Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy Birthday David

What do you get a guy who has everything?

Colin and I had fun singing to David at breakfast this morning, and Colin even helped blow out the candle. We love you!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Children's Art Wall

This is something I've been wanting to do forever! It was a super-easy project, and it had such a big, personal impact on our space. All I did was "shop the house" for black and white frames to make a collage. Luckily I had a several different frames in a variety of shapes and sizes (mostly from Aaron Brothers.) Then I scoured the clutter piles in our house for Colin's old artwork (I had to get him to make a few more pieces bc I like having current hand/foot prints.)

Colin is so proud to have his artwork displayed - I already have plans to grow the collage to the full length of the wall. The best part is that once the frames are hung, all you have to do to update the collage is pop out the old pictures and insert new ones (as your young artists grows up.)

As I child, my mom always framed and displayed my art projects. I remember being so excited to bring home a frame-worthy painting to see if she would add it to the wall. Now I think displaying your children's art is one of the coolest things you can do to make your kids feel like they've been included in "decorating" your home.

Monday, December 5, 2011


I can still feel the tiny hairs on the back of my neck standing straight up. David just discovered this in the garage...

Luckily we got him out without too much hissing (on the part of the possum.) Note to readers: Promptly close your garage doors after taking out the trash to avoid "an intruder" of your very own.

Three Little Words - Spoken!

I had to blog document this because I don't want to ever forget it! Yesterday Colin said "Love you Mama" for the first time. It was so sweet and made me smile all day.

We were all sitting on the couch, and I was giving Monster a big hug and I said, "I love you Monster." Then Colin leaned over and hugged me and said "Love you Mama." I heard it. David heard it. Even Monster heard it. Made my day! :)