Doug took Caleb to recycle our cans and bottles. Caleb gets to keep the money if he helps out-- he usually stashes it in his piggy bank. This time around Doug decided to give him some instant gratification and took him straight to Walmart where he was allowed to buy a new toy with his money. Right off the bat Caleb saw a $79.99 lego set and knew it was the one. I drink a lot of Coke zero... but not that much! He was a bit brokenhearted when he realized that it was beyond his budget, but the $6.00 lego police car kit made him pretty happy in the end.
Just a typical Saturday at lunch time around our house. Lunch time got even MORE interesting when I tripped and spilt and entire bowl of sweet potato baby food all over the table, floor, Caleb, his new lego pieces and instructions....
Speaking of baby food, Emerson is quite enjoying my homemade creations. As of today, her repertoire consists of:
- brown rice cereal-- tolerable
- pears-- her fav-- she makes the "mmmmm" sound with every bite
- apples-- yummy
- sweet potatoes and yams-- tolerable. Enjoyable when mixed with a bit of apple juice
- avocado-- it's a good thing
- peas-- repulsive, but we're working on it
- carrots-- so so
- prunes-- pretty good... and let's just say... necessary ;)
- eating my bib? I do it everyday
And, my closet craigslist fundraiser has now financed a closet organization project in Caleb's room. I saw this ikea toy storage system for sale on craigslist for $20. If you were to purchase the system brand new at Ikea (see here) you're looking at spending $129. So Doug ran out to pick it up and we're going to paint it and turn it into a toy/clothes/games storage system for Caleb's closet. This weekend my motto became... 'no closet left untouched'...
And... I had another project on the go. Doug and I stayed up way too late working on a new upholstered headboard for our room. It's not quite finished yet (Doug still need to makes the legs and we need to staple the cambric on the back) but it will soon be finished and installed... hopefully.
I thought I'd leave you with a teaser until it's finished and ready to have it's picture taken...