Saturday, April 18, 2009

April showers bring...

*a flooded backyard. The realtor forgot to mention we were purchasing swamp-front property. It turns out the forest behind us (despite being totally creepy) serves a few great purposes:

1- no need to install and maintain a backyard pool which will come in really handy this summer.

2-no need to rent National Geographic videos about the perpetuation of mosquito colonies as we will have a front-row seat to witness this phenomenon in our very own backyard.

April showers ALSO bring...
*motivation to finish projects dreamed up months ago for Caleb's room such as...

-framing and hanging these super cute prints from Falldowntree (thanks, Kerri):


-designing, constructing and painting the components of this wall art project (thanks, Heather):



April showers ALSO bring...

*the Easter holiday which included:

1-waking up to find a trail of colored rabbit turds (a.k.a jelly beans) leading me to a message left by the Easter bunny himself.


2-making homemade rolls by myself for the first time ever---a smashing success I must say (thanks to my mom being available to answer my questions every 10 minutes).


3-being introduced to authentic Louisiana crawfish which was served at an Easter party (who needs ham and potatoes when you can have a big ol' cooler of crawfish?)

Don't worry, it's dead:

I wasn't overly enthused with the critters myself, but they sent us home with a tub-full which provided quite the aroma in our spacious 4-door-sedan and right on into the house. What a relief because I've been looking for crawfish-scented Glade plug-ins all over the place and kept coming up short!
What better way to receive inspiration for a Gospel Doctrine lesson than chowing on crawfish?

April showers ALSO bring...

*an adorable four-month-old boy named Caleb who still wears pjs most of the time

14 comments:

hc said...

Caleb's so cute! Looks like you guys are gearing up for Mudbug Madness... Jeff's mouth was watering as we were scrolling down! Your circle project, what else do I call it?, looks great!

Terri said...

Very cute. Loved the picture of Caleb smiling. Nice decorating job!!!

Kerri said...

Oh man, what about the crocs?! That was a fun/cute post. I feel nauseous just hearing your description of the crawfish smell. Cute baby Caleb.

Young Family said...

WOW bummer about the swamp. Think of the fun you will have though :) Caleb is such a cutie pie. He looks bigger even from your visit. Oh and BTW, Savannah still refers to the "bear" that you gave us as "Caleb's bear" and wants to hold his hand often. :)

Whitaker Family said...

I love the wall art in Calebs room. Excellent job! Homemade rolls. . . I have attemted but never had such success, they look yummy.
Jenny, no I did not post about the new addition, I just put up the widget to see if people noticed. . . they did. So here is your officail announcement. I am pregnant, due October 13th and we find out in about 4 weeks what it is!!

Lisa Curtis said...

Crawfish!! Gross!!

besides the fact that you have a pool in your backyard, it looks beautiful!!
Caleb is getting so big!!

tiffany said...

Fun post! Those dots are fantastic! I was hoping that Mom's comment would mention that she was glad you kept that for your own project :) I LOVE them! He is adorable. You've inspired me to try Luke in the bumbo. I'll let you know how it goes!

Christie said...

Glad to see that motherhood hasn't changed your wit Jenny! Cute baby - cute projects too.

Brittany Wagner said...

Do you want Carl to come out and muck out your backyard ;) Sorry no fun!!

I LOVE Calebs room!! Too Cute!

Jen H said...

Your posts always make me laugh! Too funny.

I love the wall art in Caleb's room though and may habe to try and duplicate it for the girls room.

Carol and Tyler said...

loving the wall art...you must share your secrets :)

eryn said...

You're so crafty! Very cute. Those woods would creep me out, too. Whether it's dogs pooping on your lawn, home invaders or creepy backwoods, my solution is the same, build a fence!

nevadanista said...

Wow, I'm so impressed with the thingy you made for Caleb's wall (I still think of him as Joe Cypress though, is that okay?), and the rolls too. And he looks sooooooo cute in his little sit helper thing!

I think the crawdads at Tahoe better be careful if they ever see you coming with a hot dog dangling from a string. I can just picture you with a cooler full them headed back to Reno for a feast :D

p.s. don't tell anyone, but I haven't been that productive today so far, except for taking Sophie to get her braces put on.

Camille said...

Way to go Caleb on rolling over! Love the hair cut.