Wednesday, February 25, 2009

This Wednesday's Wordy, But it's Worth It!!

I have a story! I live in an apartment that was created in the upstairs of this 100+ year old house. Because of this there are lots of strange quirks, the strangest being the bathroom. It is basically a converted closet in the kitchen/laundry room. It is tiny and is definitely my least favorite thing about an otherwise beautiful and interesting and pretty roomy apartment. But it does have one great perk: because it's tiny and basically in the kitchen, when I give Booboo a bath I can just leave the door open and get some work done in the kitchen without any fear of being a horrible mother and being dragged off by the CPS for leaving my child in a bath unattended!! He is always within my sight, indeed within 10 feet of me, so it works out great. Because we like to save water, and because he likes the secure feeling of being able to hold onto the sides, we still use a little baby bath that we put in the big grown up bath, which also helps when he decides to have a serious splashing party!! So I can make my lunch and sweep the floor all the while talking to him and smiling at him and listening to his happy little splashy/babbly noises. I can always see his head over the rim of the big bathtub because he's sitting up.

He doesn't usually stay happy in the tub for that long, though, he get's kind of bored and starts trying to climb out after 10-15 minutes usually. So I was really happy today when he seemed to be happy for a longer time and I could make a long, involved salad for my lunch. When I finished preparing it I decided he had been in there long enough and went to go get him out and I found this:

No water in the tub!!! I have no idea how long he had just been playing naked in an empty tub!! The little stinker discovered the plug (you can see it just barely)!! Oh man, I laughed for quite a while after that! I'm still laughing.

Oh well, I had planned to give him "air time" after the bath anyway because his awful diaper rash is back. And in the spirit of causing great future embarrassment and hopefully an "aw, mom!!" here's a picture of some more air time!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

How To Get a New* Wardrobe...For Free!

1. Finally lose a little bit of the baby weight.
2. Have a really nice sis-in-law who is also losing weight and doing a better job than you give you some of her old clothes.
3. Clean out your closet!!!

A perfect storm of events has taken me from wearing the same pair of maternity jeans everyday to owning more pants than I can possibly wear (hmm...and no where to wear them!). I was just feeling like I was still huge so I wasn't paying any attention to what actual size I was anymore. I really didn't want to buy any new jeans in an in between size since I really wanted to just lose weight back down to my old jean size, and my maternity jeans, while hanging off me, had not actually fallen off yet, so I just kept wearing them and trying to not care what they looked like. When my sister-in-law offered me some of the clothes that didn't fit her anymore (thanks Jess!) I tried them on skeptically, because I did NOT think I was down to the size of the jeans yet. Low and behold, they fit! So I was very motivated to go through some of the clothes I put away into storage when I got too pregnant to torture myself into them anymore. Now I've got a nice expanded wardrobe! (and two practically new tubes of Burt'sBees Honey Lip Balm!!)

*To get this "new" wardrobe you must meet some of these preexisting conditions: you must have recently given birth, you must have a nice sister-in-law, you must be a cheapskate who doesn't really love to buy new clothes, you must refuse to weigh yourself or pay any attention to numbers like that, and you must have a messy closet and a baby who keeps you a little too preoccupied to care much about what you're wearing! Lastly, you must also have a rather broad definition of the word "new"!

Monday, February 23, 2009


I'm this blog roll called Mormon Mommy Blogs and they have this fabulous giveaway going on right now. You get an extra entry if you post about it on your blog, and the stuff is pretty enough that I'm actually posting about it! So go over there and check it out, and if you post a comment, you can get entered into the giveaway also!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Like Father, Like Son...

I promise I closed the laptop and whisked him away right after I took the picture!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Booboo starts with B and that rhymes with T....

which stands for TROUBLE!!!!!

Crawling has certainly made life more interesting around here. He keeps me on my toes!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Apparently Bees Are Funny.

I've decided to start a new tradition here on MegandJon that I've seen done on other blogs. On Wednesdays I will do a mostly wordless post (there might need to be an explanation) that will basically be a picture or video. Probably these will consist mainly of pictures of this one really cute baby I know, but I might branch out and post a pretty picture or some cool video I found online or something. Today's post is a little wordy, a Wordy Wordless Wednesday, if you will, because I wanted to explain what I would be doing.

The inaugural post is a video of Booboo, of course! I was reading a little book to him with a bee, and when I made the Bzzzing noise, he laughed hysterically and wouldn't stop. So I had to take a video, and I wanted to post it even though it's rather shaky. You try making a bzzzz noise, filming, and laughing, all at the same time! Also, please excuse the mess...that's why we call him our little Havoc Wreaker!

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