I’ve really, really, really disliked my kitchen color ever since we moved in. But changing it never seemed to be very high on the priority list.
Lately, we’ve been racking our brains for what to do with baby girl when she comes (we will be a family of five in a two bedroom house) and the whole thing can kinda get me down from time to time. I guess it’s just one of those things where there really isn’t much you can do to change the situation and that powerlessness it what gets ya…you know? So anyways, I just felt like painting the kitchen – taking control of something that we could change – would really help my general outlook. And you know what? It did!
Hit the road, nasty mauve-beige paint, Modern Gray is here, and it totally kicks your butt!
This Wake-Up Call
The other day, I woke up from a pretty deep sleep (well, that’s every day), to this weird sensation. I always wake up alone since Mike gets up at…well I don’t really know what time he gets up, I just know it’s before me. Anyways. I rolled over and BAM! There was Theo, staring at me with this really creepy, intense look.
I was naturally kinda startled and probably said something like “awhaaa?”
To which Theo replied, “Good morning mommy! It’s time to get up!”
Oh children…they really are just the absolute best and worst rolled into one ridiculously cute package.
Flannel onesies. They are adorable. I would wear one if they made them in my size. I just felt like this warranted a mention.
Theo was SO mad that Oliver and I walked to pick him up from school the other day. He literally stomped the whole way home. I don’t know…something about that just made me laugh so hard.
But This Tantrum Even More
Oliver has not been himself lately. My sweet, chill baby has been struggling with some toddler teeth and general new toddler behavior. The other day, I heard him shrieking (by himself) in the living room. I walked in to find him yelling at Mike’s shoes, obviously mad because he couldn’t get them on to stay.
I thought this was kind of funny, so I walked back to get my phone and to tell Mike to come check this scene out. As we stood there, watching him shriek at the shoes and yell “stoooop!” with his hand raised, I couldn’t help myself. I started laughing uncontrollably. It was just that ridiculous.
This New Preschool Moment
Theo came home this week and wanted to show me what was in his backpack. As in, he wanted to share a few details about his day with me. Without me asking. I sat down on the couch and for the next few minutes he was like Mary Poppins, pulling out all kinds of things from his backpack and telling me the stories that went along with each item. It was so fun. I love seeing his little world expand each day and it made me so happy that he wanted to share bits of that world with me.
Ok, so I’ll have more details for you later, but here is the new kitchen paint color with the frame I thrifted and Mike painted, and for which we are now using to hang Theo’s preschool artwork. Theo was so proud to see his stuff displayed! More details on this project to come later next week!