Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mobile Modification


I made Sam's mobile. It's part of a tree branch from our back yard with stitched felt birds suspended from it. I love it because it's simple, it matches his decor, and because I love birds. But even more than all of that, I love it because for some miraculous reason, Sam loves to look at it.

But

He especially loves to look at it if you get it spinning a couple times and he can watch it rotate.

So


I bought a spinning motor. And he's in love.

Proof:

video

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

So It Turns Out...


My bedroom door lock is keyed.

Wanna know how I figured that out? Sophie locked the door on her way out this morning. And, we no longer have any of the keys that came with the house, because we rekeyed all the exterior doors when we moved in (didn't think to check bedroom doors).

Windows: locked
Door Hinges: inside bedroom
Door Knob Screws: inside bedroom
Jake's Drill (I hear you can just drill through a lock to bust it open): inside bedroom
Baby: in his own room (did I scare you?)

The door opens into the bedroom, so the frame blocks any chance of using a credit card, etc to get in. So now we're waiting for a locksmith. To open my bedroom door. Seriously.

One of the worst parts: we just got all new interior door handles for Christmas. We just haven't installed them yet. They're on our massive to-do list.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Sam's Favorite Game

Giggle Ball


Object: Baby giggles.

How to Play: Grab a chunky baby's feet, push up toward his chest, and twist slightly back and forth. This will cause his entire body, now in the shape of a ball, to rotate, and his head to wiggle.

Then everybody wins.