"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, a home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for."
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Another (wo)man's Treasure
We have all heard the saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure". I just never took this phrase seriously. That was until this weekend. Someone was throwing out a child's art desk. I couldn't help but stop and take a look at it. The dry erase board on it was covered in stickers and markers, but the rest of it was in perfect condition. I decided to bring the desk back home and clean it. With a little bit of Goo Gone, a few Clorox wipes, and a lot of elbow grease the desk now looks really nice. I have been wanting to get Landon one for some time, but haven't been able to spend the $90 price tag on one. I am so happy that he now has a place for his art work. Landon loves to color and draw and now he has a proper place to do it at. Landon had the biggest smile on his face and let out the most excited laugh when he saw it. I also had a new large coloring book on top of it for him. I am not going to make dumpster diver into a career, but I will pay closer attention to what is sitting on the side of the dumpster for now on. Who knows what we will find next. While I am waiting for people to drop off more treasures at the dumpster, I will watch Landon enjoy his new coloring desk.
Landon, also known as "Landon Love" or "Love Bug" is our pride and joy. Landon is incredibly loving and is always giving the best hugs and kisses. Landon knows that he is adorable and uses it to his advantage. He knows the exact moment to flash his smile so that he is no longer in any trouble. Landon loves playing Candy Land, playing hide and seek, riding his bike and playing with Tinkerbell. His current favorite shows are Super Why, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Caillou. He is obsessed with animals, Cars, and super heroes. Raising Landon these past three years has been quite an adventure and we couldn't imagine life without him.
These days I am best known as "Mommy". I am a snot wiper, boo boo kisser and a boogy monster chaser. I am a chef, a teacher, a nurturer and a comforter. I love taking daily walks, playing at the park with Landon and just enjoying my life as a mom. If by chance I happen to get a spare moment, then I enjoy filling that time by baking, reading, and scrapbooking. I live a very simple life that revolves around Landon and I would have it no other way.
Kevin is an amazing dad to Landon. He loves to play with Landon and read to him. Kevin enjoys spending his free time relaxing on the couch while watching ESPN, reading an occasional book, and cooking.
We consider Tinkerbell our first born. She is an absolutely adorable Pomeranian. Tinkerbell acts like a third parent to Landon and even barks when Landon is doing something that he should not be doing to get our attention. She is so loving and gentle to Landon, even when he is rough and tough with her. We couldn't ask for a better dog for Landon to grow up with.