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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Happy Sunday....

Well...it's Spring-Forward-Fall-Back time. Which means? That I woke up super early according to the clock.

Gage is at my Mom's house. He spent the night. Drove to Canton yesterday for the trade off, and then she took him home with her. It's still kind of early, so I haven't called to see how their night went. I am suuuuuuuuuuure he's awake, but on the off chance that he slept in---I don't want to ruin that for them!

Last night we went over to Megan & Stephen's house. Susan & David also went, so it was all 6 of us. We made pizzas (meaning: the women were in the kitchen cookin' it up while the boys watched football), and then we played board games. It was SO.MUCH.FUN. We played Battle of the Sexes & the gals won. (of course....) and then we played 90's Trivial Pursuit. The boys won that, but (1) we're convinced they cheated, & (2) the game is clearly biased toward men, probably written by men, b/c who in their right mind knows that Pamela Anderson was on the cover of Playboy in 1998 Such-&-Such Month? Boys know that. So, while they may have won the game....they lost hubby points for even getting a correct answer. Boys are so dumb that way....

Anyway....we had a blast. And Megan's house is so cute. They had their hardwoods redone recently, and they are a dark, dark, dark stain--just like I wanted in our house! Anyway. They are so shiny & fresh that you just want to take your shoes off & walk barefoot!

Susan's good & excited about ordering her new car. That was apparently a funny conversation in the guy's room. I recently got a new car, so now Damon drives my Acura. Susan's getting a new car, and David's going to drive her 4Runner. So Stephen said, "is that how it works? Are you guys telling me that I'm going to be driving Megan's car soon when we get a new one?" Yes, Stephen---pretty much! [okay, not necessarily, but it makes for fun conversation!]

....I wonder how my buddy's doing? I'm sure he is awake....

Couple of things I need advice on: where do I get a belt for my super skinny but tall 2 year old? The pants that fit him in length are sooooo big around his waist. They slide right off. I know that at certain stores, they sell pants with adjustable button & elastic waistbands---like some of my maternity pants were! But, we've got plenty of pants for him that don't have that feature, and they fit in the length. I went to OldNavy yesterday & the Osk Kosh B'Gosh store. Old Navy had zero. Osh Kosh had some belts, but they started @ 4T. The lady there suggested WalMart, but I looked in our local WalMart & saw no belts in the baby section. I'm about to get creative & take my a$$ to JoAnn fabric to fashion something for him. Even if it is plain black or navy elastic with belt fasteners at the end. I laid in my bed this morning thinking this up. He's a boy. I hardly EVER tuck his shirts in, so it wouldn't show, and if it were ugly, I could always buy very plain ribbon to put over the elastic, even though "ribbon" itself makes you think of a girl.... Okay---if anyone knows where to get a belt to fit an 18mo-24mo waist---let me know.

2nd thing: how to clean a convection oven. Easy Off says not to use that. I read online about baking lemons in water at 200 degrees, getting the water to boil...yada yada. So far, the water is not boiling & the lemons are almost burned. And, even before that, I scrubbed the inside with lemons, water, & salt. It worked....okay....but not great. Anyone with ANY convection oven safe suggestions: feel free to chime in.

So, it's ealry, I've got laundry going...I've taken out the trash & recycleables, & have worked on the oven. So far....It's been a pretty productive morning!

:)

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At 9:40 AM , Blogger Misguided Mommy said...

i get belts at baby gap and some times walmart. also once in a while i find a pair of pants with a belt on them at babies r us and i buy them just for the belt. but usually babies r us has a pretty decent collection of belts

 
At 9:40 AM , Blogger Misguided Mommy said...

no no that last sentance was supposed to say baby gap has a great selection

 
At 9:57 AM , Blogger Christy said...

I don't know if this would work in an oven, but I alway clean my microwave my heating a bowl of vinegar in it. Although it makes my house stinks, all the grease just slides right off.

 
At 11:13 AM , Blogger Judy said...

Do you have a Carter's store around? They are usually good about carrying belts for little guys.

 
At 12:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://beltsforbabies.com/MainPages/Boy_Belts.htm

 
At 6:10 PM , Anonymous fold my laundry please said...

I always got my boys' belts in the boys section at Walmart. They come in pretty small sizes, so I was able to get them to fit my toddlers. You could always make new holes if the belt isn't small enough. After all, they're only Walmart belts

 
At 6:17 PM , Blogger mpotter said...

you know, i wonder the same thing about my oven. it's supposedly a "continous cleaning oven" and easy off says no to that.

but i can't for the life of me see how the dern thing is cleaning itself!

sorry i'm not more of a help.
glad you had a productive day!

this is like the BEST day of the year.

 
At 6:23 PM , Blogger S said...

In case of nothing else, I used diaper pins to cinch in the back of K's jeans. I haven't found any belts yet for him so I'm looking forward to see what others suggest.

 
At 7:06 PM , Blogger Bonnie said...

Try Children's Place

 
At 7:09 AM , Blogger For the Love... said...

No help here...sorry. All three of mine have to have the adjustable waist...

We did get those leather braided belts in tiny sizes...at Wal-Mart..years ago...

My Mom has a convection oven but it is self cleaning....

So today I am absolutly useless...

 
At 8:13 AM , Blogger Zephra said...

I was wondering the same thing about the belts. let me know.

 
At 8:25 AM , Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

Do you have TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Ross? Those stores seem to have everything in them, but you might have to dig! As for being crafty, you can get belt snaps or closures at most craft stores, and I think you could probably just get a some of the navy or black elastic in wide. I got a little plastic belt clasp for our shopping cart cozy, but I know they have the metal ones that might be more sturdy. Good luck!

 
At 9:03 AM , Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

I put the oven on "self clean" mode, but to me, it doesn't seem to do what I expect it to do. apparently, I've set the bar a bit high for that oven feature, and it just doesn't seem to measure up....

 
At 5:34 PM , Blogger S said...

I picked up a belt from baby gap today. I'll let you know how it works for K after tomorrow.

 
At 7:33 AM , Anonymous Tara said...

I recently bought River an outfit from Macy's, the brand was Green Dog if I recall correctly, and it came with a D-Ring belt which is nice because it's so adjustable. You might try looking for a pair of pants that come with a belt.

 

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