Now We Are Four!

KW joined us on November 10, 2010. Thanks for following our journey as a family!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What Takes Grease Out of My Way?

For some reason, I have lost several of shirts this year to grease splatter while cooking dinner. Or grease rings made when I use my stomach as the stabilizer when closing the spray oil. Or some other smart cooking move.

Shirt after shirt went to the Good Will. I bought a new set of "cute" tees. Then, as I ironed one day, I noticed a string of grease spots on one of my new favorite tees! Ugh!

I mentioned it to a friend and neighbor a few days later, and she told me to put liquid dish washing detergent on it, let it soak for three hours, then re-wash it. I knew this would not work, because I had already dried the stain in, but I thought it was a worth a try, since I really wanted to save this shirt.

And, what do you know? It worked! I have a short soaking as I type, a casualty of the spray can. Can't wait to wear it again.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Adjustable Seat

After showing virtually no interest in riding a bike, Little Man suddenly started riding a tricycle this spring. So we went out on a limb and told the grandparents to get him a balance bike for his birthday. He had ridden one at a friend's house, but - again - showed no interest in owning one.

We had to buy the taller seat. When we put it together, we tightened it at about the furthest point you could, and waited to see what would happen.

At first, he would ride it around the driveway one time, then go get his trike. A month later, we found a quiet little elbow in the neighborhood behind us, and he could really practice his stuff.

It's the stuff after-dinner-walks-in-the-summer are made of.