life at home these days

Things are in process around here. We are remodeling our laundry room and it is giving me flashbacks of a couple years ago when our entire house was in progress. Luckily we haven’t had any setbacks, just the usual minor change of plans that comes with remodeling. A weekend project will now be more like a week-ish project.

As you can see, the contents of our laundry room have been emptied into the piano room while we put in the cabinets, and for the first time ever, Luke is dealing with the presence of a baby gate in the house. He’s doing pretty well, aside from his frequent attempts to climb it.

Of course, there are certain distractions to keep him busy…

Yeah, it’s like Christmas has come early for this little fellow.

The other love of his life right now is dolphins. He completely freaked out when we saw them at the Vancouver aquarium back in September, he shook with excitement during the entire program.

Then a few weeks ago I needed to buy some time to make dinner, so I put on a youtube video of a dolphin show at Sea World. That was a mistake – now he assumes that whenever mom or dad is on the laptop, we are watching dolphin videos.

So when we were at the library earlier this week, we picked up a couple books on dolphins to indulge his interest. One of the books we came home with is a rather dry chapter book with black and white sketches. But once he had it in his little hands and was squealing at the cover photo, there was no way I could quietly get it away from him without a rather loud scene in the library.

And we have spent HOURS looking at these two dolphin books. Two hours on the first day alone. I know them inside and out. And he now says “dole-dole!” all.the.time. I mean, I guess I can’t complain – it’s not spiders or something horrid. It’s dolphins. And I did attend careers camp at Sea World back in high school. Twice, actually.

So I whipped up a little stuffed dole-dole for him the other night.
He was playing with it so sweetly this morning – making him jump on the dolphin book – so I tried to take a photo.

Well, you can see how that went down.

Yeah. He is also really into seeing the photos on the back of the camera.
Not so much into being photographed.

Except when he’s sleeping. Then he’s an angel.

Anyways. That’s what’s going on around here. Happy weekend to you all!

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2 thoughts on “life at home these days

  1. Such a clever girl, so creative and a great Mom too! How do you do it? Wanna borrow Moriah for a year? Maybe you could “whip her up” something? Got any time in that busy schedule to meet with the girlies? call or email me!

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