I love this face:
This boy sure loves to help his Momma sell her Scentsy :) And he really loves his Ollie the Elephant <3 (He also loves to be naked.)
So, today was what I like to call a “Super-Mom” day. You know, the ones where you’re doing something different every second of the entire day, and then at the end of it you look back and think, “Holy cow, I’m tired! What did I do today, anyway?” Yeah. One of those.
My life is a bit of a perpetual, silly rendition of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” This morning I emptied the Toys R Us bag of our latest purchase: MORE baby proofing gear. Outlet plugs and drawer latches aren’t enough for this house. We needed an industrial strength oven lock, and a refrigerator lock while we were at it. I thought to myself “I’ll just install these myself… I’m not waiting on Hubby. I can do this!” On to reading the instructions: clean and dry all surfaces before installation. Okie dokie. I needed to clean the oven door. Well, the oven door is on a very dirty oven. Let’s clean it while we’re at it. (I had forgotten how awful this chore was. And how pretty my oven was.) I found some oven cleaner and rubber gloves and got to work. ICK! I wish I had before pictures.
So, as I was saying… I went from wanting to install an oven lock to crawled up in the oven scrubbing it until my fingers bled. The oven was clean, but now the drawer below was looking dingy. So I cleaned it. And all the pots and pans inside of it. And the sink. And then the fridge. And then the stove. And then the counters. And then I finally installed the locks. And then I needed to test how well they worked, so I baked some cookies. All I’ve got is some after pictures of a really clean oven and some really yummy cookies.
After way more cleaning than I intended to do, I rushed off to lunch with a buddy and had a great talk over some of the best Phad Thai on the planet. (Okay, it’s only one of two different Phad Thai’s I’ve ever had, but it’s freaking delicious.) After lunch and a nap for the Bubbie, I rushed off to pick up my friend’s kids from school and we had a brief play date. Having some friends over gave us a chance to whip out the new Homemade Play-Doh (which the kids cleverly started calling “Kylee’s Play-Squish”). I wish I could tell you that this is how my little Angel Baby really felt about the sticky blob:
But this was the more common response to it:
He really wasn’t all that interested. Some day. For now, it’s Mommy’s turn to play with it. :) While I watched him playing, I realized he was way overdue for a haircut. (Okay, I ‘realized’ it a couple weeks ago…. I finally did something about it tonight.) So, here’s our before picture:
Such a ham!! This is the face he gives you when you say “cheese!!” and sometimes he even says “teeeezzzzz!!!” when he gives the silly face. I love it! Anyway, I gave him a quick trim (which in wiggle time equates to more like 30 minutes–or what seems like a million times through this video.) Either way, we got it done and he took a bath and got super excited for a cookie. This is is ‘after cheese’:
We wrapped up our evening with a super cute Skype with Uncle Keith. Awww… my little E-trade baby! :)
So, I’m sure you’re asking “so what did you CREATE today?!?!” I thought about calling my clean-a-thon my project for the day, but I knew you’d be disappointed. :)
I promise to show you pictures tomorrow. I did complete the project today, but I have one final touch to add before I can photograph it. Here’s your hint, in case you just can’t wait until tomorrow: I started this project about 6 months ago. :) See you tomorrow!!
Love to all <3 Kylee