Saturday was Layne’s birthday. Tuesday was Valentine’s Day. Our addition project is finally rolling. Our toddler didn’t pile drive our baby into the wood floor as often. This Week, you were alright!
Adam: If you know anything about Layne and me, you know that we love Boise. We love downtown Boise and all the great activities and food you can find down there. For Valentine’s Day, my parents gave us a break from the little ones and we took full advantage – hitting up Red Feather for a super-early dinner, then walking down to Happy Fish for a couple bits of sushi, then back down to Fork for the finest butter cake in the city. Three hours of time, three different restaurants, but back in time for bedtime. That’s our city. That’s what I’m wild about this last week.
Layne: I went to Antique World on Saturday. I walked around for an hour and a half and enjoyed almost every minute. Here are some of the things I found.
There is an annex at Antique World – a tiny room labeled “Hot Poppy Vintage Wares” was my absolute favorite; their displays were gorgeous.
I’m still dreaming about that Fire King egg plate.
This pile of vintage wool warmed my heart (see what I did there?).
This Teddy Ruxpin would have come home with me if his mouth would have worked.
Anyone who knows me well knows that I abhor taxidermy – it scares the begeezus out of me. I was just white-girlin’ it up, walking around my neighborhood antique mall when, all of a sudden – right at eye level, out popped this stupid, hundred-year-old, tiny gator all crinkly and stuffed, ready to snap at my face. I shuddered and slid to the right a few feet and shook my head in disgust. That was the only downside to my trip.
Ivy: Sweet Ivy. The pendulum swings fast and high with this almost-two-year-old. The big development this week has been the introduction of the potty. She totally gets the potty. We sit her down on her Minnie Mouse potty seat and she does it! Almost every time we’ve sat her down, she goes potty; we are both so stinkin’ proud of her (tight throat, tiny tears proud). We are also experiencing the special kind of torture that is this emerging independence of hers. Nearly every change in activity is a struggle – especially in public. We are trying to figure out the best way to guide her through this crazy time. Prayers appreciated. And maybe treats. For us. Not her.
Leo: We are starting to incorporate stories into his bedtime routine. He is a wiggly kid so the written word isn’t doing much to hold his attention but there is one/sort of two that are starting to catch his eye. I bought this book from my friend Lisa a couple months ago and I think he likes the big, bright pictures. This book was one of Ivy’s favorites and it seems like Leo is starting to enjoy it as well.
Thanks for reading – it was really nice of you to visit.
-Adam & Layne