This week: March 25

This week:

Wade is better! And I am so happy to have my happy, silly kiddo back.

Wade started sleeping in until 8:30 am and not taking a morning nap. It's absolutely delightful. We're on day 4 of this happening, so hoping it's not a fluke and I've just jinxed it.

I rotated my maternity clothes into my closet and did the first rotation of skinny clothes out.

Husband took Wade with him Saturday afternoon to watch some March Madness with a friend (Wade LOVES watching basketball). I had four hours free! It was a much needed break, especially after a week with a sick kid. I showered and actually used my blow dryer. I cleaned the house and enjoyed it staying clean. And I took pictures to update the house tour (it's in the works!). And I realized that I am the lamest person ever because that is what I did with my alone time.

Wade got his first haircut! He didn't cooperate - surprise - so it's a total hack job. Luckily his wavy hair made it ultra forgiving. Here's to hoping he gets called a girl less - course Husband and I agree that he looks more girly now, oops.

We had the missionaries from our church over for dinner. Wade was absolutely positive they were there for him. He's a pretty big goof ball the majority of the time, but I have never seen him ham it up like this.

We had our biggest snow fall of the year - all in one night! Stella keeps getting snow paws that need to be rinsed off.

Husband is done with his basketball league!

Wade's has taken to having his bedtime bottle on the floor instead of snuggling one of us. He hates snuggling. Sometimes Husband can sneak in some snuggles for the first half of the bottle, but it never lasts.

Husband is training an assistant this week at work. Upped his workload this week, but it'll be awesome here soon.

Wade graduated to a bigger car seat! He loves it! He can see himself better in his mirror and can reach his window toy better. I less than love it. But that's just cause it's new and I'm all awkward getting him strapped in, I was such a pro at the last one!

And here are some of Wade playing in his new cupboards that I talked about here.


Clutter cover

We built these shelves last year while my parents were in town. I have LOVED them. But clutter always accumulated on the floor. Wade toys, blankets, and cords just isn't what I wanted. My meager storage solutions became part of the problem as the baskets and decorative bags were either strewn about or heaped.

IKEA besta cabinets as built ins

This is right, right after we built these shelves.

I toyed with some options. My first thought was some kind of custom cabinet. I wanted something that would travel with us whenever we move, plus custom always pings pricey in my mind. So I looked at some dressers. But realized I something that was less busy, plus what would I do with two matching dressers in our next house?

Eventually I looked at cabinet options at IKEA. I found the Besta collection - that they're phasing out (price cut!). They fit nicely with just enough room for a storage bag on the side - which will stay standing up, thanks to the cabinets.

IKEA besta cabinets as built ins

Ideally I'd love if the wood was a little lighter. And I'd love if they were miraculously the perfect width of the little nooks there. But for $150 for both of them...this works wonderfully. Plus they look great together, so reconfiguration options for the future.

One cabinet is Wade toys. The other houses DVD's and games - which currently Wade thinks also counts as his toys. Might put a lock on it, simply because playing 500 card pick up every day is not my favorite.

Restyling the shelves actually all started with this:

metal geometric orb

And then more rearranging came:

snake plant in a hand woven basket

IKEA besta cabinets as built ins

And I'm sure more rearranging will come. I find myself not posting until something is done - but, to Husband's chagrin, I'll never be done. I love tweaking things too much!

IKEA besta cabinets as built ins

Feeling so much more organized! Even if the new cabinets get emptied daily. Everything now has a place - at least in this room.