Monday, February 27, 2012

Parenthood is...

...hearing muffled sounds from the closet and not at all wondering if she's okay.

For a good idea of how things have been lately, go check out my post on my monthly pregnancy scare

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Parenthood is...

...that little happy dance done during nap time because the little monster is out!!!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

We Make Art

Our routine has gotten rather dull lately. The ole' coloring/stacking-blocks/chasing-puppy routine couldn't last forever, so I've started researching some fun artsy things that we could do. Thanks to my dear friend Anne who posted a link on Facebook to The Imagination Tree last week, I am full of new ideas to try. This was our fist attempt with edible paint and it went fairly well... all things considered.

(I didn't take pictures of the earliest stages, because I didn't think I was going to blog about it. Sorry)

All the recipes for paint that I saw included a cup of corn-starch and boiling water, and frankly that is a lot of work and I'm not sure I have the drive to actually do all that nonsense, so I decided to go a slightly different rout: Jello instant pudding. I followed the directions, divvied it up into cups and mixed in food coloring.

The pudding was naturally yellow, so it threw off the color mix a little. Also, I seem to have lost the red food coloring, which I find suspicious. 
Next, most important step, was to find an appropriate canvass

Bathtub! I wiped it down with a towel, but I keep it pretty clean so I wasn't too worried.
And then we got to work! Emma had no problem figuring it out.

We had fun... as you can see.

Mommy's contribution
"This is fun!"
I no longer fear pesky stains now that I have my new bff, OxyClean!
Modern artist in the making
Of course, it was all over when she realized I had used pudding...
It wasn't that successful. It didn't coat well, or at least it didn't get dry enough to because after 20 minutes, Emma started eating it. And then there was the whole eating it problem, which could have created a sugar rush, but (thank goodness) it didn't. I suppose next time I'll have to try using corn starch. 

Then it was bath time.
We had a blast, though, and that's what really matters. I'm looking forward to trying more new projects, because (honestly) the crayon/sticker combo is really messing up my decor. :)

This is always the best part. Giggles! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Parenthood is... that sticker your toddler put on your arm [three days ago].

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sure enough...

Blogger has this neat thing, where you can look in your statistics and see what keywords are used when your blog is viewed using a Google search. Today the top keywords are almost what you would expect: "College Baby Bump," "How to make a baby bump collage," "Baby Burps College" and "Touch my sandwich blog."

The last one caught me off guard so I googled it. Sure enough, if you search for "touch my sandwich blog," I am the second result. If you just search for "touch my sandwich," I am the 7th result. If you search "touch my sammich," I am still on the first page. 

Here's to you, sandwich kitteh!

(As a side note, after having typed the word "touch" so many times, it looks weird. So many words look and sound weird when repeated over and over. Example: was, of, silk and tilt)