Monday, October 26, 2015

Happy Monday - And I'm A Dumpster Diver

Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you all had a great weekend! 

I had a great start to the weekend! A local artist hosted a Paint Night in her home. It was an awesome evening chatting and creating! At the end of the night we had our very own "masterpiece" to take home with us. I've seen these paint nights in the city but this was only 5 mins from my home (versus an hour)! Can't wait to for the next one! 

We had a nice quiet morning on Saturday. Playing, cleaning out the pool area and setting up Halloween decorations! 

I've officially reached dumpster diving status. Don't judge. I was on the road about a week ago visiting with golf course clients. On my way to one of the courses I was driving through a subdivision. It was clearly garbage day. At one of the houses with their garbage was this toy grocery cart. It looked practically new and I couldn't understand why they were throwing it out. I looked and there was a crack on the bottom and the handle was broken in 2. I loaded it up because I knew I could make it work! 

When Sam was down for his morning nap I grabbed some needle nose pliers and removed the handles. I then used duct tape to fix the crack. When Sam woke up it was like Christmas morning! He loaded up his toys and was pushing it around all morning! I am not ashamed to say that I got this for FREE on garbage day in the city because my boy was very entertained by it all weekend long! 

BIG plans that afternoon/evening! Jilly arrived for the first scary movie of the day, Jaws. I wasn't as scared as I expected to be. Sam woke up and we attempted some family pictures in the rain! You can't help but laugh about trying to take pictures with your 1.5 year old! It's like trying to wrangle a drunken octopus! But Jill was snapping away and from the few I saw on the camera, we'll have a few options for our Christmas card. 

We relaxed for a bit, gave Sam supper and he went to bed. We warmed up some pizza and wings and then watched Silence of the Lambs. Freaky but since I have seen it, I wasn't AS scared. 

Last movie, Pet Cemetery! By far one of the scariest movies I have seen! If you ever see it on TV, just turn cartoons on instead! ha ha! But it was fun and now I am really excited for Halloween. 

Sunday my boys were having a snuggle and I couldn't help but take a picture. Sam is ALL about Dada right now!  

Another thing he is into, building things! He loves his blocks but it doesn't stop there. He even uses his food and makes towers. This is banana tower from Sunday. Ha ha! 

We all headed to church, had a quick lunch and both my boys had a nap. While they were sleeping I was busy in the kitchen getting 20 lbs of potatoes ready for my church Harvest Supper! One of our biggest fundraisers of the year! 

Ryan headed off early with the potatoes and to help serve. I stayed and let Sam sleep a little longer. When he woke up we headed to the hall for a bite to eat. While Ryan continued to serve I let Sam play! Thank goodness for Molly and her toys there! She proclaimed at the end of the night that Sam would "only speak to her". Ha ha! Love our church family.  

It was a great weekend with a combination of busy and low key! 

How was your weekend? 


  1. I guess Molly got over the whole "eeeww I don't want those babies licking my toys" haha!!

  2. Love the idea of paint night!! Looks like soo much fun!! I have yet to put up my Halloween decor.. It's all out front on the porch, just not arranged at all! Haha. I will get to it!! Sounds like a fun weekend!! Love the dumpster dive deal! Haha

  3. It was a great weekend, and nice seeing everyone and helping at the Harvest Supper. Kids seemed to all have fun.

  4. That paint night looks like fun :) Haha "It's like trying to wrangle a drunken octopus"....thanks for the laugh!

  5. One person's trash is another person's treasure. Well done, Sam looked like he had a blast.