Friday, November 11, 2011

Priceless Art

Yesterday I decided Norah and I needed to have some fun.  I've been busy packing and she has been doing a lot of playing on her own while I pack boxes. I decided we'd have fun together.  The previous day I had made a trip to Michael's to pick something up and they had a sale on canvases.  I picked up sixteen 8by 10 canvases. The deal was buy one package of 2 canvases and get the second for a penny.  This resulted in getting 4 canvases for $6 total!! NICE!!!  I also picked up some water based non-toxic paint so Norah could join in on the fun. 

SO I taped plastic to the floor and put Norah in a sleeper that I didn't mind getting paint all over it.  I also popped in her soother to prevent her from hopefully eating all of the paint....honestly it worked great! No paint in the mouth!!

 At first she didn't know what to do. So I put her hands in the paint and she went away and smooshed (yes that is a technical terms for what she did) it all around the canvas.

 I had to keep her interested so I changed up the colours and helped her actually get the paint on the canvas instead of all over the plastic on the floor.  But she had a blast! She liked the goopy feeling of the paint between her fingers.
And after about 10 minutes of painting she decided she was finished and I cleaned her and everything up. This is what we were left with. Now they cost a total of $3 but I love them so much I find them priceless. These will be hung proudly in our new house!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Current House Rant

I would like to begin this post by saying I currently hate my house.... Its funny because for the past 3.5 years I have loved my house! It wasn't until Norah came along that both Ryan and I began to detest certain functions of our house.  We didn't even really realize it until we found our new house and realized how much better it was than our non functional house. 

Here is a list of things that do not work for us in this house:
#1 - Office in the spare bedroom off the living room.  I love our french doors to our spare bedroom. BUT when Norah is playing in the living room and Ryan is trying to work in the office it just does not work!!!  I am constantly having to take Norah to the kitchen so Ryan can make phone calls. We both can't wait for the new house where Ryan has a seperate office on the second floor!!

#2 - Norah's bedroom in the middle of the house.  Once she is in bed we have to tiptoe to the bathroom or the kitchen or pretty much everywhere because her room is in the middle of the house off the hallway from the living room to the kitchen and our bedroom.  Now she sleeps through a lot but its still a pain!!!

#3 - Washing Machine is NOT next to our Dryer.  I don't know if I've ever mentioned this but our washing machine and dryer are not together... they are about 3 meters apart because the vent for the dryer is at the far end of the basement.  We ment to fix this but never got around to it.  Its ridiculous!!!

#4 -   The living room is too small - as I write this I am surrounded by toys and no place for me!!!

That is basically everything that is bugging me. BUT as much as I complain about my tiny house as I start attempting to pack things up to move I realize we have SOOOO much stuff crammed in here! ARGH! Moving is NOT going to be fun.. BUT in the end it will all be worth it!!!!