Tuesday, February 8, 2011

10 on 2sday

1.  I spent the weekend in Des Moines at a photography convention... AWESOME!  It's impossible not to be inspired... even a little... when you are surrounded by so many amazing photographers!  My challenge will be prioritizing all the things I NEED to do... 'cause leaving there with so many ideas makes you feel like you NEED to do everything!!

2.  I took a nap.  The sessions ran all the way to midnight and beyond on Sunday night, and I had to get back early on Monday morning so Dan could get to work... 4 hours of sleep gave me 'permission' to take a nap on Monday.

3.  I'll give you my nap timeline:
12:48pm - laid down
1:00pm - heard the girls yelling, got up to check on them
1:38pm - heard the doorbell ring, got up to check it out
2:00pm - must have drifted off 'cause I woke up suddenly out of a bizarre dream
3:00pm - Woke up to the sound of Evan yelling... "I pooooooooooooooooooooooooooped"

4.  And that would be why I rarely bother taking naps...

5.  The cupcakes I made for Avery & Brynn's birthday were purdy darn good!  I used a Duncan Hines cake mix that had no milk ingredients in it, and a Pillsbury tub of frosting that also had no milk products... (didn't even realize that existed!)  the cake called for 3 eggs, but I substituted 2 Tbls of applesauce & 4 Tbls of soy milk... and it turned out surprisingly well!  They did fall apart a little (that where the eggs normally come in).  Then I came across this site that said you can substitute flax seed  for eggs... I haven't tried it yet, but plan to...

6.  After the girls' birthday, Dan and I spent some sentimental time looking through my old blog posts.  Makes me really glad I blog... there were so many little moments and silly things that I would have forgotten had I not written them down.  And I'm glad you read my blog, because it keeps me motivated to write all those little things here!

7.  I had a random moment over the weekend when I realized... the girls just had their golden birthday!  They turned 2 on 2/2!!!!  And I didn't even put that together until it was done and gone!  But it made me wonder... what are you supposed to do for a golden birthday?  (I'm really asking...)

8.  Evan told me his first knock knock joke today.  It went something like this:

Evan: knock-knock
Me: who's there?
Evan: Evan

I didn't even know he knew knock-knock jokes...

9.  I'm really glad my friend Katie posted pictures of her kids playing with snow... inside!  Gave me the motivation to actually do it with my kiddos!  Evan has been asking quite a bit to go play in the snow, but it's been waaaaaaaay too cold for my taste... so I brought the snow inside, and the kids LOVED it!  They mostly did a good job keeping it on the vinyl table cloth I laid out.  But really, it's just going to melt and dry eventually anyway, so I set aside my anal-everything-has-to-be-clean-and-tidy (ha!) tendencies for a little bit...

BONUS!  The snow packed onto the bottom of the girls' boots and it turned into a skating rink!!

and of course... Avery still didn't want to wear gloves...

10.  The girls have quickly realized that when I pull out the vinyl table cloth, something fun is about to happen!  And I dared go somewhere I have never gone before... paint... dun, dun, dunnnnnnnnn... lets talk about my anal tendencies again...


I survived... the girls had fun... even when Brynn started painting on Avery... I had the bath ready and waiting!

...on a side note... attempting to make heart shapes with thumbs dipped in paint... not simple... they don't look so much like hearts as they do red blobs...


Debbie said...

I'd like to know some answers for #7 too! I'll be turning 25 on 11-11-11...epic, right? ;-)

Lori said...

ooh... that's a fun one!! Could you imagine if you turned 11 on 11-11-11?!!?!? :)

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