Sunday, January 31, 2010

31/365 January 31, 2010

Snow day!

31/365 January 31, 2010
We tried to make a snowman, but the snow was so powdery that it didn't really stick together. It ended up being more like a pile of snow with a head. I filled up a toddler size winter hat with snow to make the head and used a baby carrot for a nose and grapes for the eyes. I couldn't find anything for a mouth, but the strap of the hat ended up kind of looking like one. The snowman didn't last long. His eyes fell off about 10 minutes after I snapped the picture, and then Levi knocked his head off a few minutes later.

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I guess I need to clean my lens, because that little green spot is in several of my photos in the bright sun. Snow is rare here, so I had to improvise a bit with the gear. I dressed Levi in sweat pants with wind pants over them and then a long sleeve shirt, zip up sweater, and jacket on top. He doesn't have boots, so I put him in socks and shoes and then tied plastic grocery bags over them to keep his feet dry. It actually worked pretty well, until he pulled one of them off.

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Jonas didn't join us in the snow, but I couldn't leave him out!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

30/365 January 30, 2010

We had the first significant snowfall since I moved here today! (Well, I think there may have been a similar amount a few years ago while we were out of town for Christmas, but that doesn't count. ;o) We ended up with around 8 inches of snow. Levi was so excited when he woke up this morning! I didn't take him out today because Shane is gone and I didn't want to take Jonas out with us, but I told him I would take him out tomorrow while Jonas naps and we can build a snowman. We did make snow ice cream for dessert tonight!

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Snow accumulation at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm

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Snow accumulation at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm

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Snow accumulation at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm

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Snow accumulation at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm

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Levi helping to stir the snow ice cream mixture

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Snow ice cream (with Trader Joe's chocolate syrup)!

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Yum!

Friday, January 29, 2010

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My speedlight batteries died, so I had to use the on board flash for this one. At least he doesn't have demon eyes!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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This shot is out of focus and the color is awful, but it's the only one that shows Jonas' haircut very well. I just trimmed it a bit because it was getting kind of out of control.

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I'm sure Levi knocked him over shortly after this. *sigh*

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Levi wanted me to take a picture of him while he was "upswide down."

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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I'm going to miss his crazy, fuzzy hair when it grows out.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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I promised Levi a long time ago that I would take him on the carousel at the mall when he pooped in the potty for the first time. He finally did it, so I took him to the mall after school for pizza and a ride on the carousel. He loved it!

Monday, January 25, 2010

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

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This is the other half of the playroom. You can't see, but to the left there's a bench with storage baskets under it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

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I'm a mean, mean mommy. How dare I change his diaper before bed?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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The lighting on this one was terrible, but I did what I could to fix it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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He was not in the mood for pictures.

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Not the best shot, but I couldn't leave the little man out.

Monday, January 18, 2010

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The white balance was so off on this one that I had to convert it to black and white. It's still not great, but I thought his expression was cute.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

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Friday, January 15, 2010

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This is Shane's new baby: a 52" HDTV (the stand it's sitting on is new too). He had been bugging me about getting a giant TV ever since we started talking about moving. I thought 40" or 42" was plenty big for the room size, but he wanted the biggest one he could get. We "compromised" on 52" when we found a great deal on Best Buy's website. Free delivery and setup were included, so I ordered it and chose the earliest delivery date they listed, which was about 5 days later. The e-mail invoice I got said that the delivery date would have to be confirmed. The next day, I got the confirmation e-mail. So delivery day came and I checked to see if there was a time listed and noticed that the e-mail said we'd get a call the day before delivery day to set up a 2 hour window. The day before delivery day was New Years' Day, so I assumed that was why we didn't get a call. We called the hotline and it confirmed the same delivery day listed in the e-mails, but didn't give a time. We waited to talk to a CS rep and they transferred us to the local store. The local store had no answers about when it would be delivered and said that they would call us back at 1 PM. They never called so we called them, and they said that they didn't have the TV on the manifest for that day and it wasn't showing as in stock at the warehouse, so it wouldn't be delivered that day, but they didn't know if it was backordered or what. More phone calls and a formal complaint later, we still had no answers about where the TV was. We had already been charged over $1000 for this, by the way. The manager finally decided to stop being passive and offered us a comparable TV for the sale price of the one we already bought, and it was in stock in the store. Shane jumped all over the chance to get his precious TV and went to the store right away to pick it up. It took another week to get our money back from the first TV that never showed up, but Shane was happy we finally got the TV. I was just happy we finally had something to show for the $1000 we spent on it! Oh, and you can bet we will not be making any major purchases at Best Buy in the future! They did make it right, but it took several days of constant phone calls and a formal complaint against them before they decided to do anything for us, and there's no excuse for just losing an expensive item we'd already been charged for and having no explanation for us when it didn't show up.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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This is half of the new playroom. I am contemplating getting two more of the storage units to stack on top of the ones there (they are screwed to the wall so they won't fall over if anybody gets adventurous and tries to climb them) but I'm not sure. For now our stuff fits in the two units ok, but I'm sure we'll get more as the boys grow. The leather chair is also new. And you can't see it in this photo but there is an opening to the dining room on the right that has a big gate blocking it off. I have some ideas for how I want to decorate when we get around to doing that room. I guess that will be a picture for another day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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New couch!

Monday, January 11, 2010

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Jonas turned 10 months old on the 3rd!

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

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