Saturday, November 24, 2012

I Heart Microfiber

Juliet's nickname should be "Dash". In the time it took for me to put on earrings, Juliet ran from my bedroom to the office, grabbed a Sharpie, and scribbled on the couch.

At first glance, I saw the first cushion. I gasped.

Then I looked up.

I must have sat, shocked, for a few minutes. This couldn't have happened. I was putting on earrings! She was just with me!  I'm hallucinating! Why me?! After quickly going through the five stages of grief, I consulted the internet. The consensus seemed to be rubbing alcohol.

After 5 hours of scrubbing, a bottle of rubbing alcohol, and sore fingers, the couch looks pretty good. I figured our butts can take care of the rest.
Update: It looks even better than this now. I don't even notice it anymore.

This was actually a proud parent moment for me. I didn't yell at Juliet. I didn't even punish her. In fact, I calmly showed her her coloring books and explained that we color on paper. If anyone should have been punished, it was me for leaving the office door open (ok, and not watching her). Believe me, the punishment fit the crime.

"Every child is an artist." ~ Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Happy Halloween!

October in means apple cider and donuts, hay rides to the pumpkin patch, lots o leaves, and of course, trick or treating. Juliet was a cupcake this year for Halloween. I think I'm the only one who knew this because her costume looked more like a cupcake on the hanger than it did on my daughter. I don't think she minded, and I was just happy that she kept her hat on-it made the outfit, and it only took a little bribing with a binkie on my part. We showcased her cute as a cupcake costume at the library, then met Matt downtown for trick or treating on Main Street. Juliet was a little unsure of everything at first, but by the end she was happily picking out the worst candy known to man (think laffy taffy and hard candies) and placing it in her pumpkin bucket. Overall, it was a successful Halloween, and next year we might even venture out after nap and go door to door. I just hope it will be in a costume that people recognize. My favorite comment, "I thought she was a box of Mike and Ike's."-classic.

                                                                   Three Cedars Farm

                                                          Trick or Treating on Main Street
                                                  They only had chocolate covered candy...
                 I didn't even have to show her how to eat the candy. I did have to show her how to unwrap it.
                                                             HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Tale of Three Cities

I know, I know....It's November and I'm blogging about my summer. I just found my camera, that has been MIA since September. Plus, I'm a Procrastinator with a capital "P". Besides, Matt made fun of my so-called "blog", so I felt that it was high time I get around to updating it.Without further ado, here's the recap of our summer spent between Seattle, Portland, and Eugene.

Mother's Day: Matt was stuck somewhere between boring and boring (probably Nebraska), driving heavily medicated Regan and our Yaris to Oregon. I was stuffing my face with a scrumptious buffet at the Oregon Zoo with Juliet and Grandma and Grandpa Collier.

July: Our Anniversary of 5 whole years! Juliet and I stayed with Matt in Seattle and Uncle Colby and Aunt Meredith came up to visit. We did all the touristy stuff and had a blast.

                              Uncle Colby missed his kids so much that he just had to push Juliet in her stroller.
                                                                 Pike Street Market

 August: After much needed friend and family time, it was time to say good-bye (FYI-Matt drove home but this pic was too cute to leave out).

May, August, and sometime in between:
                                                          My nephew Carter's 1st Birthday!
                                            Juliet loved spending time at the Oregon Coast
                          We spent a lot of time on Sauvie Island with Aunt Sara and Aunt Melissa
 Juliet at Bounce, where the world's greatest home video was created. Thank you Bounce and iPhone!
                                                            Juliet loves water parks
                                                      My nephew, Caden's 4th Birthday!
                                        Mariner's Baseball with The Berg's and Juliet's 1st MLB game.
                                                   Juliet with Grandma Cheryl in Salem
Discovery Village in Salem with Grandma and Grandpa Work, Uncle Colby, Aunt Meredith, Caden, and Carter. She enjoyed hitting everyone with her cart. She's practicing for Black Friday.

Although this isn't everything we did all summer, these were the only times my camera came out. :)