Friday, June 29, 2007

While I Was Out

Since we moved into this house, we haven't done much in the way of decorating our bedroom because I couldn't decide whether I wanted new bedding or not. I found a pretty light blue quilt set on sale a few weeks ago, and it was the color I was considering changing to, so I bought it and decided we would change up. I told Dee I wanted the colors in our room to be chocolate, tan, and light blue. I also told him I wanted to paint an accent wall (and he turned up his nose like that was a dumb idea). So I dropped this issue.

Then I was gone for a week to an AP Calculus Institute. Ty went with me, and Emily stayed with Dee. When we got home, this is what I found in my bedroom....

Dee (with the help of his mom) correctly guessed the color I wanted to paint the wall and also correctly guessed which wall I wanted painted. Then his mom made beautiful curtains, and she chose the sconces (which were something I wanted but hadn't told anyone). Dee picked out some other accessories including lamps, a hamper, and bathroom stuff. The room was all perfect and clean when I walked in there, and I was totally surprised. It was exactly the look I was going for, and I didn't have to do any of the work or shopping around. Thank you to my sweet husband and MIL. My master bedroom is now my favorite room in the house!

Officially a Blogger

So I have finally decided to join the blogging world! I need an outlet to brag on my kids...well, really, I thought it would be a great way to document the things they do. My mom keeps telling me to be sure to write everything down. I am pretty good at sending pictures out to my friends, but I rarely tell them about the adorable things Emily and Ty do every day. So maybe everyone will get to know them a little better through this blog. Or maybe no one will ever read it, but at least I will have everything written down!

Here's one story for starters--Emily and I took Ty to the doctor. His name is Dr. Bartels, but Em pronounces it Dr. Burritos--seriously! I was extremely nervous about having both kids at the doc at the same time as I am not yet 100% comfortable being in public by myself with a baby and a toddler. Since she behaved very well, I told her I would take her to Sonic. FYI, she refers to anything that we order there as a "sonic." For example, if I get her a cranberry juice, she calls it a "hot pink sonic," and if I get myself a cherry vanilla Dr. Pepper, she calls it a "brown sonic." When we finally got to Sonic, we saw that it was closed due to renovations. I said "Oh, no, Emily, Sonic is closed." Knowing that it would take another 30 minutes to go to another Sonic and get back home, I offered to take her down the street to Big Red Burger instead. She said, "No, Mommy, not Big Red. How about another Sonic?"

Okay, since she asked in such a sweet voice, off we went across town to another Sonic. This is the part that amazes me. While we were driving, she randomly asks me "What will happen, Mommy, if the 'nother Sonic is closed too?" If you don't have a 2 year old, you may not be impressed, but I sure was. To me, this seemed like a complex concept for her to not only understand but to be able to verbalize. What an amazing insight into that little brain of hers! I can't help but wonder what will come out of Ty's mouth when he is the same age. It sure is miraculous to see these little children grow and develop. And now I will leave you with their adorable pictures!