I brought stuff home from the store the other day just in time to make lunch. This is how she entertained herself while I was busy:
At least she was sweet enough to take all of it out of the bags for me!
We’ve been doing a lot of painting the last few months, and I’m pretty excited about this latest one. Here’s what the bathroom looked like yesterday:
The previous owner seriously liked brown – she painted the majority of the house with it. I’m not against it or anything, but we’ve been surrounded by brown for a year now, and I am very excited to finally change big portions of it!
Here’s how the bathroom looked tonight:
It’s going to look brighter once we get the real light fixture put in and pretty decorations on the walls, but we love the contrast between the color (called Sharkfin) and the bright white trim. Not that I have any clue what we’re going to put in there yet, but I’m determined that it will look pretty! Ha! We had just finished painting when I snapped these pictures, so that’s why it looks blotchy in places.
In addition to the red trim, I absolutely cannot figure out why the builders would make the light sit off-center from the sink. It’s so bad that it’s obvious there’s wasn’t a slight miscalculation (at least in person). Come on now – they’re totally messing with my symmetrical tendencies!
We love making the house our own. We’re slowly transforming it, bit by bit, and David and I work great as a team. I am so excited to include Genevieve in projects like this. She’ll love it!
We have been blessed with an extremely clean eater for a baby. She does a great job! I grabbed a few pictures of her first solo-spaghetti-eating adventure.
Here’s the beginning of the plate.
That green stuff on the plate is Broccoli Romanesco. Is it weird to want your child to like something based solely on the fact that it’s pretty? In a nerdy turn of events, it’s a naturally occurring approximation of a fractal. So cool! It was really good, and she seemed to like it okay. It wasn’t her favorite food, but she still enjoyed it.
She might not be picky about what she eats, but she is pretty picky about how she eats. She is not a full-fisted eater. She usually only uses two fingers to pick things up and put them into her mouth.
It’s pretty cute and makes for a much cleaner eating area and baby, but sometimes she has a little trouble grabbing slipperier objects.
Here is how she looked at the end of her spaghetti plate:
In most pictures of spaghetti-eating babies, they seem to be covered from head to toe in food. She managed to just get that spot around her mouth. Way to go, Genevieve! I was smart enough to put her nifty cape-bib on her to prevent future spaghetti stain removal from her diaper. Otherwise, she would have had some sauce down her front. She did a great job with that food, though!
David and I have embarked on several projects around our house that center around painting rooms colors that we actually picked ourselves! For the first time since we got married, we are actually decorating our house our own way. (It always helps when you own your dwelling rather than paying someone else’s mortgage.) Yay! The reason there are several projects now is because as we paint, we find different things that we want to change, update, or fix. One of these items was blinds in the living room. We had one particular older set that had a new piece fall off of it every few weeks or so. (Classy, huh?) We determined that it wouldn’t be fabulous to hang broken blinds back up after we so carefully painted, so we went in search of non-falling-apart ones.
While David and I were trying to figure out how to hang them up, Genevieve decided she wanted to help, too. She crawled her way over to her Daddy to help with the measuring.
After a few photos, she realized I was behind her with the camera, so she decided to crawl up on my lap and reach for the camera instead.
I love that she’s so interested in what we are doing and that she has a Daddy (and a Mommy!) who want to involve her. She’s going to be such a great little helper!