Friday, December 23, 2011

Web Comic: That Sentimental Pee

No we are not on that road right now and probably will stay off of it in the future ;) Two is plenty. But, this was one of the fun things about the trip. I have to admit I kept the positive tests from our second baby. It is just such an amazing feeling when you see those results appear before your eyes, I didn't want to just throw it away. Don't worry, I am a clean freak, of course it is disinfected and stored safely away for my memory only ;)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Web Comic: License for that Butt?

I'm sure that I'm not the only one who does this but I always seem to be knocking over my 3 year old with my caboose. He's just at the right height now and I am not always paying enough attention I guess. I feel so bad and try to watch out but it still seems to happen. I bend over to grab something and he is right there and next thing I know, boom.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Picture on Canvas from Easy Canvas Prints

We were given the opportunity to try out Easy Canvas Prints pictures on canvas with a free 8 x 10" of one of our own photos printed on canvas. The finished product is below and it turned out great. I'm am sure my photos do not do it justice. Also, I have to say how glad I was that Easy Canvas Prints did a wonderful and thoughtful job packing the canvas for shipping. When I got home from work on Friday it started to pour rain and I saw a package at the door. We brought it in and then I realized it was the canvas, ahhhhh, oh no!!! I quickly tore open the box hoping to get to the canvas before the water did. There was a good amount of brown packing paper around the canvas which was blocking the water but even better, under the paper, the canvas was in a closed plastic packing bag, phew! I was so relieved and then excited to see our print!

So this is the original photo that I chose, quite a feat to get these two guys to sit still and smile (well, our older son at least):
And below is the final 8 x 10" picture on canvas. The colors are as vibrant as the original, it was just hard for me to capture that on our camera but you can see it in the next photo. The canvas has true canvas texture so it looks different at different lighting angles so that is something to keep in mind when choosing your photo and location of your print. An 8 x 10" sounds big, compared to a regular photo, but once we put it up in the wall in our house we realized how big our living room walls are! If we order another one we would get an even bigger one so a good word of advice, measure the area you are planning to hang the canvas before you order it. Their website has a preview of the size next to an average couch, I just didn't pay enough attention to it during the process. During the ordering process their website analyzes your photo and tells you on a scale of poor, fair and good how appropriate your image is so that was very helpful.

The photo below shows the border color choice, we picked black but you have multiple border options including a mirror image of the main photo or other colors. The black really turned out well, nice and bold and solid all the way around, no gap. You can also change the depth of the border. We chose the smaller one but there is a larger choice called Gallery Wrap. The standard border thickness was wide enough to give the canvas a good weight and make it feel substantial but the Gallery Wrap could add some body to the print for a larger room. You can see in this photo how the red is very nice and red on the print, in both our sons' hair and shirts, good green on the grass too. It was true color to the photo we chose:

Below is  a photo of how they mounted the canvas, it is on solid wood and comes with the hanging hardware attached already so you can just put it right up on the wall. The final piece is lightweight so it is easy to move around the house. The wood goes all the way to where they cut the canvas opening on the back so you can see it is a solid mounting. The canvas was nice and tight on the wood, no bubbles, not loose at all.

I also thought the website ordering was very easy and straightforward with good directions. I had no problems with it and it moved along quickly. They sent a confirmation email and shipping email and before I knew it the print had arrived (I ordered it on Sunday September 4th and it was at our door Friday September 9th). There is a complete FAQ page on the Easy Canvas Prints website with lots of great tips about how to select your image and care for the print. I am such a point and click person I didn't look at that ahead of time but I would recommend it, especially if you are choosing a larger canvas, just to make sure you make a wise choice about your image.

We were very happy with the whole process and love our final print of the photo of our sons. It is something that we plan to have up in our house always and is a special way to display their picture.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Web Comic: Smart potty words

Well, yes, toddlers love talking about poop, and shapes, and this is what you get. Yes, he really said this. No, I did not pick this one for a comic but guess who did ... Ah well, life with kids, and men. Lots of poop talk.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Web Comic: Viking Mom

I think this one was just an excuse for Ken to draw me in a Viking outfit. I never really did this, although I do admit to owning a Viking hat with braids on it ... but I only wore it at Disney World. I may use the idea for our Arizona Renaissance Festival one of these years, if the boys will actually agree to be seen with me in a Viking outfit. I have a feeling there will only be a few more years where I could get away with something like that. (and yes, I think we misspelled medieval in this one, oops)

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Web Comic: Diaper Dudes

I think this must come from some deep male sympathy for their sons having to go through the pain of circumcision but my husband just loaded up our son's diaper with petroleum jelly after his circ. I don't know how much it really helps with the pain but I think it does help things not stick to the diaper, including pee. For that whole week I kept wondering why every time I held our son I got pee all over me from diaper leaks. Then I figured it out, use a whole tube of petroleum jelly in a diaper and it doesn't absorb anything, the pee just runs right out, thanks Ken ;) Glad I figured it out at least and didn't blame the diapers anymore.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Web Comic: Cleaning bottoms

This is me trying not to go bankrupt from my husband's method of diaper changing for our new son. He is very careful but always seems to use a way more than I do on paper towels and wipes for diaper changes, and this is our second kiddo. Ah well, better than having poop all over the place I suppose. I really am lucky he is so involved in taking care of both of our sons.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Web Comic: Window watching

Our 2 1/2 yr old son actually said this when some birds were pecking around our yard the other week. I think they found some old cat litter in reality, who knew birds eat cat litter right, but it is this wheat based stuff so I think they actually do. Anyway, our son thinks birds eat rocks. So after a little bit of explaining he still thinks birds eat rocks. There is just something to what you think you are seeing being more believable than birds eating cat litter I guess. 

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Web Comic: Moon

I really did feel just this roly poly by the end of our second pregnancy. Getting out of bed or up from sitting on the floor to play with our toddler took a major feat. That is one thing I don't think the movies exaggerate. It does feel good to be back in my old body where I can jump from the front to the backseat of the car in one easy step and I don't block whole hallways in our house. Still it was a fun time because you are never more aware of another whole person growing inside you as at the final weeks.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Web Comic: The value of the sexes

It really drives me nuts when people say what gender they think our baby is going to be and then depending on what I tell them, they say we have to have more kids because they think we need to have a boy or a girl. Obviously this comic was created out of that frustration. I know I shouldn't let it get to me but really, why does it matter if we are having a boy or a girl and whose business is it how many of either sex we have? They make it sound like our life will be over if we don't have a girl next but honestly I am happy with two boys. Plus it totally devalues the baby that is growing inside me when they find out that he is a boy.  I get this response alot from women which is extra rude because they should just be supportive regardless. My husband gets comments like "alright man, you're a boy-maker!" Well guess what, I am a boy-maker too so how about some credit. In King Henry VIII's day I would be a superstar.

It is kind of like when there is food at a party and some people just won't leave you alone until you try it like you are missing out on the best thing ever made in life. I want to say "Really, that gross mayo clam dip will make me gag, you go ahead, I'm not missing out on anything other than gastrointestinal distress." 

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Web Comic: Um, those are actually for boobs

I am sure I'm not the only Mom who has walked in on her toddler playing with her breastpump parts ... and husband too. Maybe I am the only one who would admit it. At least it is a pretty rare occurrence but once in awhile our son will get ahold of a box of pump parts and he loves taking them apart and putting them together. Not quite Legos but I guess it can't hurt. 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Web Comic: Super Hero in Training

Since our son was around 1 1/2 he has been climbing on and jumping off everything higher than 2 feet in the house. I know it is probably exciting for him but it just makes us cringe every time he tries to climb something new. Our floor is covered in cushions just so he has some padding. I wonder how much it would cost to replace the floor with a giant trampoline ...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Web Comic: Whip Cream Fairy

It is really weird but this was so true for our son. Maybe he just needed a little extra burst of dairy or calcium. For awhile there it seemed like every time we had whipped cream for a treat he would cut a new tooth. It's really late and I'm zonked. That's all I've got for this one.


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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Web Comic: Already Sweet on Snow White

I am so curious what our son's future girlfriends and wife will look like. He already seems to have a big crush on Snow White and also likes Cinderella and Gizelle (from Enchanted). If I say "hi Snow White" and wave at the TV he gets shy and tells me to stop. I am thinking she may be inspiration for future romantic pursuits. We will see how it all plays out. For now, whenever we meet a girl in real life who is a pretty brunette and he gets really shy, I know why ;)

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Web Comic: Why Mom's are always cleaning

You would think the fact that one or both of us is home most of the time with our son that our house would be pretty clean but, it is creative projects and "games" like this that seem to keep that goal far, far away. One time I came home a little early to find them scrambling around and our son saying "gotta clean up, Mom's coming home" and he is only 2. You can just imagine how the rest of our house looks most of the time. I no longer judge people by how clean their house is. I realize now that there are forces much stronger than the most compulsive OCD cleaner, they are called kids, and Dads.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Web comic: Bathroom flasher

I think this happens every time I take our son with me into a public restroom. So far he hasn't gotten the door further than unlocking it but I am just waiting for that day at Starbucks where he opens the door to flash me stumbling after him in a very un-presentable state for the whole room full of coffee sipping customers.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Web comic: Boogers of Steel

Every once in a while our son gets a booger that just seems to jump around his face every time I try to wipe it off. I always just try to snag it before he loses complete patience and ends up running around with the little thing stuck on for good!

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Web Comic: Pregnant lady in her underwear?

And yes, this is a comic of a pregnant lady in her underwear. I am not going to admit to it being me, I didn't even know Ken was going to draw this one. I guess this is his perspective on seeing me, I mean ladies, dealing with the changes their bodies undergo during pregnancy. Although, I will admit I can only fit into one of my pairs of jeans with the zipper even halfway up and the button held together with a pony-tail holder. It really is that point when you have to admit that you have to consider other clothing options, although I still haven't bought any official "maternity clothes." I did buy a couple of pairs of cargo pants with a stretchy waist. I plan to spend the spring in skirts, that seems to work best and I won't mourn the money spent on clothes that I can only wear for a short while. Or maybe I am just a stubborn red head. That is probably it.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Web Comic: Christmas Wrapping

In desperate times ... Although it would be pretty creative for a baby shower.

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