Natty Narwhal

April 11, 2011 § 2 Comments

It’s coming!

The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon

$10 DIY Sandbox

April 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Spring is in the air and the weather has certainly warmed up around here.  Despite the insane amount of pollen, we have been hanging out on the deck at home and enjoying stretching out our toes and wearing short sleeves.

We don’t have much in the way of “outdoor toys” for the little one since she was immobile this time last year, but this post from Prudent Mama seemed ingenious.

So off we went and got some play sand from Lowe’s and a plastic storage bin from Target. Add a couple of plastic beach toys and buckets from CVS and we spent a total of just about $10 for infinite fun.

Sand play

She loves the texture of the sand and picking it up and tossing it. Then I turned around for a second and found this:

This is what happens when I turn around...

Little stinker hopped right in!  Whee!  And when all is done, we just pop the lid back on and wait for another sunny day.  Can’t beat that!

Hooray!

Us girls with our dads

April 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Us girls with our dads


In like a lion…

April 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

What a month March was!  The Mr. was out of town for the entire first work-week at a conference, leaving me to tend to the little all by myself.  Confession time:  I’m a little bit very spoiled in the fact that The Mr. is pretty much a super husband and father, thus I’ve never really had to tackle handling the baby alone.  Like ever.  It seemed a bit daunting, but we actually had a fantastic week and both survived – hurrah!

Then I exacted some revenge (I kid, I kid…) by leaving them at home and flying down to Florida for a girls weekend at the beach with some of my besties.  It was a fantastic time – the weather was gorgeous and I loved spending time with my friends who I haven’t seen in ages.  This, of course, tested the Mr.’s solo parenting skills and wouldn’t you know the baby got a fever + vomiting + general yuckiness.  Poor baby, but Super Daddy took care of her like a champ and luckily it was at the end of the weekend and I was on my way back.

View from room

The following week we finally were all in town at the same time and headed up to the mountains for a weekend of well deserved R&R.  It was super relaxing and there’s nothing cuter than seeing how excited the Mr. gets when he’s in the mountains.

Mountain walk

Helen
(And I think we’ll stay put at least until summer!)

Day 15: Shopping List

March 15, 2011 § 1 Comment

Just my current shopping list.  Groceries for my husband’s birthday dinner and stuff for the pantry.  Instead of the usual corned beef and cabbage I make for him, this midweek affair will be a grilled rack of lamb with yummy veggies.  Oh, and Fudgie the Whale’s attendance is required.

I’ve also got to get some things from Target – and we all know I’ll end up with much more in my basket than that list!

Day 15: Shopping List

Day 14: Things I love about…

March 14, 2011 § 2 Comments

NARWHALS!

Day 14:  Things I love about __

Day 12: Weekly Rituals

March 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

I won’t say that I’m that ritualized (yes, even for an OCD Virgo), but there are definitely things that happen on a regular rotation in this house.

Mon: …

Tues: …

Wed: …

Thurs: …

Fri:  Take out night.  Usually pizza.

Sat:  10am Yoga class,then Gymboree with the little one.  Lunch with drinks on a patio somewhere. Grilled deliciousness for dinner.

Sun:  Plan meals for the week. Grocery shopping. Macaroni Sunday (ie. pasta night).  Always.  The Mr. makes it the best.

Hmmm…yeah, we live for weekends around here.