Saturday, October 24, 2009

Builder Bob

Daniel finally decided to buy some power tools of his very own: a drill, a skill saw, and a jig saw. Obviously, he's very excited and has been keeping himself busy. He's been fixing things and making things for the baby, which is totally fine by me. :-) He made a cute little name plate to hang in her room - it's pink and purple and has a bow on it...who'd have thought?

We also recently had to prepare our little apartment for an inspection from the Housing Authority. They told us that we couldn't have any chipping or cracked paint. Dan went at it with spackle for DAYS. I rather enjoyed the spackling process as it turned from a bright pink to white when it dried - our walls looked like they had chickenpox and were covered in calamine lotion.

Unfortunately, even with all the excitement of getting new tools, we have, of course, had a loss. Dan lost his beloved hammer. He is very upset as he and Tim bought matching hammers to work construction several years ago. And now his hammer is no more. Any ideas on the whereabouts of the poor boy's hammer?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pizza Eating Contest

Last night, we went out to a pizza buffet with several of our friends. Dan, inevitably because it's a pizza buffet, got into a pizza eating contest with one of our friends. Dan won, don't worry. He ended up eating 16 pieces of assorted pizzas (2 full pizzas), some bread sticks, and an ice cream cone. Needless to say, he was a little uncomfortable for the rest of the night. However, he did decide that a pizza eating contest would be a wonderful Christmas activity for the brothers. So - Dan is proposing a change from the usual, healthy brotherly competition of running to the fatty brotherly competition of pizza eating. The gauntlet has been thrown.