Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gray is 6 months old!

Someone turned six months today!

Such a happy little guy, and mastering the skill of sitting up pretty well!
Since I threw Asher a little half-birthday party, I thought I'd do the same for my sweet Grayson, and set up a mini celebration...

He got his first try at a sippy cup!

It's a Doughty family tradition to decorate the mirror for holidays and birthdays... I was remembering my sweet Grandma as I did this! (Try to ignore the messy kitchen in the background!)

Grayson loved the taggie I made for him!

Happy Half Birthday, little Gray! We love you so very much...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

10 minutes

Life with a toddler looks something like this at the end of the day:

Can you even see the baby? Everyone play "Where's Grayson!"
But 10 short minutes is enough to set things straight again.

It's amazing to me that 10 minutes gave me enough time to even vacuum the floor and straighten the chords to the TV and DVD player that had gotten a little wonky over the past few... well... Let's be honest. They've been wonky since we moved in. But they are now neatly tucked under my clever disguise basket...

And speaking of disguises, would you ever guess there was a TV hiding behind that quilt?

Well, there is, and many thanks to my handy hubby who custom built that lovely quilt hanger for me!

Anyway, the point of this post is as follows: I came downstairs to this mess after tucking my very busy toddler in after a full day of play, play, play, and felt like doing anything but tidying. I somehow managed to fight the urge to plop on the couch (I have to admit that the state of the couch at the moment may have had something to do with that...) and timed myself. 10 minutes. A whopping 10 minutes. And now I'm sitting in a lovely, clean room watching my happy baby play on the floor with one of Asher's toys. I'm enjoying my view, and Gray's enjoying the fact that he can suck on that dump truck as much as he wants without any fear of his brother coming by to snatch it from him! Sometimes life seems overwhelming, but you just have to buck up and give it 10 minutes. You'd be amazed at what 10 minutes can do! Go clean out that file cabinet! Tackle those photos! Fold that laundry! 10 minutes here and there might just be all you need. And for me? I'm off to the kitchen! Soon there will be counter space, and I can't wait!