Sunday, November 22, 2009

Did I mention...

...that Kemper is crawling? Well, he's been crawling since about 5 months, but that was this weird inch-worm hop, and he also would just throw himself at things. Now he's crawling, he also walks on his hands and feet, and pulls him self up to stand on anything that he can. Including me jeans, that then fall down. Good thing I don't have company too often, or they might be mooned!
He eats anything you put in his mouth, which is great, it makes meal time easy... but not so great when its stuff like small bits of paper on the floor from 4 months ago that he somehow manages to find.

oh... and I finally got Kemper a high chair, and yes I feel accomplished assembling it, but I'd rather it was TJ here pinching his fingers :] Love you honey!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas in the desert.

I just wanted to get the word out that I am collecting cards, letters, thank you notes, cookies, books etc. to send to Afghanistan.
My husband has been collecting names of marines and solidiers who don't get regular mail, but I want to send a ton of stuff. The morale out there, is the lowest it has been since the start eight years ago. And I know that this year, it has also been the most violent.
I want our military to know that we still care and pray for them. So.... if you would like to send out something, I can either give you the address... (it'll just go to my husband who will then take care of it) or you can send it to me and I'll send it out. OR I can give you the address for you to mail it yourself. A letter or card can just be sent out in regular mail. This is pretty simple and I'm hoping to get everything together by the first week of December.

I know a lot of people get in the giving mood around the holidays, and this is something simple and not too elaborate. If you'd like more ideas, check out Brandi's blog.

Please, leave me a comment if you'd like to participate, or email me here: so that I can get you the address you need :]

P.S. You do not need a blogger account to comment, so please participate. I want to flood them with gifts.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

kempers' nursery.

So, I finally got some work done one Kempers' room. Working on and updateing the whole house, has left me feeling a little overwhelmed, which then makes me feel unmotivated. But, today we finally got the art up on the wall in little mans nursery. I want to put family photos up on the wall too, but I'm collecting funky frames to put them in.
So... refer back to this post for the before, his room is upstairs.

So, nothing too elaborate, but I like how open it feels now. The framed art was all made my me, and I bought the tapestry for eight bucks at a consignment shop. That huge (heavy) mirror was left in the house when we moved in, and I thought it might make a fun play area, and I was right. Kemper is obsessed with his reflection, in a cute and not yet conceited way. I'm thinking about also reupholstering the rocking chair, but I've never done it before and haven't found any fabric I like. And I'm going to be looking for some cubes/bookshelf for his toys to be on display and easy to grab.
So... one room down, a million more to go.