Monday, November 29, 2010

Another Bathtime Post

Last week T's cupcake-consuming got a little out of hand and before we knew it he was a head-to-toe disaster! I turned on the bath water, went to grab some of his favorite toys for the occasion and told him to get ready.

His definition of getting ready is obviously a little different from mine. I went into the bathroom and found him, fully dressed, already enjoying his swim! Good thing his clothes needed a good wash anyway!

And the reason we had cupcakes in the first place? I made this birthday cake for a girl in our building. She was having a Hawaiian-themed book club at her house and I thought this would fit right in! It was fun.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Talmage Squared

Talmage meet Talmage. Talmage meet Talmage.
Yes, these boys are BOTH named Talmage.
And they were both born in March 2009.
And their moms just happened to be college roommates.
And they're both super cute and love to see dinosaurs and fish (which was perfect since we met up in the Natural History Museum).
And this was their very first meeting.
And I think they were instant friends.
And I'm pretty sure they are totally future BYU roomies!
Marcelle and her family came to NYC for Thanksgiving week and T and I were lucky enough to steal some time from their busy schedule to play and catch-up. It was so fun Celle, Scott and "de oder Tommage" as T called him. We love you guys. Come again soon!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


One of T's new favorite games.

Posing for the camera.
Saying cheese.

Admiring his work and then asking for "mo" pictures.
He doesn't have to ask me twice. I LOVE this game!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving With Some Extra Catch-Up

I've totally been in a funk. A blogging-funk. It all started when I tried three times to upload a super cute video of T pointing out all of our family members by name. Three times I tried, three times I failed. And the funk began. But now I'm paying for it because I have major catching-up to do! Oh well, here are some highlights of our Thanksgiving.

The boys took a walk to the park and the forest while I spent some me-time at the house. I'm SO beyond, ridiculously thankful for such a sweet, smart, studly husband. I sure am thankful the law school gives Jim Thanksgiving off of school. And I'm thankful that he took T out to run, jump and play. And I'm kind of grateful that I didn't have to be the one chasing him ;)

And T, how could I not be thankful for him? He is the funniest, silliest, craziest little kid. I think he spent most of their morning adventure so grateful for the coolest dad ever (until the end when he arched his back so far that his head and feet were both touching the ground and started screaming!)

Jim took great pictures of T exploring the forest. I love his yellow coat. I love his frog boots. And I'm thankful for such beautiful fall foliage.

We had dinner with a family in our ward. They made TONS of delicious food and five different desserts. I was in heaven, and a food coma, by the time we left. And the kids all played together perfectly so we didn't have to worry about watching T like a nice! Thanks Donna and Seth. We are so thankful for amazing family and friends.

We had a HAPPY Thanksgiving. Hope you did too!

Monday, November 15, 2010

A few little randoms...

Jim saw this at the law school and may or may not have stolen it from the bulletin board because he knew how much I would love it. He was right. It made me majorly smile!

My friend Diana is having a baby so I brought her dinner and these baby cupcakes on Friday. At first I thought they were going to be cute, then I thought they looked like reindeer, but Jim said that they instantly knew they were babies when he dropped them off. Score!

My Dad is SO thoughtful and amazing. He called me up and said, "Hey, you have plans for dinner?" It was 3 pm and I still had no idea what I'd be cooking. He said, "I got it covered. It'll be there at 5!" He ordered chinese food...and LOTS of it. He knew all of my favorite items and you would not believe how happy I was ;) I couldn't even be bothered to take a civilized picture, I was to busy eating, eating, eating. Heaven!
When I said there was a lot of food, I meant A LOT of food. They included nine fortune cookies because they thought we must be having a party...and they were SHOCKED that it was just the two, well, three of us. I love the way my Dad works. Leftovers are the best. Thanks Dad. Loves!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Remedy to Almost Any Meltdown

We've been going just a wee-bit stir-crazy since fall made it's grand entrance last week. We are such California kids and the cold weather (which everyone warns us hasn't even arrived yet) is enough to keep us warm and cozy indoors. BUT...with a little New York apartment sometimes we are at a loss for things to do. One day last week it was particularly bad and I had a little chipmunk following me from room to room, sobbing and pulling on my pant leg (mostly, I think, because he couldn't think of anything more entertaining to do).

Finally I said, "T, enough! How 'bout we go swimming. Do you want to take a bath?"

He ran off, and seconds later I found him still crying, but very anxious for his swimming pool to be filled to the brim! He sure was ready for his bath.
And within seconds of turning the water on the tears were gone and he was all smiles. I think he may be taking a whole lot of baths this winter!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Noah's Ark

Bathtime is getting more fun, and interesting, and messy, and nerve-racking by the day.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

We've Been A-Workin!

This was sent to Mum (Jim's grandmother/ T's Great Grandma) today, but I thought it was so cute I wanted to share it with everyone. T's hands are the feathers and feet are the body. He was SO proud of his work. He walked around pointing to his creation saying, "Turkey. Turkey."

I finally got pictures up on my shelf. It's not perfect yet, but it's getting close-er!

Have you ever made one of these? Super easy! It's a picture board made out of a cork board. That fabric is from a thrift store and cost pennies. I have buttons but I'm not sure whether I want to add them yet. I like it!

I am SO proud of this one! My friend was moving and was going to give this coat rack to a thrift store. It was not in perfect condition and needed a little (read a lot) of TLC. I stripped it, sanded the heck out of it and then stained it. I'm SUPER pleased with the outcome...and it was free!

I have a small obsession with T's book shelf. How cute is kid stuff? Really. Does it usually look like this? Heck no. But when it does I get a big smile on my face. Cuteness.

For some reason I'm really likin on random patterns lately. Don't know why. Just sayin.