Stuff Around Here


Lately, I’ve been really restless. Perhaps in anticipation of the seasons changing, new schedules and routines to follow and figure out, or perhaps just because I have a restless eye that wanders to things unfinished, or in this case, things that didn’t look right to me. So I’ve been painting stuff. The kids’ play table and chairs were a dark red color, but something about that didn’t sit well with me in our bright blue room. So? They are now white. The play kitchen was gray and orange. Now it is gray and white:


Completely happy with the way it all turned out, and I think it will be much more cheerful in the winter when we don’t get as much light in the dining room!

Also getting organized on the money front. Have been sticking to a strict budget for groceries and all the rest since we now have two preschool tuition payments to make instead of one! Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough to be able to keep our nanny, Elisa, which really sucks because she is amazing and with the nearest grandma 6 hours away, we don’t get much of a break. But we vow to keep her in our lives as a friend, at least. She is like family to us and we love her dearly.


The first kale we have bought in over 5 months! Our garden has slowed down quite a bit so we’re giving our kale plants a chance to recuperate from our daily cutting!

So… lots of changes around here. One thing that has not changed: Oliver’s haircut strike. We try to find ways to contain the hair situation, but it’s pretty laughable. There are some things that just aren’t worth the fight.DSC_0015

Today the boys will go to their orientation for preschool. Milo is an old pro: having a late summer birthday means he will be one of the oldest in his class. Oliver is beyond excited and ready. I swear, he would have slept with his backpack on every night this week if we let him!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. I love Oliver’s hair! Oren has decided to grow his out and I am loving it.

    O started preschool Wednesday and I think he is the oldest in his class. A big change after being the very youngest for two years! Curious to see if that changes anything.

    Best of luck to the boys.

  2. I’ve been restless too! I think it is something about the fall that makes me feel like I need to get my act together. I love the chairs and kitchen! I’m always a fan of painting just about anything white- so refreshing. James prefers natural wood so we try to strike a balance.

    Oliver looks awesome with the wild hair and will sail through school I’m sure, although the thought of preschool makes me nervous. W will be one of the oldest in his class so we could either start a year from now or wait two. We already have to apply if we want next year! Yikes, he still seems like a baby.

  3. I love, love, LOVE, love, LOVE the play kitchen. 🙂 I also love Oliver’s hair. I’m still holding out on Gus’s first haircut because long baby hair is just too good!

  4. Oliver’s hair looks great in that headband. He totally can pull off that look. Long haired little boys are cool. Some guy at the grocery store thought Julian was a girl today though, which is pretty regular for him since his hair is long and flowy. Heh.

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