Friday, October 22, 2010

catching up

I find it hard to come up with interesting things to write about when all I do is change poopy diapers, tell little boys to stop beating each other up, and bake. That's why it's so quiet around here. But there are a few recent developments. Kind of.

1. I got a haircut and some highlights. It was getting to the point where I either had to rock a mullet or put it in tiny little pony tails. Always a good indicator that it's time. Here's the new do:

I don't know what's going on with my shirt there, but it makes me laugh. It's like it's hinting that there's something there that's really not. Heh heh heh....

2. Since we're a little obsessed with Antione Dodson, and I know others are too, and I felt silly after smiling for the camera all by myself, I decided to do a photoshoot inspired by Antione and his sister. Enjoy:

You know you love it. And you KNOW Zach thought I was the coolest wife in the world after I showed him the pictures (yeah, not really).

3. The computer hutch that I bought a year and a half ago for $30 that reeked of cigarette smoke is finally painted and in the house! Right after we bought it we thought we could just leave it in the garage to air out and that that would take care of the smell.


So then we painted it with Kilz thinking that would get rid of it.

Still stinky.

So we left it in the garage until just a few weeks ago when we brought it onto the back porch.

And guess what.... It still stunk!!

But we forged ahead and painted it anyway hoping for the best. And it worked! No more smoke! Hooray! So here's the before:

Really pretty but unfortunately smelly.

Here's the after:

It's quite a bit darker than the picture shows. More of an old turquiose. We kept the doors off since they would just get in the way and, quite honestly, would probably never be closed. We still have a wire problem but that will be remedied soon. And the former computer desk we just moved to the side so Zach has a place to prep lessons and work on homework (he's getting his masters...... so in a few years I can start referring to him as "Master Cowan"). Here's the new set up:

We quite like it. :)

4. Max has been having some issues with his bowels. He doesn't like pooping. At all. And I think all his fighting it has finally caught up with him and he's now a stinky tooting/pooping monster. Poor kid. The other day he let out a toot (yeah, that's what we call it in our house since I was raised to NEVER say "the f word" and I fully intend on letting my mother believe that I'm raising my kids the same way..........) that was so long and so loud that Quinn jumped up, covered his ears, and said "Mama!! What was that?!?!" Then we all had a good laugh. But this is what Max did after:

Tooting can be exhausting. He layed there for about 5 minutes.

The day before he had such a hard time (filled his diaper three times in 2 hours - for Max that's the equivolent of Hell) that he zonked out on the bed with Zach after Zach came home from playing basketball at 5:00:

This is totally out of the ordinary since Max had already had a nap and hasn't randomly fallen asleep for probably a year and a half. Always in his bed at either nap time or bed time. I guess pooping can really take it out of you (heh heh heh....).

So, aren't you glad to know our son's pooping habits? I told you it's hard to come up with things to write about. In not too long I need to do a post about all the delicious things I've been cooking (was it weird that I mentioned that so soon after talking about poop?). I can't even remember the last time we ate out - That's how diligent I've been in the kitchen.

Oh, AND somebody paid me to fix the hem of their pants. So I guess you can now call me a professional seamstress. Awwww yeah.

Now you're all caught up.


Kristine Pratt said...

I like hearing about the little day to day things you are doing, that is so sad Max hates pooping so much. Paul thinks it feels great! The new desk looks great isn't cigarette smoke awful!!!

MaryPosa said...

This may be one of my favorite posts yet. (close second after the one where Quinn fell into the back of Zach's pants.)

Max is a second child as is Astoria. She would hold it all in indefinitely if she could. Coincidence? We've had to start routines with her, and also we've been sneaking miralax and fiber supplements into her drinks. (oh i'm such a sneaky mom)
I love your hilarious Antoine Dodson faces. You are so hot.

Emma said...

love the hair and pics, love the hutch, and love that you got paid to hem some pants...sweet!

OUR HOUSE said...

First, I would REALLY love to see what you look like with a mullet. Second.....ummmm, I forgot.

Michelle said...

Too funny katie, you made my cheeks and sides hurt from laughing about Max. I love the haircut and hutch!

miss dawn said...

I love your hair. I love your house. I think you have an amazing family! (: love ya katie!

Angela said...

Love the new hutch. Love the hair cut. Love hearing about Max's post-poop slumber. Love, love, looooooooooooove the Antoine Dodson faces. Love your house.

Jen said...

Katie, you make me laugh so hard! I love your posts. I need to add some of my sewing and furniture painting projects to my blog sometime.

Tiffany-Joy Mo said...

You are seriously too funny. I miss our late night laughs. Anyhow, my boys have the same pooping issues, isn't it funny how different conversations are as a mom...they seem to always make their way towards pooping issues or labor.