here he is putting his valentines together. He was a willing, interested participant for about 2 1/2 valentines at which point he abandoned me and I was left to make the rest of them look like they were made by a two year old. this wasn't much of a stretch for me.
while i slaved away on the valentines, he read a book...
and rode around on his rocket.
Here he is hogging all the glory of the super cute valentines. I think they are pretty adorable, which may or may not be because I made most of them myself.
Lastly, here he is on Valentines Day with his bag of goodies and valentines from his classmates. He's also holding some kind of heart that has arms and legs. Happy Valentines Day everyone!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Speaking of hospital bag...I've had all kinds of crazy hospital dreams about going into labor early and being mad that I didn't have my bag packed with the essentials...my own pillow, slippers and socks, phone/camera/ipod chargers, and other necessities. When you already know you're going to be in the hospital for 3-4 days it's best to have plenty of options so you're not having to send hubs home daily to grab items you forgot. Maybe I'll kill the craving and start my hospital list. There's no way I'm packing it all up yet, but a list is a bit more reasonable I suppose.
Did I mention that Connor calls Noah "baby no no"? Cute stuff. Sometimes I think he forgets that he's in there, except when I remind him, which prompts him to do cute stuff like rub my belly and talk to Noah. Then he remembers :) I talked to him yesterday about how he's going to help mama and dada with Noah when his baby brother arrives--slave labor mostly like fetching diapers, getting bottles from the fridge, grabbing a new onesie when Noah pees through his five times a day. Ahhh, newborns :) I'm excited and a bit overwhelmed just thinking of starting all over!! And the thought of having Connor home with us running wild while I'm recovering and Noah is so teeny tiny is a bit much as well.
My plan is to get some Valentines pics posted later this week so stay tuned!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We drove up to Payson to spend the a couple days this past weekend. We're so incredibly fortunate that one of my bffs Dawn's mom and step dad own a gorge cabin up there that they oh so willingly allow us to stay at whenever it's available. Such generosity! We leave them little thank yous (booze) every time we're there so they know how much we adore them! :) We don't get up there as much as we'd like to but it's a great escape and the less than two hour drive fits into my ADD criteria. Any longer in a car and I start to tick.
We'd planned on going up a couple weekends ago, but it ended up being the weekends that all of Northern AZ was pummeled with snow. Pummeled. We were just hoping that there would still be snow on the ground for Connor to play in. While there wasn't any at the cabin, we drove about 15 minutes up the 260 and came upon a bunch that we played in for a couple hours. Unfortunately, I managed to leave my camera at the cabin so we took pics on Jeff's Droid. As soon as he figures out how to download them I'll post them here. He better break out that manual. So, here are some pics from the weekend...no fun snow ones, but some cuties of the kid anyway.
we took his legos up to the cabin so that he'd have a few things to play with while we were inside. he's really into building towers right now.
this is seriously how my crazy kid sits in the car while he's watching a dvd. he was looking at it so intent until he realized that I was taking a photo and then he broke into a cheese smile. BTW. chocolate chip cookies all over his face!
Jeffrey put together this cube storage thingy for Connor's room last weekend. Anytime we're using a hammer, Connor runs in his room and grabs his "Pat" hammer from his Handy Manny Tool Kit. He loves it. I hung a few pictures last night and strung up his artwork in his room a few weeks ago and he loves to pretend that he's doing the work too.
Connor is obsessed with taking pictures right now. I hate handing my camera over to him because he's a 2 year old boy, but he rarely drops it and he's actually really careful with it. this self portrait is the work of Connor Keith Barnes.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Now that the Christmas high has long worn off, we've been trying to focus on getting things done before Noah's arrival. While Noah's room is currently a disaster, we have Connor's new bedroom done for the most part. Our goal was to try and make good use out of the limited space in there. Since his bedroom was the playroom just a few months ago, we had to cram two rooms into one-two rooms that already had way too much stuff in them. We noticed that his new big boy bed is nearly as long as the closet is wide. We tried putting it in there and he really liked it-and it freed up a lot of room. It's kinda like a bunk bed since he's tucked in there. He really loves his little sleeping cove thingy. I have also struggled with what the hell to do with all of his art projects that he brings home. I love that his school does art every day, so I wanted to show off as many of them as possible. It's tough to believe, but there are still a bunch that aren't hung up with the others. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with them but I am considering getting lots of cheapy thrift store frames and hanging them at different levels around the room.
Connor is really into books right now so we moved all of his books (& movies) from the big hutch/changing table that will be staying in Noah's room and put them in the new cube shelf in Connor's room. I know it's going to morph into a disaster, but for right now...at this moment it looks pretty and organized and I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.
Connor's books and movies...all lined up and pretty. For now. Jeffrey put this ikea-like item together this weekend and I was truly proud of him and the lack of profanity that commenced.
loves his room. loves mickey.
this is where I trap my child in his closet :) We worried about him being scared waking up to his clothes hanging above him but he doesn't seem to mind. I really love that the bed fit perfectly in the closet and it frees up a ton of floor space for playing and other large furniture like all of his toy storage and his table and chairs. Plus, there's still plenty of room for running the bases!