currently | Tim Tam Jam!

Currently is a weekly link-up with the lovely  Randalin of Harvesting Kale and I am her happy co-host each week. I hope that you can participate by writing your own Currently post (using the provided themes or your own) and please join us by linking up. What have you been watching, listening, writing, loving, creating this week? Over here, we have been...

Watching small, toe-headed persons with big personalities boss us around. Some of our best friends came to visit for a 3 day weekend, with their two boys in tow. Sebastian is 9 months younger than Otto and the two were inseparable. Ozias and Etta share a birthday and a fearless disposition. It was a handful of days of yummy, kid-friendly take-out and evening beers and whole days planned around baby naps and kid outings. Ice cream. County Fair. Four little cuties aged four and under. Four best friends who've known and loved each other for almost 20 years (yikes). Just all kinds of happy magic.

Listening to Etta babble in full sentences lately. She just talks and talks and talks, so much to say! I have no idea what she's going on and on about but I'm pretty sure it's a list of demands. Last night I got an earful after trying to help her eat mashed potatoes with her spoon. Plate thrown on the floor while roaring! Spoon ripped out of my hand! And then she ripped me a new one while shaking an angry spoon in my face. Hee hee. It's pretty hard not to laugh when you're being chewed out in irate gobbledegook. Ahem, BUT, I have fear about this one's teenage years. Grey hair making fear.

Otto is Writing a whole library full of books. He makes small books at school with folded paper and staples and fills them with stories and illustrations. The best part of Otto's books is that he sounds the words out himself! His most epic work so far is "Ottos Plan Bek" which is a book of daring and dangerous plans, most of which include helicopters, people dangling off helicopters, often all of it happening over a volcano, and everything is of course on fire. Boys!

Loving Tim Tams! Rebecca sent a most epic care package full of Canadian goodies (OMG thank you lady but my tight jeans DO NOT thank you!) and while I haven't gotten to taste it all yet, I have scarfed 2/3 of a box of Tim Tams in less than twelve hours. Tim Tams! Tim Tam Jam! Whoohooooo chocolate hyperness party!

Creating a refurbed kitchen table! There is a little sneak peak above. This was my Project Per Month Project for July so there will be a post hopefully tomorrow on the transformation from cruddy, chipped tabletop to smooth red chalk-painted end result. I may be addicted to Annie Sloane chalk paint in addition to Tim Tams ::does weird little jiggy dance::
That was this week. Here are next week's themes: 
smelling, wishing, loving, pouring, talking


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