Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Before and After

So I've had our room "made over" since September (it was my bday present to myself), but I finally got around to taking "after" pics (sadly the before pics look better, it was a cloudy day today). I feel rather deceitful on this one, this is not what our room looks like on a typical day. Picture more toys, books, thread, fabric, iron and such strewn about and there you go. . .

Before- BLAH
Spent less than $300 on ceiling and table lamps, hardware, fabric for curtains, bedding, organizational shelves and drawers for closet and my sewing junk and got:

After- Ta da!
I wouldn't call it completely done. I'd still like a little more color here and there maybe. Any suggestions?

Monday, February 23, 2009


What's even better than building a really tall block tower? 
Knocking it down!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

There's a Reason We Call Him Fathead...

Jack Gregory Millar- Head Circumference:

9/17/07 - 2 weeks old: 37 cm (
11/12/07 - 2 months old: 40.5cm (
1/23/08 - 4 months old: 43.2 (
3/25/08 - 6 months old: 45.1cm (
7/08/08 - 10 months old: 48cm (
10/06/08 - 13 months old: 48cm (
2/12/09 - 17 months old: 50.2cm (

and all the while the rest of him has stayed steadily between the 20th to 35th percentile.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

: (telling mom for the 50th time) Mom, I want to wrap Chase's present.
Mom: (while doing dishes, repeats) I know. Daddy's getting the wrapping paper.
Elyette: But, he's not... Daddy's just picking his nose.

Sounds about right :).

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mysteriously Sexy or Nerdy?

I'm leaning toward nerdy. After over 5 years of the same glasses (a few Rx old and being held together by craft wire), I finally got new glasses. Why the delay? They ain't cheap.

This is the first time we've had any sort of vision coverage, but we've discovered we pretty much still don't have any. Our kaiser plan covers the exam, but not contact or frames and lens. So its basically a $50 benefit. Yep, thats it (I know cause I've been paying out of pocket the last 5 years). What the heck am I paying thousands of $$ for? To have my kids weighted and measured and someone to tell me my eyes haven't changed? Wonderful. I know I know, its there if we need it, but seriously? Anyway...I'm almost done whining..., thanks to Costco, I got some decent frames for $60 (thats a good deal if you're wondering), but the cost of lenses are the kicker. My Rx is bad enough that I have to get the more expensive type of lens (no-glare, scratch resistant, blah blah blah) cause the cheap lenses are too thick and heavy! Hahahahaha, yep, definetely NERDY!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Family Portrait

We decided to get together this week for a family portrait.