–I nearly broke John Jacob Chicken Timer Schmidt the other day, but don’t worry, turns out he’s just fine.
–The little girl who lives next door, of Jacob Marley’s Ghost fame, loves Baby Elias. She’s a good friend of Isobel’s and they play together several times a week. Recently we were all sitting on the lawn together enjoying a mild evening when she said to me, “I know! When he’s older we can call him Elias. But right now we’ll call him Baby Elias.”
–Difference between raising a son and a daughter so far: 1. you must wipe girls font to back, 2. Elias is larger.
–The kids were playing quietly in the living room one night while I was unloading the dishwasher. The next thing I know I see Isobel sitting next to Elias who has a large bucket on top of him. Isobel looks at me and quickly says, “It just fell on his head!”
–Isobel found a pink Santa hat she just had to have and it is the light of her life. She was Star Student in her class recently and listed her favorite activity as “decorating for every holiday.” We’ve been playing a lot of the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker recently and the Santa hat is beginning to look more and and more like Link’s cap. We’ve been calling her Pink Link.
–Helping out in Isobel’s class is a highlight of my week. I help out so much I’ve become the designated Cooking Mom, as I run a craft station and the Friday cooking station. It’s like having all the best parts of my job back again without the terrible admin or coworkers. I love it. Last week the station was all about tasting vegetables and so I got the pleasure of nattering on about vegetables for a few hours, which is one of my favorite things. I’d love helping out even if I wasn’t in charge of cooking, but it’s great that I can share something I already love with her class.
–Isobel totally manhandles the baby with love. He is going to get very good at wrestling very quickly I think.
–We missed a golden opportunity to dress our baby as the Hamburgler for Halloween.
Follow Friday: Waterpark. VIT = Very Important Tweets.
Thanksgivings & Bountiful Harvests. A Thanksgiving for all.
Snapshot 11.05.14. Drunk skeletons, Isobel renames the Fantastic Four, and garden rainbows.
50 Thrifty Fun Things To Do: Cheap Coloring Pages. Never waste a page again.
DIY Bow Tie. So, so easy!
Little Big Collection: Vintage Coasters. These are a few of my favorite things.
Follow Friday: This is Halloween. My love letter to the internet.
This box wasn’t empty. This cat’s sadness is inversely proportional to my happiness.
Do you want to make an Avengers ID card for your kid (or self, as I did for Anthony and I)? Here’s the one I made for Isobel. A few clicks and you can use it to add any photo you like!
Print out these free coloring pages for your kiddos to color for Thanksgiving. Speaking of free printables! I really love Make and Takes, and not just because I wrote for them.
Anthropologists Are On The Verge Of Figuring Out How You’re Supposed To Read Tumblr Comments. When you figure it out, let me know. Also, watch a video of a burrito unboxing. I think Clickhole might be my soulmate.
Japan’s Ezaki Glico aims to go worldwide with Pocky stick snacks. Sweet babby Picard Jesus, I hope so. (Almond Crush Pocky forever!)
Productivity Creepin’: Library App Roundup. Apps for readers.
Yo Gabba Gabba Live FAQ: Your Questions and Answers. I can always tell when YGG is touring again because this series of posts always blows up in views. We had a great time and it was totally worth it!
Yo Gabba Gabba Live: Definitely Not A Mexican Band. My cousin was given free tickets to YGG. Her friend won them from a radio station and thought Yo Gabba Gabba was a Mexican band.
Updating Mah Twitters. Isobel gets a twitter account.
Thrifty Crafting: Soda Bottle Terrariums. Perfect for kids!
Productivity Creepin’: Pimp My Desk. I outfit my desk with thrifted finds, photographs, and absurdities.