Friday, January 18, 2008
I have been tooling around in photo shop with most of my photos since Christmas and absolutely love doing it....it is kinda like playing with paint only in a virtual world.
Here is a before and after.....just colors and contrast and levels have been messed with. I should have removed her snot. Poor pumkin is almost better....just the odd nasal drip now.
What do you think, does the second one look realistic or have I been going way overboard?
Busted and totally busted! He's not supposed to be on the table not supposed to be touching the mug Kaitlyn had just painted.
You may have a few words about his diaper. It is just poofy, really! The kid has no hips so the diapers hang off his thighs....see where his belly ends, maybe this contributes to his infrequent steps.
He is walking more but still chooses to crawl 90% of the time. After all he has perfected it and can nearly keep up to Kaitlyn running!
Poor guy had a few baths today. For some reason Kaitlyn brought a fresh not dried painting into the bathroom with her as I was prepping bath one. Ethan promptly sat on in and then moved over to the floor and made pretty pink and purple bum prints. Actually quite lovely, better than the horrid lino in there now!
The second was after bath #1. I was dressing Kaitlyn and he disappeared, hmmm, so quite, then of course he crawls into the room with paint on his head, knees hands and mouth. Bath #2.
The rest of the day I tried to kick dirts butt.
I made a bit of progress...as Kaitlyn screamed, "mommy, plaaaaay, plaaaaaaaaay, pleeeeaaassee!!!!"
I would play and then sneak out till she realized I was gone and then we would do it all over agian.
Now for the cleaning.
I really want the vileda mop and bucket system (I used to use it in the lab-love it) no more disposable wipe pads.....I am in the process of....uh, wanting to be more green.
You are going to gasp in horror I am sure at what you are about to read but.....I currently bring my groceries home in plastic bags.
I know, I know, tisk, tisk! So I have decided it is time for cloth.
I have a few lululemon bags and a few others, but some nice pretty ones would be really cool....if any of you have an easy pattern you could recommend I am totally in the mood for the fabric store. This could be so fun!
Anyway that is me....bad no make up face again.....only when I go out of the house or if Dave is around to I make myself look pretty. I love to put make up on, but what is the point when no one sees me and I don't go out. Well you see me but, I can choose how much of me you see....and you don't have to smell me.
Not that I stink or anything! I finally got a shower, last night at my parents place. It had been days, gross I know but with the kids and all it just didn't happen. When Em or Phil were over I was so busy trying to get an ounce of cleanliness into the house I kept putting me off.
When the heck do single parents ever shower???
The house is looking better, the floors are mopped, most dished done, dining room table half windexed....the other half has computers....and a few neat piles of stuff. The toilet is clean and even the laundry got folded......a whole ton of it!
We had to run the little base heater today...it was a freezing 14 degeees down there!
This does contribute to my putting off of doing laudry.
I started the day thinking I better get on it since my mother in law is coming to visit, after all she is the queen of clean. Then I thought, hmm....I could really use her help, and changed the goal to have a clean inviting space for Dave to come home to.
I am so excited....the time is flying by!
Tonight my sister 'TT' came over. She moves in with us this weekend, and will rent a portion of the basement. I will post pics as it happens.
She has a fantastic career, but also goes to school, just to keep her brain going. Now she has decided she wants to go to Europe for a year to school so she sold her condo and is moving in with us to create a nice cushion to travel and live on while she is there.
I am jealous!
We readied her area and moved some things around and one of the things was the mosquito net we had over our guest bed. Now it is Kaitlyn's room, and she looooooves it!
Posted by familymclean at 12:29 AM