Wednesday, January 02, 2008

First purge and 9+5 steps

Sound intriguing?
Well we'll get to that in a bit.

Ethan is talking a bit more now and one one of his favourite words is "fix." He will work on anything as long as there is a screwdriver or anything that can be plugged into something.
Today was a bit of a lazy day. We didn't get up till late in the morning....and it was so nice to hang out in bed and snuggle as a family. I love it when Dave has a day off!
After donuts and coffee we busied ourselves around the house with odds and ends. Dave had to preform surgery once again on the bath tub drain pipe.
Another cloth managed to get sucked down and this time caused the main line----including the toilet to back up.
Bathroom reno's just cannot come soon enough. Or I suppose I could get a catch of some sort to put an end to these issues.

Like mommy, like Kaitlyn. Dressing Kaitlyn today proved to be a bit of a challenge. All she wanted to wear was a tee-shirt, nothing else, so I convinced her that if we dressed alike it would be cool, she likes to be 'cool' like mommy.

A little shoe love.

This afternoon we headed over to my parents place for dinner and visiting. Ethan got ahold of Kaitlyn's new shopping cart (it had to come with us as her comfort item of the day) and walked all over the house with it. It was so strange to see him upright, he has been crawling for so long now. He is still super wobbly but in the last week is making huge strides towards walking.
After we got home and had put Kaitlyn in bed Dave, Ethan and I headed down to the basement to try and make a dent in the massive mess of stuff we have accumulated.
While Dave was down the hall Ethan stood up and took 9 steps towards me, plopped on his butt, got up and took another 5. The whole while I was calling for Dave to come but he just didn't make it in time and of course trying to get Ethan to do it again was fruitless.
Progress is good though, I am so excited for my little man!

Now about the purging.
This is part of my resolution for this year and it is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. Dave dragged out this blue Rubbermaid bin full of bathroom stuff that I have been carting around with us from move to move city to city to city....since the apartment downtown Edmonton!
It was full of conditioners, shampoos, lotions, cleansers, make-up, hair accessories, bathroom accessories and all kinds of little bathroom things. I have added to it over the years the things I just couldn't throw out because I just might need it some day or because it wasn't empty.
We threw almost all of it out save for a few things like hair elastics and bobby pins and Aloa Vera lotion...I had been looking for it.
The thing was...it was so hard to do! There where little things I still wanted after not seeing for at least 5 years. And I didn't miss them one bit, why would it hurt to let a few old Ikea plastic soap dishes go?!
I hope this gets easier!!!!

9 comments:

The Chatty Housewife- said...

Good job~ I bet you feel better about the bathroom stuff being gone. It was probably all expired and yucky smelling anyways!

Hannah said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm adding you to my blogroll as well.

Congrats to your little man on his walking (I have an Ethan as well). It's so cute watching them reach those milestones.

Well done on the purging, too. Sometimes it's hard to throw things away, but it feels SO good at the same time!

Kami said...

Hi Anna!

LOVE the matching outfits you and Kaitlyn wore. Adorable, both of you!

And hip hip hooray for Ethan. Before you know it he'll be running full tilt.

And lastly, I have nominated you for an award!

:-)

Happy New Year friend!

Anonymous said...

If you don't already have them covered please get covers for your electrical plugs.Little boys will try to fix anything (big boys too but thats another story)
lots of love
ponty

familymclean said...

Ponty- thank you for the reminder, I do need to cover some! I am going to find those plugs now!!!
Love back at ya

Chatty-you are so right, some of those bottles were so rank!

Hanna- thank you:)

Kami-Thank you---you rock!

Family Adventure said...

Woo-hoo on the purging. It is hard, but will get easier :)

And woo-hoo to Ethan, who will be running away from you in no time. Enjoy it!!!

Finally, that picture of you and Kaitlyn is absolutely adorable. Makes me wish for a little girl.

Heidi

prettyinpink said...

Great Job on the purging, Anna! I think your mantra could be 'less is more' as you continue this task!

Luck!

Tracey said...

Purge on, hon. Once you get into the swing of it, things will start flying out of your house. CLEAN space!! Whooot!!!

Nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

Good Job,

I know the feeling of carting things from house to another...I like to think i am keeping it out of landfills and i may use it one day...I am currently on a purging roll as well...the best of luck

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