May 23, 2009

Saturday Randomness

- We're getting some new {old} furniture today! Back in February we took an old table and 6 chairs (dated from the 1920's) and a buffet to be refinished, and the pieces are ready! Sean and Hattie are out right now picking it up, and I am ecstatic because a) I love old furniture, b) my Ikea chairs to my dining table were falling apart. I was down to 4, and c) I now have a place to put my china and nice serving pieces, which will free up more room in my cabinets for sippy cups and other baby plastic junk that is rapidly taking over my life. And the coolest thing about all of this is that the table and chairs belonged to Mary Ellen, Sean's great-grandmother and Mary Ellen's namesake. I just think that's so cool!

- Hattie is finished with Mother's Day Out. I wanted to do something nice for her teachers because I love every one of them. They are all sweet grandma types that loved on my baby girl and wiped her tush after she went potty two days a week for nine months. They deserved something nice and much more than I was able to do, but the budget allows what the budget allows. So this is what I made them (painted terra-cotta pots with their last name initial stenciled on the pot):

They were a lot more work than I thought they would be, required more spray paint than I initially thought, but I think they turned out cute; so cute, in fact, that I made one for my kitchen with a big ol' "D" on it.

- My neighborhood is starting a Mom's Group! I know all of you "suburbian types" are like, "Yeah, so what!?!?" This is HUGE for me. This is one of the reasons why I have suburban envy! I want to live in the suburbs SO badly, but then we would never see Sean. His commute would be atrocious. Right now I live in an old subdivision with tons of grandmas and grandpas, which is great for my kids because they are so sweet and attentive to our children, but I crave socialization with other moms, other moms that live around the corner, where they would pop over with their kids for play dates in between nap times. There are already 8 moms in the group and some are {gasp} stay at home moms!!!!! - HUGE answer to prayer.

- So thankful for the 3 day weekend we have! We're gonna be doing lots of grilling and margarita making with some yard work thrown in for good measure.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


Sandra said...

The flower pots turned out REALLY cute - you did a great job with them!

Team Tanneberger said...

Laurel and I caught up on your blog today and it's so great! Mary Ellen is growing soooooo fast and getting so social! I miss the girls!The photos of Mary Ellen admiring herself in the mirror cracks me up!

AKat said...

Love the flower pots! What a cute idea. I'll have to remember that in a few years!

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