Saturday, February 16, 2008

Good Times



Well, it has started. Oliver is a full fledged toddler. I was sick with the flu earlier this week and so was laying on the couch all day. Oliver is such a good kid and kept himself pretty entertained. I was starting to feel better so I was trying to get the house back together. I was cleaning up something on the floor and I noticed this lovely addition to our couch. Its not a very good picture but Oliver had taken a pen to the back of our couch (this is only a small portion of the whole masterpeice). I couldn't believe it! No wonder he had been so quiet all day! Well after a slight freak out followed by a laugh ( I mean come on, you know he had a good time) I took a damp cloth and just lightly rubbed the marks and to my surprise it came right out! If you are in the market for a new couch I highly recommend microfiber. This couch has seen alot and still looks new, its the best for familys with young kids or husbands. So this crisis was adverted, hopefully we will be so lucky next time. Of course I never found the pen so who knows what Oliver is dreaming up for his next piece.

Following the couch incident we had yet another storm the other day. It was crazy. The wind was blowing so bad and blowing all the snow around that they had to close down the freeway right by our house. People were camping out at the gas station with nowhere to go. People who were stuck on the freeway ran out of gas because their cars had been idiling for hours and had to be evacuated. Crazy. We were lucky to be home when the storm hit but our power went on and off all night. We finally decided to go seek refuge at out friend's house. While we were loading up our stuff for the sleepover Oliver was running around with this light on his head. He loved it! Kids are great.

9 comments:

Missy said...

Oh the joys of motherhood! I've been lucky with Luke and haven't had any art on furniture or walls, but I think it's only because I am overly protective of pens/crayons with him. We had a few masterpieces with Hannah.
My kids would love those lights. Our power has gone out a few times lately and now they want to just turn out lights and play with flashlights all the time! Where did you get that one?

Trevor, Amber, Matix and Nivelli said...

That is so funny. Sounds like he had a great time

Nicole said...

Mel-I think someone gave Dusten the light but I bet you could get it at any emercency supply store.

The Pants Family said...

I had heard about the crazy storms/blizzards there, I am so glad that I do not live there, any chance you want to move back here and go to Disneyland and the beach with us?????

m. said...

We got caught in that storm! We turned off the exit & into the storm right as it hit! Luckily we were able to get back home but the whole experience took 2 hours! It was really really crazy. We were really scared we were going to be stuck. Glad you guys were o k!

Ashley Preston said...

I LOVE this picture! I can't believe all the snow and the whirlwind it is causing! Hope all is well now.

mere said...

I like how you say microfiber is good for kids AND husbands. so funny...sorry dusten.

Alli said...

I love microfiber couches. I'm so glad too much damage was not done to them. Oliver is looking so big, not like a baby anymore, and still so adorable.

Arah Debra said...

Yea, I found you guys! Now maybe we can keep up better with our awesome neighbors.