Sunday, April 17, 2011

Random Ramblings of a Saturday

 Splinter loves when we open the windows.  He climbs, more like scrambles, to the top of the couch where he perches in hopes of catching a glimpse of a passerby, bird, or a random bug that dares get close enough.  There is actually a small ledge outside the screen, and Caleb thinks that we should slide up the screen and let him stand on it, but I'm hesitant.  We live on the 3rd floor and I'm afraid he'll jump... Maybe I'm being an overprotective mommy.

Us Whitted's like to be lazy on the weekends.  Me, I like to curl up in an afghan in my sweats.  Splinter rolls around on the floor until he finds the perfect position in which to take a catnap.  He rolls and rolls and rolls.  I think he hopes to get a nice belly pat.

Okay.  This part doubles as my simple joy#2.  Nail Polish.  Not just any nail polish.  It has to be bright, and as Val likes to say, garish.  The more obnoxious the better.  My sister-in-law had this metallic silver and I couldn't agree with her more that its amazing!!  Hey.  Don't judge.  I tell myself its okay.  I work with kids, right?

Doesn't this make you so happy?!

Usually the weekends are our time to go grocery shopping.  Usually this is an enjoyable experience for me.  I like to plan out the weeks menus and imagine myself cooking each meal.  I like to think of new ideas for dinner that I think Caleb will enjoy.  I'm trying to be more eco friendly so I have recently made it a point not to use the plastic sacks that the grocery store provides.  And you know what?  These are SO much better.  No more broken plastic bags halfway up to my apartments and a trail of cans behind me in the hallway like Hensel and Gretal.  So much better.

See.  Splinter likes grocery day too.

The daffodils are blooming!  I'm always tempted to pick a few to bring up to my apartment.  I restrain myself because I know that they are for everyone to enjoy and they will last much longer planted in the ground where they belong.  Aren't they beautiful?  They are one of the first signs of impending warm weather, outdoor picnics, and long walks along the trail by our apartment.  

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is my dream house.  And guess what?  It. is. for. sale.  I can just imagine coming home from a long day of work and relaxing in front of the fireplace or cooking dinner in my kitchen with not one, but two ovens and a walk-in pantry.  Oh, and the brunches and get-togethers I would host.  Don't forget the Christmas tree that I would place in the front room, visible from the window.  Me and Caleb here.  With a little baby one day.  Hey!  A girl can dream can't she?! 

This is the Frog Baby fountain.  Don't you love it?  I love the Copper frogs turned green from the rain and fountain water.  Oh frog baby, with your little green froggies spouting water as you frolic and play...

Shadow kisses.

These are my favorite.  Caleb apparently has an ongoing love affair with Legos.  He requested going into the toy store with the front that we were going to look at a new video game for our Wii.  Caleb rarely wants to buy anything frivolous so obviously I went along with the request.  We proceeded into the store, passed up the video games, and walked down every aisle looking at toys.  His favorite were the Legos.  I received a lesson about how Legos are actually very difficult and complex and that one day he will work on these intricate structures with his own child.  Toys R Us.  Where a kid can be a kid.  :)

My big kid.
I hope everyone is having a happy weekend!

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