Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Brand Spankin' New...

This last week has been a week full of new stuff. Or mostly new. Let's start with Kaylee's new stuff:

First, a crib. Like I said, it's mostly new. It was Logan's, which was given to us by the Christensens. Which I believe was given to them by someone...but you get the point. It's new to her! She isn't in it at night yet, but naps there during the day. The bedding is also new...though I got it at a garage sale the week after I found out I was having a girl. It was brand new and bought at Target, but since the lady didn't have the receipt, she couldn't return it. Score for me!

And then Kaylee's other new thing, a best friend:

This is Alice (Allie) Naomi Williams. My best friend Dani had her Tuesday 9/22 and we decided that our girls are going to be best friends just like our boys already are.

On to Logan's "new" stuff:

Yep! He got a fish tank! And though we don't have fish in it yet, it is housing his stupid African diving frogs we got him at the Utah County fair last month. And I'm sure we'll get fish eventually. The deal for the tank itself was that Logan had to sleep in his own bed every night for a week. No falling asleep in our bed, no coming into our bed during the night. Strictly his bed. And he did it. And then I found the whole setup (tank, decor, light, heater) for $30 on Craigslist. So it was a done deal. It also seems to be serving as motivation for Logan to go to bed at night, so I love it so far.

And Zac's new stuff? A laptop. Apparently, the Cadillac of laptops. It's made by a company called "Alienware." It's graphics and processor make Macs look like pieces of crap, apparently. It came with a pretty hefty pricetag, but we managed it. And hey, the goofy, giddy grin on Zac's face is totally worth it:

So now for my new toy:

I GOT A NEW VACUUM!!!! The one we inherited from Gary was damaged beyond repair after lending it out, so we bit the bullet and got a new one. And though I would have loved a Dyson, we just didn't have the $500 to spend. So we grabbed this one on sale at Sears for just under $100. And I LOVE it. When I start vacuuming one room, I can't stop. I pretty much have to do the whole house. And then am tempted to do the neighbors'. Anyways, I feel a little sick to my stomach right now, so I'm cutting this post off. But I just wanted to keep you all updated :-)


Brad and Hailey said...

Wow! What fun toys you all have! Love the crib bedding and how fun that your friend has children about the same age as your's! That's great! Glad you could swing the laptop and new vacuumes are the best ... you're welcome to come over and use it at my house :)

Tina said...

Nice bedding choice--Leah's has the same set, and I love it. Cute and girly, but not overwhelming. I'm soooo jealous of your vacuum right now. Our dog got into a dirty diaper, and I had to vacuum some of it up--now every time I vacuum, it smells like, well, poo. Gross. Time to get a new one. Preferably a nicer one. I think we got the Walmart special the first time around.

Savannah said...

Hi! Glad to know you blog stalk us! haha! I facebook stalk you, and now I can keep up with you on your blog too! I've been keeping Adam up to date since he doesn't do any sort of social networking online.
Does your crib have three drawers along one side that can be removed later and two drawers beneath? Because it looks like the same crib we have for Denali! It was mine when I was a baby! haha Anyway, nice to keep up with you!

Dani said...

I haven't been online if forever! Wow did I miss reading your posts. You even posted about Alice! What a good friend. Also, I need a double stroller. Want to find one on craigslist for me too? I'm totally jealous.