if you read my last post, you know i’m trying to get more on the ball about creating a ‘system’ for this house to get it running more smoothly. well, two things popped up in the last couple days that are related, and thought i’d share. first, after reading my post, my sweet mother in law suggested that i read sidetracked home executives, a book she read when she was at this very same stage in life. mr. amazon was kind enough to deliver it today, so i’m going to see what these ladies have to say. the first few pages are pretty funny, so i think it’ll be a pretty entertaining read. second related note is that emily over at jones design company has started a new offering, a monthly printable collection. well, one of her printables is a ‘house duties’ grid for both adults and kiddos. if you’re like me, having it printed out on something pretty will make it more bearable to look at.
so, enough housekeeping talk, and on to something more fun. the short guy’s favorite new activity is to climb the stairs and make a b-line for the bathtub. whether or not there’s water, he wants to get in and play with his toys. too funny. that sweet little outfit is one that jared’s aunt deb made when he was a wee one – that means it’s 30 years old – totally vintage. i had to get him in it for a few photos.
one last thing – a hot tip for parents of kids eating mush. i really can’t claim that this is my own hot tip. i’ve watched a few other mamas (meredith and regan, i’m lookin’ at you) do this and thought ‘what a great idea’, so thought i’d share with you. if you’re trying to feed your little one on the go, i think these are the best. you can just squirt a ‘bite’ at a time straight from the bottle into your little one’s mouth, and there’s no clean-up…well, other than that sweet face. the ella brand comes in some unique flavors (i mean, when was the last time you had parsnips or rutabaga?), and b-man loves them.