Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Liam's 4th Birthday Interview

Here are Liam's answers, word for word:

What is your name?  "Liam"

How old are you? "Four"

What is your favorite color? "Red"

What is your favorite animal? "Giraffe. Can I tell you why? Because it's tall, it has a long neck, and it has spots on it."

What is your favorite food? "Apples and bananas and pears. A pear starts with p."
(Mom's notes: Pickles, pickle/ham/mayo/cheese sandwiches, crab rangoon, carrot coins, pasta with garlic, ketchup, anything sweet!)

What is your favorite toy? "The toy train that's in Chloe's room."
(Mom's notes: Legos, marble run, magna-tiles, play doh, puzzles)

What is your favorite song? "Maybe Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
(Mom's notes: Shake It Off, Three Little Birds, Moon Moon Moon)

What is your favorite book? "Ummm....Gruffalo, because he says his favorite food is Buffalo Crumble" (as he busts out laughing!)
(Mom's notes: Mix It Up, Monkey Truck)

What is your favorite TV show? "Ummm....Sesame Street. It's the only one I can say."
(Mom's notes: Ready Jet Go, Wild Kratts, Odd Squad)

Who is your best friend? "Ooh, I don't know. Maybe Cole."
(Mom's notes: Mom, of course!)

What make you happy? "Balloons."

What makes you sad? "If I don't drink something."
(Mom's notes: Time outs, when you don't get what you want)

What do you like to do indoors? "Play. Make stuff. Make food. Make robots. Play with play doh."

What do you like to do outdoors? "Play on my swing set. Make things with Daddy, with nails and wood, in the garage."

What do you want to be when you grow up? "I don't know. I have to think. Give me a minute. A mirror!" (as he busts out laughing)

And some prior interviews:
Liam's 3rd Birthday Interview
Chloe's 1st Birthday Interview

Only three days until the weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rockin' again

Back in November I was perusing our local Habitat For Humanity ReStore store (one of my favorite places to walk to every week with the kids, when it's not February warm out) and came across a super cheap and cute doll rocker. It was white and dirty and had weird stuff painted all over it. Now you'd think I would have taken a photo of it, but I didn't. So you'll have to imagine what it looked like beforehand. Ha!

Anyways...I saw the potential it had under all that old paint and grime.

I knew that Chloe's nana and grandpa were planning on getting her a doll for Christmas, as well as a doll stroller from Matt and I :) So I thought it'd be fun if she had a doll rocker to go along with her doll & accessories. And the rocker was only $5, so I couldn't pass it up!

I hired Matt persuaded Matt to clean the rocker up, wood putty it in a few places, prime it and paint it. We used a sample size paint from Menards and had the rest of the materials in our basement stash already.

The paint color is Pink Limoncello:

Once Matt had it painted I added my own little touch, Liquid Leaf gold paint to all of the flat edges:

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out:

Solid wood rocker from ReStore: $5
Small sample of pink paint: under $5
Wood putty/primer/gold leaf that we already had: $0
Chloe rocking & singing to her dolls over and over again: Priceless!

Oh...and did I mention that Chloe got FOUR dolls for Christmas?

Let's just say the rocker has gotten much use already!

Have a nice weekend...