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Saturday, February 19, 2011

saturday randomness

I know it has been quiet around here. I feel like I should apologize, but that is just part of real life...right? Levi and I have been busy. There was lots of catching up to do after being snowed in and confined to the house because of RSV. So, just a few random pictures today and some answers to your questions from the Valentine Party post...

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Levi is loving spaghetti lately. It is so funny to watch him gobble it down. 

The mess he makes in the process is not so fun.

I'm pretty sure this spaghetti eating baby went straight to the bathtub. 

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Uncle James (Joel's brother) was visiting from China over his break for Chinese New Year. It was so great to have him home and spend some time with him.

Levi loved playing with Uncle James and leading him all around the house. James is back in China teaching now...we miss him already! Thank goodness for iChat!

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Levi and I spent lots of time on this chair last week during his breathing treatments.

I loaded him up with his favorite books and toys. It is hard to keep a one year old busy and those breathing treatments seem SO long.

But by the end of the week it was funny how he seemed to know the routine. He didn't even seem to mind the breathing treatments too much except for the silly fish mask. He didn't want any part of that thing being on his face...he only wanted to play with it.

Four times a day I spent some quality time with my little man. We read, we sang, and we played with his toys. And we were so thankful that those breathing treatments worked. We were praying for a healthy baby boy with no trips to the hospital!

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A few answers to your questions...

Table & Chairs
The table is actually two tables pushed together from Walmart. They are 4-foot Fold-in-Half Tables by Mainstays. I couldn't find them online, but I just recently got them at Walmart. The three colorful chairs I have collected from several different local antique stores. The rest of the wooden chairs were borrowed from my mom.

Chalkboard
The chalkboard is a 4 x 8 masonite board that I painted with magnetic paint and chalkboard paint. My very handy brother framed it for me. Here is a great tutorial for a DIY ginormous chalkboard.

Levi's Clothes
I get a ton of his clothes from Old Navy, some from Gap, and some from Target. I usually find the best deals at Old Navy though.

Have a Ball Valentines
I found the balls at Dollar Tree. They were three for a dollar. I pretty much copied everything from here.

My Camera
I have a Canon 50D. I use both a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens and a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 lens. I have had my Canon since last May and love it. I have no photographer advice for you because I am not one! :) I love taking pictures to capture the everyday moments with my family. 

If you have sent me an e-mail in the last month I am SO sorry for my slow response. I am going to work on answering e-mails this weekend, so hopefully you will hear from me soon! :)

Next week should be much more exciting around here. See you Monday!

12 Comments:

Anonymous Taking Heart said...

Sweet pictures... he is starting to thin out in his face and look like a mini little boy... specially with his hair cut! So cute! I remember when my boys started to change... I always had their poochy tummies to remind me of the baby days!

February 19, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

I am so happy to see Levi with a dirty face. I was starting to get a bad mom complex. :)

I hope he's back to 100% soon!

February 19, 2011 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Those spaghetti photos brought back happy-smile memories for this mom/grandma. Our son, who shall remain nameless(!) LOVED his "sketti" too. He usually ended up his meal with the bowl on top of his head and a hand-through-the-hair rub. Definitely a trip to the tub followed!

Levi is precious! Love his photos...

February 19, 2011 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Jody said...

Glad that Levi is feeling better!

I had been searching for a quilt to make to keep for myself to use in my living room. It's one of the many rooms in our house not yet insulated (our house is 109). I've made a disappearing nine patch for my niece and a huge baby bricks for my mom & stepdad. I couldn't find a pattern I liked and I just kept coming back to the picture of Levi as a newborn on his quilt. So I have decided to pattern my quilt after his. Of course, mine isn't going to have the precious meaning behind it.

And we have the same camera! I upgraded from my Rebel about two years ago. Of course, I'm already itching to upgrade again, but maybe I'll settle on a new lense. I do have a lot of material to buy since I really don't have a stash. Have a wonderful weekend!

February 19, 2011 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...

Jess,

Loved the pics! poor babe had RSV! of course we know that is NO FUN! It was great to see pics of James too!glad he is diong good also! Miss you lots! take care! And I am pretty sure we have the EXACT same spaghetti picture of Jaylee! ahaha

February 19, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

So glad Levi is feeling better!

February 20, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Amanda @ DAES of Our Lives said...

Oh my goodness! I cannot tell you how much I love the quilt! And how on earth do you keep a white chair white with that busy little boy?!

February 20, 2011 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I loved this post - I always like to read and blog about those everyday moments that are harder to remember the older they grow!

I'm so glad he bounced back from RSV. Our son got that over Thanksgiving and wasn't fully well again until past Christmas. It is SCARY!

February 20, 2011 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Julie B. said...

Just some unsolicited advice on the breathing treatments; from someone who has given thousands of them:

Ask Levi's pediatrician if he is ok to move to inhalers through a "spacer". They give you a neat little plastic 'thing' that 'holds' the inhaler meds while the child takes 6-7 normal breaths through the end made like a mask. It is 6-7 breaths of time instead of 20 minutes for a neb treatment and you lose NONE of the medicine in your living room! My asthmatic 8 year old started using inhaler xopenex and pulmicort at 18 months and did SUPER with it!! :)

February 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger missy said...

More unsolicited breathing treatment advice! When my son was little we would let him wear a fireman's hat while he wore his mask - he thought he looked just like a grown up firefighter when they wear their oxygen masks! It made the treatments so much easier and he sure looked cute while he was doing them!

February 21, 2011 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I have a question about the tables :) The tables are short, where did you find short tables? I went to walmart and they only carry tall tables. What's the secret to getting them child's height? Thanks!

travnsar@gmail.com

Sarah Weseman

March 21, 2011 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Melissa Joy said...

Hah! A few months late, but I finally just found this! Exactly what I am looking for. Thank you for sharing about the chalk board, Jess!

July 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM  

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