Monday, January 02, 2012

Odds 'n Ends

Here are a few random pictures from this weekend.

Baby had his first Ikea experience. He was not terribly impressed.

I talked last week about the ornament that Chris made Benjamin this year. I liked it so much that I decided to do a similar treatment on the first Christmas tree stub that Chris and I bought together, for our tiny little apartment in Downtown Seattle in 2003 [which can be seen here]. 

Eh, it's not so pretty:

Basically the tree guy cut off the base, got out his sharpie, did a bit of writing (2003 - 1st together), and handed the sucker over. Nice intentions... but not a great product. 

I liked the bark on the outside edge though. 

 This morning I hauled out Dad's trusty belt sander and went to work. Here is the finished product:

I lubed it up with a nice beeswax furniture polish. Not too shabby for five minutes of work. 

 In other news, we have a CHIA PET!!! If you live in Seattle, you'll recognize this guy:

If not, here is the backstory. I've named him Trollie.

This guy is a little late to the hair-growing game: Movember is already over. Moanuary?

We'll keep you updated on his beardly progress.