Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Paint & Poppins

So I saw this post a while back about painted wallpaper.  And then somewhere (I don't have a reference for it) I saw a method of using a high gloss paint on a satin paint (both the same color) for a cool wallpaper-ish effect.  So, in my parents yellow room, which is currently the kids and my bedroom (previously guest room, craft room, sister's room, brother's families room) I decided to try a combo of these methods.... it is still not quite done, but since Cooper naps in there I don't get a lot of free time to paint the wall.  I like it.... lets just hope that Nana & Bapa like it when they get back.

Today while the kids were watching Mary Poppins they dumped out the toy bins and made mini-beds... despite their faces, they both were very happy and so excited to see the picture after I took it.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The glory of a working computer!!

I really hate it when the computer stops working for me.... and I hate it even worse when I can not find a solution.... Sometimes I wish my computer had this button on it.
BUT today after many many tries of getting this blasted thing to work again I finally got it up and running once again.  

I do have to admit that it has been kind of nice not having my computer working....  
I had a slight addiction to pinterest, but now its more of an infatuation...
I spent more time doing all the cute activities for kids that I've seen around, taking them to the parks and library.  We even went to the apple farm and picked apples.... although Cooper is NOT a good apple eater, he does this thing where he takes a bite, chews it up and then spits it out.... so I try to keep apples (and carrots) away from him.
Maria loved that apple farm.... she kept asking if there were going to be cows there...  I don't know if it is because we've been singing Old McDonald a lot lately or if she remembered the cow that was at the apple farm's neighbor's house last year..... we didn't see any cows this year.

Here are lots of pictures for Daddy...

Maria has started dressing herself.... and she will pick out some interesting outfits,
like this one... Boots (no socks) shorts (that she had worn the day before) no shirt, Cooper's suit jacket, her puffy coat, and a tuk.

Then there is this one.... which I hesitate to post, but I think it's so stinkin' funny..... heels, bloomers, and a pirate hat.  Silly little monkey.