Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Our Life: February Week 4

Our Life: February Week 4
February 20-26

Sunday, February 20th
Yesterday morning, Jamie and I went shopping at the discount fabric store for fabric for our baby quilts. She's making one for a baby girl, and I'm going to try to make two... one boy, and one girl. Saturday afternoon Emily and I went to JoAnns to find more fabric, and Sunday we went to another JoAnns... now I have almost all of the fabric, and at great prices, too!
(Thank you, President's Day sales!)
Pete worked yesterday afternoon and today, after church, but whenever I could sneak in an hour or so I was sitting at the dining room table, cutting out squares for the quilts.
Sunday night after Em was in bed I finished laying out all of my squares for the girl quilt.

Monday I worked on the baby boy quilt... but I'm still not sure if I like it...
Tuesday, Feb. 22nd
Why don't I remember to take photos of flowers until they're way past their prime?
oh well.... they're still beautiful...
Wednesday, Feb. 23rd
I brought out all of the newborn baby clothes today, took out the gender neutral ones along with the handful of boys clothes we have and a few favorite (and not stained) girl clothes.
I rewashed them in baby detergent, and now their ready to go!
While I worked on that, Emily made a flower for me out of play dough.
Thursday, February 24th
I took my middle school orchestra students downtown to Disney Hall to hear the LA Philharmonic!
It was a concert for middle school kids about Gershwin (we heard Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris), and they had actors doing a skit that explored whether Gershwin and this music were 'classical' or 'jazz'. It was cute, and thankfully, my students were very well behaved and had a great time!
After the concert we ate lunch in the gardens before going back to school.
(No, this is not the whole orchestra, but close to it.)

Friday, Feb. 25th
My sweet colleagues had a diaper shower for me, so we are set with diapers for a long time!
I've never been so happy to see diapers. :)
Em enjoyed them too, and she made this 'diaper train' out of several of the boxes of diapers.

Saturday, Feb. 26th
My plan for today was to deep clean Emily's room and bring in the baby stuff.
(Changing table, diapers, etc.)
In the process of trying to clean the walls, I realized that the Magic Eraser was taking the paint off the wall, and the other cleaning products weren't doing anything...
Me: "How in the world am I supposed to get these walls clean without taking off the paint?"
Pete: "I don't really think there's anything you can do about it...
...unless you just repaint ..."
Me: "Hmm... tempting."
Pete: "Want to?"
Me: "Ha... seriously? ...well... OK!"
Minutes later we had decided on a color and Pete was off to Lowe's while I worked on prepping the bedroom.
A few hours later, we were done! :)
(Emily helped too... she was even able to help paint a little section of the wall!)

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