Sunday, April 27, 2008

You won't believe your eyes

Friday, April 25, 2008

Andrew's Princess Chair

So last Saturday Dave decided to visit some local garage sales. He came back to tell me that he purchased a small chair for Andrew. The man said he could take it for $1 or $2. Dave paid him $2, thinking to himself that it was a pretty nice chair. The man then preceded to say, "That is a great deal for a princess chair." Dave was a little bit confused but then realized that the chair that he purchased was not tan and white like he thought, but PINK and white. Simple mistake for a color blind man. So this is what we started with...

I then took on the challenge of recovering it. This is my first attempt at a slip cover and I have to say I am very, very proud of myself. I could not of done it without Dave though. I have decided that I am not good enough at math to sew, that is why I have Dave. He measured everything and calculated it all out so that I could cut each piece and only use 3 yards of fabric.

Now Andrew has a perfectly non-pink baseball chair!

More ball pit pictures

Here are some more pictures of the much enjoyed ball pit. Aren't we the best parents ever!

Monday, April 21, 2008

This boy is in heaven!

So I absolutly love this age/stage that Andrew is in. He still takes two naps and he can entertain himself. What else could I ask for?

He has started some new obsessions lately. The first is that when ever we are upstairs doing something, he likes to go off and be by himself, in our linen closet. There is a bucket of different lotions in there that he likes to pull out and play with. Usually he just stands in there, with the door closed because it doesn't stay open on its own. The other day I went in to check on him and this is what I found. He is sitting on the toilet paper. I guess he decided it was more comfortable!

The other thing Andrew has been obsessed with lately is balls. He has always loved to play with balls but that is all he wants to play with lately, espescially basketballs. I am sure we can blame the Jazz for that. Let me give you some insight on the obsession...going to run errands, we must take the full sized basketball, no way we could leave that at home...Sunday's Big 5 ad has a basketball in it, he has to carry the ad around all day and every two minutes or so show either Dave or me the picture...he sees a basketball hoop on the side of the road at someone's house, freaking out crying, screaming. It is pretty crazy. Well, we went to Ross this weekend to buy a shoe basket and we perused the toys and this is what we found...

Yes that is a ball pit and I don't think you can tell but it has baskets at each end...this boy is in heaven. Lets just say that hours have already been spent in the ball pit and we have only owned it for a day and a half.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Babies, babies, babies...

So this weekend was all about babies. On Saturday I threw a baby shower for my sister-in-law Rachel who is having a baby girl at the end of July. Then on Sunday my sister blessed her baby girl Rebekah and Dave's sister Lori blessed her little girl Paisley also.

The shower was a lot of fun but I am glad to have one less thing to stress about. I did the invitations and the diaper cake. We had the shower at Rachel's mom's house so that it could fit the entire Clawson and Bradshaw crew. It was a packed house. The best part of it was that we were all sitting around eating and enjoying each other when the front door opens and Dave's sister who lives in Las Vegas walked through the door. We were all so excited and so surprised. She had tricked everyone into thinking there was no way she was driving up for the weekend. She emailed me telling me she wasn't coming, talked to her sisters about how busy she was, and posted on her blog the day of the shower, just to trick us. It was a great surprise!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Paying the neighbor's bills...

Sounds like a good samaritan act right. Nope. It is the story of my life. About six months after we moved into our home, which was Sept. 06, I came home and our electricity was shut off. I went to the neighbor's to see if their's was on and it was. I called the electric company and they said they shut off the wrong person's electricty, they were suppose to turn of the neighbors. They came out switch the marking on the meters and we didn't have to pay our bill for a couple of months while they corrected the amount of money we had been paying. Then about 4 months after that I got up to brush me teeth in the morning, no water. Yep you guessed it. They came out switched the meters and we didn't have to pay our water bill for a month. When that happened we thought nothing else could possibly be switched. The only thing left is the gas bill and our meters are on our respective sides of our homes. On Wednesday I realized I needed to pay the gas bill so I had it out. Dave said, I am going to check our meters, just for kicks. Sure enough we have been paying their gas bill as well. We have lived in our house for 19 months, paying our neighbors gas bill! Hopefully there really isn't anything else, I just want to pay for my own bills. Is that too much to ask?!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Andrew's New Chairs

So Andrew is in the stage where he loves sitting on chairs. Everytime we go to my sister Mandy's house he just climbs in and out of some chairs she has for her kids. So Dave and I have been searching for a good, cheap chair to buy Andrew. We have looked at Ikea and found some we like but we couldn't decide what to get. Last week, Dave and I saw this lawn chair at Smith's for $3. Cheap and small. Perfect! It is really light weight so we keep it in the corner of the couches for stability but Andrew likes it because he can pick it up and move it if he wants. I am sure that will come in handy when he realizes that it can be used as a stepping stool to the couch!

We have been having problems with Andrew sitting down and eating in his high chair for the last month. Usually during the day I just end up letting him stand because I don't want to wrestle with him. Dave does not allow any standing, so at dinner time, if he stands up he has to get out and is not allowed to eat unless he is sitting. Visiting my sister-in-law Amy I found the solution. The $15 booster chair that attaches to a chair. It is great. There is no way Andrew can climb out. We have had two meals here and he loves it. I think he really enjoys being part of the table and not just being pushed to the side. Hopefully this will make him a better eater and we can get some more meat on those bones!