Friday, January 20, 2012

This and That

Poor, Blog... You get so little attention these days. The three living, breathing man-children that I adore need me to feed them, play with them, care for them, teach them, and hold them. So, I spend more time living life with them and less time documenting life with them. One day I'll get better. Pinky promise. :)

For now, a few things...

* Clayton and I did this ( experiment the other day. I found it on Pinterest, and I knew that C would love it. My hunch was correct. He thought it was super cool.

Who knew that Ivory soap did this...

after being in the microwave for 2 minutes???

The only problem is that my little scientist now wants to put everything else (shampoo, hair gel, hand soap, lotion, etc.) in the microwave just to see what would happen. Oh dear...

* I am a big fan of dressing a baby like a baby. I like bubbles and smocking and jon jons. I really do. I know that isn't everyone's taste, but I love it. You can only dress little boys in that style for a couple of years, though. After that, they spend the rest of their lives wearing khakis and polos.

But... I put Owen in a button up shirt and khakis on Sunday for church. I think it might have reformed me as a smockaholic. Not really, but he looked pretty cute in his little man clothes, I must say.

* You know what is totally awesome? Washing a full load of whites only to realize (when pulling them out of the dryer) that a certain 6 year old left an atomic fireball in the pocket of his khaki pants. What. a. mess.

I have washed some crazy things (rocks, legos, pens, pencils, etc.) being a boy mom, but an atomic fireball in a load of whites holds the current record for making the biggest mess. There were little speckles of red/pink on everything.

Lucky for me, I know the best stain remover ever made. Want me to tell you the secret? Liquid dishwashing detergent (I use the Costco version of Cascade). It works like a champ every time! I learned about it when I was trying to get all of the spit up stains out of Drew's baby clothes so that Owen could use them. I read about dishwashing liquid as a stain remover online. I discounted it as hogwash. Then, Leah's mom told me that it was legit. I tried it, and it worked!

I now know that it works on atomic fireball disasters as well. :)

* Owen is cutting his second tooth. I felt the bottom left tooth cut through the gum on May 8th, and the bottom right broke through yesterday.

So long, gummy grin. I'll miss you... :(

All of my babies have loved to teethe on water bottles. Is that normal? I've bought them all teething rings and such, but they prefer a water bottle. Whatev, Baby Blue Eyes.
* Drew is my little artistic fella. I am trying hard to encourage him to be creative. I wasn't good about that sort of thing with Clayton, and I wish that I would have been. Drew is happy to paint away for as long as I will let him. Love that boy!

* I have been serving the kids' lunches in muffin tins when we are at home. I know that isn't a new concept - I've seen it tons of places online. I just hadn't tried it until recently. They love it! I'm hoping that the novelty doesn't wear off, because I feel like they eat more this way.That's all for now, bloggy friends! Enjoy the 70 degree weather on this beautiful January day! I'm sure that we will pay for it in February. :-/


Lone Star Family said...

Sarah I just recently stumbled across your blog, and I'm glad I did! Your boys are beautiful, the last time I saw you there was only one! I'm still hanging out in the CVCIU at Children's. Hope all is well with you!