Friday, July 31, 2009

i fixed my comments

if anyone who doesnt have a google account wants to leave a comment now, you should be able to.
just select name/url after you write your comment.

let me know if it works please!

i love comments!

I want to kiss the lady who invented this thing

the cats, inspecting for safety

zoey approved.

yes, that is her, taking a NAP.

wow, pretty awesome

this is zoey, sleeping without being in the car seat or glued to me.
magic, pure magic.

thanks kanoe

Thursday, July 30, 2009

packages coming



i cant leave the house today until the UPS guy shows up to deliver the goods.
waicom tablet for the hunny,
hopefully life saver for him

kanoe hammock for zoey,
hopefully life saver for me.


is it this hard for everyone else to wait for the delivery guy? i am not even getting dressed so i wont be tempted to even go for a walk and risk missing him.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

year of the rat


since zoey is the year of the rat, we have had a running theme of getting her rat toys and the such.
here's what i got for her last night, it has one more sit to go, that was 5 hours already.
have to get the background stuff and some refinement to the rump area.
done by Jesse Smith

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

my wonderful husband

just bought me a new kitchenaid stand mixer, now excuse me, i am going to go make some cookies!
i may not make it out of the kitchen for the next week!

Friday, July 24, 2009

the quest for better naps

zoey has a hard time napping.
a lot of times i can only get 15-20 minutes out of her unless we drive around in the car, but it gets to a point where i dont want to spend 2 hours in the car while she sleeps.
so, i have purchased this

actually, i'm on the rental program, so if i like it i will keep it, otherwise it will just cost us $40 to try it for a month.
its really awesome that they do that and i am hoping that we will get better naps from it, and i think they look super cute and would look really nice in zoey's new play room.
keep your fingers crossed for me!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

video oh video

i have no idea how to edit these little buggers on here yet. so, excuse the roughness of it, please try to enjoy the awesomness of zoey's self made (with a small addition of felt pads by mommy&daddy) walker.
she's working on a patent.
love you all
danielle
video

Saturday, July 18, 2009

pictures coming soon

please bare, bear, whatever with me...
i just got a new memory card since my dad never returned my other one. i promise i will post tomorrow with a few cute pictures, and i am still trying to figure out how to get the videos i have from the trip edited and on here.
please be patient
love
danielle

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

When the whole house sleeps

I love to be the last one to bed at night, i am SO not a morning person, so this is when i get my peace and can catch up on my ME time.
Yes, some days this moment is all that gets me through it.

Zoey is running full blast while pushing bins all day now, she is like a little wind up toy and gets stuck in all the corners and against the walls where i have to spin her around so she can just get stuck across the room two seconds later. its really amazing though, to watch her progression with mobility. that girl has one amazing drive, when she wants something, its hers, and right now she wants the world.

The shop is picking up, business is decent, if we could maybe make some money now that would top it off quite nicely.


in the ongoing quest to make this hell house livable, we are doing a major overhaul of all the rooms. which seems to be what we have been doing the entire time we have lived here.
at this point we have moved craig's drafting table and tv back into the living room, so now the living room is completely dedicated as the home office. we can no longer hide how rediculously much we work, i think its obvious when your living room gets converted to an office that things are out of control.
also, we are moving our bedroom back to the room it was in before. we originally switched it for a room mate situation that didnt work out and it has never worked well and craig has slept horribly in there since the switch. so here we are, moving beds AGAIN.
the dining room and bathroom are staying the same, THANK GOD.
and what is currently our hated bedroom will soon be a loved playroom. i am going to paint it blue and i want to sew big leaves and cherry blossoms to go on the walls. if anyone has any good leaf patterns, please send me in that direction.
i seem to have taken less pictures of our travels than i thought, and i dont know how to get the video off of my new videocamera yet, so, you get nothing right now. sorry.

i promise i will attempt to charge my camera and capture the awesomness of zoey on the run.

love you all
danielle

Monday, July 13, 2009

i think there's a sewing machine somewhere under all this... maybe?


Since Zoey was born, my sewing room has become the storage/trash/too lazy to find a spot room. I have finally started tackling it today. i should have taken a before picture, but to tell you the truth, i am too embarrased.
lets just say, you couldnt see the floor, let alone the custom work table my wonderful husband made for me.

i'll take some progress shots so you can help encourage me to finish cleaning up this disaster.

love you all
danielle

cruising for a bruising


So, zoey, at 8 months, has figured out how to walk while pushing my yarn bin all around the house.
she gets SO excited! but now she thinks she can do this with everything and faceplants a lot more than she used to.
oh how i wish she was still just determined on crawling, still lots of tears, but it was much less dangerous.
i may have a heart attack before the week is through.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

holy shit, its been crazy.

been home for a while now, still trying to catch my breath from the amount of work still left to do to get our lives ironed back out to running smoothly.
zoey is slowly getting back on schedule and going to bed at 9 or 10 instead of 2 or 3 in the morning. she is also getting better about taking naps in bed instead of the carseat. although, i have seen a lot more of san diego since i have been driving her around for her naps twice a day since coming back!

i'm slowly getting back on schedule again as well, the house is starting to look like people live here again and not like it had been left to squatters and cats. i swear when we got home we were at least a foot deep in cat fur.

zoey now fully crawls, belly off the floor, all over the house like CRAZY!!!
she pulls up to a stand on anything, stable or not, even the cats get used as tools for standing.
she eats pretty much anything now, she can chew soft stuff, so she gets cut up banana, bread and those god awful gerber puff crack things.
she also likes blueberries, but i dont like the after math, so she eats those sparingly.
no teeth, yeah i know.

she says mama all the time, when she is upset is her favorite time to say it, so her cry is now mamamammmmmaaaaamamamamaaaaaAAAAHHHHAHHHHMAAAMMMMMMAAAAAAAAA
which is cute and heartbreaking all at the same time.

and now for some pictures from the trip, i am too lazy to photoshop them, so you get raw pictures for now, i'll make a little album or something later when its not almost midnight and i dont have a screaming headache.